Saturday, April 26, 2014
Last week we decided to homeschool our daughter and this week I am making way. I would start her now if I could. We have to wait for this school year to finish before I can even start her enrollment paperwork with the church we are using as our umbrella.
I went to our local Christian book store to see what used books they still had left and if any of them was from the company I chose or close to it....nothing. I did get her a book to read " Pilgrim's Progress" for us both to read. We may not wait for next school year to start and just do it as a mom daughter project just because we roll like that.
I went into her room like a storm trooper with trash bags to declutter her room. So far 2 bags of trash as I reclaim binders to use this summer. She is such a pack rat but she gets it honest. The schools always sends home the books they used at the end of the year and we have kept them to use as our own reference library. Looking thru those books, I found some we can use for our A&P courses...bonus~ less money I have to spend. And to add to my declutter frenzy...I can get rid a lot of her clothes~ I work in pj's so can she. I also found some work books that we bought and never used that I can sell to help pay for some of the supplies.
This all reminds me...I really wanted a gym membership but. I look around at my own clutter and there are so many items I can use right here. I have small hand weights ( 2 each up to 10 lbs) I have 2 stability balls, resistance bands and elliptical not to mention the Wii and a dozen exercise videos. Just like what I am learning about the home school research, I can have a gym experience without spending any more money. there are plenty of free work arounds to get the same effect. right under the pile of my dry cleaning. I just have to look for my everyday surroundings.
I really hope that while we start covering home economics, I learn some new things myself and apply them. Stewardship may be our first Biblical lesson... I think I really need it.