It’s the end of the month, which means many of these printables will disappear or even reset tomorrow, so print them now while you can, and hope that maybe you can print them again! Happy Printing!
So we are a little bit past half way of our very first year of homeschooling! We have gotten back into our co-op, Classical Conversations after a long winter break, and my son keeps asking when we are going back and is counting down the days till next Tuesday.
We have been making great progress since my last update, but we have made a few changes.
- We are still working on our memory verses for church.
- Kylie has finished the Saxon K and started on the 1st grade math. We are taking it super slow, completing half a lesson, usually three days a week. Ray is about half way through the 1st grade math.
- Reading and phonics is where we have changed it up the most. We have just added the Sonlight Language Arts 1st grade program for Ray, and I have ordered Alpha-Phonics (it hasn’t come yet) for Kylie.
- They are both enjoying swimming lessons and Kylie is loving gymnastics at the YMCA.
We have settled into a pretty good routine, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I get up and ready to get moving by around 7 am, then I clean the house and organize the days school work till about 9 am then we get started. We work until 11 and break for a snack, then we get back to it and are usually done by 1 (Kylie is done earlier) and we have lunch and are done with formal school work. Our afternoons usually consist of a nap for Kylie and some educational TV or DVDs for Ray. Tuesdays are our co-op day, so we are up and out the door by 8:15, and not home until after 1. Thursdays are swimming and gymnastics, so we just fit in whatever school we can around those activities.
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Some days though, are harder then other days…
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Target had some security problems starting Black Friday. If you used a credit or debit card there you should read this story from the Washington Post. To make up the hassle to their customers, they are offering 10% off most of the store this weekend! (Saturday 12/21 and Sunday 12/22) Read the press release from Target.
There are some exclusions (including Boze, Apple, Gift Cards, Video Games and a few other items) so ask about those when you get to your store. After they cashier had scanned all my items and scanned my coupons, he scanned a barcode that was on a slip of paper by the register. It saved me about $5!
If you still have Christmas shopping to do, this might just be perfect! And if you regularly buy household items at Target, an extra 10% off might be a reason to stock up a bit!
If you are headed to target, here is a GREAT deal you can score!
I would really like to start doing some regular mini-matchups, but it just hasn’t been working lately. So here are my plans for today! My friends over at Sisters do a great job with full matchups and I have picked a few things from thier list for my list today.
I’ll post a picture when I get back over on Facebook!
I also picked up some Krusteaz Pancake Mix (on sale for $2, use $.55/1 from 10/6 SS) and Muffin Mix (on salef or $2, use $.55/1 from 10/6 SS).
So here are a few of the printables I printed to take with me and some you might want to print to take with you!
Ritz Crakers – $2.50
Use $.75/1 from Coupons.com
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers – $2.50
Use $.55/1 from Coupons.com
Land O Lakes Garlic and Herb Butter – $2 (not on sale)
Use $.75/1 from Coupons.com
Other printables that could make for good deals:
My mom sent me this idea a few years ago and it has been just so helpful! I have a 6 year old boy and 4 year old girl. We like to travel, and usually make it to the beach once a year, and occasionally we get to go in my Grandma’s RV.
It is very simple, before vacation head out to buy some generic zip top bags. Then you can put one day of clothes for each kiddo in each bag (one bag for each day, unless you are going to do laundry on your trip and re-load the bags). We are headed to Virgina to see my brother and his family for Thanksgiving, so my kids each put out a stack of clothes to travel down in, then I helped them load four bags, each one with a shirt, pants, underwear and socks. If you have fancy girls, you can even add in headbands and other accessories (my girlie runs with the boys to much to care about fancy things!).
Then (since it is a short trip) all the bags went into a shared suitcase. The only thing loose is the jammies. Now when we are on vacation each morning the kids will each grab a bag and get dressed! It makes packing and getting dressed on vacation so much easier!
See you next week when we get back!
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