Saturday, November 13, 2010

Adapted homeschool: Snow day

I've been concerned about "catching up" in our homeschool after the birth of Calvin, but yesterday I did something I almost never do.  I gave the kids a snow day.  There was hot chocolate involved, a visit to both Nana's and Grandma's houses, and plenty of playtime, but it wasn't all fun and games.  The kids also shoveled Granny's sidewalk and driveway, Grandma's circle drive and walk, and Nana's sidewalk (we never did get around to doing ours). 

Some of the kids didn't work quite as hard as some of the others. 

This is my terrible attempt at showing our winter wonderland yesterday.  I snapped this picture as I passed by our house on our way from Granny's to Grandma's.

We finished off our adapted homeschool day by watching Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce and the abolition of slavery in Great Britain.  Again, I made an uncharacteristic decision that we would watch the movie together instead of reading the biography about Wilberforce.  I don't have any regrets.  It was a great day!


  1. My kids were out in shorts and bare feet here in our corner of NE MS yesterday. Amazing Grace is a great movie. It's my 18yos favorite. It's ok to use movies to teach and expose your kids to history and science. There really is no way you can cover it all.

  2. You obviously don't live in Texas! My kids are wearing shorts today.

    And, just wondering, are you going to update the blog name? : )

  3. Nicki- We're up here in the panhandle of Texas where we get all kinds of crazy weather. The snow all melted today.


  4. There is something crazy about the fact that you live in Texas and have snow and I live in Colorado and have NO SNOW. Nor have we even seen any snow this year!
    Glad you enjoyed your snow day! We are hoping to get some of those this year!

  5. After I typed that I realized you DO live in Texas. The panhandle makes sense. My daughter just cannot wait for show here (which is kind of hit and miss each year in our area!).



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