Thursday, January 12, 2012

Finally, a Snow Day

The kids have been waiting since the first of December for that first real snow, a snow that they could actually do something in. The day before Halloween we got a huge snowstorm that knocked out power for four days. And since then...nothing. But last night we finally got a couple of inches and, miraculously, it stayed all day, despite predictions of highs in the 50's and rain.



So of course, we had to have a snow day.



We did our read-aloud, they did some copywork, then I told them what the deal was. Go out and play now before the rain comes, as long as you agree to finish lessons when you come in.

Cheers all 'round.



Isn't that the whole point of homeschooling? The absolute, wonderful flexibility of it all?

Honestly, I would have taken the whole day as a snow day except that we're coming off of quite a long break and I am hoping to have our year wrapped up the end of June. The more we can stay on track now, the better.

But the break in routine was very nice. The kids even went back outside this afternoon. Hopefully they will still be as fond of the snow in March as they were today. Somehow, I don't think I will be!



It definitely feels like a day to turn the fireplace on, it's already getting dark here. My son and I are wrapping up our reading in preparation for our bookclub meeting tomorrow. We've been reading City of Ember, which I highly recommend for anyone sixish and over. I myself am really enjoying it and looking forward to reading the sequel with him.

In the meantime, I've jumped up several times while writing this post to check on a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in the oven, and I think they're finally ready to come out!

So I'll sign off for now,

Have a wonderful evening, anyone out there reading:)

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