Sunday, May 25, 2014
This past year I purchased cheap dry erase boards for my Classical Conversations class. I had an extra board and realized that with the magnets on the back, it would stick to my fridge as a nice sized post-it note of sorts. I have used it in various ways throughout the year, mostly to leave notes or list chores. Yesterday, when I arrived home from the grocery store, I was jotting down what meals I could make from my shopping. I realized that if I made a chart, I might be able to help the children learn about meal planning. So I divided my board into 4 sections: Snacks, Lunches, Breakfasts, Dinners. Now we will see if the kids can figure this out. Ideally, a hungry child would walk up to the board and then know what there is to snack on, go ahead and start a lunch, or even possibly in a dream world, add ingredients to the crockpot and get dinner going on their night to have kitchen duty. I have more lunch and breakfast options, if I am cooking from scratch and have plenty of time. This is just the listing of things that my kids can easily do for themselves.
Here are the ideas I wrote down from my Aldi Shopping Trip yesterday.
raisins, cheese sticks, graham crackers, peanut butter crackers, popcorn, apples, carrots
cold cereal, yogurt/granola, fruit, waffles, pb toast, bagels, eggs/bacon
turkey sandwiches, mac/cheese, nachos, leftovers, pb&j sandwiches, smoothies, bean burritos, canned soup
Teriyaki chicken w/egg rolls, pizza, hungry jack casserole, chicken enchiladas, spaghetti w/salad and bread, oversized meatballs, bbq chicken, crustless quiche
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Daybook: May 24, 2014
outside my window . . .
green grass, overcast skies, mud from the rain last night, dancing lambs
listening to . . .
whirring fans, keurig filling my cuppa, sleeping babies
wearing . . .
t-shirt and flannel pj bottoms
pondering . . .
classical and Charlotte Mason style education; how best to blend CC with Tapestry of Grace
reading . . .
The Core by Leigh Bortins, The Rifle (with Connor) by Gary Paulsen, Lassie (with Jessalyn)
creating . . .
2014-2015 School Year notebooks
around the house . . .
clipping coupons, scrubbing neglected floors, walls, etc
from the kitchen . . .
roast, bread, crispy nuts
real education in our home . . .
printing and mailing Classical Conversation registration papers
beauty in our home . . .
my rose bush in the front
faith in our home . . .
Bible Study morning basket has been a hit with the children.
one of my favorite things . . .
my new favorite coffee cup. It is red and holds at least 3 cups worth of coffee.
recent milestones . . .
completing my CC Challenge 2 Contract
the week ahead . . .
a relaxing Memorial Day and an amazingly free calendar all week
picture thoughts . . .