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Tips and Tricks: Sick/Missed Days

How to you handle sick days or days you’re to busy to do school? Well here’s what we do. If I am sick we still do school. Plain and simple. I still do housework and care for my family so I feel I can still be teacher. If our daughter is sick we take off until she is better. When she is sick I don’t feel she can focus on the learning. Now onto missed days. Some days you may have a lot to do or you may just want/need to take the day off. I use Saturday and Sunday as contingency days. So we can miss up to 2 days of school a week. I don’t like doing this because I have the year planned out and want to finish everything on time. I know with homeschooling you can finish things whenever but planning the year is what I prefer.  Since I like sticking to the schedule I’ve made with Timberdoodle’s online scheduler  we do make up sick/missed days. When the snow storm hit Texas we missed a week of school. So upon returning home I had to figure out how to complete those 5 days of school. We could ha

Reviews: Jump 1

We got this game from Timberdoodle  and oh my goodness! I love Jump 1 . If you have read our previous post then you know I love math. I want our daughter to find the joy I get from all things math. She has not even though she is good at it. However, she did tell me that this game was fun and she wants to play it again. I would say Jump 1 is good for kids who are learning numbers up to first grade children. If your child needs a refresher in what comes before or after a number then I would also suggest getting this super fun card game. The object of the game is to place a numbered card that comes before or after the top card on the pile.  There are two versions of the game that you can play. Cool and Clever or Fast and Furious. First, we tried Cool and Clever. It is a slow paced version. Perfect for if your child is just starting to learn number order and anything up from that. You have one card in the middle and then split the rest of the deck evenly. You get take 5 cards from your pil