Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Labor Day

Summer is over and it is time to get back to work, school work that is. Labor means to work. President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day to be the first Monday of September. Labor Day was first observed on September 5th, 1882.

Whether it is chores around your home, or a paying job, lots of kids work. Some kids baby sit, deliver newspapers, walk the family pet, mow the yard, or help at the local food panty. Jobs are important. All of these jobs are important because they contribute to society - kids do make a difference.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

School Stuff

It is that time of year again, back to homeschool. It sure seems like the time off gets shorter and shorter each year. I know lots of homeschooling families school all year long, so “back to homeschool” really doesn’t apply to them.

For those that do take time off, getting ready to get started again usually means MONEY! You find that you need new school stuff. Just what is school stuff?
So much comes to mind when you think about what you might need for a near year of schooling, On a bright note, some things are free thanks to the Internet.

Here are some items or resources you might need this year:

  • graphic organizers
  • posters
  • curriculum
  • record keeping/homeschool forms
  • study guides
  • library cards
  • web site addresses
  • general supplies (scissors, glue, construction paper…)