The Monthly Chat
Printable bits of wisdom, ideas, and reflections for your friends and
homeschool group, from the users of HomeschoolClassifieds.com
Opinions expressed are those of the individual authors.
©1997-2009 HomeschoolClassifieds.com, Knoxville, TN
The Children weep and wail to go outside--
Scrambling to the windows every 5-7 minutes.
Doing their school work every so diligently...even music.
''Pleassse, we won't bring out the sleds, just for a little while, please!''
It calls to them, as Sirens of old--I cannot hear it, but I remember the longing...
That last SNOW, blowing more than falling, hardly even 2 inches worth.
Their work done, I relinquish them to the weather...
Cold , wet, muddy...they ask politely for hot chocolate.
I add a biscotti for good measure.
Good bye SNOW, till next fall, Good bye.
Writing an E-Book
To help your child earn some money and to gain writing skills,
help them write an e-book. This can be a short story of fiction or
a step-by-step guide to honing a skill or making a craft. This will
encourage your child to think through the processes of writing,
working as an editor as they edit their own work, and taking part
in the business of selling and marketing their work.
Cover Those Bar Codes
When packing your recently sold books in used boxes, make sure you remove all bar code stickers that are still attached. This will help insure that the package arrives safely to your seller and does not get misdirected by the post office.
If you cannot remove a bar code sticker, black it out by covering it with dark paper or another sticker.
I have not had any misshipped packages by following this simple practice.