A comprehensive list of “General” Field Trip ideas for your Kindergarten to second grade student. I have not included links because you’re going to want to visit your local police department not mine here in hot & humid Texas.
farm supply store
local universities “Fairs” for example a Chemistry Fair
We also invite community members (fire fighter, police officer, animal control, etc.) into the classroom.
Last year I shared some troubles we had in Language Arts. The good news is we found a program I like and we stuck with it and have had some wonderful results. The results of our <a class="zem_slink" title="Standardized test" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardized_test" target="_blank
I am trying to maintain a minimalist homeschool (sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it) so I have pulled anything off my shelf I have not used in the last 2 years, as well as products I have reviewed. So if you are interested in purchasing and have a question don’t hesitate to ask.
Were we lackadaisical or gazelle intense…you be the judge. We started Financial Peace University in June and I have decided to create accountability for our progress on line. So here is where we are on the Baby Steps.
Emergency fund of $2000 This is not really an accomplishment because we have kept at least this much in savings for years.
Pay off Debt
beginning Balance: $5,769
Total Paid Toward Debt Last Month: $179
Thoughts: First off we only paid the minimum this month which is a big FAIL! Additionally, this debt is more like stupid tax, we have paid off all of our debt at least 3x and then we do the exact same thing, which is decide we are responsible enough to use a credit card and pay it off each month. Well, we aren’t and here we are again! We paid off $179 this month!
3-6 months of income in Savings - not begun
15% into a Roth – I had been depositing $100 per month but we are putting that on hold so we can pay off the debt more quickly.
College Funding - not begun, but we have two children whose colleges are already paid for.
Pay off House Early - not truly begun….
However we do add about $20 to our mortgage each month to round it off.
We have switched to a biweekly mortgage payment which cuts years off of your mortgage.
By this time of year most homeschoolers are in the throws of planning their next homeschool year. Each year I return to a few tried and true homeschool planning posts to help me navigate more ‘seamlessly’ through planning our homeschool year.
I’ve seen a lot of ways to save money that are either really silly or totally impractical to implement when you are raising a family. So every few months if I find some more ways to save money I will let you know what I did. We are always on the look out for ways to save money. We are
We purchased our home in March of 2014 it was a large home in the neighborhood in which we wanted to live. This is a cute neighborhood full of homes built in the 50’s and 60’s. We purchased a 1950’s Ranch Home. We moved from 30 minutes outside of town to the center of a small town