A Change of Seasons

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Dear Friends,
It’s Friday! Let’s all cheer together! We are ending another week of school, and it is cooling off outside. I am ready to welcome fall! How about you?
The change of seasons is one thing I love about living in North Carolina. I get to experience all four seasons every year, and some years the temperate weather does not last as long as I want. Some years it goes from blazing hot summer to nice fall temperatures to winter in short order. But I am grateful for it all.
Look for some fun, educational things for your kids to do this fall. A trip to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch is a lot of fun for kids of all ages. A few farms in our area have corn mazes in October.
You can have a bonfire and cook dinner outside if it has not been too dry where you live.
You can do something for a shut-in or widow or visit a nursing home. There are not as many germs this time of year, and that makes it a great time to visit the residents of a nursing home.
You can take a ride to look at the fall leaves as they begin to change and have a picnic.
Any of these would make great family fun day activities, and it really helps motivate your children to do their routines throughout the week, if they know family fun day is coming. They are less motivated if they have a day of cleaning or projects to do on Saturday.
Finish up your Zone Missions in your bedroom today. If you did not do them all, work on the clutter that is in your room for 15 minutes. Either throw it away, give it away, or find a place for it.
Finish up the school week and try not to stress out if you didn’t check off every single thing that you planned for the week. Regroup and try to cut out any busy work or extra things. Focus on the basics (reading, writing, and math) and build from there.
You are doing a great job!
Make plans for Family Fun Day tomorrow and have a wonderful weekend!
Today’s Zone Mission is to clean under your bed.

Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.

My menu plan for Friday is pizza and a salad.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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