I am trying to get back into the swing of things  and since I got my dryer hooked up, so I was washing clothes all day. Funny thing, my dryer works much better here than the other place, any ideas why? Anyhow, more efficient! <p>
Menu Plan:<p>
Tuesday: Baked Potato Soup- crackers
Wednesday: Taco Pie (It was supposed to be, but after a very tiring day ended up, PB and J sandwiches, yogurt and leftover soup)
Thursday: Taco Pie
Friday:  Cabbage rolls (in the crockpot), mashed potatoes
Saturday: BBQ chicken, baked potatoes, coleslaw
Sunday: Black beans and rice, salad
Monday: Burritos (made with leftover beans etc)
Tuesday: Meatball sandwiches (I have homemade meatballs in the freezer, and will make a pot of sauce)
So, hopefully that is good?
I have been grocery shopping, but not seriously for the last couple weeks so this was my first good trip in awhile. We did try to be frugal even though it was harder, but some wonderful people brought us dinner too. I discovered my third son, who is very picky, loves Sloppy Joes and baby carrots.  He ate like three of them and he does not eat!!!  The homemade ones are not too bad for him either! I just cannot tell him there is tomato juice in it or he will cease to eat it, I am afraid!
Whole chickens were .58 a pound so I got a couple of those. <p> We did our first real whole school day today, although i have not  found my second son’s math book, but we had it last week so it should be here, so he was a little lacking, but my oldest did a good school day and we went to the library.
I am hoping to get H. reading level up so that next school year so he is reading really easily. <p>  I read some interesting books this past while. Two books stood out to me that were juvenile historical fiction.
One was called Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson
If you follow the link, there is a teacher’s guide to the book. It was a great historical book talking about the time period, the winter of 1912 when all the workers were on strike at the textile plants. It was well written, I felt and a easy read for a 5th-8th grader. <p>
The other was called Captain Kate by Carolyn Reeder
It was very interesting to me as I had not read much about this way of transporting goods with a mule boat.
It  did have the young lady who had a bad attitude towards her family and she does something  without telling her mother, but through it realizes  it was wrong, her attitude, doing that without telling her mom etc. so I felt it was excellently done. The history was great! It again, would be great for 5th-8th grader. There is also a teacher’s guide for it, if you follow the link (click on teacher’s guide)<p> I am getting alot of running in, up and down the stairs it seems!  It can really give you a workout! I love stairs for this reason, I tend to run up and down them, which  may be why I broke my foot once on stairs, but hey, these are carpeted and not so steep!!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Roseleona

    Hello, Martha! I have'nt heard from you in a while! How are you?

  2. stillearning

    Hi, Nice to know that you're moved and that all's well. I know what you mean about a break being good. I do miss your posts on MOMYS though! I would love to see some pictures.

    We're really enjoying the warmer weather we're getting here!

    Have a blessed day!


  3. Anonymous

    If you want to stretch your reader, give "El Tigre" (www.johnhmanhold.com) a look. My husband and I both think it's suitable for younger readers as well as adults — and there's some great history kids will learn! "El Tigre" is the "jaguar" and refers to the main character who makes his way from Prussia to the American frontier. The storyline plays out against a background of 19th century European wars and frontier America, such as Texas and California, in the gold-mining days. You'll be very impressed by the scope of historical research, from Indian tribal differences to gold mining, which is woven in really effortlessly. So readers get an education while they're being thoroughly entertained. Give it a look.

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