Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's Official: SNOW DAY!!!

I was given the opportunity today for a writing project that I'm really looking forward to, and feel honored to have. The subject of this project will be a peek into the daily life of a homeschooling family.

Here's today's pictorial peek:

As I was preparing the classroom (otherwise known as the game room) and myself for today's lessons, the kids discovered that the snowplow came early this morning and made their little hill, a great BIG hill


yay, sledding!



Since you simply cannot go outside around here without the obligatory Beagle Escort, they were being properly supervised by Tulip


Beagle Supervision



It was all very exciting, until...


tractor!!!



Until the tractor showed up again. No matter about the kid laying flat in the driveway, tractors and Beagles go together like peanut butter and jelly. Tractors are much more exciting than kids anyway.

Back at the Rolfe Ranch Toboggan Hill (formerly knowns as "the driveway") the girls are practicing their Double Decker Sledding technique.


twice the fun



So, how did school go today? Well, since I'm the Educational Superintendant (and the principle, and the teacher, and the mom, and the photographer), I get the responsibility of making such executive decisions as declaring a SNOW DAY. We did have our family prayer this morning, and we did go over our spelling lesson, but beyond that - it's officially our FIRST snow day this school year. The way I see it, if you're going to have so much snow you can't get the back door open more than 12 inches (and I'm not even sure it's opening that far), and if the wind isn't blowing and the sun is shining, you might as well get out there and fly down that hill.

You're only a kid once, and thankfully the snow is only around for so long before it's Slush City out there. The Bible lessons, borrowing from the tens column, rules for adding the suffix "y" and cursive handwriting practice will still be here when snow day is over.