9:30 - greenhouse operations,
---plant maintenance - the parsley is up!
---discussion of what someone would be able to buy her plants for
9:45 - discussion of making toys, materials, discussion of patterns, shops, 'make to order' and so forth
---math about supplies and prices
10a - break to go to town
11:30a - Lowes, making calls, getting card signed for friend who is leaving our store, conversations with coworkers about homeschooling, what Esme likes and doesn't, her new shoes, plans, drawing etc etc...
One lady customer walking by said 'Sick, are we, home sick from school today?'... We said, no homeschool - this is a field trip to talk to people, ask questions, listen to me make some calls and then go home and do our other things. She said 'Oh'.. shot her husband a 'really now, would you look at that...' look, but walked on.
-----reading and using the vending machine by herself, 'breaktime' I offered to pay for chips to split, but she really wanted a drink, found one she could afford (by reading the signs) and paid for it out of her own purse.
-----hard lesson (offer to pay for piece of brass fitting) She didn't know what it was, and didn't know why she couldn't have it because it was lying on a shelf behind a display in a dust pile.. but STILL...and she tried to lie about not having anything in her pocket, so I pressed the morality of it. I asked the store manager to price it for her, and made her pay for it.
Even if it is trash, even if you don't know what it is.. if it's in a store and not yours, don't take it unless you ask or offer to pay for it. That is stealing, and it is wrong.
12:30 break to get back in car and go uptown
1p - supplies @ Dollar Tree and WalMart, post office
2p - lunch and association word game (her choice)
-----She would say a word, then I would say a word to go 'with' it, and we would decide if it was funny, a good match or a bad match for the word. I was impressed by her choice and she had a lot of good ones.
3p - feeding chickens and puppy vaccinations (disc. watching Daddy give them to the puppies)
-----opening comic books that came in the mail, reading Power Pack 1985 with help
4p - break
//She also helped Daddy open a package of ground beef and split it up into six sections and deliver one section of it into a pot for him, which will be our dinner tonight (sloppy cheeseburger). We discussed the hard lesson with Daddy, as well.
She does feel very accomplished for the day, and has put her comic books (with my urging) into a fold-a-file so dogs and cats and other things can't get to them but she can have them by her TV to read. I really hope this encourages her to read more and want to read about what happens to the four kids in the Power Pack. We had gotten one issue at a flea market stand last year and she has read and re-read it so many times, amazed at the kids having powers and being siblings.
I have some planes to make tonight! And we have flea market in the morning.