Only in a Homeschool

Homeschool was put on hold Wednesday. Dad and the boys had Life Skills training that needed to be done. While pulling out our school books for the day, the book shelf collapsed. I think it is time to go through and move some of them out of here. It is hard to believe how many books you accumulate in just two years, I don’t want to think about how many I will have when it comes to an end in 15 years or so.

But I love the fact we do homeschool. In the midst of a “crisis” we can just switch gears and move on to something as important as learning how to reinforce shelves.

Next up the boys will be researching how to build stronger storage shelves. We will need the stronger shelves for both homeschool books and our pantry storage, so they will be killing two brides with one stone, as the saying goes.

Richard will teach them how to read the plans, how to calculate the amount and types of wooden boards needed. They will figure out how much hardware is needed. They will inventory the tools to make sure we have them all that we need. Then they will take a trip to the big box hardware stores to price the options and calculate the price per shelf.

After that is all done, they will calculate how many shelving units we will need for the homeschool, garage storage area, and the basement storage areas. Then we will all sit down and prioritize which shelves need to be built first based on the stability factors of the existing shelves. Once this is all done, we will lay out a plan for construction of the shelves based on the available cash flow.

This project will use Math, Reading, Life Skills, Personal Finance, Economics, Budgeting and PE. Not mention social skills and a couple of field trips. Sounds like a great unit study to me!

Pax Christi!


A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

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