Friday, January 13, 2012

Snow School and 280daily

(pic from 2009 Whistler trip with our nephew)

So, you may be wondering how in the world I actually get any school work done with my kids when we go snow crazy on Fridays during the snow season.

We just get flexible.

If that sounds too loose, don’t worry I often feel that way too. I have a binder to track progress, and keep a list of goals to meet during the school year. Sometimes we start earlier, run later, do school work on Saturdays, do half days in the summer, or whatever it takes to get our curriculum work done, and keep learning alive.

On snow days we: read literature, history and science in the car; take a deck of cards with us on the hill (math review = card games); and bring science and language vocabulary notecards. Journaling happens in the car, or on any electronic device that has a text/note-taking/web option.

280daily is an online site that offers totally private journaling and journal tracking for individual writers. We decided to try it, and so far we like it. Today, we’ll be journaling from the Summit lodge.

For my daughters, this is a way that I can continue their journal work without bringing two separate journals along for the ride. For me, with that 280 character count, it’s a push for concise writing.

If you like to journal daily, or would like to start journaling, check it out 280daily


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Easy way to stay on top of things and get a fun day to boot!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - yes, it makes it easier and we have an awesome time skiing

Joanne said...

Thanks, I will check it out!
Blessings, Joanne

Karen Lange said...

Will have to check out the journal. Sounds interesting. Appreciate the link! :)