The garage was going to be empty for a good day and a half, so I decided to get into our boxes. Since we're still living at Mum's place, most of our stuff is still in boxes, including all the books I had set aside for this year's school. I went through every box not clearly marked 'crystal' or 'plastics', etc, and found just about everything. But not Beth's Bulfinch book. This book will be a major part of her English Lit studies for the next 2 years, I purchased it years ago for just this time, and *I* *couldn't* *find* *it*. Not at all. Not in any of the boxes. Nowhere.
Then I glimpsed a plastic crate which appeared to have papers in it. Huh? So I checked. *Someone* (possibly my brother, to whom I will be ever grateful for his help moving - too huge job for words) put books in a plastic crate. Bulfinch was there, along with Mona Brookes 'Drawing with Children'.
On the upside, Beth took one look at the books piled on the table, and decided that she wants to start school immediately! Yikes! I'm not ready! I have sales to go to, doesn't she know that? Actually, she does, as she also has money burning a hole in her pocket. So, anyway, hubby has a day off tomorrow, so we're heading up to the 'Big Smoke' to buy things. Oh, and he has uniforms to order for work, but that's just trivial stuff, isn't it?
So, anyway, I have found that I have enough folder-file-box things (1-2cm deep, takes A4 books, clips shut securely, see-through, *love them* .... Sorry, got lost trying to find a pic. Ok. Got them, got writing books, except one or two for copywork, got some writing pencils. Will probably get some new colouring pencils, textas, and ... ooh... art supplies. (drool) And recorders. Yes, I know, not a good look, but they are a good basic instrument. Hubby went from the recorder to the saxophone without lessons, so 'nuff said.
Side note: looking for a Youtube video for "God of Nations" (New Zealand's national anthem - hubby's kiwi) and came across this. (Ok. Hoped that worked. If not, it's the Youtube video titled NZ National Anthem TVNZ Promo. Amazing video. But the one I'm intending to use for homeschool ended up being an All Black rugby version - I was trying to avoid it, but the singers are always clear and distinct in their enunciation, and sing the standard version, while the one I linked isn't. This is necessary when the anthem has more than one language, and the words are not an *exact* translation. There was also one from the NZ Youth Choir - heavenly, but, again, not so good for teaching children.
He he... and maybe a Haka. That'll make hubby happy.
Anyway, better go now. Shopping tomorrow, bright and (gasp) early. For me, anyway.
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