Monday, April 12, 2010

Back to the grind

Thankfully Kate is feeling well enough to do school. She's still not 100 percent, but I let her sit and watch school in the "sick room" (our guest room...that is where she's been hanging out the last several days.) Drew and I spent a while on math today...he worked for a whole week on his times tables, and now he is getting back into his regular lessons and re-doing his last several pages on division. After explaining it and going over the concept with him, he sat down and did a page of division problems and got them all right. It took him a while, but I explained once he knows the facts, he'll breeze through division too!

During Kate's lesson today, her teacher had a "family time" activity. She discussed camping and a fun meal that her family makes while camping...Hobo dinner. Kate was all excited and came telling me about her teachers great meal idea. I told her to bring her school disk in the kitchen and we watched it together and that is what we had for dinner tonight! It was SO yummy too! I just chopped up potatoes, carrots and onions, and piled them on top of a double layer of aluminum foil, sprinkled some lipton onion soup mix, and put a hamburger patty on top. It was a little time consuming as I made six of those packets, but well worth it. They cooked in the oven for 30 min. and all the veggies were tender, and the meat was done. The kids LOVED them and ate every last bite! Definitely something I'll do again in the future. Here is Kate eating her hobo dinner:
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  1. I just may have to try the hobo dinner. Do you all use ABeka DVD's? If so, who is Kate's teacher. We know many of the teachers since we teach at the college and my mom teaches at the academy. Just curious :)

  2. No we use BJ...but our Co-workers, the Yeiters, use Abeka. I'm really happy with Bj overall...and aside from getting sick of school in general, the kids like them too.

  3. Our DS had a HARD time with division. Division & potty training...two things I would rather not repeat! LOL! He's got it now though. It took switiching cirriculum though...and LOTS of prayer! We make a version of hobo stew too. You put everything that you mentioned on a 9x13 baking dish, top with groumd meat and cover with foil. Never tried it with onion soup mix though. yum!

  4. I'm going to have to try that! Sounds very yummy!