Saturday morning I left the big girls at home with Ross and took Isaac to Target. He napped in the Ergo and I wandered around finding fun school supplies.
The $1 bins had flashcards: flags of the world, animals, landmarks (these will all go in our continent boxes), US states, presidents, and US facts. I couldn't resist picking up stick-on wiggly eyes, pipe cleaners, and pocket charts. There was also a little book of Australian animals that will be great for our continent boxes.
At Office Max I picked out my pretty purple planner, and got some free pencils. I use the planner, not really to plan, but more for record keeping. I write in it what we do each day. The entries look something like this:
math - 2 pages
spelling test - all correct!
art project - painting fall trees
I try to scribble down things like field trips, library days, and other educational type things we might do as a family. Thankfully we live in a state that doesn't require extensive records, so this works for us.