Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2016-2017): We will be using a variety of different curriculum this year, with Notgrass' Uncle Sam and You as our main History, Bible and Literature focus. Our oldest, EL, is in 12th grade this year, but has special learning needs due to autism. JJ is our youngest, an active boy with Tourette Syndrome. He is in the 8th grade.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

SUMMER PROJECT: Garage Sale and Lemonade Stand

One Saturday this July, when it wasn't scorching hot outside, we took on the big task of having a garage sale. Wow, they are so much work. Now I remember why I don't have a garage sale very often! But, this year, I wanted the kids to help me with this project. It was a good way to spend time together, while combining math skills, entrepeneur skills, saving, tithing, working for something you want, and lessons in decluttering. 

We were set up outside until it started to sprinkle
We didn't have an abundance of customers, partly due to the fact that we did not really advertise. And, partly due to the cloudy weather.

Waiting for customers
However, the few customers we did have walked away with an armload of stuff, and the lemonade stand was a big hit.

Coyote's Lemonade Stand
The big success of the garage sale was that Coyote earned enough money to buy a special toy he had been saving up for. We went to Walmart that evening and he was able to buy it with the money he earned. He was very excited about that. Road Runner also earned a bit, and saved it away to put towards a toy she wanted as well.

1 comment:

  1. Enterprising. Good summer school lesson in finance.


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