Wednesday, January 13, 2010


We are working on a money lapbook (I will post later with the resources for that) but one of the minit books asks the kids to list what is a necessity and what is a luxury. It was very interesting to hear the discussions that took place as we figured out what we need and what we want, plus how to reconcile some thing that really do belong in both categories.

  • Food
  • water
  • a home
  • electricity (for heat since we use electric heat)
  • a car (necessary for us as we live 5 miles from town and there is no public transport option, a Luxury for Oma who lives in the city with buses and the ability to walk where she wants to go)
  • a job
  • gas (to make the car go LOL)
  • education
  • clothes

  • Wii
  • computers
  • TV
  • sushi
  • nerf guns
  • homeschooling
  • soda

Things that are both- ie we could do without but they make life worth living

  • Daddy's guitar
  • yarn (originally a necessity according to Girlie because it makes clothes to keep us warm)
  • field trips
  • ice cream
  • cell phone

Originally the Guitar was on the luxury list but when Hubby came home at lunch and saw what we were working on he insisted on the third category and he did a great job explaining the importance of the third category- "it makes your soul happy and if your soul isn't happy there isn't a point to living"

I love when Hubby shows that side of himself.

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