You know that day, when you woke in the night and knew something was off. Dozed back off and woke up with your alarm, but you had that feeling of doom? You are sick, fever, chills, tired, sore throat and achy all over. Your children however, are all fine, dandy bundles of energy. Do you have a plan…besides calling daddy, or your mom? Are you going to feel up to keeping up with the chores?
First you will need some heavy duty pocket folders. I like the ones that are plastic and can go in a three ring binder. You will need one or two for each child, I use a different color for each child.
I gather lots of fun worksheets, pages, crafty type things, and a few recipes for each of my children and place them in their own folder. The recipes are things we have made before, and are located on the back cover of the binder.
There is a different colored folder for each child filled with worksheets.
I then put the folders into a Sick Day Binder, that is easily located on a day when mom is sick. This will help my children keep up with daily tasks, school, chores, and meals, without making my head hurt, you know with the endless questions. I am sure you understand what I mean…Mommy is sick, what do we do…
The older children help the younger children as they work through their folders on a mommy sick day. They school, cook and chore together. They make daddy a grocery list, and keep in touch with him. I am here, but normally if I am sick enough to not be able to do school, I am just here in body.
Places to find worksheets and other fun pages/activities:
For our binder, I have more than one day’s work in it. This way, I have breathing space if I am sick longer than I hope to be.
Our chores are pretty much the same as every day and posted on our refrigerator.
By having a Sick Day Binder ready for your children, easily located, and filled with a few days worth of fun work, your children won’t have to miss out on a day of school when you are under the weather.
I keep our binder on our manipulative and resource/game shelf.
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