Their use has moved into our family life. The kids use them all the time at school for vocabulary words in spanish and study tools. They become shopping lists, to-do lists and notes of love and support tucked into lunches or taped to the front door for E as she leaves for swimming in the wee dark hours.
For this, our third snow day, the big kids were given online assignment #3 from one of their teachers. The 8th graders also had science fair stuff they could do to get ahead and little L had to fill out an animal report due tomorrow (so funny that he chose a spotted salamander and used as his reference "my brother Aidan"). They also had a few chores to do around the house.
Rather than spend all day
I just sent the 4 little guys off to the sled hill, while E went to a friend's house to make some cheesecakes. Korean barbecue beef is in the croc pot and the house is peacefully quiet. I promised them popcorn and hot cocoa when they get back (it's currently 21 degrees out there so not sure how long they'll last), but for now I'm enjoying the calm.
I'm giving full credit to the index card.