We volunteered at the library's book fair setting up one day and tallying sales the next. 

And we're already keeping a record of Avril's volunteer hours in a blank composition notebook. 

It might be a little premature, since she's only in what may be eighth grade or even seventh, depending on how long she stays home learning before going off to college. 

But it's important to start establishing the habit of recording hours now, so that it becomes second nature once Avril really gets into actual high school years and she's piling up the volunteer hours then. 

I learned that lesson with her older sister. 

When it was time to complete college applications, it was quite difficult remembering all the details about volunteering dates and hours and details from years before. 

So I know it's wise to start a notebook for those records and just fill it up as we go on from here.  


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