a summary of chapters 11-15 in the novel life as we knew it.
Miranda attends the elementary school, but there are not enough high school students there for it to be worth teaching classes. The teacher in charge decides that it would make more sense for all high school aged students to go to the high school in town. Those who cannot get there will have to home-school. Miranda knows she cannot go to town on her own, so she collects books for herself and Jonny to home school themselves. She also steals school supplies including notebooks and pens when the woman in the office is not looking.Miranda's mom goes to her bedroom for a nap one day, and something makes Miranda go to the pantry. She sees how much food they have stored away and is surprised at how much they are having to ration.