Monday, August 3, 2009

First Day of School!

Well, I know we are quite early compared to the public system, but I wanted to get a jump on this year so we could take more time off in the fall when the weather is nicer. It's really hot right now.

After much thought on how we wanted to start the day, we always start with a fun breakfast, we decided on strawberry shortcake! It was a huge hit and a great way to start the day.

So this year I have a 5th grader, a 4th grader and Maggie is in 1st! How, on EARTH did they get this big I'm not sure, but they are sure growing up fast.

I'll give you a brief run down on all that they will be doing!

Wordly Wise 4 (first half of year)
Jr. Analytical Grammar (second half of year)
and a TON of independent reading. :)

Wordly Wise 3 (first half of year)
Jr. Analytical Grammar (second half of year)
And like her sister a ton of reading!

and working on our reading

Along with this we have a co-op that will meet once a week to go through the Apologia Science Zoology 1, Fly Creatures. Maggie and Riley are going to start dance, and Chloe will keep working on the piano with Shawn. I am hoping to throw a foreign language in there yet, but we will see!

It was a fantastic first day! The girls breezed through their work really quickly (I don't know how they get it all done so fast!) and we all enjoyed hanging out around the table together. I am so thankful for the opportunity to homeschool them again this year. It is such a gift.

1 comment:

3 Sons said...

Hooray--what fun! I love having time off in the fall. :)