Monday, August 16, 2010

First Day Back to School

I decided to wait until after our camping trip to officially start back to school. The kids were actually excited to start back and I was glad to get back on a routine. Monday morning arrived and so began our journey of another homeschool year.

The 7th grader

The 2nd grader

The Kindergartner
(note about the dress; this was actually my dress that I wore on my first day of kindergarten! Now don't ask how I still have it.....I ended up with it in my cedar chest for years and years. I took a picture of Anastasia in it on her first day of kindergarten and then decided to hang on to it for any other daughters. I haven't decided if it is nostalgic or just the fact that I hang onto way too much stuff. LOL) The Preschooler

We started the day with their favorite breakfast---eggs on toast, I think it is also called "Hole in One". Use a glass and cut out the center of the bread (save these circles and toast them) Pre-heat a skillet place the bread on and then crack the egg into the middle of the bread cut out. Let cook a few minutes and flip cook a few more minutes and serve. My kids love these.!!!

After breakfast they "clocked in" and we started with circle time and calendar. Anastasia helped on this first day since we were setting everything up. Normally she won't participate in this and she will get started on her work right away.

My plan is to start by 8:30 each morning and work until 11:30 at which time the kids will do their yellow job cards and then by 12:15 is lunch then read aloud. After read aloud Natasha, and Alexa will nap and the others will do unit studies and finish up any other work with Anastasia's goal to be done by 3:00 or 3:30.

(notice she changed clothes right away! hehe)

Over all the first day went well. The kids were excited and our workboxes are working. I definitely have to plan some more for Natasha or she needs to go with her Daddy. I didn't have work boxes set up for her yet but she still had a very busy day as you can see in my next post! We have some scheduling issues to work out which I am hoping to have done by the end of the week.

1 comment:

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