One of the best things about homeschooling is the FREEDOM that comes from planning the school year around our family's needs and schedule. We love it! I'll probably be blogging a lot about school since that's what will be filling a large part of my day. Hopefully you won't be bored to tears with all the school stuff.
This picture was taken this morning as we headed out the door for school. We now have a 4th grader, 2nd grader, kindergartener, and pre-schooler--whew!
It started to rain in the middle of our picture taking (of course!). We were thankful that we didn't have very far to walk to get to school. Our one room schoolhouse is located in our backyard. This is an old picture of it. We've spent the summer converting it from a storage shed to a schoolhouse. We still need to finish the floors and install the A/C, so I'm saving the official schoolhouse tour until those projects are completed.
The kids were so happy with their new school supplies and folders. You would have thought it was Christmas morning! Lil' Nut carried her Care Bears folder around with her all morning. The older kids spent the morning working on review exercises and familiarizing themselves with our little library. It's been stocked with some of their favorite books that have still been in boxes since we moved two years ago. There were lots of squeals heard as they were reunited with these "old friends". Curly Girl was so excited about starting kindergarten that she fluttered all morning; she flutters her arms like a little bird whenever she's beside herself with joy. She was a little bit disappointed that she wasn't reading and writing by lunchtime.:) It thrills my heart to see her so eager to learn.
All in all, I'd say we had a great first day even though I wasn't quite as organized as I had planned to be; there are too many teacher's manuals and lesson plans to keep straight. I'm going to sleep like a baby tonight. The first day of school is harder on Mom than on the kids.