Saturday, July 2, 2011

1st Day of School

 School is officially in session!
We started on Friday, July 1st, after taking a spring/summer break from the week before Easter until now.
Above:  Katie on her first day of 3rd grade.
Below: silly pose

 They are sporting their official school uniform: pajamas.
Below: Noah on his first day of second grade.

The day went very smoothly, in spite of breaks to tend to Ruby.
She slept for the first long session of reading for our history/geography and Bible time.
The first week will be mostly review, getting their brains warmed back up to math especially.
We started on a Friday because I had planned to the first week of July and with Monday already being a holiday it made sense to just go ahead and get a first day in with time to break again right before the rest of the first week which we will start on Tuesday, after the 4th.
It was a huge relief to get some structure back in our day.  The kids I know were better off with some tasks and work to do rather than just sitting around being bored.
I can't believe how big they are.  This is our 5th year of having school at home. 
It was funny to look at Ruby throughout the day and know that she will always be schooled at home.  That is the plan anyway.  When Katie and Noah were newborns, we had no idea that we would homeschool.  It's quite different looking at her and having the peace of knowing she will be with us when her time comes as well! :)

1 comment:

Andy's Bethy said...

You are always so good at taking pictures the first day, making it a special thing. I just start school. Why do you make me look so bad?! I know what you mean about the "sitting around being bored". I am loving being back in school, just so we have something to do.