Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

First Day Of School

We started the school year today. It was definitely an adjustment to get up earlier and have more of a schedule after our summer break! We got a bit of a late start, but I'm sure we'll get going sooner tomorrow.

I wrote out three chores for each child to do before we started our schoolwork. They loved that! It was fun to see them take on the responsibility of getting those chores done and checked off. Throughout the day they would make comments like, "I wonder what our chores will be tomorrow!" :-)

We hung out our flag and took our traditional first-day-of-school-in-front-of-the-flag-pictures. I gave them a new book and read it to them and we read a few chapters in our history book. That is one of my favorite things about homeschooling ~ the three of us snuggled on the couch reading together. :-) I worked individually with each of them and they each did some writing...and then the day was about over! All in all, it was a good first day of school.

This is the curriculum we are using this year~

Reading, Writing, Spelling: The Writing Road To Reading, Reading Works

Math: Math-U-See

History and Geography: The Story Of The World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages and library books

Science: Using ideas from The Well-Trained Mind as a guide for studying astronomy, the human body and earth science.

Art: I Can Do All Things by How Great Thou Art publications

: Co-op classes, Color The Classics (Hymns) and singing along with tapes and cd’s from the library.

P.E.: Co-op classes, community sports teams and swimming lessons.


Miskaj said...

Cute opics! Nice site and am going to look at it all. I am Christian
too an do hopeyou will come see my new BLOG. It is my first so I hope all who come will like it! Do be blessed. Katie

~Kim said...

Thanks for dropping by, Katie! I will definitely check out your blog. God bless!

Donna Boucher said...

I love your back to school picture! The lighting is lovely, the flag is pretty, and your children are just beautiful and happy!!!

Have a fantastic school year!
The chore list is a great idea!

Thanks for sharing,

julie said...

I was visiting Lisa Stucky's blog and saw your comment so I thought I'd chime in. I'm homeschooling in Texas. We are part of a co-op too and just love it.

~Kim said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello! It's always nice to meet another homeschooling mom! :-)I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but xanga would not let me. (The date-of-birth boxes were not working when I tried to create an account.) I hope your little boy is feeling better now!