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
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
Music: 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.