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

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

School Started!

We started school on Monday and took pictures in front of the flag like we do every year on the first day of school. Summer seemed to really fly by this year and it is hard to believe that we are back to our school routine already. But, I am glad to have a regular schedule and I really enjoy teaching my kids. I love the fall and the whole, "back to school" excitement. I got the kids little gifts that were waiting for them at their seats on Monday morning ~ just some fun little things from the dollar bin at Target, like a new pencil box, crayons, gel pens, glue sticks and a mini globe. They were thrilled. :-)

Kate is in 3rd grade now. Third grade! How did that happen? I remember third grade so well and am trying to see things through her eyes and imagine how she feels about things that happen in her life and with her circle of friends.

Grant is in 4th grade this year. That sounds so grown up to me and I can't believe he is old enough to be in that grade already. His work load has increased since third grade and he is having some trouble adjusting to that, but it is mostly his attitude that is making it difficult for him. He is a good student when he wants to be.














We had a great first day and we are looking forward to a great school year! :-)

Our Curriculum

Reading, writing, phonics, spelling
Writing Road To Reading (Reading Works)

Abeka readers and library books

Language, grammar

Writing Road To Reading, Abeka language workbooks

Cursive practice

Abeka cursive workbook, daily writing assignments

Math
Math-U-See (Kate-Gamma, Grant-Delta)

History
The Story Of The World, Vol.4: The Modern Age (Book and Activity Book)

Science
Plant Life (Books: Green Thumbs: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening, Usborne Flower Sticker Book, Midwest Book Of Wildflowers)

Batteries, Your Body, Weather (Sonlight Discover & Do DVD and Usborne Book Of Science Activities, vol.3)

Art
Painting, Drawing (How Great Thou Art curriculum)

Co~op Art Class

Music
Color The Classics (Godly Composers & Christmas Classics)

Piano Lessons

Co~op Music Class

P.E.
Tackle football (Local Recreational City League) (Grant)

Co~op P.E. Class

Playing outside with friends :-)




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3 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Good luck to teacher and pupils :-)

Lisa said...

Awesome! We are already 5 weeks into our year. Yes, they start early here in NM. I'm anxious to see your curriculum.

Seven's Heaven said...

I get excited seeing other moms get excited!! Blessings as you train and teach your special gifts from God.
Susan T