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First day of school

August 20, 2008

Monday was our first day of school!  The kids were super excited, and I have to admit…so was I!  We are doing Sonlight’s Core "Introduction to World History" this year as our core. 

Individually, Erin is in Kindergarten using:

  • Horizons Math K
  • Language Arts 1: Beginning to Read (Sonlight)

Christopher is in second grade, using:

  • Horizons Math 2
  • Language Arts 2: Reading with Easy Readers (Sonlight)

Sean will start in a couple of weeks with Letter of the Week.  We’ll also be adding in the Bastian piano primer series soon too.

Now for some pictures…

The kids with their "first day of school" goody bags.  (I told you I was excited too!)

Kelsie even got a back to school bag with a new stuffie (and a new toothbrush!)

I do up a worksheet for the kids with general "about me" info on it and on the back they draw a self portrait.  Sean had a lot of help from me this year, but he told me what to draw…

Christopher is very intent on drawing his picture.

Erin’s self portrait was TINY.  (She’s made up for it by drawing a lot of really BIG pictures of her since.) {giggle}  Isn’t Kelsie just so sweet in the background??

The kids wanted me to post this picture of "Mommy’s book." 

Christopher finished his picture.  Check out those hands! 

Compound words!

Explode the Code!

Hmmmm, what will I draw today?

Kelsie’s morning nap time…bead mania!!!

Handwriting!  (Or "the dreaded copywork!")


"I’m not sure what I think about all this school stuff…"

Toe Sucking 101.  I get an A+!

Extra points for being ambidextrous!

"Okay, I’ll just sit here and look cute."


RECESS!!!  Piggy back rides!  Woo HOO!

Christopher made a rocket ship and Kelsie went for a ride!


That brings our first day of school to an end.  Yeah!!!!!!!


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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Jessie @ Muthering Heights permalink
    August 20, 2008 8:49 pm

    Those are great self-portraits!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    August 20, 2008 9:07 pm

    Love all of them but especially the last!!!!!

    Melissa

  3. Tawna permalink
    August 20, 2008 9:11 pm

    Oh I LOOOOVED your pictures! Kelsie is just the cutest thing! 😀

  4. Anonymous permalink
    August 20, 2008 10:11 pm

    Love your pics!!! I plan to use your "About Me' page idea. Kelsie is adorable as always!

  5. Anonymous permalink
    August 20, 2008 10:12 pm

    Yeah…that last comment?…It was from me.

    Mandy

  6. seventhheaven permalink
    August 20, 2008 11:26 pm

    We are also using Sonlight. Dont you just love it !

  7. Tammy Huber permalink
    August 21, 2008 9:09 am

    Hey, Michele.
    I just happen to be browsing Homestead Blogger and up popped your blog. I've been enjoying going back and reading your posts! We started school Monday as well and the kids are loving it. Kendall constantly asks me if it's time for school yet! 🙂

    Take Care!

  8. Anonymous permalink
    August 21, 2008 10:36 am

    Aw way to bless my heart. Nothing more beautiful than a (little) baby sucking their toe!!!!

    Susan

    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/CheeseheadMama

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