But that isn't what this is about. Our first week of school was FABULOUS! We've finished our work each day. School lasts longer than it has in the past but we have older kids so that day was coming anyway. Science went great (i didn't get any pictures of our experiments). We learned about matter, mass, and density. The kids have jumped into seat work with great attitudes and ready to learn it. I am so proud of them.
I know that we won't always have great school days. I know there will be days I want to run away. I know there will be days where every stinkin thing is a fight and a battle. But this week, is an encouraging start to the year. And it shows me that they CAN do all of this. My expectations are NOT too high. I had mixed feelings about starting school this fall. So ready to jump in and yet didn't feel quite prepared. And it has all gone well.
Now I just need to lesson plan for next week. HA. I'll try to get that done by Sunday night. :) Next week we will be adding in our 15 minute "dash n stash" and our daily cleaning duties....gonna work to "reset" the house back to mostly clean over the weekend. Although we jump into school work with both feet, we are taking just a little time to rebuild our school time routine...I can only pray it continues to go this well!
|A is coloring "Mitchells map" for history.|
|Reading the "Mayflower Compact" - see how nice the projector works. That's on my white board so we can highlight and circle things we're projecting. I love it!|
|L is all about the markers these days. So far she's only used them on paper so that's cool|
|More map work|
|G doesn't like to use a chair for school work at the table.|
|The car seat is in the living room since we are getting a new van and she likes to sit in it to read her stories.|
|She picked out some puzzles to do. And took off her dress. Sigh.|
|All three boys are doing some computer learning this year. G is doing typing here. They are also learning spanish with Rosetta Stone on the computer.|
|Spelling "test" time.|
I don't know why the last 3 pictures won't center....I am done trying to fix it. HA! Great week of school in the books!