BUT, start we did and it was a good week overall!
First off, we had to start the day with some pancakes and bacon. I think that one of the tough things about homeschooling is making things like the first day of school special. I mean, they don't get to go into a classroom and meet their teacher and see who is going to be in their class and things like that, so I have to work a little harder to make the first day stand out.
Then we had to do the calendar and our regular morning school routine. I had gotten them each a little box of new pencils - Tinkerbell for Reilly, "Cars" for Deco! - and I made them a little badges saying "I'm in ______ grade!" . Corny, I know, but...hey, what can I say?
Now, so far each year I've tried to have a special activity to do on the first day of school. On the first day of kindergarten, we went to the library and got Reilly her own library card. Last year we made chewing gum. This year I had purchased two "grow a crystal" kits to do.And if you know this blog at all, you know just how well science experiments go around our house. The crystal kits were a complete bust! NOTHING GREW! We just ended up with little plastic tubs filled with green and blue liquid and a rock, covered in saran wrap! Boo! Hiss! Down with science experiments!!
Our language arts program is looking like it's really going to be enjoyable. There's lots of cutting things out and illustrating things. Reilly requested to do her "red book" first thing almost every day. In the picture above, she had cut out some short vowel words and was organizing them according to their vowel sound. (We're in a review period right now.) And then, what would a school post be without a token picture of Supey? It cracked Declan up that Supey sat right in the middle of his book!