We took our traditional first day of school picture this year with Hot and Hotter or Lewis and Clark or Pancho and Lefty. I still haven't found a name that's really stuck.
The two cute ones? That's Audrey and Emma, of course!
We had a GREAT first day of school. It took way longer than I thought it would (from 9 to 3) and we got everything done. I know everyone said to ease in, and we went into the day with the attitude that we'd just do as much as we felt like doing. But the girls kept wanting to continue, so we did.
We did have a little grumpiness around 2, but it quickly passed when we started math. Wait, did I just say that MATH TOOK AWAY THE GRUMPIES? I did! And it did! Weird, huh?
We started the day with our Bible lesson after praying for the day and the year of doing school together. Audrey and Emma have never really been one for learned prayers (except for singing grace at mealtimes, of course!) and their prayers this morning blessed my socks off.
(Wait! I'm not wearing socks. In fact, I've worn my same bronze flip flops from Old Navy for at least part of every day since we've moved.)
Anyway, we did Bible and talked through John 1:1-19, learned about the Mayan Indians, studied history and geography, started reading three or four different books, had a writing assignment, worked on spelling, did some science, and conquered the grumpies with math. PHEW!
Here's our cubby of supplies:
And our basket of the books we're using this week:
And my huge book of lesson plans and worksheets and study guides:
And some pictures of the day:
(Not sure what Audrey was doing. I think the day was officially over by then, but they love the manipulatives that came with their math curriculum.)
I'm excited about some of the books we started today--I'll do my best to create a page on my Amazon bookshop by the end of the week so you can take a peek.
But I'm more excited about how much fun we had, how well we all worked together, and how much we learned. I had pretty high expectations about today, and am so glad the day lived up to them!
I kept track of how long everything took today and will continue to do that for the rest of the week (or for the next few weeks perhaps) so I have a better idea of how to schedule our time. For now, I'd best go get some housecleaning done. That's my usual Monday task and it's not done yet!