Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First Day of School 2011-12

It can be a little scary to start something new. Our first day of school was August 1st. Joshua is now in 2nd grade, Ella is in Kindergarten, and Brooke is in PreK. For the first few weeks, we will be learning about the Bible, math, reading, and writing. On August 23rd, we'll begin our new exciting venture into Classical Conversations, a group that meets one morning a week to equip parents and students with the classical tools of learning. Alongside other homeschooling families, CC will help us to cover history, geography, Bible, science, english grammar, latin, fine arts, and some math curriculum. We will also be using Math-U-See for math and First Language Lessons, Writing with Ease, and All About Spelling for language arts at home. A wonderful book that I believe every parent, homeschooling or not, would benefit from reading is The Core by Leigh Bortins. This book has taught me so much about how children learn and how to focus on the things that matter most in their education.
It can be a little scary to start something new...but just as with our decision to homeschool, Classical Conversations is something we believe the Lord has led us to and that's enough reason for me to get excited about what's in store for us.
Here are some pictures of our first day of school:
We started with a special rainbow pancake breakfast. The kids really enjoyed helping make this.
Joshua - 2nd Grader with a Darth Vader thermos

Ella - K. She wanted to hold her puppet.

Brooke - PreK. So cute with her Mickey Mouse ears and puppet.