We all survived our first day - and here are all the details of a day in the life of us (I am linking to Heart of the matter)
Oh dear- I meant to get up at 6:30 and it was more like 7:00....got in the shower and ready by 7:30.
Everyone was awake and pretty excited to start school. Our 4 year old especially. She kept screeching, "The first day of school! The first day of school!"
Breakfast- we all had cereal.
After breakfast the kids did their chores while I threw in a load of laundry and spent a few minutes in Bible reading and prayer (should have been doing that at 6:30)
Then I took a little extra time to get things straightened; dishes done, some more laundry folded.
9:30 - our official start time for our first day! We start out with Bible reading, prayer, verse memory, story time, and any science/history reading that we can do together. (45 min to an hour)
Getting things organized always takes a few days for me. All of the new books and supplies are slowly finding the right places to be. Attendance sheets are taped on the inside of the cupboard.
On hand, and in close proximity to all school related activities: the principal and assistant. I am so thankful to have these two ladies on the premises in case things get out of hand :)
Oh well! Good news! It's already time for our second favorite of the day-- snack time. Apples, pears, and........
Time to buckle down....the 3 get shuffled between working at the table with me, playing with educational games at the counter (photo to follow), or quiet reading time by themselves in the living room.
This work time lasts for about 2 hours. Today was extra special because it was our 4 year olds' first day and she had a great time tracing and cutting and "reading" with mom. This one on one time with her is probably only about 30 minutes and of course she comes along when we have story time/devotions/history, etc.
As the boys and I continued working on the rest of their subjects she watched Barney for a bit and then came back to color and draw at the table until lunchtime.
And our special first-day-of-school lunchtime dessert treat! Our school bus cake! There they are, our three students on their way to the Franklin School of Arts and Academics. They enjoyed making their own little cookie faces. Recipe found on family fun- the cake was 2 angel food loaves and the icing I found here.
By the time lunch was finished I was ready for a nap! It was a little after 1:00 and time for quiet time...........good work for the first day!
The 2 boys will usually have more work to finish after quiet time but today was a good day to swim in the pool. Afternoons are also when we play sports, do art projects, etc.
Hope school is going well for you and your family whether you are the teacher or not :)
me (who is going to sleep well tonight :)