Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First week of school

School officially began at our house last Tuesday.  We were excited to get started.  Here are the highlights of our first week.  

My students :)

The girls hard a work.  The new desks are working wonderfully.  Grandma wants them.  She said she is going to come over and wrap Christmas presents on them.  I hadn't even thought of using them for that.  

We made lemon scones.  Madeline got creative and put jelly on the inside of hers.  Yum.  That girl is full of good ideas, really, she'll be the first one to tell you so.

Owen worked on his dexterity.  Just look at the concentration.

Marney too.

In the oven they go.

Yummy, fresh out of the oven lunch.

This week was a little light on the academics, but heavy on relearning the rhythm of our home education routine.   We concentrated on Math, phonics, spelling, and reading.  More importantly we concentrated on rebuilding relationships that have been neglected or taken for granted due to the business of life.  Our hearts and attitudes have been hardened, we needed to relearn how to treat each other gently.  

Home education allows us the time to do this.

I'll slowly be adding in the heavier subjects like writing, and lighter subjects like nature study, religious ed, and art and music appreciation over the next few week.  We will also be enjoying more field trips, and special little moments I have planned.  Special moments like we had today, making root beer floats and watching a movie together to wrap up our day.    

We are loving life right now, and feeling very blessed.

1 comment:

  1. This post just made me smile. there certainly is a season in life for everything....glad God is giving you all a chance to reconnect and focus on each other. It looks and sounds like you all are soaking it in!

    Love the desks (those really are great!) and you certainly have very good-looking students! Glad to hear that things are starting off good and you are finding a balance and routine again. That's one thing I love about fall!

    Looking forward to hearing and reading more about your journey!