Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The First Day of Homeschool Year 2010-2011

Well... FINALLY~ Monday we started off RJP's 8th grade, JDP 1's 5th Grade, and JDP 2's Pre-K3 grade of school!

The kids took their traditional photos on the front steps,

1st day 2010

and then dug into their new bags with new school supplies and t-shirts. Fun stuff... new bags, new stuff, new shirts 
Then they had to change INTO their shirts for a new photo shoot! ;)
Who knows?
For mom really feeling behind the 8-ball and not all that organized, we did pretty well~
Morning Missions/Bible  (Have you heard of the Garifuna peoples? We hadn't, but now they are on our radar screen! )
Spelling tests~
Math (RJP picked right up where she left off in Video Text, and JDP 1 had his first Saxon lesson... no tears from either one, so that was a good sign!)
RJP read JDP 2 his first B4FIAR book, "Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?" and did a "Bear hunt" through the book with him.
RJP also did her first day's work in Apologia General Science(Wow~ what a difference in her understanding and clarity of thought from 6th grade when we reviewed this book to 8th grade!), while JDP worked on proofreading a portion of the short story he's writing.

All in all, I'd say it was a fairly profitable 1st day of school. :)

Then it was time to make dinner, and head over to my back-yard neighbor's house for our first Homeschool Support Group meeting of the 2010/2011 school year. We had a devotional (From One Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool Moms) on being "confident" but not "proud" or "Judgmental" towards those who make other schooling choices. Great topic and discussion.