We moved our schoolroom for this year. I was torn about whether or not it would look junky to set up in our "formal family room". But, the kids really wanted to be where there's sunlight and that seemed like the best option. I have a whole set up on my wishlist from Ikea- but for now this will have to do:
I took this picture during Hurricane Irene, so it looks a little dark. Normally it's much brighter. This morning we were greeted by the beautiful morning sun.
So, here's how our first day unfolded:
6:15-7:45-- Mommy alone time
7:45-- Child #1 awakens with a terrible sore throat
7:50-- Child #2 awakens, perky and needing to brush his teeth
8:00-- Child #2 gets dressed and eats breakfast while Child # 1 returns to bed
8:45-- Child #2 starts school
10:45-- Just as Child #2 finishes up school for the day we rush out the door to the doctor's office
11:00-- Child #1 begins school work in the car
11:30-- Meet with Dr. Discover that Child #1 has tonsillitis and the doctor is shocked that the strep test is negative by the looks of her swollen and angry throat. We end up bringing home an Rx for some antibiotics, but first, I discover something really embarrassing:
Child #1 had her last well check-up in 2006, which was also the last time she had immunizations.
Sometimes I wonder about myself.
1:30-2:15-- Return home, Child #1 finishes up her schoolwork
Despite the interruption of having to go the the doctor's I think we had a great first day. Both kids seemed eager to get to work.
Here's what we ended up selecting for our curriculum:
Grammar/Spelling: Easy Grammar, Sequential Spelling
History/Reading: Sonlight Core D+E/One Year Condensed American History
Bible: An Honorable Boy, A Virtuous Girl (Queen Publishing)
Math: Teaching Textbooks, Saxon
Science: God's Design for Heaven and Earth
Foreign Language: Power Glide Spanish
Art: How to Draw by Jon Gnagy
Music: Meet the Great Composers
I'm really looking forward to having daddy teach them God's Design for Heaven and Earth- and they are too. Tomorrow we get to try out art and start our bible studies.
Hope everyone is having a great start to the new school year!