Monday, September 12, 2005

First Day of school . . . well sort of

Today we had our first official day of the new school year. We had a special breakfast of apple puffed oven pancake with syrup and whipped topping and bacon for breakfast. We also had sparkling apple cider served in the crystal stemware. I wanted to start the day out special - to help encourage good attitudes. We didn't do a lot of actual "school work" but went over each of the boys schedules, their notebooks and school books. We did do copywork, Skinny Skater helped me make home made soup and we had a writing activity. Everyone read and we started up our family devotion time again. We ended the day with hot cocoa time, a poem and reading a portion of Diane Stanley's Leonardo Da Vinci. All in all, I would say the day went pretty well, even with the added dynamic of dad being home all day long. Tomorrow we will work at a whole days schedule.

1 comment:

coffeemamma said...

We'll be starting out with a "warm-up" week, as well. It just seems so much easier to ease in to the school routine again, instead of jumping in whole-hog. The cocoa at the end of the day sounds nice :-)