Monday, August 15, 2011

Student Photo - First Day!!

Not Back to School Blog Hop
I am linking up with the Heart of the Matter's Not Back-to-School Blog Hop!  This week is student photo week which is perfect because today was our official first day!! :-) 

Everything went well ... not smoothly ... but that will take time.  I know that it will take us some time to really get into the swing of things.  Like which subjects to do when and in what order.  Today we just went down the list.   We were done by noon (we started at 8:30) and B still had plenty of time to play with his friends so he was happy about that.

Last night I realized that we won't have to deal with the night before the first day of school anymore.  B used to get really nervous and upset to the point of tears.  He had trouble sleeping and it lasted about the first week.  No more!!  Last night was fine and this morning he was ready to go! 

So here are some pictures of B on his first day:

Doing math ...
Doing grammar ...

Reading/history ...

And the dreaded first day picture.  He was thrilled!  Can you tell how much he LOVES to have his picture taken? 

Lastly, we decided to make cupcakes for lunch as a first day celebration.  They got to decorate them with sprinkles and gummi worms too!  Yum!  The public school doesn't start for another 2 weeks, so C & E could help out with the festivities.  I can't wait until they are all home next year!!

Day 2 tomorrow!  Now that we have the first one under belt (plus the cupcakes), I think we both feel much better.



  1. Looks like your off to a good start in your first year. :) our public school kids start this week here and we start back in 2 weeks.

  2. I'm sure that having the first day done is a huge relief. I am so happy that you had a great first day! And your kids obviously know the best part of making cupcakes...the cake mix!

    P.S. I'm also excited that we have even more in common with our strong-willed girls. We can start a support group next year when you're homeschooling your princess. :)

  3. The cupcake picture made me smile! What a great way to start a school year! Stopping by from Hip Homeschool Hop.

  4. Yeah... Cupcakes make everything better. :D

    ~ Amanda from DenSchool following via the Hip Homeschool Hop

  5. Yeah for 1st day done!! I can't wait until I'm there... :)

  6. So cute!!

    We are still learning what works as we go. We do subjects in different order every day depending on what we are doing in them. I try to do anything where we do crafts or it may take one kid longer than the other at the end.


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