August 20, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten

School Monsters

Today we started our first day of Kindergarten!

Although Duder is only 3, he's going along for the Kindergarten ride because he likes to do what his brothers do, and that's usually how homeschooling works - it's a group effort.

After a big breakfast of eggs, hash browns and biscuits, we started off our school day with three laps around the backyard to get the wiggles out.

Then we jumped right into Bible, history, reading aloud and comprehension, language and working on handwriting by practicing our names and the letter F.

The curriculum I have doesn't cover science, but my mom-in-love gave me The Way Things Work and this morning we read about airplanes and helicopters, since that's what the boys are into. I want to feed what they have passions for, so we will continue with trains, other contraptions, and some blood and bones books my mom gave me throughout the year (Ty is very boy-ishly into blood and guts right now).

And of course, you can't learn about planes without making your own out of paper. ;)

It turned out to be just over an hour of school, which was just enough. The all started getting antsy and their attention was starting to wander so it worked out perfectly.

I think it's going to be a wonderful, exciting school year!

Happy Monday and First Day of School!


Farm Girl said...

It looks wonderful!!! I thought about you and I wondered how they liked it, from the looks on their faces it looks like a fun day. I love the paper airplanes! I am so glad that they had fun.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start. They are all so cute Meg.

Kim said...

Dear Meg, you sure have your hands full. :)

Kessie said...

What a great shot of them throwing paper airplanes! I'd better go blog about my first day of school, too. :-D

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Cutest thing ever! Running around the backyard to get the wiggles out. Made me giggle. The kids look very excited. Hooray for the first day of kindergarten!!

Jennifer said...

Yay! Kindergarten! And you get to do it with your sis-in-law. That is going to be fun. Good luck!

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