Our "First Day of...." photos.
First he turns NINE and now he is in THIRD grade! Someone stop time please.
And this one...in KINDERGARTEN! I'm so excited to see what this year brings for him. I chose MFW Kindergarten for Benjamin plus he will join in with Caleb on some of the TOG activities.
My boys working together.
Cutest thing ever: Benjamin open and closes his mouth as he cuts with scissors. Adorable.
It was definitely an easy week for all of us. My goal for this year is to "relax". I think I'm going follow a more "year round" schedule instead of following the ISD calendar. The Tapestry of Grace curriculum is so rich and full of different things that I don't want to rush through anything in an attempt to wrap up our year by June. I love that I can do that. I love that I can set our schedule however we want. If we are getting burned out, we can take a break. We can do whatever we want.
We finished off our first week of school with a nature walk.
Caleb holding an ant lion (those weird looking bugs that form funnels in the sand).
Catching grasshoppers for our "bug jar".
I'm really excited about our school year. The boys will have one day a week away from home. I found a local church that has a wonderful program specifically designed for homeschooled kids. It's kinda like a co-op meets a Mother's Day Out. The boys will have a couple of classes, recess, p.e., lunch...kinda like a typical day in public school (just way more relaxed and only 5 hours). Caleb still misses some things about public school and I think this once a week program will fill that void for him. I think the boys are going to really enjoy it....and just maybe, I'll enjoy a few hours by myself.
Our school room.
I made quite a few changes from last year.
So that's a brief look into our first week of school. :)