Monday, August 23, 2010

1 Down 179 To Go

Today was a very busy and productive day.  As mentioned in my previous post, it was the first day of school for Cooper and Kindle.  Nathan had a photo shoot in Tennessee so everyone was up nice and early.  The kids all got baths.  We ate breakfast and I put Gunnar down for his morning nap.  Grant played a few video games.  Celeste sat down with us and colored a paper.  Cooper and Kindle were so excited to start school.
Kindle is now officially in Kindergarten!
Cooper showing us that he is in 2nd grade.
The school day went really well.  We use the Abeka curriculum for both of their school.  For Cooper, it was all reviewing what he had learned previously so he did it very quickly.  I made sure to let him know that they are easing him back into school and he will have a lot more school work soon.  Kindle had lots of fun and felt so big.  I did homeschool her in Pre-K last year, but it was a lot more casual.  She did really well too.  Cooper kept telling her, I remember learning that 2 years ago.  It was sweet :)  Day one of homeschool for the 2010-2011 school year is complete.  Only 179 more days to go!
We learned about the letter "I" today.
Cooper reviewed his vowels & their sounds.  He also colored this picture.
After school, the kids did their jobs on their chore chart (see previous post).  Then, we ate lunch and got Kindle ready for ballet.  We ran some errands while Kindle was in her class.  We headed home and ate dinner.  We tidied up once again and I managed to get them in bed 20 minutes earlier than normal (since they missed their naps due to Kindle's ballet).  I was able to work out and get a shower (a luxury item as any Mom will tell you).  I am also happy to say I did really good as well with making healthy eating choices.  Hurray!  I can't wait to see my hard work paying off on the scale!  

Now I am off to conquer Mt. Laundry.  I washed everything since vacation, but I have just been grabbing clothes out of the basket instead of sorting it.  I am sure you all never do that...

Any other homeschool parents out there?  If so, what curriculum do you use?


  1. Hi Sarah,
    Just found your blog and became your newest follower! I love meeting other Moms. I'm a stay at home Mom of two girls. Your children are adorable. If you get a chance stop by and say hi and perhaps consider following me back. Have a great week!

  2. I search the internet and all the books I have stored up & create my own 'curriculum' specially designed for each child and what they need. There are so many free & almost free info including worksheets that I have never bought a curriculum. My children are 25, 22, 17, 16, 12, 3 & 2... I am 41 & have been at it for a while, but still have a long road ahead thanks to God's little gifts to me!! One of the most important things I have learned about homeschooling is to RELAX, especially for their sakes ... it can be so much fun unless they are having to do the work instead of wanting to do the work :) Sheila...only because of His enduring LOVE & patience!!!


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