27 August 2012

Today's the day!

Today's the first day of school here. We're trying a few new things here this year, mostly changing some habits rather than curriculum and hopefully they'll make the day go a bit smoother. I got both the girls' assignments done for the week so they're busy at work. I had to explain a few new curriculum things to them but they seem to have caught on.

One new habit we're trying this year is having our family meal at breakfast. Once I took at look at the girls' afternoons and our evenings, I knew there would be few dinners that we could have together as a family. I've told everyone that we're eating together at 8 so that Bob can head out the door by 8:30 and we can head to school. Just because we're eating together doesn't necessarily mean that I'm cooking every day - some days may be get your own breakfast (cereal, eggs and toast), some days I'll fix something for all of us. It will be nice to eat together in the mornings. Hopefully it'll get us all off to a good start. Just hoping that Sweet Pea doesn't have too hard of a time getting up that early!

I think we'll have our first day of school celebration next week when the public school kids go back to school. I was thinking of taking them to On the Border for lunch next Tuesday. Should be fun! We've got some things to do this afternoon so I'm not sure we'll be able to fit it in today. Next week will be good, just another reminder of how flexible our schedule is as homeschoolers.

Here's to a great year!!


  1. Best wishes on your new school year!! I'm still up in the air with a few curriculum choices and a start date! :)

  2. Honestly, I'm not totally sold on one of my curriculum choices but we needed to start school. I'll see how it goes and re-evaluate again in a few weeks.

  3. Hope your first day went well. I'm not totally sure about the route we have planned for our History either, but we began. I'll give it 3 or 4 weeks for the benefit of the doubt. It may just be my lack of confidence on my part for the route I have chosen. I try to always give myself time to get in to a curriculum and begin to run with it before I just say no and quit.