Monday, August 3, 2009

Day 1 of First Grade ..... done! So happy to have the first day done. It always takes a few days to get into the routine of the curriculum and I think we will be just fine. Big T loves the Math-U-See curriculum. He flew through today's lessons, but the great thing is...if he keeps going fast through the primer we can just jump to Alpha. Gotta love homeschooling! So the first day of Pilgrim Pathway School of Discovery was definitely a success. Here are a few pics of the day.

The children were so excited to get new school supplies. Gotta love brand new crayons and markers. :-) LOL

Although Little E was pretty mad at me because I didn't get him any markers. I know better than to do that. LOL ;-)

First up was a short Bible lesson (more in depth tomorrow.) We talked about how the Bible was originally written on scrolls and stored in jars. They found it fascinating actually. :-) Then it was on to a little bit of review over the letters A, B, and C (which included writing and sounds).

Then it was on to math. Big T loves this Math-U-See stuff. I am so happy for him. it makes it more enjoyable for everyone.

Sweet E got a little frustrated because she wasn't able to go as fast as her big brother. (but she did fine)

After math we had some reading time (They loved the book called Two Bad Ants) and then our sign language lesson. We used disc 1 of Signing Time volume 1. They love watching Alex and Leah. After Signing time they got their treat from E-pa (that is what Little E calls Grandpa Snow) and some popcorn. Now I need to go finish my chores and do some preschool with Little E this afternoon. (I should add that Beloved is doing art with the children this evening.)

Can't wait for tomorrow, but for now I have about 2 more loads of laundry to do.

**Just wanted to add a picture of the children's art time with Papa. They had so much fun. :-)**


Anna said...

What a wonderful first day. I can't wait to get my curriculum and start our first day! I think it will take us more than a few days to get into it though. How long is your school day on average?

LadySnow said...

It really depends on the day. The longest the "sit down" part ever seems to take is about 2 1/2 hours, but then when you add in all the outdoor stuff and other extras it's longer...but..especially when young it doesn't take too terribly long.