Aug 25, 2009

First Day of Homeschool

So we had our first day of homeschool yesterday and it went really well. We mostly had a fun day of celebration and preparation yesterday and really got to work today. Princess Belle had a lot of fun and is still really excited about the whole endeavor.

We started out by making pancakes. For fun, we put some chocolate syrup and some chocolate chips into them.

Then we made our Grade Two sign. She decorated it and we used it with our pictures and then hung it up on our school wall.

While we schooled, Princess Maggie mostly enjoyed munching on pancakes and then went down for a nap for the rest of the morning. It was really convenient.

We sat down and decided on the rules we thought that our homeschool should have. Mostly, she dictated and I wrote them out for her.

We took Princess Belle's height and made a note of it so that we can compare it to the end of the year to see how much she grew over the course of the year.

We took some first day of school pics. It was windy and chilly as we had had a tropical storm the night before. But she braved the wind and stood there in her favorite color to get her pics taken.

You can just see how excited she is to be homeschooling in these ones.

Then we made a poster collage of things she wants to learn about this year.

And here is our homeschool wall. I think we have a good start to it and we will continue to add to it as the year goes by.


Anonymous said...

Looks great! Have a great year!!

Emily said...

look like y'all are off to a great year!!!

Notsosnowwhite said...

i am so proud of u and belle..great work

love lori

Tasha said...

Sounds like its gonna be a great year!

Muthering Heights said...

She looks elated!! What fun!

The Estrogen Files said...

Awesome!! Looks like a great start.

randi--i have to say said...

Our girls are in the same grade! Fun! She sure looks full of life and happiness. Too cute!


Michelle said...

those porch pictures are cute. she's excited. I like what you did for back to school.

If you get a second would you use Mr. Linky from the other day on my blog:

Unknown said...

Yay for starting grade two and best of luck for an awesome year!! (pancakes look super yummy, too ;))

tori said...

just came over from Blessed Quiver. Very cute post and pics!
I admire you home schoolers!

Julie said...

Sounds like a fun first day! :)