Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kindergarten

Today was Beth's first day of kindergarten. I just can't believe how big she has gotten!

The kids were super excited about their new lunch boxes, even though we ate at home.

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My big girl with her new lunch box and tennies

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Matt is in pre-k this year.

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We started our day with circle time - complete with the pledge, a special song, our memory Bible verse, calendar, and a weather report.

We then moved onto Math and Reading. Beth is using McRuffy this year. Matt has some workbooks I have picked up here and there.

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Our FIAR book this week is "Lentil" so we read that and did some related activities.

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Matt did a little pattern work....you can tell he did this for like ten seconds before he made a rainbow railroad track, lol. That's my boy!

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At some point we went outside to do some swinging and tossed around the football for a while. It was HOT, but the kids still wanted out.

The rest of our morning was spent listening to music and working with some craft materials. The kids loved making these picture frames. I was really surprised that Carrie could do this completely on her own...she's growing up on me!

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After lunch we got on the school bus after all. Sort of anyway, lol. We hit up an indoor playplace for a few hours of air conditioned fun.

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So that was my Bethie's first day of school! :) I think it went really well, and the kids are excited about starting the school year. Of course tomorrow we may or may not be getting a hurricane. I thought I had left all that mess behind me when we moved to New England!

8 comments:

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful first day of homeschool! Your kids are so precious! I sure hope that hurricane decides to turn and head another way. We have dealt with plenty here since we live close to the Gulf of Mexico. No fun at all.

Jolene said...

Looks like your first day back went great. They grow up so quickly. One of these days Katy will be joining in on the fun too

Handsfullmom said...

So cute! I'm impressed with all the activities you're doing with them. Good for you.

msmr said...

I love it, you keep them so busy! I love Matt's lunchbox, that is something Veronika would've picked too LOL, so cute.

Julka said...

Claire, do you think you can add another blogge option for leaving comments, one that has you put "name" and "URL" so I don't have to sign in to my google account. msmr is my husband's google LOL. ^ SORRY about that!
Julia (Julka)

Claire said...

I will try! I'm not so handy with the blog yet though.

Yeah...my hubby wasn't all that thrilled with Matt's purple lunch box. What can I say though? He loves purple, he loves cats, and he loves glitter. I told dh that if he ends up going to public school down the road I will convince him to get that one to Katy and get him a little boy one then.

Julia said...

What a great first day! That bus is too cool LOL

Julka said...

LOL. I think it's cute he likes purple and cats!