Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Day of Firsts

      Today was the first day of school, at a public school.  (I will write about our choice to go from homeschooling to public school another day.)  This year I have a Kindergartener, a First Grader, and two  Second  Graders.  I personally feel like this is enough of a reason :)  They all received the opportunity to attend a charter school in our area called The Learning Center.  The kids were super excited about their first day.    I'm not sure if the excitement was about school or just all their new supplies and backpacks. 
     When I picked them up this afternoon the first things Ever Joy said was "I want to go back tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day!"   She also said that she learned about "not blurting."  This did not surprise me seeing as she has never had to raise her hand at home.  Sawyer really liked the idea of raising his hand, he suggested that we implement this rule at home.  This afternoon I kept hearing him say to his brothers and sisters, "guys, guys, you have to raise your hand before you can talk!"
     Another first at our house today was this egg.  We didn't expect our chickens to start laying until the fall, but today when Pav went to move the chicken tractor he found this tiny beauty.  The kids did not like that we put it in the fridge, they were already taking dibs if the egg contained a male or female.  We had to burst their bubble and explain no rooster means no chicks.  I'm assuming that total silence means they understood...

1 comment:

sara said...

Our first day was today...longest day of the year for me, every year.

I'm just thanking God that my kids always are so positive after the first day, because I usually spend the day contemplating homeschooling :)

P.S. Now that I have some "down-time," I'll put your band in the mail.