Today was our first day of school! Here are our 2011-2012 class pictures:
Our little bean is in 8th grade this year. She loves language arts and is going to start French this year! In her free time, she enjoys writing stories and playing the piano.
Our little nut is in 4th grade this year. She enjoys science and reading. She has some new subjects this year, including geography and history. In her free time, she loves playing with her American Girl dolls and reading.
Finally, our little man is in 1st grade this year. He likes math and has several new subjects this year, including spelling and geography. He is also starting piano lessons tomorrow, as well as Contenders of the Faith.
We have made several changes to our homeschool this year. One of our favorites is our new reading corner! The kids really love it (and so do I!).
They especially like the shelves with all our themed books. This month's themes are fall, Halloween, plants and gardening, and ancient civilizations.
It is so nice to see them snuggling up with a nice book.
Another change for this year is the activity above. Last year, the kids did "Monday Mania Challenges" in which I gave them some sort of activity to accomplish within a specific period of time. I still plan on using those cards, but these cards pictured above are great conversation cards, and so we are using them for our "question of the day" during our Morning Meeting, which consists of Bible study, calendar/weather time, prayers, etc...
There are some scheduling issues that need to be tweeked a bit, but all in all, it was a really good day and I can not wait to see what fun we will have this year! The kids will definitely be busy with several extra curricular activities, homeschool groups, co-op, and more! Keep checking back to see all the excitment...