Monday, September 5, 2011

1st Day of School

Our 1st day of school is now behind us. I think we made a good choice starting on Labor Day, when daddy was home to help with Luke. It made the day a lot less stressful for me. Zachary did great with the added workload of being a 3rd grader. There are a couple more subjects that will be added on as the weeks progress. Emma joined us for geography and science, and she was a real trooper.

The kids did a geography pre-test to see how many countries they knew. I let them know this test was going to be given again at the end of the year so we could see how many countries we have learned about. I told them that I didn't expect them to know many countries, and truthfully I figured they would get the United States and maybe Mexico. Zachary surprised me by getting 13 countries, including the United States, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Russia, and Italy. I can not take any credit for this. He loves to read and loves maps, so I think he is really going to enjoy this year and learn so much.

We had a slow start to our day and enjoyed cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We also took back-to-school photos out in the front yard like we do every year.

Zachary - 3rd Grade - Exploring Countries and Cultures
BMXer and Big Brother Extraordinaire

Emma - 1st Grade
Fashionista and Pre-Pre-Pre-School Teacher (see below)

Luke - Pre-Pre-Pre-School
Lover of all things cars and in charge of keeping mommy on her toes

Class Photo :)

Filling out Passport Applications (and coloring)

The kids filled out their passport applications today and submitted them to the passport office (mom and dad). They are being processed and the kids are expecting their passports back in a few weeks so they can start to travel to different counties and learn all about them.

We are so excited to start this exploration together in our Father's World!!!

1 comment:

Larae said...

love the pictures! sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun this year. Praying for you!