Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to School!

Well, today marks the kids' first day of school! We started out the morning with Beth making a fresh batch of banana muffins (with a little help). She will be learning to make some different breakfasts the next couple months and maybe some easy lunches like Mac and Cheese. I think she is MOST excited about this! I'm hoping my girl loves to cook so she can take over for me! Cooking is not my area of interest! I try though, for the sake of my wonderful family. But it is a labor of love. Haha!

We started the day with learning the Pledge of Allegiance and then sat in our chairs. Everyone got handed their papers/books and went to work! Beth is digging into 2nd grade and I found while going through the books before hand that this year is going to be quite a bit harder. She will have twice as many spelling words a week and will be getting some writing assignments (which I will help with). Math will be a bit harder too and I am hoping she doesn't lose her love for the subject. It is her favorite so far.

Beth's reading has improved tremendously and reading through her school lessons is much, much easier! Yay for that!!

Nathan, was excited this morning too. I started him with some Kindergarten work but expect by the end of the year he will be doing some 1st grade lessons. Being born just before the cut off he was suppose to be in 1st this year (being almost 1 whole year younger than Beth was at that time). I chose to hold him back. He was not ready last year. This year I think he might just make up for it. :) Most of the kindergarten skills he knows, mainly we will be mostly catching him up on some pre-math and writing skills. His reading is also coming along!

Katie, did some preschool work with counting and showing her understanding of the words "more" and "fewer". She did pretty good! Also she did a little with her big and small letters. She's got them down pat! No worries there! Lol! Trying to work on her hand coordination with writing her letters, but I am not too concerned. She also has next year for preschool before entering Kindergarten the following one.

It was a great first day! Light days this week and next we go full bore!
Yay for school!! :)

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