Yesterday, I decided that we were going to have our first official day of homeschool preschool. Okay, so it does not really require much, but my daughter has been asking about school a lot lately. She was given a backpack by our neighbors a couple weeks ago and since then she has been playing school every day. When she woke up and I told her it was her first day of homeschool she jumped up and down with glee! My husband and I have been talking to her about the idea of homeschool, which she seems to be pretty eager to begin.
For our “first official day” we started with a delicious breakfast, scripture reading and then read a chapter out of The Boxcar Children. We began reading the book recently and Myra has taken well to the book. With just a chapter a day, we have been slowly reading our way through it. I’m surprised with how well she pays attention and that she asks to read more! Just shy of three and we’re almost done her first chapter book, perhaps we’ll move on to Pippi Longstocking next or Alice In Wonderland. Any suggestions?
After cleaning up from breakfast, the kiddies got dressed. I had set aside some new outfits for them for the “first day of homeschool”. Wearing a brand new outfit on my first day of school was always a treasured memory. Some how it made me feel a little more confident. Obviously, being homeschooled is a bit different, but I wanted to keep with that tradition. Do you ever do the new outfit for the first day you start back?
Once we were bundled up (it was pretty chilly here), we went for a walk around the block.
We stopped to smell the flowers, little Reid got nose to petal with this one.
And then we paused to watch the birds flittering among the branches.
Myra was not feeling her best, so after awhile our walk turned into a wagon ride.
When we got home it was lunch time, then the
three of us *ahem* I whipped up some cookies, the kids mostly licked the batter. Myra did help pour ingredients in and stir. They went for a nap while the cookies were in the oven and when they woke up it was snack and reading time again.
That was it. The rest of the afternoon consisted of them playing while I folded laundry and got supper started.
What does your routine look like? Did you start back yesterday or earlier? Is the first day back exciting, difficult, anticipated?