Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First Day of School

School started on Monday. It took me up until the last free weekday of summer to get my planning finished, new school clothes found, new crayons rotated in, and pencil boxes filled.

Here is the happy crew, quite excited about starting a new school year. Rachel and Andrew are particularly excited about US Geography and Astronomy. We will be studying one state a week and besides doing map work we'll be reading books from each state, and cooking state foods as well!

Andrew had fun drawing an enormous picture this past week. The picture doesn't show how big it was. He was quite proud of it.

It does look fun -- maybe I'll try it one of these days.

The weather is still hot and I'm trying to get the kids to the pool at least 3 afternoons a week. It will be closed before we know it. We enjoyed a day at the fair yesterday and I must get around to posting pictures. We all love the fair.

Now it's time to get to bed and rest up for another day of school!


Em said...

I love how Andrew is already poppin his collar on his polo! :)

Anonymous said...

We're doing US Geography this year too! I'd love to know which books you'll be reading for each state.


Jessica said...

yay! keep a look out - i am working on a little maine package for you guys...might take me a little while as my life is about boxes everywhere right now...

Amy K said...

Where did you get the huge paper? Can you email and let me know?

And what a great idea about cooking state specific foods! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Heather said...

How fun! I looks like your school year is off to a great start! How did little Miss Laura take the change in routine? I'm sure she'll be very co-operative and a joy to have in your schoolroom!