We're doing a K12 (free, online public school) sort of deal with Henry and Spencer this year. I'm way excited about it, and so are they. All the curriculum, books, manipulative math stuff, etc came on Spencer's birthday, and it took until yesterday to get it all organized.
And what else was there to do but START? It's sitting the shelves, they were dying to crack into it, and really, I need to use whatever enthusiasm I can squeeze out them!
Today was, therefore, our first official day of school.
I intended to take pictures, I really did, but it was a bit chaotic of day with lots of things mixed into our school day, and so at the very end of the day, I remembered pictures and then Spencer was much too busy jumping on the trampoline to be bothered.
So this is what I got:
I am the mother of a FIRST GRADER and a Kindergartener. I am overwhelmed with the duties ahead in the next year. There is a lot we're hoping to accomplish. And with two little brothers who are NOT keen to be ignored while I work through math with their big brothers, a baby girl coming any day who will be equally (if not more!) demanding of time and attention, I'm praying for help to make sure everyone gets what they need.
Because NEED runs rampant around here.
But I'm also grateful for the opportunity. Last year was... in a word... wonderful. I feel super confident in where the boys are as they start the year. We're ready to tackle new challenges, continue learning, yadayadayada.
It's pretty great.