Monday, August 22, 2011

1st Day of our New School Year

The teacher and her students

Before you look at the 1st day of school pictures of the children, I want to let you know that they were given permission to wear whatever they wanted. I think this is a cute way to let their little personalities shine.

The 4th grader

The 3rd grader

The 1st grader

We had the children sit at the table after their pancake breakfast and hide their eyes while we grabbed their 1st day of school goody bags. The bags were filled with school supplies, bookworms (gummy worms), bubbles, punch ball balloons, and tootsie pops.

They really enjoyed their goody bags.

We headed out for a nature walk this morning, which is something we plan to do every Monday morning and hopefully a few more walks will pop up throughout the week. We found some Queen Anne's Lace, one of our favorites!

We spent some time at the dining room table doing some work, but my favorite part of the day was reading chapter one of "Little House in the Big Woods." The children got a kick out of what Laura and Mary used as a ball (a pig's bladder)! We also started our Lapbook to go along with our "Little House" studies today. I can't wait to share more with you as our lessons progress!

This week's Scripture memory is 1 Corinthians 10:31 - So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." Lord, may our school year bring you glory!


Jennifer said...

Just guessing from the clothes your children chose, they seem a bit like my kiddos. My oldest usually wears shorts and a t-shirt, my youngest almost always wears a dress; that dressy dress your little one picked out looks precious. Any my son also likes camo. I hope you enjoyed your first day. We did bookworms the first day, too, and it was a welcome surprise.

Heidi said...

You guys all look great (and so coordinated) for your first day!

Marie said...

Looks like a great first day! I love the way your older daughter held your younger daugther's hand in the picture. So very sweet! I wish my daughter had a sister :)