Wednesday, August 20, 2014

First Day of School 2014

We don't exactly follow the public school calendar, we just go with the flow.  We sometimes take breaks when kids are in school and we sometimes school when they are on break.  We also do educational activities on and off all summer, though I had too much of the first trimester blahs for us to do enough to be considered year-round.  So we had an official First Day to help us ease back into things.  This year we have a 2nd grader (grade levels are required on the NOI, so we have to declare one every year anyway) and an unofficial Kindergartner!

Our First Day isn't anything spectacular, just more to recognize the fact that we're transitioning back into a bit more structure and routine.  We actually take a vacation in September, so August is usually still pretty slow for us, but it's more intentional once we have our First Day.

All we did this year was take a few pictures, complete a First Day Interview, work on an upcoming review and together we did a few short lessons from our first row.  (We're trying out Five in a Row, if you missed our curriculum post.)

If you know our Emory, you know the title of that book pretty much sums this kid up!

Interview Highlights

Elliott - 2nd Grade
His favorite color is still red, he wants to work in a LEGO store when he grows up, his favorite thing about himself is that he's the oldest kid, and he wants to do geography this year.

Emory - Kindergarten
When he grows up he wants to be a ninja turtle, something he really likes is eating, and something he really doesn't like is green peppers.  When asked what his favorite thing about himself he laughed:  "I don't know what my favorite thing about myself is, because I am myself!"

Reminds me of the Dr. Seuss quote "Today you are you!  That is truer than true!  There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"

You can read more First Day posts on Be the One.  First Day signs are from One Sweet Party and First Day Interviews are from Positively Splendid.   

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1 comment:

  1. Really cute kids!! May you have a blessed year and a fun time in kindergarten. :-) Thanks for linking up.