Growin’-Up GirlPosted: September 5, 2013
The girl started kindergarten this week. We had our first day on Tuesday, after we dropped Sam off at school.
I offered to take her out for breakfast to kick off the new school year, but she wanted to wait.
“Let’s just go home, do my school, and then you can take me to get a donut when I am finished with my work. Like a treat!”
Okay, Baby Girl.
We have been keeping our work time at about an hour each day this week with math, writing and alphabet review. And we have been doing lots of reading together on the couch. Charlotte was a little bummed the first day when she realized that her “shows” aren’t part of the learning day, but she seems to be surviving without the TV!
Charlotte has her first class day (we call it co-op) for Classical Conversations (CC) on Friday, so next week we will be adding more time on to focus on our memorization work. Please click on the link if you’re interested in knowing more about CC. I was familiar with the Classical model before we even had kids, but the more Tim and I looked into it, the more we were convinced that CC was the right program for us. The mission of CC is Knowing God and Making Him Known. What could be better than that?
We’re only three days in, so I won’t pretend like we have it all down yet, but I am keeping in mind all the wonderful advice and wisdom I have received from my fellow homeschooling moms who are a little further down the road. We are keeping it light, and I am not stressing out about everything being perfect. We start each day with a Bible story and a prayer, that we will be good stewards of our “class” time, and that we will honor God with our work.
I’ll be writing more as the year progresses. I would love your prayers as I endeavor to teach Charlotte this year!