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Today was our first day of school. It went okay. Josh and I had an orthodontist appointment this morning at 8:00 a.m. so that threw us off a little.
When we got back, I had one-on-one sessions with each child and went over their curriculum and such. Josh and Annette were the only two who could really get anything done, since they don't need me so much.
The four younger ones really didn't get any work done.
Brent, did have some preschool time with Lance. He had him trace a few pages, they worked on a craft and had recess time (in the rain). I thought it was nice of Brent to help keep Lance, busy.

We all took a break for lunch. We had Cream of Wheat. Something soft for Josh. His mouth is a bit sore from the new wire. I was going to read a chapter from our read aloud but wasn't able to after all. I printed out four chapters of The Burgess Bird Book for Children. Some how I printed out chapter one twice. I thought, no problem, I can print out the next chapter in a few minutes. Not! My printer wouldn't let me print for some reason. Unfortunately I wasn't able to read the second chapter.

Anyway, we got through day one here at Homeschooling6. It didn't go as well as planned but could have been worse. Part of the problem was I didn't have a schedule and I'm embarrassed to say I wasn't prepared teacher wise. Meaning, I didn't have all my teacher manuals out, ready to go.

To better help my school run smoother tomorrow, I made a schedule.

8:00 Bible with all the children
8:30 Phonics with Ethan
9:00 Math with Caleb & Brent
9:30 Phonics with Lance
10:00 Math with Josh
10:30 Math with Ethan
11:00 Phonics Road with Caleb & Brent
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Spelling with Josh & Annette
1:30 Math with Lance
2:00 Clean up, ask mom questions etc.
2:30 Quiet time. All children in their rooms
4:00 Free time

Hopefully the schedule will keep us on track. Of course it's give or take a few minutes here and there =) I guess I should call it more a guideline for us. I will have to post a picture of our schedule. My camera is in the car or hubby has it, so no pictures today.


  1. Linda, I think that was a pretty good first day. Consider that in school they are just taking attendance, passing out paperwork, and just beginning to start a schedule.

    You got an appt, a chapter of a read aloud, and two of your children got some work done, not to mention schedules that were made. All in all, I call it a good day! :)

    Trust me, I started week 4 today and still felt frazzled, but every day I sort of figure out something else that will make my week easier.

    :) :) :)

  2. You did better than I did...LOL. We only did math and Bible!! And just doing that small amount we already had bad attitudes and sassiness... ~sigh~

  3. Your first day sounds like mine...appointments and getting started.

    your schedule sounds a lot like mine, too...language arts, boing! math, boing! language arts, boing! Jumping around between the 2 subjects :) You'll find your groove soon :)


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