Today was the first day of our homeschool year. We’ve been “out of school” since May, so it’s good to be back. The day went awesomely, if I do say so myself. It started with a bagel breakfast at Panera Bread. They don’t look happy about it all, do they?
We visited the library and picked up some DVDs and books related to what we’ll be studying the next few weeks. We also stopped by their book cellar and bought some older textbooks that will provide good, solid learning opportunities in the future. By the way, the textbooks were only $2.30 for both; you can’t beat that! While in the car the kids started watching the historical DVD series Liberty Kids that I purchased based on a recommendation from another homeschooling mama. I have to say that I’m impressed with the storyline so far. The complete series is only $5 and it’s definitely worth it. The kids also started watching a movie on bees, which is the focus of the first unit study we’ll do this year. B has been fascinated by bees lately, so I thought starting out the year with something he already had an interest in would be a good thing.
To round out the day, I sat down with B and went over how our year will roll. We talked about the subjects we’ll cover, our vacations and other days off, his extracurricular activities and the goals for the year. He seemed pretty excited, which is always a good thing! Afterwards he watched this “how to” for drawing a robot and made this:
How cool is that?! He’s such the artist. We subscribed to the YouTube channel too because it pretty much rocks. Definitely do so if you’re so inclined. Oh, and we just didn’t get to take “official” first day of school pictures. Tomorrow we will, though.
Well, that was our day. I hope your Saturday went well!
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