I really don’t like change. I hate new routines although I enjoy the routine of school once we’re into it. All of this explains why I never make a very big deal of school starting. We just jump in with both feet as if we’ve already been going for a month, and this is nothing new.
Weeks ago I put everyone’s books out in their boxes, bought their binders and filled them with paper, filled out their homework books for the first week. All I had to do on the first day of school was hand out pencils and pens.
I would have put those in the boxes too, but they disappear so easily. I thought I should wait until we were actually doing school. I don’t know what your family is like, but ours seems to go through an inordinate amount of pencils and pens. Someone is always looking for one. I hide my own so they don’t turn up among the missing.
Here’s some pictures of how our first morning went. Yes, I said morning. Since we homeschool we tend to finish our formal schooling in the morning. Then the afternoon is open for reading and projects or lessons with Grandma. Just one of the many things I love about homeschooling.
How did your first day go?