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Monday, August 10, 2009

First Day of School

We had a G~R~E~A~T first day of school today! I was so thrilled. I let it be a low-key fun day based on our new materials, new schedules, new expectations, and new habits (mine and theirs). I focused my energy on gently correcting behavior (most of the day... this evening I blew a fuse... confession). The kids truly enjoyed the school day and so did I.

Tomorrow Cody goes back to work and I will squeeze in some of their academic studies and a new technique for behavior/character training called "Imitators of God" that I purchased through www.heavenlyhomemakers.com (download for $2.95). It is so cute, so go check it out (and look for her free downloads as well). Each of my kiddos will be growing their own "tater" patch in our school room. Hmmm.... maybe I need to grow one, too. I also will start them out with a new Accountability Chart. I am kind of marrying "I Did My Chores" with "Accountable Kids" and my own ideas and later I will try to do a post on it to let you know how it all goes. I love both those programs, but I am throwing them together to get it going quick, but without losing some of the concepts that I love about making them truly accountable for themselves. I do not have time or energy to waste on checking off chore charts and I want something they can do themselves with less guidance than some of the other systems.

Anyway, I am off to dig around in some of their academic studies and see what I can get organized for tomorrow. I can't wait to have some time to share some of the MAJOR changes I am going to make in our homeschool. I already don't grade or test, so it is not that simple.... yep. I am gonna definitely be one of those weird homeschoolers afterall.... details later.... keep you waiting a bit.... :) Yeah, today's theme for my multiple posts seems to be about those weird homeschoolers! :) Goodnight! If I get a chance I might do one more post tonight..... crazy me!! What an exciting day....

1 comment:

  1. you are so cute!!! I am glad you had a great day!!!!!! and...ummm...what is a "tater" patch??? Is that another one of those southern terms I seemed to not have learned my whole life living in the south??? :)


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