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Our First Day of School

on September 10, 2012

My little ones, Isaiah and Lily, on their first day of school.

Today we started our new school.  We have been traditional homeschoolers for the last two years, but this year we decided to do something a little different.  We enrolled in an online charter school.  I was a little reluctant at first because I have never had anyone else involved in their education, and I am not a mama who gives up rank easily.
But, aside from the fact that this school pays for my kids to go to karate, it also creates the curriculum for me.  I realize this would be a red flag to most homeschooling parents, but I have never been that confident in my ability to design curriculum, so having someone else do the dirty work for me is a great relief.
Anyways, the day couldn’t have gone better.   Well, maybe if my toddler had kept his underwear on and didn’t play in the bathroom sink so much.  Yeah, that would have been an improvement.  But the big kids did great!  Not only did they start a completely new school than what they are used to, I introduced a new schedule and chore chart today.  Nothing like a triple threat Monday.  🙂
They took it like champs.  They stayed focused and on task during school, which was honestly more than I expected.  Of course, the mid-day Just Dance 3 break didn’t hurt.  😉  They finished almost all their chores…hey, it’s the first day so I cut them some slack.  And we stayed ahead of schedule most of the day!  This is a first for us, I assure you.
All in all, it was a fantastic day, and I couldn’t have asked for the first day to go any better.
I am very much looking forward to the progress they will make in this new program.  They really love it and I could tell, just in the first day, that they are going to do amazing!
Happy homeschooling, everyone!


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