Ella is "off" to Kindergarten this year.
I have been exited and nervous at the same time to start school.
We had such a great year last year that I have been a bit nervous that this year will be difficult. You know... break me in a bit. Plus, I have a baby that isn't napping 24/7 anymore, so she is all about being right in the middle of our business.
When you homeschool, you don't have a real need for cute back packs or lunch boxes.
I did, however, buy Ella some new school supplies.
Nothing fancy, just something for her to be excited about.
She took some pictures in a new school outfit in front of our new school room chalkboard.
More on the new school room later...
Liam was stoked to be in the pictures. Can't you tell?
He did manage to put on a tie for the occasion.
Luckily, by the time we were finished with school for the morning, we hadn't had one melt down and Ella was begging for more school time! I would say that was a successful first day!
I spent quite a bit of time talking to my group of homeschool moms about curriculum.
I finally landed on A Beka for phonics (grade 1), Horizons for math (grade K), and Heart of Dakota's Little Hearts for His Glory.
Little Hearts is a Bible, history, and science curriculum that focuses on a Bilbical world view. There are a lot of classic books involved in the curriculum, which I like, because I am intrigued by the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling. I feel like the living books in this curriculum kind of get my toes wet with that style of learning.