The first day

Grainy phone picture will have to do until the infamous SD card is found!

I’m tempted to say “we survived!”  And while we did, the only triumph was that we survived the day, not necessarily the homeschooling part.  We had planned on only “doing school” during No. 2’s nap time (about 1:00 – 3:00ish).  But, No. 1 was just too excited, so we started at 8:45.  It worked well since Mr. Pencil is home/awake on Monday mornings (he works nights), so he was able to occupy No. 2 when she needed it.

The part that we amazingly survived is that No. 1 started with a cold on Saturday, and was about the same Monday morning.  She was feeling fine so we went ahead with school.  She plugged along happily and kept wanting to do more and more.  By the last activity, however, she was starting to look kind of run down and said she was sleepy.  Turns out she had 103.1 fever that went up to 104.2 a little while later!  Poor little sweetie!  It was a good thing we did school in the morning after all!  She hung out on the couch all day, and by “hung out,” I mean she stayed in one position and slept and watched TV!  Thankfully, she was feeling much better by morning and was back to her sweet self!

We are using the Letter of the Week curriculum from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  I really can’t say enough about Erica’s site, curriculum and Erica herself!  If you have a question, she is very quick to respond and is just so nice!  You just really have to check out her site.  She has gobs of information and resources that I love to browse through.  So far we are loving the Letter of the Week activities.  For now, this our schedule.  We’ll go with it for a while and see if we want to make any changes.

Our Basic Schedule:

Morning Board
~Pledge of Allegiance
~Days of the Week Song
~Date Cards
~Yesterday was _____, Today is _____, Tomorrow will be _____
~Season
~Weather and Weather Graph
~My Info
~Shape of the Week
~Time on Clocks

Letter of the Week Song
Daily Learning Notebook
Read library book that corresponds to our week’s letter
Actual Schoolwork

A whole post dedicated to our Morning Board is in the works, so come back soon for that!

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