When Cruz went to bed on Sunday night I did a little decorating. Here is our homeschool door.
Cruz's place setting for his first day of school breakfast
I shaped his like a letter "K" and added whipped cream, sprinkles, and mini M&M's
Cruz admiring his first day of school breakfast
After eating we took a few photos. Here he is outside our classroom door.
Doesn't he look excited!
Ben snapped this photo of me and Cruz before we headed off to start our morning.
I found this idea online and love it. I will have him write his name each month as a comparison to see how he is improving.
I am also doing a portfolio for him for the school year. I had him write the alphabet and will have him write it again a few times throughout the year as a comparison.
I love this self portrait he drew of himself on a skateboard. It just makes me smile!
His kindergarten questionnaire.
I plan to start our day with Bible. I am using Abeka this year as our Bible curriculum. Afterwards we do math. I chose Math-U-See for that.
Cruz doing a math worksheet on the first day of school.
Cruz helping me make fudge bars on Sunday afternoon. He LOVES for me to make them!
Next up was phonics (we are using Sing Spell Read and Write) and then we ended the day with a science lesson (Exploring Science by Elemental Science) .
We spent the afternoon resting and later swimming in their inflatable pool out back because it is miserably HOT here this week! For supper I cooked baked spaghetti because Cruz had said it was his favorite food in his questionnaire. We had bread and peaches to go with it.
Ben enjoying his supper that he calls gabetty (instead of spaghetti)
Afterwards we all pigged out on some chocolate chips cookies I had baked before supper. Yummy!
We took our normal evening walk and then spent some time reading before putting the boys to bed. We are in the middle of "My Father's Dragon" and the boys are loving it. I'll end the post with this picture of the dragon falling from the cloud that Cruz drew after we read Chapter 2.
Cruz asked me during the first day of class "mama, when I learn all of these letters and know my numbers to 100 will I be done with school" (as in forever). I just laughed and said "no, honey, you are only just beginning". He has no idea what lies ahead but I'm thankful that I get to be there with him every step of the way watching him learn, grow, and develop. What an amazing opportunity I have!