Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First day of school

We have started our school year! Because everyone else will be posting pictures of their first day (new backpacks, new outfits, new teachers, etc.), I thought we would take some pictures of what our first day looks like.
No new outfits here. Well, Caroline IS wearing a new pair of hand-me-down jeans and a shirt that our friend Emma gave her. They were all very excited about their new school supplies though. I bought them each a crate and a box for their own school supplies. Hopefully, we can all keep a pencil longer than one day if they have a place they can put them.
We are starting the year for Joseph and Caroline by finishing up a couple of units that we didn't  make it through last spring. Joseph is doing a science unit on cells, a literature unit (Moving Beyond the Page) on poetry and beginning algebra (Life of Fred). Caroline is doing the same science and literature units and she is starting 5th grade math (Teaching Textbooks).
 Libby started her new level for everything. She is starting a unit on the fifty states and she also has poetry (different unit) and fourth grade math (Teaching Textbooks).
So far, so good! Joseph is very excited to be doing Algebra this year and he loves Life of Fred. We will work hard to finish these units quickly so we can move on to the 11-13 level for Joseph and Caroline.

Looking over assignments for the day.

What Joseph does during his down time. 


Reading poetry.
 Math on her own computer (with last year's literature stacked in the background).

Lab time.
 Wanting to have lab time.

1 comment:

carrie dillon said...

Nice! We received our 10-12 curriculum yesterday and Willow was so excited! We have our space all ready and are starting in a few weeks--thanks to you, we have almost all the books too! I love seeing what you are doing and really appreciate all your advice and insight into MBtP. We do LoF too, but pair it with Math Mammoth--I'm not too familiar with TT. Hope your year is off to a great start. :)