Monday, August 23, 2010

salute for second grade

Yesterday we started school and I must say it was a pretty good start. I mean, you have to factor in the fact that brains have been on summer vacation (mine included) and it takes a little bit of effort to get back on a schedule. I always like to look back at our previous first days. We always take a photo at our front door. Not that I thought it would be the same front door for all of school, but it did hit me that we have a different front door on a different house this year. And it almost made me sad. Almost.

Do all kids get ridiculously silly during photo time?

I finally got them to stop giggling for a few seconds to capture these...

And since we have a new front door, that means we also have a new school room so I thought I would share!



We are really enjoying having a room just for school and it is right off of the kids' rooms. Our previous one can be seen here.

And since people often ask what curriculum we use, I'll tell you:

Math :: Saxon 3
History :: We are combining Story of the World 2 with Mystery of History 2. This year we are starting a timeline book and I am so excited!
Spelling/Vocabulary :: Spelling Workout and Wordly Wise

Ok, well I have some cinnamon bread to go check on...

13 comments:

kristi said...

i LOVE these pictures! i think i have seen you make lucy's sassy face. ;) xo

sew nancy said...

The pictures are adorable. It sounds like you are off to start an exciting new school year.

Stephanie Breuner said...

Have a fun year! The room looks great! I remember admiring the poster of the state bird and flowers. Can you tell me who makes it?

thefabledneedle (jen) said...

yay for school! the kids are so adorable, i guess they are excited to start? i love your classroom - it makes me want to learn too! :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Hi Amy...your kids are adorable. Mine start school right after Labor Day. It is a new thing...routine. I have to admit I kind of like getting back into a regime. Makes me feel more productive. Your school room looks perfect:)

Bitterbetty said...

You and all the other home-school moms are so inspirational.
Didn't do it, but often wonder what kind of difference it might have made.
I''d love it if I got to go to class in a room so wonderfully inviting as that.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Adorable!! I have a 2nd grader too.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

So cute! Love your little dude's shirt.

Lissa said...

You have such a nice school room. We start next week. I'm not quite ready for routine.

Elizabeth said...

They have gotten so big! I'm always impressed when people home school. Love the new class room :)

mary anna said...

So proud of you! Your classroom is as inviting as the one you admired in the magazine! Oh, those babies!

Lorajean said...

Love you school room :) If you don't mind giving a novice home-schooling mom some tips I'd love any pointers you may have. :)

girlonaroof@gmail.com said...

Amy, I love these pictures. Larkin is looking so much like Michael, so grown up.

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