Monday, August 17, 2009

First Day of School

Hey Everybody,

I thought you might be interested to see what the first day of school looked like at my house last week.

David started his DIVE cd for his Algebra I class. You don't want to know my history with Algebra. Suffice it to say that I am well acquainted with it. I took it twice in high school (not what you think! My B's in Algebra I and Algebra II were standing in the way of scholarship opportunities, as well as admission into the smart people's club at my high school. I cannot even remember the Greek name of the smart people's club now, but at the time, it seemed eternally significant. :) Tracey R., you read this blog faithfully--comment and tell me what the name of it was!) I even took Algebra in College. Oh me. Do I remember any of it? So, I praise God for the DIVE cd to go along with our wonderful Saxon Math curriculum.

Derek with George, our homeschooling dog. :) Derek would much rather be outside than inside, and there's nothing like diagramming sentences out on the porch! (Kris will love Derek's T-shirt!) The other reason Derek is outside is because our scholarly pooch was about to eat the guy who had come over to give us a bid on our leaky roof! So far, it is a pretty typical first day of school!
Except for this:

Yeah, is this an indication of what her year is going to be like? Danya was shooting a promo video for our umbrella school. Lights, camera, action...and me listening out in the hallway. She was asked lots of questions about her family, homeschooling, and how being a part of our umbrella school had given her the best of both worlds. And oh--it really has! From playing basketball (and winning the conference title her freshman year) to tutorials that gave her the benefit of superb instructors for advanced math classes, foreign language, and chemistry, to field trips and football games, this kid has not missed a thing.
Have you started school yet? No matter how you educate your kids, I'd love to know what your first day was like! Let's all remember to start, end, and live each day this school year in prayer for our kids.



My ADHD Me said...

Homeschooling...You truly have more patience than I do. I just couldn't do it.

I think our schools start later than most this year, September 9.

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Wow, that is late! I would like starting late, but I would still want to be finished by the end of
April! LOL!

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

LOL The first thing I noticed about that picture was Derek's shirt. ;-) Looks like it's going to be a good year.

I'd be curious to hear what you think of SOS Algebra. I got Teaching Textbooks for Brianna, but we started with Pre-Algebra since she's in 8th grade. I'm now thinking it's way too easy for her (shocker since it's math!), so I'm planning to have her just take the chapter tests until we get to new material.

I sincerely hope TT Algebra is more challenging -- not hard, mind you, but enough to feel that it's on par with other Algebra courses.

Parsley said...

We started homeschool the first week in August.

We have homeschooling dogs too...6 of them!

Kelsey said...

Looks like the first day of school started out good. I actually have the same t-shirt as Derek, only mine's purple. :) I love that shirt, other then whenever people actually take it seriously, that is, lol.

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