Every year I see people take these great "first day of school" pictures and I feel guilty, because the first day of school comes and goes and I didn't get that picture.
Sooo....this year I was determined to get a first day of school picture.
I did, kind of ....
BUT...we will call it
"First Day of School Picture on the Second Day of School"
It took us over 3 minutes to get a good picture. This was my first attempt. I actually took video without them knowing it of "trying to get the picture". It seriously takes them FOREVER to stand still! LOL! I tried uploading it, but our internet said it would take 600 minutes..crazy!
This was better.
Well, we started our homeschooling Tuesday and it went pretty well. We start out with family devotions at 7:30 which I really, really, really love!!!
One of the greatest advantages of doing this is that everyone's goal is to be dressed, beds made, and personal devotions finished before devotions start . I also love that Michael leads us in morning devotions. It puts us all on the right foot to start the morning.
Charity woke up dry, so we put her on the potty before devotions.
After breakfast, everyone is supposed to QUIETLY start school in the basement while Charity, Mercy, I run the vacuum and clean up the kitchen. When 7 kids go down to the basement QUIETLY does not always happen! :)
After my little preschool and Kindergartner help me upstairs, then I get them started downstairs on their school.
By the way, if you have small ones...let them help you vacuum, sweep, and clean up. It teaches them responsibility AND it keeps them out of trouble...messing up the entire house!
This is where I found Charity after I got Mercy started on school.
Mercy is writing in her Journal. Kindergarten!
Serenity working in her handwriting. 3rd Grade!
Can you tell Stephen likes to be organized? 4th Grade!!
I'm teaching Timothy Life Science this year...7th grade!!
Carissa was trying to ignore me... :) 10th grade!!
I interrupted Melody in writing her personification paragraph. :)
Sweet Autumn is in 11th grade. Hard to grasp that she will be graduating next year.
Happy School Year!
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.