PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 1 & 2 a Success!

Lily did great with her first day of school yesterday at RECA. She was exhausted when I picked her up. I'm sure it was a very big stretch for her and it'll be an adjustment for all of us. Today was her first homeschool (homestudy) day. After Griffin went down for his morning nap we started off with devotion time (the prodigal son) and prayer. Then we got right into numbers and counting, the letter "Ii," handwriting, drawing, writing her name, learning about what her name means, and reading the passage in Matthew where Jesus talks about "lilies." Schaeffer got in on the action and stayed right with us the whole time. He's learning to count to 10. If he stays with us the whole time he might learn to read by age 4. There was a bit of arguing over crayons and paper, but everyone did great listening and following directions. I'm praying that we have a lot of homeschool days like today!

And to top off my day, I cleaned out toys (and some junk because my daughter is a horrible packrat!) out of Lily and Schaeffer's rooms. I was able to do some rearranging, decluttering, sorting, and dusting. Yay for productive days!

5 comments:

ScrappinAway said...

I am so glad you are posting about how school is going. I am hoping to enroll Shelby Lynn into a similar program here in VA. I am still a little scared about doing the homeschool aspect of it, I don't want to fail her. It is scary thinking that her education is in my hands, but exciting too! I can't wait to follow along on your journey! Congratulations on a great start!

Kristy said...

So glad Lily had a great first day and that you all had a great second day!

Staci said...

YEAH Lily! So great to hear Emily!!! I know you are proud of her!

Emily said...

Pam, you have not failed SL up till now so what in the world makes you think you could fail her with her education?! You will do wonderful. You are her mom and you know best. Best of luck!

ScrappinAway said...

Emily thanks for the encouragement! We have been doing some preschool activities this week that have gone really well...will blog about it this weekend, so I am definitely encouraged!