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Monday, September 08, 2008

1st day of School

Today is the 1st of school. I was up early and made blueberry muffins from scratch. Yum!!! This is a tradition. We always have blueberry muffins on the 1st day of school. This has been the tradition since Penny's 1st day of Kindergarten.

In this 1st picture you can see the kids are looking a little tired. They were up earlier than they have been all summer.

This year is a big year for us. I am teaching to both grades. In the past I taught to Penny's level and Daniel just had to get what he could from it. Except for Math and Language arts that is.... Anyway this is what we are learning about this year.

Daniel- 2nd grade
Bible-learning about how wonderful Jesus is
History- introduce U.S. history study key figures such as Columbus, Washington, Ben Franklin, Lincoln and many others.
Learn about patriotic symbols such as the U.S. flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Bell.
Intro to U.S. geography with a brief trip through all 50 states
Science-we will be exploring the fascinating world of science-stars, weather, plants, animal, atoms, energy, gravity, friction, sound, computers, and much more.
Music-Patriotic Music and Tchaikovsky
Primary Language Lessons

Penny-8th grade
- survey of The Civil War and WWII
Pre Algebra

Penny doing a bible lesson

Daniel doing a French lesson


auntibeck said...

I am so proud of you all! I can hardly believe Penny is now an 8th grader. I heard a beautiful testimony of her sweet spirit from last Wednesday night--I'll have to tell you about it tonight!

Do well no. 1 & no. 2 grandchildren!!

Belle Etoile said...

I remember always hating having to get up so early on the first day of school (I feel their pain). By now they're probably well into their studies and learning French quite fluently. Can't wait to hear what they've learned when we come to visit.