"The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit. In the procreation and education of children it reflects the Father's work of creation." (CCC2205)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy first day of school!

Yes, we start back a good 2 weeks after most school systems. Meh -- we'll do what we want -- and we want to go on vacation first -- so we do!

Today was our official first day back -- the big changes are adding Latin to our lessons and adding a new Kindergartner -- that means I have someone who needs my undivided attention for at least an hour, so she gets to start lessons before her sisters -- and then gets to go play -- and come back to hang out with us when we cover history, science or art. 

Today my Little e did all her core lessons (phonics, math, reading, handwriting) as well as science with the big girls -- and did her Five in a Row unit study book of 'Night of the Moonjellies' which she REALLY liked. We've used that unit study for each of the girls in the K year, and it's always a hit. 

M and R started 4th grade well -- just starting with math (a new harder book, but so far, so good) and learning cursive. I think today's favorite was our lesson in Latin. 

And Big E started 7th grade -- with the math book of her nightmares -- but she did so well at it. I wish she didn't think she was bad at math -- I know she can do it!

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