There was a lot less fan-fair for the first day of school this year. I didn't even take a single picture! Shame, shame! :)
We started right in on the Sonlight curriculum and I must say that I LOVE having the curriculum planned out for me! For some reason it makes me feel like I'm doing what I'm *supposed* to be doing because somebody else made it out. Ridiculous, I know... but true. :)
This year I decided I would start a habit of bringing the other two boys to the table and give them work to do as well. So far, so good! Witt is a great little student who just wants "more, more, more!" He loves to cut and color. Nathan really likes mazes. I have gotten MUCH use out of my subscription to Enchanted Learning already - totally worth the money!
Our second day of school was accompanied by Will's first sick day! Sore throat, sinus drainage, and a headache. We kept the day simple and I read from Charlotte's Web and we reviewed the comprehension questions.
The fever was still around on Wednesday and Thursday, but Motrin kept it at bay and we were able to forge ahead with some Astronomy and handwriting. We tackled the readers and read-alouds and made up Tuesday's sick day!
He even came to me on Thursday saying, "Mom, I know I'm still a little sick, but I feel well enough to do a little math I think." So you know what I did? Dropped everything I was doing and taught not one, but TWO lessons in math! (We're still in the review section so it's pretty quick.)
By Friday, the fever was gone and we just continued on with a regular school day.
It is already evident that the hard part of this year will be all the writing. I'm still allowing him to do many things verbally because of it. I figure that as long as his handwriting continues to improve and he understands the concepts we're going over verbally, we're on the right track.
It'll all come in it's own time. :)