Tuesday, September 9, 2008

1 week down, 35 (or so) to go

we have successfully made it through the first week of school. last tuesday, september 2nd, was our first day. it was totally unplanned since i didn't have her curriculum yet. however, she wanted to do some "homework" that day so i decided to start school. thanks to nicole, i found some great stuff online for her to do on tuesday and wednesday.

her curriculum arrived in the mail on thursday the 4th, so we've been in full stride since then. i hadn't planned on doing half of the stuff i'm doing with her, but she's so eager to learn and is enjoying everything.

she usually calls me "teacher" in school (her idea, not mine) and occasionally "mom." but the other day after completing a paper said, "how does this look mrs. kern?" lol... that one better not stick because i don't like being called mrs, especially by my own daughter!

i am really enjoying homeschooling. it's so fun to see your child excited about learning. the only thing i don't like is that there is SOOOOO much stuff online. i have spent the last week printing everything from activity pages, to crafts, to books, etc. i'm going to have to limit my looking at educational stuff online because i haven't gotten to bed before 2am this past week!

i don't have any pictures of samantha at "school" yet, so for now i'll leave you with her latest in fashion. thankfully, this phase died after the second day and thankfully we didn't have to go anywhere those two days!!


A day in the life of the Simmons said...

I am glad you are enjoying yourself! I still have yet to start Baylee with her preschool.. I am shooting for today or monday.

Heather said...

Hey Samantha,
I love your fashion sense. I can't believe your mom wouldn't take you anywhere looking like that. She used to wear a purse on her head!! :) Love ya Erin!

Nicole said...

I'm glad she's loving school! We didn't get off to a complete start last week and then with the funeral this week things have been slow too. Oh well, she's learning quite a bit more about life than I could teach her anyway!

I love the fashion statement. Aren't 5 year olds great? :D

ben and erin said...

heather, at least she doesn't have a half purple half red dress. i wonder if mom has a picture of that..... or the purse.... lol

Jessica said...

I am cracking up about that style she had going on for 2 days! haha

Oh and the purple and red thing you are refering to sounds like something a member of the "red hat society" would wear on a Monday! hehe