First day

I don’t write here much anymore, but I like doing a DITL post on our first day. It serves as sort of a homeschooling scrapbook and allows me to look back and see how our days have evolved.

Brady woke up at 4 this morning asking to open his schultüte and start his schoolwork (I am not the only one whose favorite holiday is the first day of school, it seems). I pulled him into our bed for a cuddle instead and he went back to sleep until the much more reasonable hour of 9am.

Then there was schultüte opening

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Breakfast

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And the traditional first day picture

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Before we started in earnest with handwriting

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Grammar

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Vocabulary

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Literature

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World history over an early lunch

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A geography lesson on reading maps

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Duolingo (French this year) and kitty snuggles on the balcony

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Then creative writing

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And a lesson on algorithms

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With daddy followed by his daily chore

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All told it took us roughly 2.5 hours start to finish. I deliberately planned a light schedule on Mondays to ease us into the week, but I think Tues-Fri should be more like 3-3.5 hours. That will be split up, though, as I’ve gone back to work full-time and that means splitting teaching duties between myself, my husband, and our part-time nanny.

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It’s definitely new, but I think it will be good for Brady to be exposed to different teaching styles and I found good, solid, user-friendly curricula to keep things consistent as well.

So that’s what we’re up to this year. How are things in your homeschool?

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