Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Bumpy First Week Back

We started our new school year a week and a half ago. We got off to a rough start, and as a result I'm calling our first three days "orientation". :)

Part of the problem was that I started things up again after only one week after returning home from our trip out west. I soon realized that I needed more time to regroup and get things situated, but I plunged ahead anyway because people were getting restless without a routine.

This week things went more smoothly, but we are still finding our daily rhythm. I'll let you know when we've found it entirely. :)

Here are some pictures of our annual "First Day of School" breakfast/brunch/lunch at IHOP. Our kids could eat there for
weeks on end without getting tired of it.

A little bit of menu art

Remember the bumpiness I mentioned?

It's all good now.

We are having a blast with a unit on rocks and minerals, and we've taken a couple of neat field trips too.
More on all that to come!


  1. I'm glad to hear that other "experienced" homeschool moms can have rough starts too! :) I'm new to this whole thing this year and am struggling a bit to find what works for our family.. but it's still been good and I know I'll get there eventually!

  2. I'm glad to know that even "experienced" homeschool moms can have rough starts too! :) This is my first year to homeschool and it has been a little hard to find what works best for our family... it has been good, though and I know I'll get it figured out eventually!


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