Thursday, September 06, 2007

Day One Sixth Grade

We're probably the last of homeschoolers to officially start up, but we did just that today.

Bob woke me at the ungodly time of 6:30. Oh man, was it tough getting up that early. I showered and did my hair real quick then went to wake Thomas. He was awake! That early! He was getting dressed. Most importantly, he was in a fantastic mood. (Did aliens come into my house last night and steal my child, replacing him with a morning bird???)

After much debate over our breakfast dilema, we decided to go to McDonald's. Half the fun is being out and about instead of waiting for a school bus. Thomas had McDonald's hot cakes and I had an Egg McMuffin. Yum.

We started school at 7:45. In the morning. Thomas and I. Pinch me, I must be dreaming. Thomas worked hard today and he was cheerful to boot! He worked fast, too. I'm hoping that continues through the school year! By 9:30 we had done all of our language arts, which is a lot this year as that's the major focus, logic, reading, science, and US history. By 9:30 this morning we were both yawning and about to fall asleep standing up. So we snuggled up and put a SOTW CD in. We both passed out.

An hour later we both woke up and hit it hard again. We finished up math, I read aloud, and watched a show on United Streaming.

Bob came home, we all had lunch together. We watched another United Streaming show and Thomas is reading a book on Concord and Lexington.

Holy cow. This isn't like us!

I hope this early morning rising and hard working theme continues this year!


Kamrin said...

Wow~ I like to think that has to do with all the loving attention he has received over the years! One day my kids may want to "go to school" and I hope it goes as well!

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Sounds like you two are ready and raring to go!

It probably won't continue so perfectly, but the good start indicates that it will be a good year for you.

About your Spanish Dilema. What does Thomas say? If he is willing to continue with the streaming Spanish lessons, then you might want to continue, despite the geeky teacher. If he is turned off enough that he won't watch it, then you could go back to the textbooks. Make it his call. And give him some wiggle-room, too. 6th graders love additional independence.

Kate in NJ said...

We haven't "started" yet...P wants to wait until she is actually 5, everyone keeps telling her she will "go to school when she is 5",lol.