This year, I wanted to make their first day more memorable. We had made a personalized backpack for everyone in the family. It has the store logo and their name printed on the front. These were a little surprise for the monkeys who didn't get to see them until this morning. I also bought a few new supplies for each of them, a cool journal, some little medals to color that said "Super Star" and I had their laptops set out just so they remembered that those were new this year as well.
All in all, the morning went well. We eased into school a bit, just Language Arts and a tiny bit of Math. Mom slept about an hour total last night, so I woke us up at 8am instead of 7am (caffeine is both the bane and the basis of my existence). Tomorrow, we'll get up a little earlier and hit that grindstone a little more roughly. I'll have that crazy math DVD figured out and we'll do a little welcome to a new year writing as well.
Here are some photos:
|Here's what the table looked like when they came |
downstairs this morning.
|Here they paw through their stuff, checking it out. Neither of them are |
"morning people", so their excitement level was understated to say the least.
|Emma did get enthused when she saw that they|
each had their own set of highlighters in a little case.
She likes little more than to spend hours wasting the ink
of every highlighter in a 100 foot radius of herself
I found these little signs last week and was as pleased as the kids when I saw how well they turned out.
|My handsome Sixth Grader, Matthew|
|My third grade fashion plate, Emma|
|This is the face they make when Mom|
makes them put their arm around one
|Lily was LESS than enthusiastic about|
having school in the morning. She just
wished we would all be quiet and go
back to bed.
~make good choices