The school day went off without a problem. We had a special first day of school breakfast and then dug into our school work. We started reading Uncle Wiggily Animal Bedtime Stories today as our read-aloud book, and it was so fun to start our day with that. If you haven't read it and have young children, I recommend getting it. There are many great lessons to be learned in these simple, fun, short stories.
Ava also did some school work today. She is creating an ABC journal with pictures for each letter of the alphabet. She drew pictures of an apple and of herself, since she is "Ava", and she "wrote" her name. It looks nothing like any letter in the English alphabet, but I wrote underneath it what it was supposed to say. It should be a fun keepsake for years to come.
We have chosen a Bible verse as our theme verse for this school year. It comes from Ezra 8:23 and says "The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to Him." We will be looking to Him throughout our school year and forever, and we know that He will continue to bless us. We'll all be working to memorize this scripture this week.I hope that all of my other homeschooling friends had (or will have if you haven't started yet) an equally successful start to the new school year. I can't wait to hear about it!