Monday, August 23, 2010

The First Day of School

Blaze will be going with me to the school where I work on Mondays and Wednesdays because those are the days when DH has to work in the morning and can't watch him. So this morning was the first morning of that. It really was just a fun, non-academic day today, so that the kids could get used to being in school again.

Before school play time:

The trees from the elementary school play, Rumpus in the Rainforest, in their new home in the corner of the library/playroom:

The entire elementary school watched the movie, Pooh's Heffalump Movie and then talked about character traits of the various Winnie-the-Pooh characters and how to be good friends.


Blaze and I left the school at lunch time and went to the library before returning home to eat.
This was the first time I had tried making a muffin tin meal for Blaze and it was quite a success. I had seen pictures of muffin tin meals on several other homeschoolers' blogs. It's sort of like a stay at home, American version of a bento box lunch. Small portions of a variety of foods insures a well balanced snack or lunch. The unusual presentation makes it fun for the child.


While Blaze ate, I read aloud from a book about the creation of the universe.

After lunch he did a page of his math book and we played Sight Word Bingo.

I had planned to do an art project outdoors, but it's raining, so I've called our first day complete and Blaze is now watching a backyardigans movie that we checked out of the library.

It was a good day!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Looks like it was a FUN first day of school. I'm so surprised you've never made a muffin tin lunch'd have bet a million bucks you'd made them before! :)

Crafty Crow