Let me tell you, the day started a little rocky with one of my students giving me some attitude. Not the way I wanted to begin a new school year. I allowed a "do over" and things went on more smoothly.
We started the day with history. This is our first year using Tapestry of Grace (which will combine history, literature, geography, and some church history for us this year) and I am fully aware of the "four week" fog most people experience as they try to implement it for the first time. But, I have a question...since I am doing each "week" in two weeks, does that mean I will have 8 weeks of fog? Anyhow, we are studying the Middle Ages this year (yeah!) so we read a bit about the Fall of the Roman Empire and Attila the Hun attacking Rome. We also got out the atlas so we could see the area we are going to be working on this year. Then they spent some time creating a notebook cover for their binders. They spent a lot of time doing this. They like crafty type stuff.
On to math...Magnus is finishing up level B of Right Start. We are behind due to starting it mid-year last year, but we'll get caught up.
Thane is starting Level A this year and is very excited about dong math this year.
Language Arts was next...Magnus completed a lesson in his Growing with Grammar book, reviewed spelling rules with me, and did three pages in ETC learning about compound words. Thane started Sing, Spell, Read, and Write today. He worked on some pages that asked him to pick which one is different and to follow instructions. He also worked in his Get Ready for the Code book (we are finishing it up from last year).
In the afternoon, we headed to our charter school for Magnus' first science class. They are going to be learning about the different ecosystems as well as most of the animal groups. Looks like they will be covering a lot of material before Christmas break. After class, he told me he has already made a new friend. I am so thankful to have the chance for them to be in a safe classroom setting with other homeschoolers.
All in all, I think it was a productive day. I jumped in with both feet and didn't drown!