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Monday, August 6, 2012

First Day of 2012/13

First day of school at Oak Creek Academy has come to a close; we're winding down with an episode of Star Trek Voyager!  Here is some glimpses into our day!
 One of many different "First Day of School" treats I'd
seen on Pinterest; also one of the easiest to make.

 Had seen these Cheeze its while picking up
other things for our first day.  Let the creative
juices flowing for the wording.

 Hello dollar bin at Wal-mart!  Lots of candy labeling posting
at Pinterest so it was easy to make something for candy.

 Here is most of Thing One's "new school day" loot!
He tends to get stuff in blue.

 The green version for Thing Two.

 Total impulse purchase!  Green and blue, how could I say
no to these!  Boys seemed to enjoy them too.

 Close up of shirts for physical educations!  The boys
were shocked that it didn't say Oak Creek Academy.

 Thing One's close up.  His sign says,
Oak Creek Academy
2012/13 School Year
Well Hello 7th grade
I'm ready to build a great year!

Thing Two:
Oak Creek Academy
2012/13 School Year
Watch out 4th grade ~
I'm ready to knock it out of the park!!

 Really getting tired of the photos and
ready for school.

 One more close up!

The day itself went fairly well.  They breezed through math, got through grammar and spelling (both a little shocked that we're doing formal spelling again!  Oh well kids get over it!).  Probably the best portion for both boys was mentioning it was time for Five in a Row and Beyond Five in a Row.  I didn't quite get to letting them ordering which books were first, second and so on like I'd planned, however it all worked out.  When I told Thing Two we were rowing "Roxaboxen", he was totally excited.  As always, he said it was his "favorite" and went off to get the book and manual for me.  He enjoyed doing some map work of the Southeast.  When it was Thing One's turn, I gave him a choice of the three books we had not covered in Volume Three of Beyond.  He was excited to row "Cricket in Time Square"; we read it about 5 years ago for a different curriculum and he was eager to read it again.  We spent about half an hour "exploring" some aspects of New York City.  He was excited by all this enough, he wants to write a report at the end of the week.  We'll see on this one.  Thing One even asked for more school.  UGH is all I thought, it's one day down and I already want a break (didn't sleep well last night and felt very exhausted after covering the basics).

The fall out from a crazy day and crazy school day when
no "margin" was planned for.  REALLY need to remember
that one later.  It's not such a good thing to have things stacked
that we can't clean up afterward.

The house was left as above, we got ready to zip out for Monday's therapy, briefly filled Kevin in on thoughts for dinner, and headed out.  Got home almost three hours later to a house smelling of dinner!  Thankful for a husband that likes to cook!

Feet are up, winding down, and looking forward to a better nights sleep.  Bring on day 2!!!

1 comment:

  1. Today was our first day of school too! Too bad I didn't think to do the cookie thing, what a cute idea.