First Day of School 2018

We have officially begun the 2018-19 school year!

Our first day of school is pretty much the same from year to year…the children get their new workbooks, and open their schultüte:

We do a little work (today that included religion, foreign language, and reading time):

And then build our first day of school Lego set…this year, it’s the Hogwarts Great Hall!

Tomorrow we’ll get into more serious work, but for today, we mostly had fun!

Schultüte 2018

Another first day of school means another opportunity to put together schultüte for my students! This year, in addition to the standard crayons, glue, candies, pens, and pencils, I went with a Harry Potter theme, and added a pin and a Lego minifig to each cone.

The children were very excited, because they each received a unique minifig, which is pretty hard to accomplish with blind bag items!

I’m always happy we added this tradition to our first day of school celebrations…it’s so much fun!

Summer School 2018

This summer has been super busy, but we still made some time for summer school. Not as much as I would have liked (we didn’t get to nearly as much of the book stuff as we usually do!), but we did get to go on some really cool field trips. We saw some great medieval illuminations, visited Medieval Times, and went to an event at the St. Louis Science Center. We also got to hear a Renaissance quartet sing, tried some medieval recipes, and created our own shields.

As for the stuff we didn’t get around to…well, we’ll be studying the medieval period in history this year, so we get another chance. Maybe we’ll even get around to the other craft project I had planned at some point!