Back to a Routine

Turkey and Bunny will be starting their third week of First Grade today, and I think we’ve got our routine figured out. We have about an hour more of school each day than we did in Kindergarten, so we have school in the morning (Bible/Catechism, math, and language arts, including handwriting and spelling on the appropriate days) and then we have about an hour of school in the afternoon (history, geography, read-alouds, science, and electives on Wednesdays and Fridays). It’s been a bit of an adjustment, but all three of us are really enjoying the topics we’re discussing, and nobody seems to mind the extra hour of school work–Turkey and Bunny are usually begging for science each afternoon.

Moose started back to school today. He had just under two months off, as he had a month-long summer school session, and I know he’s happy to be back. We have to readjust our routine a little bit, to make sure everyone is dressed in time for him to get to school, but it’s not much different from what we were doing anyway.

So, everybody is back doing the things they’re supposed to be doing. I appreciate the sense of order routine brings, but I sure did enjoy our time off together!

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