Well... we actually did it. Started back with school in the middle of summer. I mean, who does that really???
Our first day was a big success. The kiddos were very enthusiastic to see the new materials on the shelf. However, I did have to slow their roll and remind them that I would not be presenting anything new for a few weeks. We are spending some time reviewing while I get Nito transitioned into the Primary "classroom". He is quite the eager little fella and will make quite the student.
All summer long, Bubs has talked about how he was going to do the water and wine presentation, but the first thing he pulled off of the shelf was water colors!
Nito went straight into gluing, because, what is more fun than getting your fingers all sticky and then touching all of the other materials?
He did move on to more serious work like the brown stairs and dishwashing. His first presentation went smoothly. I was very impressed with his concentration level.
As you can see (sort of) in the background, I have rearranged the classroom since my last post. I also have some empty shelves because new materials are in the mail. Also, because T-man is around.
This is what the true classroom looks like when T-man is awake and on the prowl. Bubs is being so patient with him while he is trying to do dishwashing. T-man thinks it is like the bath tub and is splashing bubbles and water all over the floor! Don't worry though, Nito is not too far behind with a towel to clean up the floor. He actually enjoys doing it.
In the two pictures above, Bubs is planting fruit seeds. The kids had this grand idea to plant cherry, lemon, and apple seeds and see what happens. I'll keep you posted throughout the year to see if any seedlings pop up. (You might have to check back in like 5 years to find out if any other them turned into an actual tree!!)
Bubs had quite the busy morning, moving from sensorial, to practical life, to language. In the picture above, he is weighting the baric tablets. He uses his fingertips to decide which is heavier. He got them all right! (I even struggled to get them right last year when I was "practicing".)
Nito ended the morning with his own rendition of "Twinkle twinkle" on the recorder. It was veeery loud. Thankfully T-man was awake from his nap.
By the way.....if you noticed, there were no pictures of Kui. She was not feeling well today. I'm sure there will be a lot from her coming soon :)