Here we are on the first day of school.
See our shiny noses?
That's kinda a loose concept for us, the first day of school.
We are learning all the time.
And it doesn't always get written on the schedule.
I am very enthusiastic about this year. I have lists of things I can't wait to teach these children of mine. I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be learning things too.
Mostly how to be more patient.
The crew was ready. We had two extras.
Brothers make good extras.
Remember last year? When I was homeschooling six kids and a baby? For two weeks?
It's burned into my memory.
Five was enough for today.
Everyone was excited.
He put on a brave face though.
Her outlook is as fresh as the pages of her new composition notebook.
Soon enough he will be nine.
But give me just a second, Please?
The school day went like this:
Surprise, surprise, she was happiest about art.
We made moose puppets.
The puppet show they put on was very cute.
Then it got interesting.
Downhill to violent.
Soon verging on disgusting.
Thanks to our very informative library book about moose behavior.
Note to self: Skip over sections involving males fighting over females and males marking their territory.
It was M day.
Hence the moose.
Hence the macaroni.
As for the mess, alas, that happens no matter what day it is.
We had a little time outside.
Picking up the yard counts as recess, right?
Finding Cicada shells made a good science lesson.
I used to collect these, crush them up and call the resulting mess, "witches powder"
I'm sure my mom appreciated finding mangled pincers and severed claws in my little sister's hair.
I was only trying to make her disappear.
I didn't include this reminiscence in the science lesson.
The day went pretty well.
I was happy with our year's beginning.
It was bright and shiny.
Just like our noses.
But we can't always keep it all snapped up.
Just in case you thought we really had it all together.
A Little Smeary Sometimes In NE