A happy heart makes the face cheerful...Proverbs 15:13

Monday, August 1, 2011

First Day of School.

Back to school today! Though it is always difficult to get back to a regular school schedule, it is often more difficult to put the summer fun behind us and put school ahead.

We always want to make the 1st day back to school fun. I try to create a day that motivates the boys to get back into  the groove. Here is what we did today to get the year started.

We did back to school photos.                                                                         

We discussed expectations, schedules, and introduced all of our new curriculum.

We did spin art for a fun art project.
We created this by using an old salad spinner and acrylic paint.

We had a back to school lunch party. We had small sandwiches, fruit, veggies, chips and cake. The boys all helped to decorate by making name plates and using left over birthday supplies.

We just enjoyed the rest of the day together!!We played the WII together and a few board games. We tried to fight the heat enough to play tag for a little bit. Then we wound down with some power rangers and a bed time story!

In all today was a success! We got a great start to the school year and the boys are ready to go full speed tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun way to start off the year!! I'm impressed that you're getting an early start to the school year. Since my middle son doesn't start until the 19th its hard to get motivated to start Nate before then. But I'm gonna try!