Here are my observations from Day of 1.
- I was able to pray with Elizabeth before we hit the books, something that I know wouldn't be happening in a public school. We were able to pray that God would bless my efforts at teaching, and her efforts at learning.
- We memorized scripture, and talked about God's promises to us, before we even thought of math or phonics. I like the foundation to her education that we're able to lay.
- Between our structured lesson time, all three kids were able to play with each other. I can see how homeschooling has great potential for helping my children develop wonderful relationships with each other.
- Micah and Benjamin were sweet buddies today while I was working with Elizabeth.
- Curtis decided we should all eat out in celebration of our first day.
- I'm tired. Very, very, very tired.
- I don't feel like things are getting accomplished around the house. I know that's not what's important, but it's still an adjustment.
- I had to remind myself that just because I have a plan, it doesn't mean things will always go according to my plan.
- The boys did well, but are still adjusting to not having my undivided attention.
- They're also adjusting to not being able to play with Elizabeth whenever they want.
As I was starting school, Micah announced from the bathroom, "I pooped, and I need you to come wipe my bottom!" I'll bet other kindergarten teachers don't have to deal with that.