Bursting Into…

A New School Year at HomeIMG_5499 (3)   …with grades eighth, sixth, fourth, second, and Kindergarten!

First Day of School – July 2015
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Following in our homeschool tradition of having a Fun First Friday themed to align with a topic we will all be learning in the new year, we celebrated the first day of another new school year ‘bursting’ with red, white, and blue and all things Americana!

Here is a glimpse of what we did…

A Special Breakfast…
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(Yes, we enjoyed the celebratory ‘cupcakes for breakfast’, along with scrambled eggs and bacon. =)  )

Traditional First Day Photos…
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First Day All About Me/ Growing in Grace Sheets
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A Biblical View of Wisdom from God’s Word/ Praying for our Nation and Leaders

An Outside Obstacle Course (just for fun)

Fun Red, White, and Blue Art…
American Flag Pastel (for the older three kids) IMG_5578 (2)
Paint and Pipe Cleaner Fireworks and Patriotic Windsocks (for the younger two kids)IMG_5583 (2)
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Review Meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance

Lunch and Reading of our Encouraging Notes from Siblings…IMG_5493 (2)IMG_5590 1 (2)

Some Fun Math….
including Patriotic Symbol Roll/Tally/Graph (for the younger two kids)
and The Money Race (a game created by the kids)

Treasure Hunt that Ended with a Special Treat

United States Geography Review (a quiz for the oldest kids)
and Scrambled States of America card game
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And, we ended the day with daddy and a
Late Night Dessert
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and Sparklers!
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From the kids’ expressions and reactions, I believe that it was a successful, fun, and exciting day to kick off our new school year!    Now, it’s time to hit the books.  =)

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I simply adore these kids and am looking forward to a great year of learning with them.

Come check out how we’ve celebrated some of our previous First Days of School!
Patriotic (2009)
Love Theme (2012)
Flying Theme (2013)
Ocean Creatures Theme (2014)

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