We officially started school today. (But really, does the learning ever stop?) Maya is a first grader, and we’re going through Adventures in My Father’s World. We also started I Can Do All Things (Art), Singapore Math U.S. Edition (1A), and Writing With Ease (Year Two). We’ll start First Language Lessons (2nd grade) back up next week. We also plan to incorporate some handwork skills this fall, such as hand sewing and beginning machine sewing.
Ellery is in Pre-K, and she started The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading today. She’s also doing Singapore Math, too, but I can’t remember the name of her edition at the moment. She’s also doing I Can Do All Things, and following along as we do Adventures in My Father’s World.
Both girls are starting dance lessons at the YMCA, too! Maya starts this afternoon, and Ellery starts tomorrow. (It’s really too bad they couldn’t be back-to-back; trips to town take up so much time.) They are so very excited. We qualified for a hefty scholarship, and that made it possible. We also love how the Y’s dance program is focused on fun, positive body image, and self esteem. We want dancing to be fun, and for the girls to learn how to glorify God with their talents (not just self, as can be the case in many dance programs). The director of our local Y’s dance program even runs a class called Girls of Grace, teaching girls how to dance for God and His glory. How cool is that?
Anyone know where to get affordable ballet shoes locally? Or does anyone have a used pair to sell me? Maya wears 1-2.
Asher did very well today. He played, watched school/tried to participate, and played some more. It helps that we do everything together in the living room, so he can feel like he’s still a part of the crowd.