1st Day of School!

by adustyframe ~ September 1st, 2010

Today is James’ first day of 4th grade! What an awesome blessing that God has enabled me to do this alone for so long.

I remember in the beginning thinking I was crazy to attempt doing this as a single mom. God has opened doors and made a way all along and it just confirms to me that homeschooling is his will for us at this time.

I meant to write out all the great resources we’re using this year but I haven’t finished it yet. I”ll share them soon.

Today, we’ll go outside and take his photo by the tree like we do every year. The school plans are simply to do some reviewing and get back into the habit of the schedule.

Then we’ll make a treat for our first day of school. I did this in kindergarten as a project to show him the importance of following directions. He’s made it into our first day of school tradition and I’m ok with that!

Please pray for us to have a wonderful school year. Sometimes believe it or not, my sweet child and I butt heads (yikes!). I’m praying for peace and calm and joy in each of our school days this year.

Is anyone else going back to school today?


6 Thoughts Shared to 1st Day of School!

  1. Barbara H.

    Jesse went back to school two weeks ago.

    I love those traditions.

    We only home schooled for four years, but it was then I found out my middle son and I really butted heads. We survived, though.

    Do you read Tomato Soup Cake? She’s a sweet single home-schooling mom. She’s at http://tomatosoupcake.blogspot.com/.

    I just checked her out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. katrina

    Keep up the good work! The only thing I don’t like about the school year is that I live 2 houses down from a private school. I have a hard time getting out of my driveway to go to work. =) They started school Monday and I keep forgetting I have to leave earlier to miss the traffic. Oh, well.

  3. Sally

    I chuckled at the butting heads. Our kids soon to be 36 and 40 you guessed it still butt heads. Loved them then (school age) love them still (right now) and always will (long as we live).

    Oh good;) Makes me feel better!

  4. MamaHen

    We started in earnest about two weeks ago (I think). I admire you so much Lizzie for what you are doing with James. The rewards will be great.

  5. carol

    Keep on keeping on, Lizzie and James! I hope it is a wonderful year for you both.

  6. Janet

    I loved reading about your first day back. Ours will be this week. We may try a treat, too! This will be the 10th year (I think!) I’ve been homeschooling alone. God has been so gracious to keep me home and to give me grace. Yes, we butt heads sometimes, too.:)

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