Friday, September 3, 2010

First Week... Done!

Whew.

This time last week I was getting nervous. I know, it sounds silly that I would be nervous about teaching my own kids --- but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't picture how it was going to work (three kids at once!) -- and I am all about imagining things beforehand.

Here I was, with three vast displays of books fanned out before me, trying to figure out how three kids, three grades, and eighteen-ish subjects were going to "come together". I think Kevin took the photo hoping one day I'd look back on this and laugh.

The first day came, and my new fourth grader, second grader, and Kindergartener were happy to pose for photos. Joe wore the same shirt for his first day of third grade, too. I think I ought to be flattered.

Really, the first week went smoothly, and I think it's working well. In the weeks leading up to school starting, many people asked how I was going to juggle all three. It's just that: juggling. But I've learned a few things from last year that make it easier - or at least more manageable. After four days, I can honestly say I'm enjoying it and this curriculum is a better fit for us than last year's.

All that being said, I'd appreciate prayer! I've got a big job ahead.

4 comments:

littlecbsmom said...

I'm glad you are off to a good start for the year! The kids look so great and big! I LOVE Joe's shirt, that is fantastic. You can tell him that I agree;) Have a great year!

heathorock said...

yay for a great first week! here's to many more...
i'm trying to figure out what your facial expression says in the picture. :)
happy labor day weekend!

Andrea said...

I admire you so much for being able to do this, and I want to be just like you when I grow up. In fact, I have to grow up in about a year and a half when Ivy turns 5 and its time to officially start the homeschooling her!

Patricia said...

Wow! What an accomplishment, hope week 2 is even more inspiring! Cannot wait to learn valuable information from your experiences. Best wishes for a fantastic school year! Also I love the character in the first day of school photos, it seems your kids are really excited to learn!