First Day of Second Grade!

2nd grade
*Yes this is a different day than the rest. The day we started school was not a good day for pictures weather wise so we improvised.


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Well, ready or not, here we go! Our first day of Second Grade!

I wasn’t sure how it was going to go, I admit, I was hesitant to get too excited about it. It was wonderful after last year how excited our 2nd Grader was though! He will say he hated First Grade, as would I. But, I think we both can say we learned a lot from last year, despite how awful it was for both of us.



We moved our classroom into the basement this year. It isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing space, but it is free of many of the distractions we had last year. It is a change of environment that I am hoping will help with focus. This winter will be chilly since we heat with wood and the fireplace is up stairs, but we’ll get something that will take the chill off. It may actually help with fatigue and motivate better working habits.

Our first day with the new curriculum was super! The All About Reading and All About Spelling complimented each other really well and worked together nicely. Hand Writing Without Tears has a great way of showing how to form letters and was able to fine tune Wyatt’s formation of his “g”.  A Beka Arithmetic went without a hitch as I had figured it would. And Apologia’s Exploring Creation With Astronomy was really interesting, I even learned something new! We will do Science Monday and Wednesdays and Liberty Kids, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Since we are still in Vision Therapy we will not be doing much for school if any on Fridays. {We drive an hour one way to get there and usually ends up taking up a good chunk of our day.}

We took a couple quick breaks to do some jumping jacks to refocus. That helped quite a bit. Reading was still a bit challenging, but he persevered. Through out the whole class time he worked consistently and put forth a great effort in each subject. I am very proud of him.

We started class at 1:30 PM when I put Josie down for a nap, and was interrupted a couple of times before 2. After that we were clear sailing. Nick came home a little after 4 and we were able to wrap everything up by a quarter to five. So about three hours  total in our day. I think once I get the flow of the new curriculum it will be less down time and better flow.

Can’t believe we have a Second Grader now. Whew! Where does time go?


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