Tuesday, August 10, 2010

First Day of School 2010

Welcome to school!

The "lunch room"-as they like to call it.

First day of school pics.

It was the first day of school for our family today. Caleb and Hermela started first grade and Caroline and Meron are doing Pre-K work. Colton's hanging out with us as well-I'm always surprised by how much he picks up just by being in the same room as us.

This is our second year home schooling-something I really never set out to do, but now that we are committed to it, I can't imagine doing anything else. We feel it is the best way to raise our children for the Lord. Plus, I can't imagine them all being gone for most of the day. Colton and I wouldn't know what to do with ourselves.

We converted our living room into a school room. Our school district has a surplus store, so we got all of their desks for just $25! The kids love having their own little desks and I love seeing my little students in them.

We had a pretty good first day of school with the exception of "recess" being rained out. I'm looking forward to this year and seeing the kids grow and learn together.

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7


  1. How cute sitting at their little desks! And what a deal. The room looks great.

  2. OK--your the second blog that I saw this week starting school. I guess I would be the slacking mom that starts after Labor day!! I just don't want summer to end! Your children are adorable and it is nice to know that I am not the only one out there teaching at home!! I look forward to follow your family in their homeschooling adventures. And yes, I couldn't imagine my family any other way!

  3. Good for you for home schooling them. You will enjoy it so much!

  4. You are such an inspiration and your family is beautiful. God bless you and I pray you all have a wonderful home school year!!! I hope to homeschool next year!!!!

  5. WOW! I am SOOOO impressed with your setup and LOVE your classroom at home!!! Just incredible. Ok...so we need YOUR husband to call MY husband and tell him how GREAT homeschooling is!!! I think you make it look so much fun:). Ok..so I KNOW it's hard work...but I am SURE it can be fun too!!!!

  6. Oh my!!! You make homeschooling look so organized and fun! Ok...been workin' on my hubby. I think we need your hubby to call my hubby and tell him how great it has been for YOU and THE ENTIRE FAMILY! You make it look so fun!!!