Tuesday, August 5, 2008

First Day of School 2008

The first day of school here at the Johnson home went extremely well! The children woke up at 7:00 a.m. (with the help of their alarm clocks) and sleepily settled in the den for our morning read aloud time. I finished the last chapter of Mountain Born. We began a Cricket in Times Square today. After reading time, we all completed our chores and enjoyed breakfast. This was followed by our Bible study. This year we are keeping the following schedule for our Bible time:
Monday--Bible Study Guide for All Ages (review questions, lesson text, lesson questions)
Tuesday--character study from Keepers of the Faith (we are currently studying contentment)
Wednesday--a chapter from Proverbs
Thursday--drills from Bible Study Guide For All Ages
Friday--Bible Study Guide For All Ages (same as Monday, different lesson)

Next on the agenda was preschool with Leah, which she enjoyed immensely!

The children completed all of their schoolwork before lunch. They were so excited about that!

Olivia--happy that the first day wasn't so bad!
Julie--enjoying her new math curriculum on the computer
Clay reading aloud to me--looking forward to finishing so he can get to sharpening sticks

Sam--practicing the sign language that Julie taught him during her playtime with him
the chefs
Julie and Leah prepared us a delicious lunch of mini pizzas on English muffins. After lunch the older children enjoyed free time while the younger ones napped and rested. Olivia mixed up some salt dough, and they all made various items. Olivia made the cutest dessert treats for her American Girl dolls. She painted them and packaged them, and they looked good enough to eat!
Later in the day was cross country practice for Olivia and Julie. All in all it was a super first day of school!


  1. I am LAUGHING at Leah's bag around her neck again! HA She has such personality. So glad your first day went well. Lunch looked really good too!

  2. Looks like fun!! If only my first day went that smoothly! Ha!!

  3. What a great day! I'm so happy things are off to a good start for you!

  4. Congratulations on a great start. :)