Today we had our annual back to school scavenger hunt. On the Friday before we begin a new school year I plan a scavenger hunt for the children. I make 4 clues for each child, with each clue taking them to a different part of the house. In the last location they find a surprise! The surprise is something new for the school year. In the past I have given them a box of basic school supplies, new lunch boxes (for field trips and park days), or some fun art supplies. This year the older 3 received a set of special markers and erasable colored pencils. Leah got pip squeak markers and Sam got two boxes of kindergarten crayons.
waiting to begin the hunt!
Is it in here?
I know exactly where to look!
After the hunt we eat complete our chores and eat breakfast. Next I sit with each child individually and preview their schoolwork for the year. I show them their checklists, communicate my expectations for their work and behavior, and introduce any new procedures or curriculum. Now on Monday we are ready for a full school day! I think I am more excited than any of them!