Monday, August 25, 2014

The First Day of School

Well, today was it...the first day of school for everyone; well, almost everyone.  Ms 22 yo started her "Sophomore/Senior year plus one term".  Not quite sure how she came up with that, but I'm excited for her.  She'll be taking four classes and working part time at two jobs.

Ms 20 yo started her second semester with three classes at the local junior college.  She nannies so she's the only one who has the ability to do homework at work.

Ms 18 yo is starting at a different junior college on Tuesday because she will be starting sign language and our JC doesn't have those classes.  She has to drive farther and into a semi-questionable part of town, but it's only 2 days per week and it's all during the day.  Making sub sandwiches is what she does when she isn't at school.

Then we have Ms 15 yo who started 10th grade and Mr 14 yo who started 9th grade today.  They are excited, because as high schoolers they are banished to their rooms to work in peace and quiet.  They are not excited, however, because they are both doing Teaching Textbooks Algebra I and have to share the computer.  We'll see how long it is before fighting ensues.

That leaves me with Ms 11 yo in 6th grade and Mr 9 yo in 4th.  We're going to be doing more work together this year since there is only two of them.  For the first day I planned a lot of reading out loud stuff and then, yesterday, promptly came down with a whopper of a head cold.  Everyone seemed to enjoy it despite my nasal voice and sneezing fits. 

Not much has changed in the school room except for this wonderful addition:

We school in the "dining room" and it has only one window that opens and shuts properly and very little air flow from the rest of the house, so this fan is a welcome addition to our new year.
So there you have it.  We're off on another adventure.  Sitting there today it didn't even seem like we had a summer break.  Is that a good thing or a bad thing?  I'm chalking it up to me not feeling good.  Hope your school year is off to a good start!

God Bless!