August 24, 2010

First Day Back to School!



Today was the big day, the day every little child waits for all of their 5 years... The first day of school! Caden was the happiest!

Today was Caden's first day of Kindergarten. Austin is now in 3rd, and Deklyn is in 4th. Austin and Deklyn were a little LESS enthused about school... though I think they were excited to sport their new shoes and book bags...

Here are the boys getting on the bus!


And here is my favorite picture from this morning, Caden saw the bus coming and ran to the end of the porch and back, so excited! BYE, MOM AND DAD!


I started off years ago homeschooling, but put them into public school when I was having trouble getting my oldest (possible ADHD?) to concentrate. I didn't want his education to suffer, so I put them in school. I loved being able to teach my own children, BUT the break that I am getting right now is allowing me to get SO MUCH done...

Including a successful day (so far) in potty training!

Have your children started school yet? DO you homeschool or do they attend public school (or other)? Were they excited? Were YOU excited?

3 comments:

Gaertegang said...

We homeschool (4th, 2nd, kind. & pre-K.) We have not started yet..but will be soon. I am looking forward to getting back on a schedule. We all thrive better with a routine.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see there are some other homesteaders who don't homeschool. I have felt so guilty about not homeschooling, but it just won't work for us right now.

Tracy said...

I have a 6th grader going to public school and a 4th grader that I am homeschooling this year. There are some challenges. I also have a 3 yr old and a 10 month old. My 6th grader was very excited about school my 4th was this year...because it was at home. He is behind and I believe that he needs help that the school will not give him. I was ready for a routine. Have a great year.