Gratituesday is hosted by Laura at Heavenly Homemakers
Recently Carlee's last molar came in and now they all have all of their teeth. At that moment I came to the realization that I can no longer say we have toddlers. Oh no, they are growing up! We now have three preschoolers! We decided that this year we would do preschool at home.
We have completed two days of school and it has gone as well as I expected. I intentionally left out some of the topics so that I could spend more time on others. As we get into a better routine I will add more. They are generally excited to have school but we are having some behavior issues. Mostly due to not listening and not doing what they are told - same old issue, no different because it is school! nyway, we are working on that and I think that if I can keep it fun and entertaining and get the ground rules established right from the start then we should do just fine.
Sam is picking things up right away, he is really ready for this. Carlee is loving school and has been learning almost as quickly as Sam. She has been the best listener, even with her stubborn streak -still not sure where she got that from ;-). And then there is Ben, I knew he would be the challenge. I have to find a way to get him to follow the rules, if I can do that he will do just fine because he is understanding everything we are covering.
Here is our first day of school photo. This is what I see in this photo...
Sam - truly excited to be starting school
Carlee - excited but not sure what to expect
Ben - is focused on the jelly bean he just got for using the potty. Typical that he is doing something other than what he should be
So today what am I most grateful for? I am grateful to be able to stay home with our kids and I am grateful for all the wonderful homeschooling resources on the internet. I am grateful that we decided to have home-preschool this year and I am the most grateful to be able to see the excited looks of their faces when they "get it". Those looks are worth everything!