I’m gonna call our First Day of School for 3rd Grade a win even though it had several things stacked against it. 1) We started late. (No real shocking news there.) 2) I ran out of things for Mini to do. (She races through activities like an express train.) And 3) It was rainy outside and dark in the kitchen so I had to use my camera’s flash for all the proper documentation. (That’s a bummer.)
So, with a nice orange-y glow, I present to you some pictures of our day.
I bought Mini this box to decorate with foam stickers, thinking it would keep her seated at the table for a good while. It bought me a math lesson, but not much else. She was ready for the next thing. Already?? When I was too slow with handing her something new, she found ways to entertain herself.
As if we weren’t the distractible type!
Finally, after all the coloring, cutting, gluing, and sticker-sticking activities that I had for her, and she was still begging to do more, I brought out the big guns. Paint.
I was desperate. She wanted to be apart of “school” so much and I underestimated her readiness for having a variety of things to do at the table, one after another. I have some adjusting to do! She’ll be in preschool classes several mornings per week (through our homeschool co-op, Mother’s Day Out, and MOPS) but on the mornings we are home, I’ve got to plan ahead.
I think I’m up to the challenge, though.
Yet, this morning I was more up to the challenge of deciding which chocolate donut I’d eat first.
Perhaps getting a dozen donuts after a stressful morning was a bad idea.
But it certainly was a welcome one.