Monday, August 04, 2008

Our first day of school '08-'09

Our first day of school went very well. Both kids were very excited to start and did a great job paying attention.
David is in first grade and taking his big-boy status very seriously. He was especially excited to be starting his new science program (Apologia Zoology). Abigail is in K4 this year (although she is doing K5 & 1st grade work)...our plan is to let her come and go as she pleases this year, enjoying her last year of childhood freedom, but today she didn't want to miss a minute of the action and she sat through the whole 4 1/2 hours!

Since our Zoology book is about Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day (of Creation), on the way to Abigail's OT this afternoon, we stopped by a local pond to feed the ducks and geese. The picture of Abigail isn't very high-quality, because she wouldn't budge off of my lap (she was quite sure the geese were just waiting for their chance to "get" her -- note how tightly she attached herself to me!), but David was afraid that if he took too long with the camera, Abigail might get to feed more bread than he would...so it's not the best picture he's ever taken!





The picture below is of David with his Science Observation notebook, studying the waterfowl so he could write down the important stuff. There's so much new and exciting stuff to do this year!

5 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

What an exciting first day! So glad it was memorable! Can't wait for the pics!

Delighted Hands said...

David, how do the ducks and geese move through the water without an engine?!

Delighted Hands said...

Abigail, what do the geese want to do to you-a kiss or a bite??!

Jess said...

You know Marsel, while the kids are feeding the geese you could be sitting on the bench knitting....

Marsel and family said...

Yes, I could have, if it weren't for the 31 pound growth on the front of my body (i.e. Abigail)!!