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!