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Subject: Homeschooling the first time. I'm so excited!!
Date Posted: 8/9/2009 2:57 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2009
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It's really happening! I'm homeschooling my grandson for second grade. I made a really grate unit study  curriculum, I have great books that I know he'll love. (Mostly thanks to PBS), I've got classes lined up at a homeschooling organization, he's going to a homeschooling sports 4 times a week/3 hrs day, offered by a homeschooling sports association. In January he'll be going to a class at the zoo and interact with animals.He'll be with bunches of kids and parents who I can't wait to meet.

I've told him all about homescchooling. He understands to a point. He still doesn't quite know what we're going to do without a formal classroom.

Anybody have any ideas for the first day of homeschooling for a first time homeschooler? I do feel a little unsure of myself, which a know is natural, but I want to start out making it really fun, for both of us.



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Subject: first day of school
Date Posted: 8/9/2009 6:56 PM ET
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We do hand prints on a piece of paper and write down all their favorite things- books, shows, color, food. THen we compare them from year to year...it is a bit of fun for the first day. Blessings to you!!
Subject: Congratulations!
Date Posted: 8/12/2009 9:30 AM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2009
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I hope you have an awesome year! :)


My children share my obsession with school supplies, so for us, first day of school excitement is partly the passing out of brand new notebooks, pencils, crayons, and all that fun stuff :)


Maybe a special breakfast to start the day would be a fun way to celebrate it? 



Date Posted: 8/12/2009 11:19 AM ET
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I would have a "Not Back to School" party.  Go someplace nice for lunch, then head to a museum while it's QUIET because all the B&M kids are in school!  My DS and I do this each year when his sister goes back.  We go to his favorite restaurant, then to the zoo, where we're the only ones there! :-)

We also purchase school supplies when all the leftovers go on clearance (especially at Target!).