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First Day of 8th Grade

Posted by on 15 August 2011

First off, I have to say that I’ve had a glitch with a couple of my blog posts.  Sometime today or tomorrow, I’ll get a couple of posts from last week up.  I know it’s something I did wrong, I just have to figure out what and now isn’t the time, so stay tuned!!

Today is the first day of 8th grade!!  I can’t believe how fast the summer went.  More so, I can’t believe how fast Miss K is growing.  Things are just moving too rapidly, but I think I’m ready whether I want to be or not!!

I know it’s only the first day, but we’re off to a great start.  That’s really important.  I’ve often found that the first day can set the tone for the rest of the year.  Miss K is focused and ready to go.  She took the inititive to start reading on her own and work on the subjects that she could without assistance.  At the beginning of the school year, there’s never much for me to “teach”.

There’s no doubt that Miss K will have a busy year this year though.  With age comes responsibility, or so I tell her!!  HAHA  Tis true in life though and it really is true in school too.  We’ve stayed with the same curriculum again this year as it works great for us.  Her classes this year are….

Algebra I, English 8 (Writing & Grammar), Space & Earth Science, The American Republic (Social Studies/History), Vocabulary, Excursions in Literature, and she’ll be doing religious education through church which will be “History of the Church” this year

There’s also additional studies of life skills, fine arts, current events, health, and a couple others that I throw in there.  So it’s going to be a full busy year.  We expect to have fun and enjoy it though.  Learning isn’t much fun if there isn’t a little fun to be had by all!!  I must say that I haven’t decided which books we’ll read aloud together this year though.  She’s at such an odd stage.  So many “teen” books are vampires and school romances.  She hates that stuff…..and quite frankly so do I.  She’s not quite ready for adult books yet.  So, together we’ll find the balance we need to read aloud together!!

There you have it….8th grade at The Schoolhouse!!

We’re back and ready…..are you??  When do you head “back to school”??  Do you school year round??  Inquiring minds want to know all this and more, so leave a comment and let me know!!

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