School has now begun!
The coolest way to start school is with an
ICE CREAM PARTY!
Here are our students: (left to right)
Katie- 6th grade
Andrew- 2nd/3rd grade
Shane- Freshman (neighbor)
Shelbee- Pre K/ K (neighbor)
Our formal class picture!
Our crazy class!
We went over our school rules.
The older kids rules on top;
littles on the lower board.
We discussed our new idea this year;
Our KINDNESS Project.
One intentional act of kindness each week.
The younger kids colored their “All about Me” book;
the older kids wrote down a few goals for this year.
Shall I share a few ideas with you? MmmHmmm… think I should….
(We’ll keep whose idea it was anonymous)
Spread God’s good love of Jesus Christ
To be baptized
To show the love of Jesus more
to serve in the Children’s program at church on Wed nights
to volunteer at Portland Adventist Community Service (PACS)
to volunteer to entertain/babysit two little girls one afternoon a week.
Don’t burn the house down.
To finish my math book by the end of the school year.
To study the Revolutionary War
to memorize the entire periodic table by the end of the school year.
to finish a book for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month in Nov).
to read a chapter a day.
watch the Seahawks win the Super Bowl.
Not too bad of priorities, eh?
Next we picked out our school colors;
yellow represents joy
blue represents peace
green represents growth
Then we picked a school mascot (Honey Badger),
to represent being fearless for Christ.
Our School Motto this year; DO HARD THINGS
(common past ones were “Be His Light”, and “Live Outloud”,
both with the intent of sharing Christ’s love.)
We had fun making tie-dye shirts using our school colors.
We will use these for our school field trips.
I’m curious how they will turn out.
Last year it was disasterous (orange & black turned into mucky yuck).
Stay tuned for the results….
We additionally spent time praying for our new school year.
All in all, we had a FABULOUS 1st Day!
Homeschool? Public School? How do you make the first day special?
and just for FUN, here is last years 1st day Fun Adventure:
(no one was interested in that big of an adventure this time, lol).