Today was the first day of second grade for my sweet, little Alissa Grace. She has been doing some second grade work most of the summer, but I couldn't count the days. I was excited to get back into a real routine. She was worried the work would be too hard to understand. Funny girl! I think she was shocked at how easily she completed her work today. We will "hit the books" pretty hard and heavy until November. During the months of November and December, we will stray from the books to do Thanksgiving and Christmas lessons. We did the same thing for her first grade year, and we both loved it. It was our favorite part of the year. I look forward to sharing with you some of those lessons. My biggest goal for this year is to keep Jesus at the center of the lessons. I want Alissa to see Jesus shining through me.
Last year, I started a fist day of school tradition of leaving a special pencil and a note from the teacher out on her workspace for her to find in the morning of her first day. Of course, I did the same this year, but I was also able to add her own Bible. It will be used for part of her lessons. What a blessing to be able to teach and read from the Bible during our school day!
We had a really good day. Alissa worked very hard, and she got done with lots of time left for fun activities with her little brother. I hope she continues to enjoy our curriculum this year.
Until we meet again, may you be blessed!