Monday, August 23, 2010
First Day of School
Today was our first day of school. I am now a teacher-mama to a first grader, preschooler, toddler, and baby.
And, here's my little class.
We're very much adjusting and getting back into the routine of school. Judah proclaimed today, "boring!" Thanks a lot, buddy.
I had my lessons all planned out, notes to welcome them to school, and even a morning routine that included cleaning their room. (Yay for beds made and floors picked up!)
This year we're focusing on character over academics. Specifically, patience. If babies are crying and toddlers are screaming and coloring on the floors and we want to be out doing something else.....character is more important.
A lot of times I can be so goal-focused that I get frustrated and annoyed with little ones that are getting in the way of our goals. How dare they. Of course, we will get through our math and reading and science, but our goal is to be more like Jesus.
(Yes, I admit these "lessons" are mostly for the mama.)