Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back to School

It's official....yesterday was the Starling's first day of school for the 2008-2009 school year, which seems odd since most of my friend's children have already been in school for almost two weeks. But since Florida passed a "save our summer" bill a couple of years a ago, schools do not start now until around the 20th of August, so we chose to do the same.

Where does time go? It seems like just yesterday, Jonah was starting kindergarten and now he is starting the 7th grade. Four of his classes he is taking online this year through Florida Virtual, which has him sooooo excited that he is already working ahead in his classes, let's hope he keeps it up! The program is a really neat program and will help him in many ways, plus he thinks it cool that he gets to work on a laptop. I can not believe that this year marks the 5th year that we have been home schooling, WOW, which means that my little girl is now in the 5th grade. She is growing up so fast. We had an awesome first day. Everyone woke up on time, the four of us had a nice breakfast together and by 8 we had started school. Monday is usually Phillip's office day so he was home all day and since most kids do not get to wear pj's to school on the first day, I did not insist that the kids get dress at a certain time like I had in the past. There will be plenty of other days for that. Courtney, in her pj's, reading Anne of Green Gables
My favorite 5th grader
Teacher's pet!


Emma's Mommy said...

You have the cutest "teachers pet" I have ever seen!!! LOL

Hope you have a great school year, I can't wait to see what field trips you take the kids on this year.

Deaton, party of 5 said...

Best of luck this school year! I'll be honest, I'm jealous of your son's laptop. I wish I had one too =).

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Precious pics!!! We haven't started yet. Hopefully we will next week!

Jody said...

I wish I had gone to your school when I was younger. Wearing PJ's and using laptops, sounds pretty good to me.

caroline.burton said...

I love the dog it is so cute:)!