Today went better than I could have ever imagined! I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
This was a couple days ago...Mitch installed a "dry erase board" for me. It is actually a piece of melamine (shower board) that is inexpensive. He did a great job dressing it up by making a frame. Hanging it was a family endeavor...but doesn't it look like they're all in time out??
This was the first class of the day, one that we will attempt to do all together, spelling. Today I began placement tests. Zeke started crying with the very first word. I was hoping this wasn't a sign of the rest of the day! I didn't tell the kids, but when a child spelled 3 words wrong, they could stop. When Zeke started crying on the first word, I began praying that he would just spell them wrong and be done. But he hung in there for about as long as I guessed he would!
Who let Obi on the table? He is wanting to help us glue things, I think.
By the end of the school day I was pretty tired, and my voice is almost gone. I've done a lot more talking and reading aloud than I'm used to. But today was probably the best first day of school we've ever had. I think everyone is ready to do more tomorrow. (Even though Micah and Eden are slightly worried about how much work their science class is going to be.) I know I'm excited!