Monday, August 13, 2007

Back to School

Today it was "back to school" here at Cornerstone Academy. I'm not as prepared as I'd like....but we got up early ( for us!), did chores, broke out the math and grammar books, read about Ancient Egypt, and reviewed some basic world geography and geographic terms. Then it was off to volleyball practice. We are "easing in" to school this week, doing just math, grammar, geography, and a little history. Next week we add full Ancient History / Bible / Philosophy / Literature ( Tapestry of Grace Yr. 1 ) and writing. On Friday, Eric will be registering for community college classes which start next week, so hopefully he'll be starting PreCalc, Physics, and Economics ( if there are still spots available in those classes ~ high schoolers have to wait until the last day to register ) . Biology class for Amanda and American Lit. class for Eric start after Labor Day. Jason will be doing science with a friend twice a week. We'll be continuing the Latin program we started last year. And I'm thinking of getting a couple of kids together here for an Art class once a week.
maybe.....
Later tonight we are heading outside to look for meteors. The annual Perseids meteor shower hit its peak last night, and we intended to get up in the middle of the night to go drive to an open spot to see them, but no one wanted to get up when the alarm went off ... so we are going to try it a little bit earlier tonight. It is a bit cloudy right now, but it is supposed to clear out in the next few hours...

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2 comments:

Creech Family said...

I missed the meteor shower - not on my calendar :) ! Didn't realize you were starting back - hope Wed isn't throwing a kink in things too much for you but we are looking forward to seeing you. Tell Jason E&E are tightening the zipline and setting up badmitton for everyone. Take care you busy,busy lady you!!
-F

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a good first day Beth! That gives me hope. We are starting on Aug 27. Sounds like you are and will be one busy lady with all those classes for your older ones!! Hope today went as well, and that tomorrow will be even better! When it's so hot outside it's pretty strong motivation to start school, isn't it?

Pam in SE MI (from TLT)