Well, it has begun. Just barely, though. Monkey and I started her school today. I’m a fan of year round school schedules and since I’m the headmaster (ooo, I like that!) of this school, I decided we’d start early. Just a little at a time, though, because I don’t want to rush into a full schedule or anything.
This week, we’re starting our reading. Monkey read the first chapter of Clara and the Bookwagon in about 5 minutes. We did some brief map work – the story is set in Maryland, early 1900’s – and I asked her some questions about what she read to make sure she comprehended the story.
That’s pretty much it for this week. She’ll finish Clara and the Bookwagon, start The Long Way to a New Land, do some map work and answer questions. She’s a good and fast reader so I don’t expect this to take much time. Thursday, we’ll start our art class. Again, it’ll be something fun but simple, just to get us in the groove.
Our first school day lasted about 10 minutes. I could get used to this.