Grapevine and Olive Shoots

growing in grace and knowledge.

First day of kindergarten!

on August 25, 2014

Today was our first “official” day of kindergarten!  Peanut woke up to several surprises: I had completely rearranged and reorganized our sunporch and dining room to make a dedicated play area and a dedicated school area, and I had packed her backpack with a slew of new, wrapped school supplies.

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My big girl.

First off, piano books – we’re starting (very basic) piano lessons!

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Next, new markers/crayons/pencils/glue/paper/etc:

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And finally, a surprise gift for my little Elsa – toy figurines of the two Frozen sisters in their coronation garb, along with Olaf.  Peanut and her new friends have been inseparable ever since.

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It was an awesome first day — despite being up with her sister at 5:30 a.m. (and midnight, and 4 a.m.) and having been up until 11 the previous night moving furniture and organizing.  I’m quite certain God gave me the endurance, gentleness and energy to make our first “official” homeschool day memorable, fun and blessed.  And how did Peanut feel about it?  Well, she asked for “more school!” until bedtime, even after going out for ice cream in the late afternoon (what I anticipated being the culminating experience of the day).  I had to explain that mommies and teachers need a break here and there. 🙂

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