just how tiring the first weeks are! It's like I must black it out in my memory. I know to expect super long hours, endless repetition of setting routines and procedures, and sore feet from standing all day as opposed to lounging on my couch, but I'm always amazed at how worn out my body is. I seriously napped and lied around ALL day yesterday. I never even put on real clothes, sad I know. I'm also fighting some kind of infection, thought it was strep but thank goodness it wasn't (yes I've already been to the dr. for shots and antibiotics and we're only 12 days into this year).
I've been too busy or too tired to post anything and to be honest nothing we've done yet has been very worthy of sharing. But here's a super cute 1st day of school picture that I took of each kiddo. The kids were so funny, when I explained how I wanted them to hold the speech bubble to look like it was coming out of their mouths a few of the boys exclaimed, "It's like we're in a comic book!".
Which leads me to another idea... If your kids are doing any kind of book extensions or writing their own stories they could make themselves into the characters, write speech bubbles for themselves(using a dry erase surface would be easy), take photos, and put them together comic book style. That's a lot of work but it integrates technology and would be so much fun (especially if you have older kids who are more independent with tech. stuff). So that's my spur of the moment teaching idea.