Hi everyone! Well, we made it through day 1 of 1st grade! We originally weren't going to start till September 1... but he kids asked over the weekend to start today, and I had everything ready, so I figured, Why not?! I actually remembered to take pictures throughout the day, and posted a blog, about how it's going so far. Lets hope most days go this smoothly! (not much whining at all!) The link to the blog is in my signature. I was really excited that pretty much most of our plans for the day, only took about 3- 3.5 hours. Especially with 1st grade, I dont now how my kids could deal with trying to do 7 hours a day if my state required it! First we actually got a lot done in that short amount of time, but also with the exception of foreign language and spelling lists, or maybe doing more of what we already doing, I'm not sure what else we could do. Assuming that we spend no more than 4 hours a day on "formal" school stuff, I'm excited at the prospect of easily doing lots of nature walks and other outdoor activities ( while the weather is nice) and comfortably being able to take lots of field trips and other activities with out feeling like we are behind in any way!