I've been working so hard on some cool projects but can't show you anything much about them until all is revealed next fall. Yes. A year from now. And that is a huge bummer for me because I'm really excited about it! I've been asked to contribute to a couple of books that are being put together by some really cool folks for publishing next year.
So instead of forbidden crafts, I'll show you my big 3rd and 1st grader on their first day of school at our house this past Sept 1st. It's a little anticlimactic when you just slouch down the hall and into the school room. Which also doubles as the playroom.
I really enjoy other blogger's pictures of their squeaky clean kids headed for the bus with their new haircuts, new clothes, new shoes and bookbags full of new supplies. It brings on feelings of nostalgia for those first school days of my youth. So this photo must look pretty sad compared to those, but both the girls wanted to pick their own outfits and do their own hair.
I do love my little students so. (hugs photo) Here's to another great year at the Holland Academy for Young Ladies!
P.S. From some of the comments, I feel the need to clarify: I'm not one who thinks home schooling is the only right choice. The county we live in is known for its excellent schools, and I know there are so many dedicated and wonderful teachers in our public schools. We home school because it is right for our family, but we also know it is not right for every family! We are just happy to have the option and the freedom to choose. Very thankful for that.