We began the day by discussing what she can expect on a daily basis. She will be encouraged to exercise some self-sufficiency and independence. For instance, she has a booklet which has a daily checklist of the topics we will be covering as well as any worksheets that she will require for each individual day.
My daughter got to work immediately and was pretty excited that she would be beginning every day with time to draw in her art journal. We read the applicable day in her Year of Art Book. The entry for the day was about Paul Cézanne's self portrait. I then encouraged her to draw whatever she wished. I marveled at how without any prompting, she chose to do a self-portrait.
She also had her back-to-homeschool pictures taken.
Despite being sick with a nasty sinus cold, I enjoyed our first day of Grade 1 (and I'm pretty sure she did too).
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