We started our first day of homeschooling here this week, which has led to a few VERY busy days, but also very blessed days.
Our first day was pretty rough, but yesterday was really a great day, and I’m looking forward to this adventure God has in store for us.
A friend’s mom, and awesome woman of God, reminded me this week that “God doesn’t call the prepared, He prepares the called.” It brings tears to my eyes to just type it, because I can’t think of a better way to describe this journey we’re on. I felt anything but prepared Monday morning, but had no doubt that this was where He was calling me to be. I know it won’t be easy, but He promises we can do all things through Him. Praise God.
My little one (who is still doing a few mornings of preschool this year) summed up my emotions pretty well on Monday morning…
A little of “I’m really freakin’ excited”
A little of “What the heck am I doing?!”
And, thankfully, a little “Phew, we made it through the first day.”
And here’s a sweet picture of my big girl on her “first day of school”
And by the way, I should mention that she’s loving school. At one point I asked her if she was bored and she answered “No mama, I LOVE this!” That certainly makes it all worth while.
Now for the free printable! I know it’s nothing pretty, but I wanted to keep it simple so my girls could color it in themselves. This is an “All About Me” book that I hope to have the girls fill out at the start of every year. Whether you homeschool or not, you can use this as a fun keepsake for your kiddos as well (and it makes a great first day of school activity)!
Print each page, cut along the dotted lines, and use a tape runner or double-sided tape to secure the pages together, back-to-back. We then punched 3 holes on the left edge of each page and used book rings to put it all together!
Our book in process:
Lastly, if you’re looking for a gift idea for any teachers this year, I just put these fun lotion and nail polish tags up in my shop:
And don’t forget the clipboard idea…there are instructions in my May Inspiration post. Here are the ones we made for our preschool teachers this year:
UPDATE 5/27/15 – I have these fun new candle tags up in my shop now too!!
Hope you enjoy!
Hugs to you this week ~ Sara