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First Day of School Pictures and Reading Eggs

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On Monday, the kids started 3rd grade, 1st grade, and preschool. Here are our first day pictures:

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Our chalkboard sign, at home. Isn’t Simon the cutest? People have been saying he looks like Zachary now, but I’m not so sure!

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At school with the big kids.

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At preschool with Simon. The second picture was taken during the school day.

All 3 kids returned home in good spirits. Simon fell asleep in the car on the way to pick up Gabbie and Zachary! No one had homework on the first day, which was a good thing. Zachary was excited that he had P.E. and Music on the same day. Gabbie was excited that her class has a marble jar and if they are good all day they get extra time to play.

Being that Simon gets home 3 hours before the other kids, I was considering whether I should start doing the Letter of the Week Curriculum with him again. I pretty much let that slide last year. While I might begin that curriculum again, I was very excited when I found out about an online reading program I am going to be able to try called Reading Eggs.


  • The Reading Eggs program offers individual, one-on-one lessons that allow children to progress at their own rate.
  • With interactive animations, games, songs and lots of rewards, Reading Eggs is a great place to learn to read.
  • Children are highly motivated to return again and again. Every lesson ends with a new book and a new critter to add to your growing collection.
  • Reading Eggs was developed by an experienced team including teachers, writers, animators, and web developers
  • Reading Eggs can be used by children aged 3 through 12.
  • It focuses on a core reading curriculum of phonics and sight words, using skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success.
  • Since launching in the United States and Canada in 2011, Reading Eggs has signed on more than 500,000 subscribers and presented more than 15 million lessons in North America.
  • You can get a  Free FIVE-Week Trial Offer - Register now for a free two five-week trial with no credit card required.


    I’m really excited to try this out with Simon! He’s only 3, but this program says it starts with the basics and one of the testimonials I saw said that after starting the program at 3, her 4 year old could read. Am I skeptical? Maybe a little. But I’m going to try it out and let you know!