Well I say "first day back," but as a homeschooling family. Sometimes I feel like we never stop schooling, since we are always learning. Once you begin homeschooling, as a teacher you begin to look at everything as a possible learning opportunity. You just have to be careful not to over do it, and take the fun out of down time. However we are excited to get back to a schedule, & back to FIAR. We have read a lot over the summer and went swimming a lot. During the summer as a family we read The Boxcar Children 1, 2, 3 & 4, Waiting for Her Isaac, & PollyAnna. When I ask Kaylee which book was her favorite, she said "All of them." I ask her 3 times, I never could get her to choose just one. I'm so thankful they enjoy hearing the stories.