first days

255/366 - First day of seventh grade.  We started out with a walk, ate pudding for breakfast, read about King Arthur, looked through the Chemistry curriculum, measured the shadows at noon, looked up the White Cliffs of Dover to see where Julius Caesar met trouble and figured out what the names of today's clouds were.  Took a tea break.  We did some grammar, some spelling, some math, some writing.  After lunch he worked with his dad on the deck for awhile and then spent one of Nick's last free afternoons at home before college playing Minecraft together.  It was a good day.