Our summer has finally come to an end. Most everyone we know around here started school about a month ago and that was the plan for us too, but the day before school started Russ and I finally made the decision to put the kids in a new private school that is opening up here. It is pretty different than public schools in a lot of ways but the two main things that stuck out to me about this school are:
1. it is self driven learning
2. the kids would have much more time at home (they only go to school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). I have thought about homeschooling before, but know that it is not the right answer for me and my kids, but I would like them home more.
(there are a lot of other things that I think are cool and if you would like to hear more about it I can write a post about it, just leave me a comment).
Even though I had an extra month, it still snuck up on me. I was busy pretty much the whole day and didn't have a lot of time to put this all together, but it turned out nice and the kids liked it so: win. The real win will be if they take to heart this years motto: Work Hard and Grow.
We talked about growing our bodies, minds, spirits, and feeling (that means controlling our feelings).
The Russ gave the children their back-to-school priesthood blessings. Gracie called it a prayer on her head:)
Russ also had interviews with them where he wrote their answers and recorder it. They were pretty awesome.
We organized their school supplies and got them all ready to go and I don't know what this is so exciting for me, but IT WAS!
I love school supplies.
Then we surprised the kids with Joe Joe's (trader joe's oreo's) and goblets of milk.
They were pretty excited.
Gracie even started clapping spontaneously.
And it turns out Gracie only likes the cream filling.