We decided to let the kids ride the bus on the first day of school this year. It is the first time I haven't taken them on the first day. I did go and meet the bus at Westside Elementary just so I could be sure the boys made it and help Josh take his backpack into his classroom.
We have a child in every even grade from Kindgergarten through 12th grade, plus we have 4 children not in school. I guess that covers a lot of stages of learning in our family.
Matthew decided to be homeschooled again and do all his classes at Northwest. He is taking English, Chemistry, Pre- Calculus/Trig, and Sign Language. He is running Cross Country for Powell High.
Emma is a sophomore at Powell High. She is glad to be back with her friends and has jumped right in again. She wanted to take the AP english class, but they had homework assigned over the summer. She decided she didn't have time to get it done before school so she is taking the regular english this year. She is taking an art class. She had to give up band this year, but maybe next year she will be able to jump in again.
David is liking being one of the big kids at the middle school. The middle school is a new building this year so everyone is learning where things are. He is enjoying being back with his friends. He is really liking the robotics class he is taking from Bishop Opps.
MaryAnne was really nervous about starting at the middle school. We told her it was new to all the sixth graders. She is playing the clarinet in band.
Dallin is going to Westside Elementary. He wasn't too happy about going to three elementary schools in three years. He is adjusting. More kids from our ward go the Westside than Parkside so he knows a lot of the kids there.
Joshua is also at Westside. He loves riding the bus and recess. He says his favorite class is PE. He is getting some extra help with his reading and writing. I have tried and tried to get him to form his letters correctly. He came home from school and told me he learned a better way to write h's and 8's. Hooray for teachers that take the time to help individuals!
Lydia is doing kindergarten at home. We are doing the Preschool through the school district on Tuesday and Thursday. We are also doing a group of preschool friends on Wednesday mornings. Kindergarten is my favorite year to homeshool. We have been studying the letter A. We made cupcakes into the shape of an alligator together. It was fun.
Here are some pictures from the beginning of the school year. Hope you enjoy.
|Joshua coming off the bus at Westside|