Friday, July 21, 2017

Homeschool Highlights ~ Back to School!!

We've Started Back to School!!!: The kids were able to go to several camps this July (more about that soon) and on Sunday, July 16th (they asked to start the night before) we started our home school.  I took this time to go over the changes for the upcoming school year and explain what all we would be doing.  I honestly can't believe I have a 2nd and 3rd grader this year!!

Lilah's Going to St. Joe: Because of my lack of blogging consistently, I'm not even sure if I've blogged about our decision to send Lilah to Kindergarten at St. Joe School.  There are a lot of reasons for this decision, but it honestly started with her asking to go to school.  I did a lot of praying, research, figuring out the finances, and discussing with Brian before we settled on St. Joe.  We are so excited and nervous at the same time.  I think it will be good for her to be away from disabilities and have her own thing.  I will also now be restricted by a schedule, uniforms, homework, fundraisers, etc and MISS HER LIKE CRAZY!!  The good thing is, the school she is going to is 5 minutes down the road and she gets out at 2:00 each day so we will have a lot of time in the afternoons to spend with her.  I try to do what each child needs even if it adds more work to me, and pray this is the right decision.  If not, we can always bring her back home.  Her first day is August 9th, so I'll be sure to post more about that.

Mneme Therapy: Macie has only gotten to do mneme therapy a few times this summer due to crazy schedules.  We will go back to twice a month in August.
The Grassy Beach
The Flag
 First Day of School:

 For now, Lilah is joining us and I'm doing Kindergarten prep.

Back to School Ice cream (formerly known as First Day of School Ice cream): Now that we will have different starting dates in our household, I changed our tradition to "Back to School".  This year, we did something different.  We went to the store and let each kid pick out a treat.  They were so excited to have free reign in the ice cream aisle.  That has never happened before!  Then, we came home and ate our treats on the back deck.  The cool thing was, we had leftovers and have benefited for several days!