Monday, May 4, 2020

First Day of School // 2020

Happy First Day of School!

Yes, I realize it's May 4th. And no, I'm not crazy. 😉

See, we finished our 180th day of our 2019-2020 school year last Wednesday.

We took Thursday off for E's 7th birthday.

We took Friday off for our summer break. HAHAHAHAHA! 😂😂😂

And we started our 2020-2021 school year today (Monday)!

I had already scheduled our current school year to end the last week of April. Then we were going to take the month of May off to enjoy while the public schools were still in session, and start back with our new school year the first week of June. This is what we did last year, and it worked well for us! It allowed us to have lots of downtime and flexibility in our year.

But then COVID-19 happened.

Plans changed.

I didn't see any reason to finish up our school year and take the month of May off only to sit around the house and stare at each other, as we've been doing so very well for the past two months during quarantine.

So we all decided it just made more sense to roll right into our 2020-2021 school year this week... after a 5-day weekend/summer break - LOL!

The good thing is we're pretty much just continuing with all of our current subjects through the summer, so I haven't been in a major rush to nail down our "official" curricula for the new year. We had planned to join an Upstate area co-op this fall, but those plans are currently way up in the air as our family's health and safety may mean we buckle down for another year together at home on our own, especially with a new baby due in 7 weeks! I'm TOTALLY on board with that game plan, but will continue to seek the Lord's direction in this decision. Until then, let's move forward with our new school year!

Check out these beautiful kiddos! They are my 3/5 of my heart! 💖

My sweet LO is in 8th grade. EIGHTH GRADE, y'all! I'm so proud of her and can't wait to see the growth she has this year!

We are shifting gears BIG TIME as she will be taking several honors courses this year for high school credits. It will be a whole new world for her as the requirements and obligations for her academically will increase dramatically this year. I'm confident she's up for the challenge, though!

Then there's this guy. My 5th grader! Chase could not BE more ready for his final year of elementary studies! I'll digest the fact that he'll be starting middle school next year MUCH later.

Chase had a great year in 4th, and I have big expectations for his 5th grade year! He's super strong in Math and his English skills have grown so much this year. His cursive handwriting is lightyears above his print handwriting (I tell him this all the time - LOL!). He LOVES drawing and writing/illustrating comics. He still has aspirations to be a professional gamer when he grows up.

Look at this cute face! E's in 2nd grade and I'm so excited for him!

I mean, really, I just love this cutie-pie! He's grown SO MUCH over the past year, and I know he's going to continue to thrive in 2nd grade! He is a reading machine, has THE MOST impressive handwriting, his math skills are off-the-chart, and he is always wanting to do his very best work. It's such a joy to watch him learn!

Oh - let's not forget the (current) youngest and soon-to-be big brother, Squish, who will be turning THREE in less than 40 days! I just love these crazies and the incredible family God's blessed me with!

And they're not weird at all.

Okay, 2020-2021 school year... Let's Do This! 💙

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