To School That Is!
Life might be a little simpler if all 8 kiddos were under 1 school roof. Homeschool roof or traditional school roof. No such luck.
#1 Chinese Immersion Charter School
Ellie - an excited 5Ker!
Lilly - an eager 1st grader!
Leiney Grace - a super excited 2nd grader. This is her first time attending a traditional school. In China, due to to her orphanage's rural location, she went to school in the upstairs room at her orphanage. We have homeschooled since February - for bonding and to catch-up academically. It was such a joy to watch her pick out her backpack and lunch box- more firsts with my precious 9 year old little girl.
Ethan - minimally excited 3rd grader. School is not his favorite activity, but he did admit to having a little bit of excitement on Day 1 (wish it would have lasted!).
#2 Christian School
Katie - social butterfly who flits around in 8th grade. "What's not to love about school? It's where all my friends are!"
Fulton - very eager 6th grader who could not wait to flee from
Katie adequately warned Fulton to act like he didn't know her when they were at school. I was appalled. Growing up, I always wanted a sibling close in age to share school life with. Obviously Katie does not desire that! We always want what we don't have - sad but oh, so true.
Shelby - content (being
in prison homeschooled) and very studious 10th grader. Shelby does attend a wonderful bi-weekly co-op for English II, Algebra II, and Chemistry. Unfortunately, it's an hour away thus the need for a 3rd carpool - sigh!
Hudson - mostly happy, occasionally reluctant preschooler.
So my days are filled with juggling 3 carpools, homeschooling Hudson, teaching Spanish I to Shelby and minimally assisting her with other subjects, and coping with chaos in the afternoon when 5 of the above mentioned children want help with homework! Is it May yet?