Friday, September 21, 2012

The Last Day


It's the last day of the first week of school.
Finally.
We are going to celebrate this weekend.
The big kids get to rent movies and make snacks and relax.
Their teachers have given very little homework, and I have given minimal instruction on home classes this week, so that could have a short time to rest and recuperate. The first two weeks of school are exhausting!
New schedules, new teachers, new subjects, new kids.
It's a lot to take in.
So far, everyone's attitudes have been above par, with very few slip ups. I can not express how impressed I am by this. Even with the two littlest ones missing out on naps.
I'm guessing their melt down will come soon. That will be fun.
We've been wearing shorts and shirt sleeves to school this week. Summer has held out to the very end for us. It's been great!
One of the boys (11 yo) gets to take Intro to CSI, and Scratch Programming. He is excited about these classes. He ran from class with a wide smile plastered to his face and couldn't wait to have me read the syllabus and tell me step by step what they did and the project that he wanted to start at home for Scratch Programming.  This boy doesn't get excited about school. He is happy to get his core work done so he can work on these two classes. Hooray!!!!
We have kids taking Hip Hop dance, gymnastics, rock climbing, art exploration, cupcake decorating, Lego robotics, and piano. These classes are besides their core curriculum.
Who wouldn't WANT to get out of bed and go to school with choices like that?

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1 comment:

Rina said...

I am always glad whenever the week ends. My son's school is like crazy...I practically have to be on the road everyday from 7 am to 5 pm because he has afterclass activities outside of his core subjects everyday..so weekend is like a shower of rain in the sahara :)