The twins wrapped up fourth grade with good grades and happy memories. They have grown so much during their two years in public school and I think they are ready to start fifth grade. We have opted, again, to have them in separate classrooms because we feel that is what's best for their distinct personalities and it decreases the chances that they will be compared to each other, which is something we are trying to minimize. (They still do it, but we want to make sure that we, as adults, aren't doing it! Harder than it sounds!)
Wyatt finished first grade with some amazing testing results and we're super proud of the awesome student, reader & speller he is. He really excels in school and it's nice to see him blossom there. I think he's looking forward to some downtime, though, as he loves to play and be outside, really misses Carly when he's at school, and loves to spend time in the garden.
I am nervous for summer with all of them home, I won't lie. The spring was hard for me as I struggled with anxiety and I worry how I will make sure I get some "me time" in with the four kids home, but since Josh is a teacher, he will be home, too, and he assures me that it will all be okay. (I thank God for that guy everyday. Seriously.)
I've made some bucket lists for myself and the kids, as well as some realistic things that the kids and I need to accomplish each day. I think it will create a nice balance of work and fun for all of us, and it makes me less anxious for what's to come. I've committed to walking everyday because it's so good for my mental health, and Josh agrees that it's something that's really good for me, so we're on the same page there. Early bedtime is also a must because I will continue teaching with VIPkid throughout the summer, so that will help keep the kids and I on a good schedule. I'm also hoping to do some adventuring in our area. Even though we've been here two years, there are a lot of places we've yet to explore.
I'll close this little end of the year post with some first & last day of school photos so you can see how the kids have grown (maybe especially Carly!?!) and changed this year. It's so fun to see!
|First Day of School|
|Last Day of School|