After much debate, worry and going back and forth.. we decided to give public school a try for this year. Everyone was REALLY excited and the first day of school was yesterday.
Dee has always been in public school and has done amazing. Her morning starts so super early though - the poor girl has to get up at 5 a.m. Luckily she is home early as well but often studying and field hockey take up most of her afternoon and evening time. She is a peer counselor which means that she is part of a group of kids who were selected to represent the school and help the new students starting the high school. I am so proud of her for all she does. (I wish she would let me post more photos of her... I promise it is not for lack of trying!)
Maia surprised me with her enthusiasm. She was the one I was most concerned about because last year she had been so shy and would often get very worried or cry at school. Well... THIS year she must have been ready. She was SO excited to go on the bus to her new school. I was so happy to see her excitement.
Keira has been in this school before two years back so she knew what to expect. She was able to see a few old friends on the bus ride there and this year the busing system was set up so the girls' buses were right behind each other in the morning. It was nice not having to wait for a second bus.
Brianna loves waiting with me to send the girls off to school. We also have a daycare child who has been coming early so we meet her on the front porch and the kids enjoy a good 20 minutes of free play outdoors in the morning. When possible, I try to get my own girls outside a little early in the morning because I know their outdoor time is limited on school days.