Well it's that time again and my girls are growing up so fast. We had such a nice summer together. It was nice being truly home for them without working. I was able to be more present and really enjoy the time we had together. The girls did a few small camp programs through our Park and Recreation program which they enjoyed. We also had fun at our pool and on the boat. While I'm so sad to see them go back to school and I will miss them very much during the day, I have so much work to do for both Little Acorn Learning and our new manufacturing company that I am grateful to have time during the day to focus so I can continue to work on being truly present for the girls when they are home instead of trying to squeeze in computer time while they are there.
This year Keira begins 7th grade . She is turning into such a beautiful young woman and really that - a woman. She is changing so much and I can see the adult in her looking back at me. It's an odd feeling really - to see both the child and the adult in your daughter's eyes. It is bittersweet. But I am so very grateful to be here to witness her journey into adulthood and try to help guide her along the way.
And last but not least is my little Brianna... first grade here she comes! After so much history of separation anxiety and fear, I was worried about how this year would go. We were so lucky to have the most wonderful Kindergarten teacher you could imagine last year who helped Brianna have the most wonderful experience. I was surprised that Brianna was not overly nervous or worried about getting on the bus to go to a new class! I am so glad that we waited an extra year for her because it has given her the confidence she needed. She is proud of herself for being a big first grader and I told her to be sure to help any Kindergarten children who may be worried or shy. She's always so sweet to children who need it and the idea of that really made her feel good. She enjoyed her first day at school but did indicate that it was a lot more work than last year. I'm hoping she does well with the adjustment and feels comfortable in her new class soon.
To celebrate back-to-school time, the September 2013 Photo Contest from Little Acorn Learning has begun on our Facebook Group!
This month's theme is 'Back-to-School'! Whether you homeschool, unschool or use traditional schools, send us your photos!! Get creative and use your imagination.
Send no more than 3 photos per family or school to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and permission to use your photo in any future publications via Little Acorn Learning - Please do not post photos here as they get lost and do not get put in the correct album for voting.
We will then ask our readers to click the ones they LIKE the best! Be sure to LIKE your own photos and ask family and friends to do the same. The winners of our contest will receive a FREE e-book of their choice from Little Acorn Learning. A great start to the school year!
Our contest will end on September 3rd and votes will be tallied.
Best of luck!