Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SCHOOL IS COOL!

I have to confess, that when my kids first started school, I was a little apprehensive. Not for the social reasons though. Just the academic part. Up until this point, "I" was their teacher. Everything they knew (or lack of) was really a reflection of me, their mom/teacher. Then I realized how prideful that was. Even if they weren't up to speed with their classmates, this would be a new beginning for us, and I really did have faith that they would be just fine!

It was a huge adjustment from going to no set schedule, to being totally, 100%, on someone else's time. Just learning to raise your hand to ask a question was a biggie. No more talking when you felt like it! But, little things like that was a smooth transition for them.

I'd say that my two younger ones were the most challenged, however you would never be able to guess that. They work hard, listen in class, and are striving tremendously! They just ended the 2nd quarter, and they are getting all A's!!

This was one of Daniel's most recent Phonics test! He was so proud!!
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And I just love Veronica's cursive! Her and Daniel have almost identical penmanship.
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And as far as my other kids, the two Junior Highers are doing well. Miranda is still learning when and when not to be sociable (meaning she talks too much), and Isaiah needs a little push (shove) along the way. But, he is doing so much better than he was if I was still homeschooling!! And, finally, Eli, my 10 year old, is doing wonderfully too. His teacher just told me that his grades improved from the 1st quarter as well. He's also getting A's & B's!!

23 comments:

Jag said...

wow!your kids are doing great!

and i like ur new template...it's been awhile i haven't visited you here! happy new year!

Teresa Choplin @ tchoplin2009(at)gmail(dot)com said...

I know your so proud!

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Buckeroomama said...

I love Veronica's cursive handwriting... so neat! =)

So happy for you that they're adjusting and doing very well at school. :)

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Beth in NC said...

I'm so glad they are thriving! That is wonderful!!!

Great job Mom! :o)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love seeing the cursive!

So, so glad the school year is going so well for all of you, Alicia.

Chris said...

so glad to know they are doing well. :)
i love your new template :) and your new domain :)

by the way, i just wanted to know why you stopped homeschooling? hope you can drop me a line...

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Libbie said...

What a BIG STEP for you & your family! I am so glad it is working out! For me I knew even though I never wanted my babies to go to school :) that I could never homeschool or we would hate each other :) Even though I used to be a teacher I am not as oatient with my own kids :) But I do think every family is so different & it is an amazing way to have your kids grow up too! LOVE that "know when to be socilable" A girl after my own heart :)

Kim said...

So glad to hear they have adjusted so well and getting great grades. Way to go Mom for getting them off to a great start!

Kel said...

New follower from FMBT! I look forward to reading more from you. I was the same way when my oldest started school and I will admit still a little so. I will continue to work with them at home until I feel they are getting all they need at school.

Kel
www.betweenthelines-kel.com

Susie said...

You should be proud of them! It is awesome when your kids are in the right school for them:-)

Lyr said...

Yay! I'm dreading the day they start school, but Jayden is in preschool and he is doing quite well. We'll see I guess.

Happy said...

How great that the transition is over (always the toughest part) and they are settled in and thriving in their new school! That's awesome.

I would have never realized how hard it would be to go from talking whenever you want pretty much to a classroom atomsphere with hand raising. But now that you mention it, I would struggle with that A LOT!

Debbie said...

I am sure that transition was scary for all of you. How wonderful that everyone is doing so well!

msposhb said...

That's great that everything is working out.


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Marice said...

congratulations to you and your kids! :) I would have a preschooler in no time now, we'll actually be attending a trial class later. I just wish everything will go by smoothly :)

Jane Anne said...

I had this moment this morning when I realized that my little girl won't be at home forever. Of course, I know that but it just hit me this morning. I need to enjoy the moments. School is cool and I am glad your kiddos are doing so well.

blueviolet said...

I'm really glad that it's been a positive change for the kids and that they're thriving!

Melissa said...

So glad to see that your kiddos are doing well! It's also a reflection of what an awesome job you did though. I am your newest follower from the Tuesday blog hop. Love your blog! You can find me at:

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Have a great day!!! :-)

Melissa

Our Family said...

Glad to read that the transition is going well! :) Lana

Together We Save said...

I am so glad your kids are adjusting so well to school!! It is wonderful they are doing so well.

Stephanie said...

I think all girls are too talkative :)

Glad they're doing well - seems like it was an awesome decision for you all!