Our new school year officially starts on Monday, although we have been logging quality hours all summer. So, it's time to meet the students!
KyndalThis girl only has four weeks left of cosmetology school before she graduates and starts working in the real world. This has been a big year for her as she has gotten engaged, purchased a home, and secured her first job at a salon.
|Kyndal and her fiance, Collin|
DawsonI already posted pictures of Dawson's first day of school. He is a senior this year at our local high school. And he is already ready for the year to be over so he can move on with his future. After school he plans to attend a nearby community college while living at home for free (both living at home and school are free ... because he earned an A+ scholarship for school ... and he gets to live at home for free because he's so darn cute) and major in Construction Technology. He plans to go part-time so that he can work as full-time as possible to save money for a house while going to school.
|Dawson and his girlfriend, Taylar|
EliEli is a 4th/5th grader this year. That means that we will start our year solidifying our 4th grade concepts and will promote to 5th grade in January. Over the summer we took a trip to Legoland in San Diego, California, and the set of the Lego Movie totally inspired him to build his own Bricksburg in our basement. So, at this time, he is obsessed with Legos. We are hoping to start a small Lego club at our house soon. Bowling season starts in October so he will start working toward state tournament. Remember that his team won first in state last year and he won 5th in state in individuals? He has some major goals this year.
BrynneBrynne is also a 4th/5th grader. Her current passions include board games and coloring. She is also working hard on her nutrition and exercising, running with me about three days a week and riding bikes. Volleyball season starts on Monday, so she will be consumed with that until .... basketball which will consume her until .... softball ... and so on. She will also be rejoining her state championship bowling team. You could say this one keeps me busy. Brynne loves school so she is ready to get started on our lessons.
MacieMy friend's daughter will be joining us for school this year. She will be turning 5 soon and will be doing preschool with us in the mornings. We have plans to work on writing, letter sounds and the alphabet, and hopefully some reading soon. She will also join us in our Prairie Primer activities.
[No picture of Macie, yet. I haven't asked her mom for permission to post photos of her on the blog.]
Crusoe, Chloe, Buck and QuincyThese guys (and gal) will be joining us each day for dog school. Kyndal drops Chloe off each day on her way to school and she will be here while her mommy works. Their current study includes eating treats, barking at every falling leaf outside, terrorizing the mailman, and napping ... lots of napping. Their favorite subject is reading because they all get to pile on the couch with us.
|Clockwise: Crusoe, Chloe, Quincy, Buck|
Rick and NicoleWe are the principal and teacher. My job is to plan and teach. Rick's job is to support us (emotionally ... yeah, okay, and financially) and be my library courier. I order books from the Tulsa library and he picks them up when he comes home for the weekends and drops them back off when he goes back for work. We are a good team!
And this is us. We are looking forward to a great school year!!