We. Are. Done. With the last textbook closed and the last co-op class finished, all that’s left is the field trip day of fun today.
I cannot tell you how amazing it felt yesterday morning to just get up and have the entire day before us. One child said in amazement, “We just get to eat breakfast?! No math first???” Ah, yes. No math. We spent much of the day at the park with friends. It was awesome.
Liberty finished 9th grade and Eden finished 8th. Both got grades averaged in the 90%. Liberty took Algebra 2, Spanish, English, World Geography, and Biology. Eden took Algebra 1, Spanish, Junior High PE, English, and Physical Science.
Sterling won second place in every category in World Geography in his co-op class, including second place Geographer of the Year.
Ruby won several ribbons on total scores and map scores in the class as well. While maps are Sterling’s “thing”, Ruby learned a ton and did so well. Both are relieved to have survived fifth grade World Geography and Chemistry and Physics. It was a hard year of classes, but they both did well.
Charlotte finished second grade and Pierce finished first grade. Both read and write proficiently, both are a grade ahead in math, and did very well all year. Pierce got some major motivation when he saw how close he was to the end of his books and worked ahead, finishing school a few weeks ago. And then, he sat bored, wishing everyone else would hurry up and finish too so he’d have playmates older than Stellan and Elliot!
The four elementary kids used their “good behavior points” from co-op to buy Culver’s kids meal certificates. Each had enough points to buy two. They shared with their younger and older siblings and the eight kids all got free kids meals. We went out for Mother’s Day. It was so fun!
Mother’s Day… when I feel loved and appreciated. I opened Charlotte’s gift and find myself staring down a toad.
I feel so… loved?
Stellan couldn’t handle the excitement of the week. He pulled out his pillow and blanket and went to sleep on the floor long before lunchtime.
We got ice cream after groceries last week. Surviving getting groceries with eight children is something to be celebrated.
Today, we have field trips. The kids are headed every which way. Pierce is going to the park, Charlotte is headed to a gymnastics place, Sterling and Ruby are going to a bowling alley, and Eden is headed to a pizza/go carts place. Liberty gets to stay at co-op for a Survivor style war between classes. The little two have bounce houses and water games at co-op. I’m on the security team for co-op, so I get to wander the building and watch all the fun. It should be a great day!