Libertyโ€™s Leaf

Liberty found a leaf that looked like a heart on Monday, she was so excited and raves about what a special leaf she found. We were all pretty excited having never really seen a heart leaf before. As all leaves do it was quite crumbled by Tuesday. This evening, on a recently vacuumed living room rug she found a heart leaf as we were winding down for the night she found a heart leaf! Someone is definitely watching out for our girl!

School Week 3

Adleigh is working on shapes and writing letters.

Liberty is doing capitalization, citizenship, and equations.

Canton again is more traditional, although we did laugh, his science teacher did a fire drill 🤷🏻‍♀️

Art lesson on primary colors and Romero Britto

Yard laps for PE!

Cutting Shapes

Adleigh’s self bubble map

Pink, popsicles, flamingo. She’s doing great at sounding out words!

Using play dough to make shapes and letters (good fine motor!)

Working out sounds like a champ! These are feelings about school

School Week Two

It was a bit rough getting up this morning but we are ready!

Adleigh read a sweet story called Shelia Rae the Brave and has to draw a picture when she was brave. We worked hard on making sounds to letters, she did a great job!

Lou had a cute lesson on a book called The Dot about making your mark in the world. You then had to make artwork out of a black dot. Of course owls made it into her drawing!

She also had a bit of math and social studies.

Canton took a pretest for history and got 19/20 (this is a test for teachers to see what they already know, it’s not a grade) so unless he has a great teacher that will differentiate for him he might be a bit bored here. The other classes are going well. We have to submit a band video this afternoon, fingers crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

They had a snack and recess outside and called this the “Best Friends Picnic”! Oh my heart!

The weather was much cooler on Tuesday, which brought out some of our nature friends

Adleigh has to tell about all the people who live in her house

Getting some math done

Virtual PE is a hit!

Liberty will never do school PE again haha

Adleigh’s “What I Like about Me”

9/17 is Constitution Day and Liberty made a family Constitution, all sounds great to me!

And look at these delicious French rolls!!

Here we come week three, but we are looking forward to the weekend!

First Day of School 2020

Ready for a year like no other!

Canton started at 8 and has a pretty traditional schedule. The girls started live at 9 and have a more flexible schedule. We hit some technology snags and having two meetings at the same time was a bit much, but we will get it.

Playing race to 120

Recess for sisters and best friends ๐Ÿ™‚

Break between classes = Legos

It was actually sweet they got to eat lunch all together, that definitely would not have happened any other year ๐Ÿ™‚

Despite some hiccups we made it through the day. Adleigh seemed excited to engage. Liberty’s teacher is very organized. Canton will have a lot to navigate with all the new classes but he will get it. It’s just another new normal. They are certainly learning to be patient and flexible.

Okay, let’s see what day 2 brings.

Back to (Home) School 2020

2020 sure has changed a lot of the world. School this year will be virtual with some Mrs Murphy homeschooling sprinkled throughout. They would have been heading to new journeys in middle school in sixth, Lou in second, and my peanut would be venturing into kindergarten, but the world had different plans. Although my heart breaks they will not experience school this year I am so thankful to keep the close and hopefully provide them what they need. Fingers crossed!

The VT cheerleader outfit is a 2T! You can look back at older pictures and see how she’s grown! Mike didn’t like how short it was this year ๐Ÿ™‚

The mask and tablet pictures really made it real for me, it’s sinking in just how different it is going to be. But, we are thankful and hopeful to grow in new ways.

Kitchen Upgrade

Mike has some spare wood and some eager to learn girls, so being a great dad he worked with them to make a brand new outside kitchen! Thanks Dad!

He’s going to add an oven door in the bottom but he has to buy some wood for that! ๐Ÿ™‚ what lucky girls!

Before:

Construction:

After: