Rhondy Returns!

There were definitely some tears in our first post pandemic family visit. It has been so long and I know the kids have changed quite a bit. Liberty is filling herself up on hugs! Here’s to seeing more family very soon!

Happy Father’s Day 2021

Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for being stuck with us 24/7 for 15 months! Where would we be without your dad jokes, terrible music taste, and letting the girls claw you 🙂 Thank you for your handiness in Star Trek constriction and trivia. Thank you for all you provide each day.

I’m so excited to see where the next 12 father’s days lead!

Goodbye an Unforgettable School Year 2020-2021

Phew! I’m exhausted! What a year!

I’m so proud of these kids for preserving through laggy videos, poor connections, and teacher foreheads (Canton science!). They learned to do digital worksheets, canvas short answers, seesaw, dreambox, code spark, Epic, so many apps, and zoom of course!

Despite the virtual environment they made friends, had lots of learning growth, made bread, ate lunch together, and never missed a day of school!!

Mrs Allen was always so positive and engaging, Adleigh learned so much this year! Everyone knew her as the “flamingo whisperer” and she loved to do math and reading groups. She made so many friends and I’m sure first grade will be so exciting!

Check out this video of Adleigh and her classmates doing riddles

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Liberty had Ms Friedman and went from missing 20+ days in K and first to not missing a beat this year. She grew in reading and math and even writing, although she didn’t always want to do it. She also shared her work and reflections almost everyday, she rarely talked in the classroom before. She loved to do her work at her own pace and found great happiness in art this year with Mrs DeBerry. I’m thrilled to have her home next year doing virtual again in the environment she learns best and is happiest.

Canton dealt with a whole middle school move in a virtual environment with such determination and learned to take responsibility for his learning. Although some teachers were better equipped for virtual than others he slogged through gizmos and kahoots and emailed teachers when he had a question or to point out where they had made a mistake (graciously of course 🙂 He learned so much about organizing his files, tracking his assignments, and did it all with straight As. I can’t imagine how high this kid is going to fly! Selfishly I loved all the brother and son hugs we were able to get this year before he is a too cool true middle schooler.

I am so thankful to have spent this year watching them learn, grow, and love.