August 2011 brought routine back to the house. With the start of school we become scheduled again. As much as I would love to homeschool these urchins, the demands of public school rigidity are actually good for us, in most ways.
This year Bennett is in 5th grade - Mrs. Pickett. That works well since her son, Ethan, is one of Bennett's best friends. They are familiar... yet he still respects her teacher-hood. Sometimes I wonder if it's weird playing at your teacher's house on a Saturday. Yet, they don't seem to mind.
Maggie is in 4th grade - Mrs. Oliver. They have a mutual love for each other... Mrs. O considers Maggie to Bennett like night and day. We enjoy having the same teacher again and being able to help in the classroom with the fun stuff.
Ruth is in 2nd grade - Mrs. Hill. We love Mrs. Hill. She is the perfect combination of strict rules and sensitivity. She runs a tight ship... and they all have a great time.
Lydia is in 1st grade - Mrs. Usher. Our 3rd year with Kelli... she has experienced each of the girls. I believe Lydia will be the biggest challenge. She is making great progress so far, so it must be working!