I cannot beleive time has flown by so quickly and it's already back to school time! Since moving into a new home in a new school district; we have enrolled all the children in the local school(s) and so far, so good!! The kids are liking their new classes and riding the bus is an added bonus as long as they behave themselves!
A new change in our home is an exchange student has joined our family for this school year! Her name is Geyla and she is from southern Russia; she is an only child living with her grandparents in the middle of town. To come here to the country with a big family, a huge school, a school bus and limited communications, I would say she's done lovely with the adjusting to America bit!! She helps with horse riding therapy and loves spending time with the kids; going on Skype to talk with family back home, picking her courses for high school, making new friends!!
Briana started eighth grade this year and although she feels a bit behind after homeschooling for a year, she is keeping up nicely with others her age. She's made a few friends so she has lunch buddies, people in class she knows and takes the bus to/from school with Geyla each day. She loves helping at horse riding therapy as well and wants to learn some new instruments to take band in high school next year. She sings in the women's choir at church and is growing into a lovely young lady !
Taylor is loving her new school, her new class, her new friends!!! Fifth grade is great, she is challenged and doing above grade level' she's the teachers lil' pet and for now, that's a good thing. She keeps track of her siblings on the bus and is known as "mama duck" at school!! She has friends in class, understands the work and loves the teacher so she is happy!
Alexis is doing well academically but still struggles with social/emotional issues both at school and at home. She has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder which means more therapy, tests, medcial appts, etc.....but she loves her new school and her new class. Joshua and Anthony have their good and bad days; they are doing well academically but still tend to be loud and disruptive in class sometimes.....having three in one class is still challenging but the teachers seem to be okay with the setup for now.
Julian and Jiliana are in another 1st grade class and while they dont' interact with each other they are having a hard time adjusting to a new class, new teacher, new bus, kids, etc.....Julian has a hard time with impulse conrol and Jiliana cannot be quite to save her life so we shall see how the next few weeks / months move along for them. Academically they are at or above grade level so this is a relief to me !!
As for me; well, my life is NEVER busy enough, so I am going back to school now - yeah - I know, in my spare time - hee hee hee -- I am starting nursing program just this week then move onto the two yr RN program after completing this one (CNA) ....I love to help people and nursing pays anywhere you go in a variety of situations (hosptials, residential homes, home visits, etc) so I am excited about this new chapter in my life; the schedule is crazy, the tests are crazier, but if I can gracefully survive "state approved" testing and clinicals, I can survive anything !!
HAPPY SEPTEMBER RICK -- THIS POST IS FOR YOU MY DEAR !!!