It all happened rather fast. One day we were looking for a preschool for Keandre, who really needed his own little adventures to go on while I home school Lucas and Nichole. We started looking into Montessori schools.
A day or two later, Nichole is begging to go to school also, so we expand the search from Primary only, to schools that also have an Elementary program.
A few days after that, we find it. The school we were hoping for! A small, intimate community of families. Involved and passionate teachers. Students who are happy and excelling. Days later, we're in!
We were loading the car to leave for school when I yelled, "Wait! Everyone out! We didn't take a 'first day' picture." :) Nothing exciting, but I'm glad we captured these.
They are settling in wonderfully. Nichole is tired and a little grouchy at the end of her day, but after a snack she is full of stories and ready to re-connect after her time away. Keandre is only gone for 2.5 hours, and when I pick him up he is glowing! He LOVES his time at school, then is happy to come home again. His teachers refer to 'work' he does there, but he says, "Mom, it's not work! We're playing and having fun." :)
Two weeks later, my die-hard home schooler, Lucas, decides he wants to join in the fun. He has so many projects and exciting scientific research to conduct at home that he struggles to focus on his other work. Now that he's had some time to observe his siblings in their element, he's ready to join them. I'm so proud of him, and know he'll fit in wonderfully.
Whatever will Brooklyn and I do? :)