But since I tend to get a little chatty I won't go into my past homeschooling adventure and how much I loath how long traditional school days are.
So we moved to Gilbert. For the sole purpose of enrolling our children at a school that offers a half school day not only for kindergarten but also for the higher grades.
My kids didn't get in, but they DID get into a really good school that emphasizes leadership and BONUS....they did offer half day kindergarten.
So we rented a house.
My plan was that if I got into the other school we would just transfer the kids.
And then they did get in.
And I realized how LONG the city of Gilbert is.
And I google mapped the school.
And figured out that I would be in the car every single day for a total of 3 hours....IF I didn't hit any traffic. (This is mostly because my kids wouldn't be going at the same time since I have a kindergartener. So I would be making 3 trips)
So I cried a little and tried to figure out how I could make it work.
And then I learned that they have another campus a little closer to my house and it ended up working lots better because they have a program that makes your kindergarteners day match up with your other children.
So my kids go to school from 11-4.
And I am in the car a lot.
But I love it.
And one of my children has a lot better attitude about life now that she spends more time at home with her family. (Lots better, but still pre teenager.)
|It was 114 degrees outside on this day. I tried to convince her to change. And that night we almost had to cut these boots off of her feet. Her sweat was like GLUE!|
We are required to volunteer a minimum of 80 hours at the school.
So I signed up for every volunteery thing I could do from home.
But when another mother offered to trade babysitting so that we could both volunteer in the classroom once in awhile I took her up on it.
Anyway, I got a little too volunteery and at the rate I'm going I will never have a clean house or clean laundry but I will have all my hours completed by next month. ;)
And now I am fully involved in my childrens academic failures.
Can we go back to public school....preferably one with a bus route?