Thursday, March 29, 2012

Learning and Growing.

Allison doing her homework:

There are certain things you are told when you are a new parent. "Time Flies" is one of them. And that could not be more true. It really is more of an understatement than true. It speeds by so fast, you barely notice it is happening, and then a new year has begun, then it is 3 years later.. and you are left stunned. Where did all of these years go?
What surprises me these days is the rapid rate of learning that the girls are going through. Allison reads and writes so well. It was just yesterday when we were sounding out words together. It was just yesterday that I was a nervous mom walking Allison to her classroom on the first day of school. And pretty soon, she will start first grade.

And Emily will be in kindergarten. My little Emily!
We got their North Carolina school assignments last week. They will be attending a year round school. For those of you who don't know, Year rounds schools have breaks throughout the year rather than just one long summer break. It is basically 9 weeks on and 3 weeks off throughout the year. We will try it and see how it goes.

They will have their first break in August into September, another break in November, break in February, and another break in May. We will be able to travel to see relatives over Thanksgiving, when we would otherwise not be able. And we hope to go to DisneyWorld in February. They start school early compared to the traditional calendar schools. I am looking forward to having them home and being able to travel at various times throughout the year, rather than one long summer break. Although, there is another part of me that thinks the schedule is very, very weird.
I chose the school first and foremost because I have heard very good things about it. And it just happens to be a year round school, so, off we go! I will be sure to let you all know how we adjust to it.
Change can be a good thing. And we will never know if we don't try.

And with that, I hope you are all well! I am doing ok.. prepping for the move has me a bit overwhelmed, but I am hanging in there and I keep reminding myself of that light at the end of the tunnel, when we will be settled, back in our North Carolina home.

Emily at Bring your Daddy to school day: (I took Daddy's place, because he was in England for work.)


Duni said...

Both your girls are growing up so fast!
I think having a couple breaks throughout the year is much better than one long break :)
have a great rest of the week!

Tammy said...

Year around school would be weird. I guess I'm just use to summers off. I can wait to hear how it works out.

BeadedTail said...

I remember Allison's first day at school! Boy, time sure flies! :)

The year round schools sounds like a good idea since it allows for more breaks throughout the year rather than just getting bored with summer off. Disneyworld in February sounds perfect!