Friday, August 8, 2014

Random 5 on Friday ~ August 8th

1.  Our baby bluebirds fledged a few days ago.  I realize this must be what empty nest syndrome is all about, because I'm a little sad they're gone!  It was definitely a fun nature study, but I never did remember to get any pictures.  Oh, and my kids are never allowed to move away.

2.  We have a birthday quickly approaching, and Emory will be FIVE years old.  He has requested to start Kindergarten because he wants to move up to the K/1 Sunday School and into Sparks.  After much deliberation, the husband and I have decided to honor his request.  Because he is so young, we will likely stretch his Kindergarten year at home into two years (he doesn't reach compulsory school age until next year) and let him take his time and enjoy it.

3.  We will also have our first "official" day of school soon.  I don't follow a specific calendar or anything, but we choose a Monday shortly after public school starts and declare that our First Day for a quick photo op and to declare a grade level--which only matters for a few outside activities that are based on grade rather than age.  I'm not sure what fun stuff we'll get into for our First Day, but I will certainly let you know!  (And if you missed it, here's our loose plans for Kindergarten and 2nd Grade)

4.  I went shopping on the Kohl's website the other night.  I saved 91.01% with sales and coupons.  Then with more back to school sales and coupons, I got the boys some jeans from Children's Place for $7.50 each today.  That's my kind of shopping!

5.  Lately our days have been full of list making for Elliott, LEGO building for Emory, crazy potato head creations for Eleanor and outdoor play for everyone!

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  1. I too have a little one about to turn 5. I am opting her out of Kindergarten for our states records but she will get a start on her Kindergarten work. She is really excited about it.

    1. My son is excited too. When I asked him what he wanted to learn about in Kindergarten, he said "I don't know...I don't know everything there IS to learn about!" Have fun this year! :)