And just like that, our school year is over!
You guys, this year was a really good year for all of the Shull kiddos. Many years, I feel like we crawled to the finish line because the year was just hard for one (or more!) of my sweet kids. If you’re having one of those years, please know that this mama understands. Some years things just don’t work out well…whether it’s the other kids in the classroom, the learning, not connecting with certain teachers, grades, athletics, disabilities…whatever it is, some years are just freaking HARD. If you’re having one of those years, I am SO SORRY! Please know that we’ve had more of those years than the other. Just know, maybe next year will be different.
Here’s a little bit about each kiddo this last school year…
7th Grade was so much FUN! Kensington loved her classes, loved being a cheerleader, she loved finally being able to play team sports for her school (that doesn’t start until 7th grade here!). And what the what?! Kensington discovered basketball and was pretty darn good. Bahahaha! Who knew?! We are now more than halfway through middle school, and it hasn’t been nearly the horrific/awful/terrifying/drama-filled/nightmare so many told me to expect. I would say that last year was a growing year for K, but this year was a thriving year. I cannot believe that after today, she’ll once again be the big man on campus! Only one more year until high school, y’all!
Oh boy, last year, we crawled to that elementary school finish line because Smith was O-V-E-R it. This kid was ready for a more diverse schedule, challenging classes and INDEPENDENCE. 6th Grade was such a blessing for our boy! He was able to have control over his classes, he loved PE (he cannot wait for athletics next year!), his favorite class by a mile was orchestra, he went on some amazing field trips, met new friends and just was so HAPPY this year. I feel like Smith grew up and matured in every sense of the word this year!
Our 3rd Grade girl rocked it this year! Miss Ashby made some amazing friends and is now our social butterfly. Every day after school, she’s either hanging out with a friend or playing outside. This year, she learned how to ride her bike independently, scored her first goals in soccer and (thanks to the amazing dyslexia program!) had the best grades to date! She loved being the oldest sibling on campus who “took care” of making sure Mades got to class each morning. She was just sunshine. I pray that she finds the same joy next year too.
Well, 1st Grade was good to Mades 🙂 . Mades made some super sweet friends this year, LOVED her teacher (her teacher was the ‘friend’ she requested to sit by on the bus on the way to their zoo field trip! ha!), learned how to read really, really well, her handwriting is impeccable, she discovered her passion for drawing…it was just a sweet, sweet year for our precious fourth kiddo. I know that I’m going to blink and Kensington will be a senior and Mades will be in the 6th grade.
The summer season starts at 3:00 today! I’m so excited to share this time off with my kids because, as you can see on this very blog, THEY’RE GROWING UP WAY TOO FAST! Sigh. They were just all so small.
That’s it for my Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back here TOMORROW with a bonus post this week and then on Monday with more fun and MY BIGGEST GIVEAWAY so far this month! Speaking of which…
…I have two winners today!!! Congratulations to MARYLEE KELLER and to educator KRISTEN LEVANGIE! I emailed you both this morning! Please email me back as soon as possible to claim your prize!
Happy Friday, friends! I’ll see you here tomorrow 🙂 .