School Year 2020-2021

I can’t believe we made it!  In the fall our school opened for the first three weeks virtual for all students and then were given the option to go in-person or continue virtual school.  We opted for in-person so right after Labor Day the big three started second, fifth and sixth grade and Britt’s preschool opened as well.  I know many of your kids didn’t have the opportunity to set foot in a building this past year so while we experienced a few bumps along the way I’m so thankful my kids have been able to experience school with friends the past year.  Their teachers were absolutely amazing and despite it all-these four had a great year!

Britt was in Pre-K this past year.  She learned SO much…letters, shapes, numbers, months of the year, days of the week and on and on.  She loved her friends, her teacher, and getting to go be social five days a week.  In August, we’ll start a Transitional Kindergarten at a new school.  It’s one of the few programs in our area that’s specifically for older five-year-olds who aren’t going to kindergarten yet.

Bowen Slaughter decided to grow a ton this year.  πŸ™‚  Bowen had one of the best teachers for second grade.  When we logged into his first day and his bubbly teacher was cracking jokes and keeping an eight-year-old boy entertained via a computer screen, I knew he was in for a great year.  He was put in a class with lots of his good friends as well as he made plenty of new ones.  He’s super social so while the summer is his jam, Bowen’s already looking forward to third grade.

Nixon Talbot decided to grow up on me and just ended his elementary school career to head to the middle school with Ebby Lee in the fall.  My goodness!  I wasn’t prepared to have all the emotions on his last day.  A girlfriend who also had a son graduating fifth grade texted me that morning asking if I was emotional and I wasn’t one single bit.  But then we got to the graduation ceremony where the principal started speaking about this class as she teared up and well, then it was all over for me.  Nixon had a great year but he is absolutely ready for middle school.  Many of his baseball friends will be joining up with him at middle school so he’ll go into sixth grade knowing many kids.  He is ready!

Nixon on the first day of kindergarten and then the last day of fifth grade.

We’re so proud of this kid!

After graduation all the fifth graders paraded through the school as parents, teachers and students cheered them on.  Then we took Nixon out to lunch…

Two peas in a pod.

I’m not exactly sure how it’s a GIF, but it is so I’m going with it…the fifth grade graduation party was awesome!  All the fifth graders got dropped off at the local pool after school.  The snow cone truck came, there was a dj, lots of food was provided and Nixon was living his best life!

Since Ebby Lee missed out on the end of the year fifth grade fun, I didn’t even know how great this would be.  Nixon had the best evening hanging with his friends at the pool.

And these two…friends since birth.

And Ebby Lee survived sixth grade!  hahaha!  I actually think I was the one who was super nervous.  Ebby Lee grew so much this year and had a great first year of middle school.  She met many new friends, had some great teachers, and is looking forward to seventh grade.  
It’s been a YEAR but we’re so thankful for our schools, for teachers, and for all the memories made.

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  1. 5.25.21
    Jen said:

    Britt and Nixon picture is a keeper

  2. 5.25.21
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Everybody is looking so dang grown up!!! Love it!

  3. 5.25.21
    Elspeth Mizner said:

    I can’t believe how much everyone grew up this past year!!! Happy summer!

  4. 5.25.21
    Sue in Oz said:

    I love how you inadvertently created that magical GIF! Very cool.

  5. 5.25.21
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I am SO HAPPY that our boys got a proper 5th grade sendoff this year!!!

  6. 5.26.21
    Julie Bradford said:

    Goodness they r ALL grown up!!!! Bowen is looking a lot like Nixon in that end of school year pic 😍
    I too found myself at J&Js 5th grade graduation tearing up…
    Enjoy summer.. it too will fly by πŸ˜’