our last big to-do of the "school year":
|Willow is an absolute saint who has spent a LOT of time sitting in auditoriums waiting for her sister.|
|a bevy of ballerinas--Syd is the fifth pair of legs from the left, next to the backwards kid|
Although we school year-round, this week feels a deliciously lot like winding down for the year. With the spring recital, Saturdays are now free from ballet practice (although replaced by softball). Monday is a school holiday to celebrate a certain little girl's seventh birthday, and the day after that she'll be free to call herself a second grader. Most of the IU students will have left for the summer by then, so we'll have much of town and campus to ourselves. There will be a dinosaur party. We'll be taking a break from our long-standing Story of the World studies to do a unit on the Civil War, in preparation for seeing Gettysburg on our road trip next month.
And we'll be going on some road trips!
The summer will be filled with lots of breaks for road trips and day camps, and lots of math and science and art done en plein air, and lots of hiking and biking, some gardening and some butterfly hatching, and a ninth birthday and a dragon party.
Are you ready? I'M ready!!!