They've been home for two quarters, in this time we've seen one major surge of coronavirus in this area which I covered in November/December. The levels in our area appear to have fallen back to 5% as people are getting vaccinated. I guess it's fair to say our quarantine is coming to an end.
Evie is the first to go back because she needs more reading time with her teacher than what I can provide. Despite my best, or I should really say floundering efforts, she's not where I'd like her to be and I know she will benefit from being in school. She was so excited to go back, up at 6:30 and promptly dressed in her best outfit, it is literally the first day of school all over again. I'm really happy for her.
The others, well I'm sad to say Sam didn't do so well this past quarter. He missed many assignments, there's been lots of debate over the how and why but regardless, the numbers don't lie. I ordered new school pants, he grew out of the ones I bought for the school year, and they arrive on Friday so next week he goes back!
Charlotte has been a rock star in all this, and I don't say this to compare apples to oranges when it comes to my kids but the simple truth is she's more mature and has handled her work load well. She wants to stay home and I'm of a mind to let her.
That leaves Violette, who also wants to stay home. She gets her work done and her class is super full at school so I'm of a mind to keep her here.
We might have a 50/50 split for the remainder of the year. I guess that's fine.