They homeschool, but the program we go through is so great because they get to go to school one day a week (with other homeschoolers) and they still get to experience normal school things like Open House! Ben had to work late that night and couldn’t get out of it, so it was a Bratcher girl night out and True and Brave were so proud to show me what they have been working on.
When we walked in, the secretary and director were saying hi to the babies and then proceeded to ask their names, which I’m pretty sure if you have two sisters at the school named Brave and True, you’re dying to know what the heck the parents named the other kids! I always think it’s hilarious to see people’s reactions to their names. We know people will either love it or hate it. It really doesn’t faze us because we know we gave them “unusual” names. We also pretty much thought about every possible way their names could be ridiculed, so when someone says, “True or false,” we internally just roll our eyes because been there, done that. Plus, Ruby is a “normal” name and I got ridiculed like crazy for it. The boys I grew up with manage to take my simple name and butcher it a little and made fun of me with it. So “unusual” name or not, kids will always find a way to make fun of it.
Anyhow, the school year is coming to an end in just one week. I’m so excited! The girls are excited! We’re all definitely ready for summer vacation, though we will still continue with cursive and math through the summer. There just won’t be that much pressure since we won’t have a teacher to report to (we have a credentialed teacher come monthly to check out the girls’ progress and my lesson plans). We finished our language and science book for the year a couple weeks ago, so we’re still trekking on with reading, writing, math, spelling, and history. Once this school year is over, I’ll be sure to do a post on what we used and my thoughts on it based on this year. If things get a little quiet here next week, it’s because we’re wrapping up school things. Once we’re done, we’ll be ready to play all day, every day. Okay, not really, but we will definitely be much more relaxed. Yippee!