I feel somewhat robbed that our Summer was so short. I am almost positive my school year's always started later in the month of August...am I wrong?
Last night we enjoyed our traditional Back to School breakfast dinner. It has become a favorite tradition for the kids. Their favorite sugar cereal (a special treat), donuts, chocolate milk and orange juice and a fruit salad to round it out = breakfast of champions.Courage. It's the word for our school year this year (other words we've used in the past have been Thrive and Remember).
It takes me months of thinking and observing my little ones to finally decide on a word. Lots of thought about how the word can be applied to each school going child happens.
Courage to stand up for what you believe in. Courage to know you are smart. Courage away from home. Courage to do the right thing even if others around you aren't. Courage! Courage! Courage!We'll keep the COURAGE banner up for the first week as a reminder for the girls. We even have a short, simple cheer we do before everyone leaves in the morning. The kids love it and it's my hope that repeating it everyday will help them remember what we talked about throughout their day.
Here's to a new school year...and here's to COURAGE!
Do you have a word that your family is focusing on?