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If you have kids going back to school, this post is for you. I have added quick recipes, school supplies, homeschooling, organizing, and more to help make back to school easier.
In Arkansas, we have a Back to School duty-free tax weekend this coming weekend. It has got me thinking about school supplies for my son entering college and my youngest daughter. My husband and I have five kids. In years past, we have had kids in medical school, college, private school, public school and homeschool. Each year we evaluated the best school for each child. For years, we have had kids in public school, private school, homeschool plus our oldest in college and now medical school. This year, we only have one child who will be starting college and one who will be in the eight grade that we will be purchasing school supplies for this year.
Roark Kids Update for Back to School
Carly, my oldest daughter, is currently in medical school studying to become a doctor. She recently started her third year. She has two full years of medical school left before starting a residency program for three to five additional years. I am so proud of Carly she has worked so unbelievable hard to be where she is currently. Carly study’s hard, has determination, prays and seeks God’s will for your life. She sets an amazing example for her brothers and sister.
Casey graduated from high school with honors this past year. He had enough college credits and high enough ACT and GPA to enter a three-year pre-med program. Because he will be doing a three-year program, school for Casey will start the beginning of August. He will be leaving us and moving into his dorm soon. My heart is broken, but I know he is working toward what he wants to do. Casey loves God and will make great decisions. We will be doing a lot of shopping for his dorm soon which inspired me to write this post.
Caleb is my special needs son and twin brother to Casey. Caleb’s story . Caleb and Casey will be 19 in August. He will be with my husband and me forever. He has Cerebral Palsy. He has had seventeen brain surgeries and has seizures. He loves to cook and bake. He will not be doing a formal education this year, but I am constantly looking for things he can learn and activities to encourage him to use his left arm.
Jonah will be 17 in November. Jonah was adopted when he was 7 1/2 years old. He came from a horrible situation. After trying counseling both outpatient and inpatient, we placed him in a Christian Boarding School. I am so thrilled to tell you he is doing much better. He accepted Jesus as his savior and is slowly turning his life around. Thank you for all your prayer on behalf of Jonah and our family.
That brings me to our baby girl, Diana, who is 13 and starting 8th grade. Diana is Jonah’s biological sister. She was four years old when she was adopted. Diana has always been in public school due to her learning problems including dyslexia. This year, we have decided to homeschool her. I am going to try using A Beka Academy with her. It is an accrediated program.
Since I will be purchasing dorm supplies for Casey, who is entering college and Diana who will be starting 8th grade, I wanted to share some back to school posts I found.
Back to School Recipes including super fun kid snacks plus easy recipes to help you put dinner on the table.
Back to School Homeschool Ideas OR after school activitites.