End-of-School Interviews for 2015-2016

by | Jun 12, 2016 | End-of-School | 0 comments

Yesterday was officially the last day of our 2015-2016 school year! It’s been a full year and we are all so ready for our summer break. A number of years ago I was inspired by Sarah to start creating these End-of-School Interviews for each of my children and we’ve been making them every year since.  It’s so fun to look back through them (2011-20122012-20132013-2014, and 2014-2015) and see how much our students have grown each year and how their answers change. 
Here are this year’s End-of-School Interviews (revised with blog nicknames):
They may not have made it to state this year, but we were so proud of the boys for competing at the Regional/District level their Freshman year. Captain had his best two games at the District/Regional tournament ending up with the top score out of all his teammates! With lots of hard work and practice their coach thinks they will be able to make it to state in a year or two. We’ll see! 

Ranger’s Favorite Books: Redwall (Books 1-3), The Lantern Bearers and The Tournament at Gorlan
Last year Ranger was “most proud of” his test scores… He improved them again this year! In the fall he scored in the 91st percentile on the 8th grade state required math test, just before he was moved up to 9th, and last week he scored in the 96th percentile on the 9th grade state required math test! Saxon seems to be working. I’m so proud of all the kids’ hard work to improve their math grades! 
Twinkle Toes’ Favorite Books: The Paradise Project & Eight Cousins
The Paradise Project is such an excellent book. I loved it too! Twinkle Toes really enjoyed meeting the author, who graciously invited our family to her home to celebrate Easter this year while we were on the road traveling home from Arizona. Such a treat! 

Chiquita’s Favorite Books: Little WomenRiddle at the Rodeo

The summer before last Chiquita painted a lovely Chickadees and Lilacs Paint-by-Number. She asked for another paint-by-number for her birthday and she is doing a beautiful job painting her Goldfinches! I’ll try and post pictures soon. 

Snuggles’ Favorite Books: The Picture Bible, The Making of a Knight 
You can find pictures in the archives of his First Holy Communion from his Uncle last summer. 

Rose’s Favorite Book: The Virgin Mary Around the World!
(With all the matching Marian Shining Light dolls, of course:  ) 
Bud’s Favorite Book: Can You Find Saints?
He is amazing at Animal Tracks. He has memorized many of the tracks and can name and pair them with the matching animal without any help. I don’t know how he does it. 
Another thing Bud loves to say is “Ding! Ding! Ding, ding, ding!!!” when he is trying to get the attention ring for one of his older siblings servants. He is definitely a youngest child… 
Recently I asked him to pick a few things up off the floor. He responded that he “didn’t make that mess…” I told him I knew that he didn’t, but I wanted him to pick them up for me anyway and that it was going to be his “chore for the morning.” He turned to me and said, “I only have one chore. School!” The little stinker. We have a lot to work on this summer! 🙂 

I hope you are all having a wonderful and relaxing weekend, 
and that you have a fun and blessed summer!



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