Hi everyone! How are you all? Probably knee-deep in adjusting to school, routines, and homework, or knee-deep in getting ready for all of that. We here in the Blissful Roots household are in the latter category. My boys’ first day is tomorrow, and I have to say I’m loving this later (later for Utah, at least) start this year! I usually don’t feel quite ready for the school year to begin, but with this extra week, I feel like we’re there! It should be a great year with lots of changes for us. For their third grade year, my twins want to be in separate classes for the first time ever. They both said they just want to be in a classroom and not be asked, “are you Jackson or Carter?” I get it! And I’ll have a new kindergartner, leaving me with my baby (although 10-months old already!) home alone in the morning. I have never been alone with one baby. My twins came first, and then they weren’t in preschool when my next little boy came along, so this will be a first for me!
I have a simple post today, but when I saw this On the Way to School documentary with my family a month ago, I knew I HAD to share it! Maybe some of you are already familiar with it. We found it on Netflix. If you don’t have Netflix, you can use the ShowBox app or find a friend, neighbor, family member, or anyone who has it. It is completely worth it! You can click here to see the preview. If I haven’t convinced you, then I promise the minute and a half trailer will!!
The documentary follows four groups of children from different, remote parts of the world, and their incredible journeys just to get to school. Their hunger for knowledge, relentless bravery, and sweet humility will have you in tears, cheering them on, and rethinking your priorities!
With school starting for so many of us, this is the perfect time to share this documentary with your family. It will help your children appreciate their education, how easy it is come to by here in the states. It will also help them realize that life is very different for so many people in the world. My boys kept asking if the movie was “really real in real life.” I know they were touched by it! And I should mention that the documentary is in subtitles, but there’s not a talking, and it’s easy to read the lines to your younger children. In fact, our older boys read them out loud to our little ones. Such a great way to spend time as a family!
I wish you all the best for the upcoming school year, and hope this documentary will spark a renewed love knowledge for your children, AND yourself! I know it most certainly did for me.
Stop by Blissful Roots during this new school year if you’re ever in need of some reading tips for your beginning readers, free teacher appreciation quotes, or a simple PicMonkey tutorial on making your own back to school labels. Happy Monday everyone! And here’s to the BEST school year yet!!
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