An article titled Academic anticipation: Children, moms still get excited about new year even when school means staying at home appears in the August 3rd edition of the Ashland, Ohio Times-Gazette:
For Megan Abel, and for most grade-schoolers, starting school after summer break means new notebooks, new subject matter and a new routine. But the 7-year-old Abel doesn’t have to leave the comfort of her home. And her teacher is her mom.
As homeschoolers, Megan and her sister, Hope, won’t be filling the hallways and desks of area public schools at the end of this month. But the start of a new school year still brings a similar sense of excitement and anticipation.
“We still look forward to fresh crayons, markers and notebooks. And just that fresh start,” said Hope’s mother, Christy Abel. “It’s nice to get back to the routine.”
Megan said she’s looking forward to science.
“I’m excited for school to start because of science. I just love science,” she said.
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