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McKenna Child Summary: 8 Years Old!

This is a summary for McKenna from 7.75-8 years old. She is now 8!

EATING
Eating is great! Same as ever.

SLEEPING
Sleeping is great. It is the same. For those who don't know or don't remember, McKenna needs a lot of sleep. She is a high sleep needs person. I find people manifest things differently for their sleep needs not being met, and the way McKenna shows she isn't getting enough sleep is by debating, arguing, and flat out disobeying. So I am mindful to make sure her norm is to get enough sleep. She is a great sleeper, so it is just up to me to make sure she is in bed on time.

SCHOOL
School is great! At McKenna's parent/teacher conference last fall, her teacher challenged her to work on having nicer handwriting. McKenna can write nicely, but she often rushes so fast that it is sloppy. She took that challenge and worked to improve her handwriting.

It is so nice! At her parent/teacher conference in February, her teacher commented how she has continually written her best since the last conference. She also commented that she was surprised because most of the time kids will start on a goal, then go back to their old habits, especially with handwriting. She said she rarely has a child who continues to write nicely months later. 

For those of you with a strong-willed child, I think this is just one example of the positive that can come from that personality trait. They are persistent and tenacious. When they set a goal, they meet that goal and they stick to it. Those personalities can be hard, but with patience and guidance, they can be unstoppable in all the right ways!

EXTRA CURRICULARS
McKenna continued with swim team and loves it! She had to take March off because the swim team times changed and overlapped her other activities, but she is back on. Brayden has since been moved up to the Gold B swim team, so with that and the practice times changing, they aren't the same time anymore (wah). 

McKenna still has dance. That has been just rehearsals so far. She also still has piano. Again, just practices and lessons.

She did the musical at the school and was a cute lost boy ensemble member. 

She played basketball and had a great time doing that. 

SCHEDULE
School Schedule:

7:00 AM--wake up. Eat breakfast. Get ready. Do morning chores. Read scriptures. Practice piano.
9:15 AM--school starts
4:00 PM--home from school. Homework. Then free play.
5:30 PM--Dinner. Then time with family.
7:00 PM Start getting ready for bed.
8:00 PM--in be

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