I have survived back to school. Kevin has survived. And each of the kids have survived. I’m glad that transition is over. I am always nervous about how it will go. Just to catch you up to speed here is the humps and bumps of the new school year.
She is loving 5th grade. She has the exact same teacher that I had for 5th grade! That is how small our town is…lol. Once again she is part of a team teaching group. There are 3 teachers. She has Mrs. M for her home room and science. She has Mrs. E for social studies, reading and English. And she has Dr. B for her math since it is special ed stuff. She is quite excited to get to use a calculator for some of her stuff. She has to try to do it by hand first and then after she puts in a real effort can pull out the calculator. She has had a pretty easy transition.
He has doing amazing!! He had no problem with the transition from summer to the new school year. His class has doubled in size but for once it hasn’t affected him. They put him in a computer class and he seems to be getting there. He actually pushed a couple of buttons and jiggled the mouse the other day…lol. So maybe in time.
I’m highly considering asking if he can be put in a 6th grade Spanish class. He tries to speak Spanish around the house all the time. He has no clue what he is trying to say but when he gets frustrated or overly happy he has went from biting his hand to speaking his version of Spanish. It would be interesting to see if he could pick up the language and use it in context.
For those of you that knew the troubles this poor boy had last year there was no where else to go but up. And up happened. He is doing amazing in high school. We haven’t gotten grades yet but he is so much happier. He has no problems getting up and getting ready for school. We pick him up and we know he will be his smiley, funny self. It’s been awesome. We really love seeing this side of our boy.
Oh, little Miss Lauren. This is her senior year. There are lots of transitions for her. She is becoming more of an adult every day and realizing how much it can suck and how unfair it is. She is trying to grasp it but it’s not easy for her. I’m thankful that she plans to hang at home for two years and do community college. I think she will need those two years before she sprouts her wings. Who knows what will happen. Only time will tell. For now, we all just take it one day at a time, especially her.