School news

Well, the kids have been in school for about 5 weeks and the kids have plenty to keep them busy. Anthony's first weeks adjusting to middle school life has taught him that he needs to stay organized. He is currently working on his science fair project, which he is looking at building materials and their reaction to tsunamis. His summary is due tomorrow, which he is sitting and typing right now. The cool thing about the project is that the teaching assistant in the course is a student at UF in the sciences and might have access to a wave machine for Anthony to do his experiment. He likes most of his courses and has learned the importance of showing his work in his advanced math course.

Alex has started in the gifted program in second grade. Right now, this means that she is being pulled for a more advanced math, with additional problems and a bit more advanced concepts. She loves it because she has several friends in that class with her. Many of which came to her birthday party this last weekend.

We put Joshua in prekindergarten this year to fine tune motor skill issues and to continue to work on his maturity. His reading skills may be the best at that age of the three, and is starting to show his predilection to use his left hand for cutting and writing.

All in all, a great start to the year.

School's almost back in

Well, it is almost time for the kids to start another school year.  My, how time has flown by.  It seems like they just got out of school, but it is now time to go back.  With trips to the Domincan Republic and Indiana (along with Anthony's trip to DC), the summer has just flown by.  Anthony is excited to start 6th grade, and was able to meet his teachers for the most part (except for the schedule change that has already occurred).  Changing classrooms will not be a major issue for him.

 

Alex was able to meet her teacher today.  She was so excited to both meet her, and to see all of her "friends" today.  She is so ready for Monday to come where she gets to be on her own for a while. 

 

Josh still has 2 weeks before his preschool starts, and meets his teachers on September 2nd.  Even though he turns 5 on Sunday and is smart as a whip, he still needs to learn much before ready for school.  Probably just means that he will be ahead when he starts Kindergarten next year.

Summer is almost here

Since it is nearly 90* just about every day (thank goodness without too much humidity, we are looking forward to the many activities this summer.  Anthony will have a trip up to DC with the safety patrol, Alex has a ballet recital, the family is taking 2 trips, including one for Nicole's 20th class reunion, and a trip up north to see Kirk's family.  Alex went out for her first golf outing last Sunday, and wants to go out more often.  Kirk is starting up with softball again (I wonder if he will show his age), so there will be plenty to do.