It’s been a very long while since I posted last, but now that the school year has started again, I wanted to start posting again. The summer was quite busy and filled with softball for the girls.
In this photo, E (7) was playing on the 6 and under team (she turned 7 after the age cutoff date).
K (8), my daughter who was formerly selectively mute, is playing third base. The humorous thing about this is that she was the loudest and most frequent singer of the softball chants. Lots of times the other girls would forget to sing chants, but K led most of them. It’s been so ironic that the girl who could not speak in front of others now would sing the chants loud and clear.
M (10) at bat.
At the end of the regular season, we had a lot of fun watching E play up on an 8 and under game against her sister K, and K play up to 10 and under against her sister M. The girls had a lot of fun playing against their sisters and Mr. RSG had an exciting time watching them play each other.
M and K also went on to play in the All-Star Tournaments. K’s team didn’t place, but M’s team, in their three tournaments, placed, 4th, 2nd and then 1st. The second and first place wins were not easy to come by, as they played against some really good teams. In the end, though, they were able to pull it off.
The school year began a few weeks ago, and there has been a big change in M’s life. No longer is she in elementary school, but middle school. The elementary schools in our area have moved the 5th graders over to the middle school, where they had more room. In addition, she now takes a bus, whereas before we lived close enough she could be dropped off by car. She now has different teachers for each subject matter. All of these things were adjustments she’s had to make, and it seems to be going well so far.
We went to the open house and her teachers seem really warm and interested in making sure the fifth graders have a great transition into the middle school. She has advanced classes and will be taking 6th grade math curriculum as a 5th grader.
While we knew that M was already slated for the advanced program in middle school, we weren’t sure about K. We received her letter of acceptance into the program at the end of June that she made it into the gifted program. K was so excited to have gotten in.
In the coming posts, I’ll be talking about their programs and the changes they made to the gifted program in our school district. I think it’s been interesting to see how they try to accommodate the students and how the girls are faring in their programs. It’s certainly feels different already, and they’ve only been in school three weeks.