I couldn’t decide on just one this month’s Book of the Month books so I got two. I picked Darling Girl by Liz Michalski and Take My Heand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.
Adrian has absolutely loved these past two years in middle school. He has grown and matured and learned so much. He was quite sad when he got home Friday because his final year there has come to an end.
He did amazing his last quarter of middle school, especially since he was so far behind just two months ago (a lot of work and an increase in his medication dosage helped get him back on track).
Spanish 1B – C 72%
(73% on the semester exam; 74% for the semester; 76% for the year)
Fundamentals of Computer Science – A 100%
(97% for the semester; 96% for the year)
Health – B 89%
(86% on the semester exam; 92% for the semester – it’s a one semester course)
Science – A 91%
(92% for the semester; 95% for the year)
American History – A 94%
(90% for the semester; 90% for the year)
Algebra I – B 85%
(99% on the semester exam; 88% for the semester; 88% for the year)
ELAR – B 85%
(89% for the semester; 89% for the year)
(*semester exams were only taken in classes he earned high school credit in)
In 10 1/2 weeks Adrian will begin high school at DATA (computer science pathway of course… just look at that computer science grade this quarter) and iCSI. Before then, though, he’ll be taking a couple weeks of camps at Code Ninjas and will be teaching some of his little siblings how to play Minecraft and maybe Roblox and working with his father to prepare more for his IT Fundamentals certification test he’ll be taking next year.
Friday was the last day of school for our older three little ones. They all had a great year and learned so much. None of them are particularly glad that summer break is here. They thrive on routine and while we have a routine at our house it’s nothing like they have at school so breaks are a little hard for some of them.
Zeke got an excellent in conduct (his teacher says he’s very polite and kind to everyone). He also got excellents in Health, Art, Theater Arts, Music, and PE.
Language Arts – B 80% (86% for the year)
Reading – B 86% (87% for the year)
Math – B 85% (88% for the year)
Social Studies – A 96% (98% for the year)
Science – A 97% (98% for the year)
Mayci got 3s in Music and PE. In conduct, she got one 2 (for talking when not appropriate… she can’t really help it… she’s my daughter after all) and then a mix of 3s and 4s. She got a 4 for her stage of writing, a 2 for remembering to capitalize the beginning of sentences, and the rest 3s in Language Arts. She got all 3s in Reading. She can count by ones and tens to 100 and got all 3s in Math. She got all 3s in both Science and Social Studies and a 4 in Health.
Anthony got a 3 and 4 in PE (the 4 is for coordination and balance… he is definitely uncommonly coordinated for a four-year-old). His stage of writing is a 2. He got a mix of 2s and 3s in Language Arts. He knows 20 uppercase letters, 18 lowercase letters, and 18 letter sounds. He got mostly 2s and a couple 3s in Reading. He can rote count to 39 and can count to 30 with one-to-one correspondence. He got mostly 2s and a few 3s in Math. He got all 2s in Science and mostly 2s and a couple 3s in Social Studies. He got a mix of 2s and 3s in Conduct. He got all 3s in Fine Arts and Technology.
It’s hard to believe the school year is already over. When they go back in August these three will be in kindergarten, first, and second grades and they’ll be bringing another brother with them to school every day since it’ll be Nicholas’ turn for Pre-K. But for the next few weeks we have summer school and dance camps and a musical theater camp to look forward to!
My baby has some epic side eye.
Adrian was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society a couple weeks ago. Apparently he was invited last year but didn’t understand what the paper meant so he didn’t apply. This year, however, he decided to apply and got in.
He was so incredibly excited and proud of himself. This represents a lot of hard work and determination. He couldn’t stop grinning this crazy giant grin.
Fritz finished tenth grade on Monday. He finished the year really well. He did amazing in chemistry and Spanish II (all done his foreign language requirement!). His favorite class this year (and the one he says he learned the most in) was world history.
Chemistry A (92%)
English II B (85%)
Geometry B (86%)
Personal Finance A (97%)
Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance B (84%)
Spanish 2 A (94%)
World History A (95%)
Now on to his junior year for the first time in person since second grade! He’s pretty excited about how challenging DATA is and all the computer classes he gets to take.
I have some pretty back digestive tract issues. It’s been since I was teen, maybe earlier, pretty much as long as I can remember. No doctor has ever figured it out in spite of lots of tests run over the years.
A few weeks ago I started making smoothies for breakfast and they are helping immensely. My doctor has no idea why, but said to keep eating them every day because nothing else has truly worked. And they taste good and are pretty healthy.
3/4 cup cashew and almond milk
1/4 cup coconut water
handful of kale
one spoonful of Spiru-Tein powder
two spoonfuls of plain yogurt
banana + ice or frozen strawberries
Twice a month Noah has speech therapy and twice a month he has ECI special skills training. He loves the one-on-one time with his therapists.