Fritz and Adrian’s Second Quarter Grades

The second quarter was a lot of staying on top of Adrian to clear up his zeroes and get things turned in. It’s something he’s struggled with the whole time he’s been in school. In the end, he did really well and is quite pleased with his grades.

Our school district allows high school kids to exempt up to three midterms every December. Whether they can exempt depends on grades and absences/tardies. They cannot exempt AP course midterms no matter what.

Adrian’s Grades
Physics – 75% quarter / 85% midterm / 78% semester
iCSI – 97% quarter / 97% midterm / 97% semester
AP Human Geography – 70% quarter / 70% midterm / 72% semester
Spanish II – 91% quarter / midterm exempt / 91% semester
Geometry – 92% quarter / midterm exempt / 93% semester
Computer Science – 93% quarter / 88% midterm / 91% semester
English I – 88% quarter / midterm exempt / 90% semester

GPA: 3.5 quarter / 3.7 semester

Fritz’s Grades
Algebra II – 94% quarter / midterm exempt / 95% semester
3D Modeling & Animation – 93% quarter / 100% midterm / 92% semester
Physics – 96% quarter / midterm exempt / 95% semester
AP US History – 85% quarter / 86% midterm / 83% semester
Video Game Design – 100% quarter / 100% midterm / 100% semester
AP English III – 91% quarter / 94% midterm / 93% semester
Computer Science – 98% quarter / midterm exempt / 98% semester

GPA: 4.4 quarter and semester

Sensory Rice

Ani is getting ready to open a little online shop selling dyed rice sensory kits. The rice comes out so pretty. A few weeks ago she had Anthony over and he got to play in some rice she had made.

Just touching the rice relaxed him so much. The color was beautiful and scooping and pouring made him very happy.

The wooden containers are a set I got for her to keep at her house with the rice she made for her little siblings. They were definitely a hit with Anthony.

He made a bit of a mess but that was okay because the rice is very easy to clean up. He played with the rice for quite a while.

Once he was done playing with the rice, he went right to bed and went to sleep quickly. That is not a common occurrence for Anthony. (Ani’s cat Azula liked the rice, too.)

“Brothers”

When you have a more spirited child like Nicholas, one that has lots of trouble keeping his hands to himself, you worry a bit about him making friends. Especially if he’s super outgoing like Nicholas.

It turns out Nicholas has made a very best friend in another one of the pre-k classes at his school. The boys call each other “my brother.” They play together at recess and PE every day.

They got together at a trampoline park and were absolutely joined at the hip and so happy to be together. It’s such a relief to know that even with how much Nicholas is he’s making friends.

She’s Bad to the Bone

Mayci has performed publicly with her dance team a few times now. The first time was at Winterfest, then at the winter showcase, and then at the San Antonio Aquarium. Soon they’ll be competing with dance teams from other studios. They are so cute and amazing. The kids in her group are 5-9. Their competition number is to Bad to the Bone complete with little leather jackets. I can’t wait to see how they do during competition season.