The documents have been uploaded and the forms filled out and Joel is all registered for pre-k next year. This means in just about six months I’ll suddenly find myself with a lot of extra time with Noah and Joel in Pre-K, Nicholas in kindergarten, Anthony in first grade, Mayci in second grade, Zeke in third grade, Adrian in 10th grade, and Fritz in 12th grade. Sounds kind of like heaven.
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Zeke, Mayci, and Anthony’s Second Quarter Grades
Zeke works so hard in school. He earned every one of his grades with a lot of hard work. It’s amazing how hard he’s come over the last couple years. School comes easy for Mayci. She’s very smart and (when she doesn’t make careless errors) it shows in her grades. She loves school so much.
Starting in first grade kids get percentage grades for language arts, math, science, and social studies. They get E (excellent), S (satisfactory), or U (unsatisfactory) in everything else.
Language Arts – 88%
Math – 74%
Social Studies – 78%
Science – 83%
Conduct – S
Health – E
Art – S
Theater Arts – S
Music – E
PE – E
Language Arts – 95%
Math – 91%
Social Studies – 100%
Science – 97%
Conduct – E
Health – E
Art – E
Theater Arts – E
Music – E
PE – E
Kindergartners get lots and lots of grades on a 1-5 scale with 1 being well below grade level and 5 being well above grade level. Most of the grades given are 3s. Anthony is doing really well, especially in conduct which is something we’ve been working hard on since pre-k.
Music – all 2s
PE – all 3s
Participation – all 3s
Conduct – almost all 3s, a couple 2s, and a 4 in respecting authority figures
Language Arts – two 2s and a 3
Reading – an even mix of 2s and 3s
Math – mostly 2s and a 3; he can rote count to 29
Social Studies – an even mix of 2s and 3s
Science – all 3s and one 2
Health – 3
First Quarter of 1st and 2nd Grade
Zeke worked really hard during the first quarter of 2nd grade. School can be pretty hard for him so we’re all thrilled with how well he is doing. He got an S (satisfactory) in conduct, art, and theater arts. He got an E (excellent) in health, music, and PE. He got B’s in language arts (84%), math (84%), and science (85%). He got a C in social studies (79%).
Mayci’s grades were no surprise. She loves school and does her work easily. She’s a kid who finishes her week long homework packet all the first day because she wants to and likes doing it. She got an E in conduct, health, art, theater arts, music, and PE. She got A’s in language arts (95%), math (93%), social studies (95%), and science (97%)
7 Boys, 7 Haircuts
All seven of the boys still at home got their hair cut in preparation for school starting. I’ve got some handsome young men in this house!
Fritz, age 16, 11th grade
Adrian, age 14, 9th grade
Zeke, age 7, 2nd grade
Anthony, age 5, kindergarten
Nicholas, age 4, pre-k
Noah, age 3, ECSE
Joel, age 3, staying home for one more year
This summer Anthony completed the PK-K Summer Quest workbook, Mayci completed the K-1 Summer Quest workbook, and Zeke completed the 1-2 Summer Quest workbook. They had lots of fun adding stickers to their maps all day and were so proud when they made it to the finish line ready for their next year of school
I’ve been going through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons with Zeke and Mayci for two summers now and we managed to finish it just before school started, bringing them both to a second grade level in reading. Some of those lessons felt disjointed and some of the stories were downright strange, but it truly did teach them to read very well.
Back to School We Go!
Fritz – 11th Grade
Adrian – 9th Grade
Zeke – 2nd Grade
Mayci – 1st Grade
Anthony – Kindergarten
Nicholas – Pre-K
Noah – ECSE3
Joel – The Only One at Home!
School’s Out for the Littles
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!