This month’s topic for the “I’ll Show You My…” Link Up is “Back To School.” We’ve been back at school for a month now, so I thought I’d use this post to talk about what each of my kids are doing at school this year.
Gabbie is in 7th grade. 7th grade was one of my worst years at school and I’m so glad that things seem to be going well for Gabbie so far this year. She is taking Algebra I, Computers, English, Hebrew, Jewish Studies, Art, Science, Social Studies, Tanakh (Bible), and Mentoring, which is when the class gets together for various topic discussions and activities. Her lowest grade right now is an 88 in Tanakh and her highest is a 101 in Science.
Her social calendar is very busy this year because the kids in her class are having their bar / bat mitzvahs. Gabbie was one of the first to have hers, not because she’s the oldest, but because it is our custom that girls have theirs at 12 instead of 13. Gabbie also keeps busy with dance classes – tap, ballet, lyrical, and competition team, plus she is an assistant in a tap/ballet class for younger kids.
Zachary is in 5th grade. For the first time since he was in 2nd grade, he is not receiving extra help for reading and writing. He has been on target with reading for awhile now, but writing is still difficult. At this point, he is doing much better with spelling but needs to remember how to correctly write sentences and paragraphs! This year, Zachary is playing the clarinet. He plays tennis, but he says he doesn’t want to anymore. He likes when he can get home on time after school and just chill.
Simon is in 2nd grade. While his reading is on target for his grade level, he does seem to have similar issues with writing to the ones Zachary has. His teacher has not requested a meeting about it yet, but I’m sure it will come up soon. His Hebrew teacher mentioned that she sometimes helps him write things down as long as he knows the answers, which he does! Simon does 100 Mile Club and in October he will start Lego Club as well.
How is school going for your kids?
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Next month, you can join us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (October 18) to show us your Fall Activities! Here is our list of topics:
I won’t be online for the next few days due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday, so I’ll see you back here next week!