Thursday, September 15, 2011
Brayden was very excited about all that 6th grade brings. His favorite things? Having a locker and not having to rush to eat lunch. The big kids get an hour to eat and play outside or hang out...whatever they want. No more teachers telling them to hurry & eat. Hmmm...I guess it's the little freedoms or the opportunity to have a few less restrictions.
He has several different teachers this year. For his grade, he doesn't switch classes, rather the teachers rotate. It allows the kiddos a transition year before they have to be more conscientious of their time and not spending time between classes visiting in the hallway.
Study Hall was a new addition this year. I don't think he's quite gotten down in the first 4 weeks that you use that time for studying. Do they ever get that? It's hard to believe we have a 6th grader. He's excited to try Flag Football at school after not getting to play since diagnosed. Hopefully he'll get the chance to have some fun. The neuropathy in his legs still slows him down but he sure puts forth the effort.
Hopefully this year will be successful for Brayden. It's already a lot of work and I worry how much of what he struggles with is normal, eleven-year-old boy things and how much is made more challenging by all the treatments and meds he's endured the last 29 months. But we're thankful that he's still persevering!