This morning I met with Emmy and Ollie’s teachers at EuroAcademy to hear about their progress. I have no concerns and only wanted to see what they have been up to since school began in September.
Emmy, no surprise, loves school. And she is quite the friend. While being nearly the youngest in her Piccoli class, she helps others with their shoes in the morning, watches over the others and especially loves Viyam. And she gravitates to the boys. Of course, she is always smiling and really “with it”. Oh, she also has a mind of her own and is particular when it comes to projects and how she wants hers to turn out.
Ollie is also having a great year. While he missed Jack (and his other friends who moved up to Grandissimi this year), he has made friends with everyone in his class. He is friendly and considerate. He has much to offer in class discussions and is super-curious. Miss Amy notices he is drawn to building things whenever given the chance. Having mastered his first name he is moving on to his last name (and his middle name, too, at home)!
And even though I didn’t have to meet with Lily’s teacher (ha!), here’s an academic update on her. Lily’s handwriting is improving by leaps and bounds; so is her writing stamina. She chooses to write more often and has become more comfortable telling her own stories. Of course, we continue to work on spelling, but as with all typical 2nd graders, this is a time to invent and try out the rules of language. Lily really likes to know what to expect in her day, however, she gets tired of the same thing. I have found if I provide her with a gentle routine of how the day will run but mix up the way we do each thing, she is happy. She has a firm understanding of numbers and is getting the hang of paying attention to details when she goes back over answers. She is learning to work together to set goals and expectations and make plans we look forward to.