So if you have been wondering why post have been few and far between lately it’s because I’m back in the 6th grade…not literally. But my oldest started 6th grade this year and its been a rocky start to say the least. In fact things have been a bit out of whack the past few months…We recently moved to another state, the farthest away we’ve ever been from our family and friends and we all trying to adjust. My son is having to get used to the whole “middle school thing”…changing classes, lockers and gym. Not to mention the girls look like “real” teenagers now (his words not mine) and like the old folks used to say he’s beginning to smell himself. So it’s no wonder that we are (all) going through some growing pains around here.
It’s amazing how much has changed since I was in the 6th grade and even more amazing how much I’ve forgotten. We hit the ground running with homework and studying as soon as we get home from school. And it doesn’t end until bedtime. We are struggling to fit everything in…It’s ridiculous! But I’ll give the kid credit. He’s been working extra hard lately (and we have too) and it’s paying off. He received his mid-semester progress report and has A & B’s. WOOT! WOOT! plus a sigh of relief.
Right now we are trying to work on time management and creating a schedule, in hopes that we can become more efficient in the afternoon. Because staying up late is not the business…lol. So I apologize for being MIA lately, it’s definitely been with good reason. I promise I will be back to posting on a regular basis soon!
If you have any tips on time management, scheduling or study tips for middle schoolers PLEASE share! =)