Skylar was named Student of the Trimester! I was so proud of her for being nominated, but to have her peers select her is even more wonderful! I don't know who had the bigger smile, her or I when she told me. Sometimes it's a huge struggle for her with her ADHD and she works hard and totally desrves this. It's nice to know that her efforts are being recognized.
Emily seems to be adjusting well, even better than we had anticipated, and I am thankful for that. I know she is homesick, but she's doing well in school and seems to be happy most of the time. It makes it easier on all of us because we know that this is going to be a good move for her and she should get a lot from it. She is going to register for High School next week, which is bittersweet. I really wish she would have had more time in the Middle School here because they focus so much on the issues that are important to kids at this crucial time such as self respect, self esteem, peer ressure, accountability, responsiblilty, team building, and so much more. I hope that she can take what she will learn in the short time she will get to embrace it and make it count in the future.
I hope you have a nice weekend!