Andrew and Caleb are definitely brothers who are best friends. It just amazes me watching the dynamics of their relationship to not only each other but with their sister as well.
Andrew is working really hard at school. Being in the 3rd grade at a new school, in a new state and city, with new friends to make and to learn to trust 3 new main teachers amongst a new Speech therapist is allot to take in for someone who's reading comprehension needs help with. His 1st quarter grades were disastrous he had 2 F's, 2 C's, and 1 D. His conduct was a B+ all his extra classes they have to take like PE, Art, and Music were all B+'s but the move and a new school and rotating like they are in high school is hard on him. We are now into the 3rd quarter and got the 2ND quarters grades and he has improved some but he is still really struggling. He got 3 C's, 1 B, and 1 F. Now the F is in a teacher who I'm not crazy about and she has made no effort to make Andrew comfortable. He had another F in the 1st semester and the teacher sat him down and had a talk with him and now that grade is a C. He is a sensitive child whose feelings get hurt easily. We are working on expanding his IEP and getting him re-evaluated to get the services he needs and even Virginia recognized he needed them but didn't want to give them to him. So now I'm really hoping he can get the services. He is already in an inclusion class. His social skills are improving with the help of going to the Youth Center after he comes home and does his homework and Cub Scouts. I just really hope he can get the help he needs in place this year.
In his cub scout uniform
At the Zoo
Caleb academically is the complete opposite of Andrew. His 1st quarter he received 2 B+'s and 1 A . He was considered to be on the A/B honor roll, he got awards for grades and conduct. He is an avid reader and a social butterfly along with being deemed by the class Mom a "ladies" man LoL. He also complimentary even at home and to our friends he is always so sweet and charming. He loves going to the youth center after school as well and Cub Scouts is definately very fun for him. His 2nd quarter he moved one of his B+'s to an A so now he has 2 A's and 1 B. We got the letter of invitation for his award ceremony which I will blog about next week when it happends lol. We claim him as the lucky child. Not for ways people automatically think of but because he is our middle child. Most middle children are deemed the "trouble" child or the "forgotten" child....You know the middle child syndrom lol. But not ours. He has best of BOTH worlds he not only Andrew's best friend he is Elora's best friend too and they both seek him out to play and be their confidants. Here are some pictures of our Caleb: