But in our state, we are tied to grade levels due to the standardized testing requirement in 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. Also, we do activities in various places that use grade level to divide the children so that comes into play as well.
And this coming year, Reece will be a 6th grader. Around here, that means "middle school" and "youth group". In fact, Reece has already 'moved up' at church and is officially in the youth group now, although we don't officially promote until July 31st in our school. She no longer goes to JAM time (children's church) and instead she sits in with the adults and other youth in the worship service. It's sort of freaky!
As for academics, nothing much changes for Reece except the typical increase in expectations that comes with any new year. She will be continuing to take dance classes this year, and each class will be an hour long. She would like to add a modern dance class as well, but I'm not sure if that would be too much. She will perform in both recitals next spring for the first time!
|My other beautiful ballerina!|
And Sun and Fun (aka Summer School) starts on Tuesday...