A Taste of 6th Grade
John took Lily to 6th grade orientation today. Sounds like it went well. She seemed excited and confident when she was telling me about it tonight. When I left this morning, she ran out to the car and told me that she was scared to go to orientation. I told her that was normal and reminded her that her dad was probably nervous about it too. He doesn’t like new situations either. She wanted to review where everything was at school, so we drew a map and talked it through.
John said she remembered where everything was and showed him all her classrooms. She’ll be in the two Gifted and Talented classrooms for most of the day, which we’re hoping eliminates some of the classroom-switching chaos. As a twice exceptional kid, Lily doesn’t do well with transitions and change, especially when she’s overwhelmed in a loud, crowded situation.
Lily practiced opening her locker and saw a lot of her classmates she knows from elementary school. Dad said the orientation was crowded and sweaty and loud, but that Lily handled it really well–didn’t get overwhelmed. Help from the new meds? Can’t tell yet. But she did seem less tired tonight.