Life in School

Seven! | We Have Twins?! – Parenting Twins Article

The boys turned SEVEN years old recently! Seven really seems like the official end of little kid and beginning of just kid years. Six was a good year. They finished kindergarten and did great. Their academic skills improved a lot, they made a lot of friends, they had a lot of fun. They were definitely above grade level in both reading and math (though frustratingly, the report cards always said “meeting grade level standards). They had a wonderful start to…

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On Kindergarten | We Have Twins?! – Parenting Twins Article

The boys completed kindergarten! I couldn’t believe we were sending our little (they are so little once again at this age!) innocent souls out into the world. Were they ready? Were we ready? What would happen to them?! They were totally ready. Of course. And they had a wonderful year! They grew into their own people, and really held their own (each of them!) in a class of completely new people. Their teachers had many wonderful things to say about…

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Six Years Old!! | We Have Twins?! – Parenting Twins Article

These boys are now SIX! Here’s what they’ve been up to as five year olds. Lots of big milestones this year.   First huge milestone–they both learned to read! M began first, in the spring–just all of a sudden; and E was a little bit later. Obviously the next biggest thing is that E and M started kindergarten! The transition seemed to be pretty seamless. They are learning, playing, maturing. We walked them to and from school, which was really sweet.…

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Starting School! A ramble | We Have Twins?! – Parenting Twins Article

Our boys will begin kindergarten this week. I think I need to say that again because even though I’ve said it a lot in the last few months, the gravity of the idea still hasn’t quite sunk in. (Hence the wandering mess that I’m sharing with you here.) E and M are starting school this week. They will be in kindergarten. They will be real students in a real school. I started this post on Sunday. The ultimate Sunday–the last…

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