Last night I watched my son (and his 8th grade class) get “promoted” to 9th grade. It was awesome to hear his name announced, followed by “with honors”. I think I got goosebumps! To think that two years ago at the end of sixth grade, my son’s teacher had pulled me aside and talked to me about his concerns for M’s future. He was not doing so well, the teacher had told me… and he was worried that he would not be able to adjust to junior high. Imagine how I felt to be told that about my son. Not that it matters now…
Ha! I wish those who doubted him could see him now. I’m so proud of him, not just because of his grades… but because he adjusted to junior high so well. I remember asking him in 7th grade what was so much better in junior high that he seemed happier and was doing better in his classes. M said he liked having a separate teacher for each subject, instead of one teacher for everything (in elementary school). He also liked having a schedule with a set amount of time for each subject.
He’s so excited for high school. I’m not going to lie and say I’m not worried about this upcoming transition, but if he’s not worried then I’m going to try and relax a bit.
How have your kids handled school transitions?