I was going to do this post in mid-Oct after I had the older boys' parent teacher conferences and when they got their first quarter report cards. But I decided to wait until after I also had Zak's parent teacher conference at the end of Oct so I could update about all 3 at once.
AJ is doing great in 3rd grade!! We all struggled a little at first with a lot of changes this year, new school, gifted class, 2 teachers instead of only 1 all day, lots of homework, riding the bus, etc. But after a somewhat bumpy start we are hitting our groove. I ended up having conferences with both of his teachers and they both said he's doing really well. He is extremely smart and is doing great academically. He is still struggling a little socially but they both said not to worry about that right now, that it will come eventually. And he does struggle a little during transitions but they have found some work arounds for him and will document it so we can update his IEP as necessary going forward. He finished the first quarter with all A's and B's which we are all thrilled with since this is also the first time he is getting letter grades.