Last Thursday, Kaitlyn had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the many opportunities that await her in middle school next year. For Amber and I, it is a little hard to imagine that our little girl will be starting 6th grade in just a few months. Where has the time gone?
It seems like it was just yesterday that we were taking her in the day before kindergarten orientation so she could get comfortable with her new surroundings. From that day, we knew that Kaitlyn was in a great school, and we see that every day. Now, in just a few shorts months, we will have a middle schooler in the house. Wow!
Kaitlyn was looking forward to seeing what was in store for her starting in August, though she already sort of knew what electives she wanted to take.
She took the opportunity to visit each area to see what the expectations for each class were, and what kinds of extracurricular activities and clubs were offered. (Amber got a comments the next day from several of the teachers about how focused, polite, and determined Kaitlyn was, and how she was one of the few students to come through who knew exactly what they wanted to do.)
Knowing that she will have her work cut out for her in her core advanced/gifted classes next year, Kaitlyn decided that she would enroll in electives that will challenge her, but will allow her the chance to turn off the academic part of her brain for a few minutes.
In addition to her school work, Kaitlyn is determined to run cross-country next year, and she knows that she has her work cut out for her. The cross-country team at the middle school won the city championship this past year and is stout each season.
Kaitlyn has also targeted at least two academic clubs that she wants to participate in, and both are math-related. She wants to continue with math competitions, and also join the school’s Beta Club, which is by invitation only to students who maintain a near perfect GPA.
While Amber and I are not looking forward to 5th grade ending in just a few months, we are really excited for what the future holds for Kaitlyn. We know that she has a goal for what she wants to accomplish in life and nothing will stand in her way, and we know that she will work hard to achieve any goal she sets.