When I started the school year I didn’t know what to expect. I was, and still am, afraid that I will be behind in school when I return.
This year has been a life changing experience for me. I love school (but I tend not to always cooperate the best) and I could not have asked for a better set of teachers. The responsibility of the classes are split up between my parents. My favourite classes are probably math and science but, yet again, I can never be sure because I love almost all my classes.
My favourite test was my final science test (wow! Never thought I would say those words) because I found that I was flying through the questions as the answers were all around me in the atmosphere.
My parents have given Alex and me other extra activities like Phys Ed. and music appreciation. We were also given a few debates and my favourite one was when I was debating Alex over Capitalism and Socialism. After the debates we usually caught up on geography and talked about current world events like the Crimea and Syria.
Finally SCHOOL IS DONE!!!
The summer now is just an excuse for no school and to relax, eat and play. For me it’s a treat to sleep in till 9:30 AM and read a good novel that is NOT a classic. I am lucky because I have made friends down here in Grenada so I have someone to enjoy and make memories with.
I just started volunteering at the local SPCA shelter and look forward to spending my summer afternoons walking puppies and holding and playing with kittens.
So far I’ve volunteered twice with friends: one is a girl named Maxim who is fourteen and comes from Ottawa and the other is a girl named Meghan who I have become close to during my time here. Meghan is twelve and comes from Calgary and is currently on the boat behind us.
I have been going to volleyball three times a week and have met lots of new people. We usually play six on six depending on how many people there are. Last week Dad and I played three on three which harder but still lots of fun. Dad said I kicked butt.
My time in Grenada has been lots of fun and it has included an island tour, watching a leatherback turtle lay eggs, learning to wakeboard, volleyball, swimming on a daily basis and more. I don’t think there could be a better way to spend summer break even though the heat is a bit intense.
On this trip, Alex has been my main, and sometimes only friend. I know at times I don’t appreciate having a sibling but I am sure glad she is here. I have recently recorded a video of Alex busting a few moves in our living room and our cat running away from her racket. Need to figure out how to post it…..
until next time,