Hamza is enjoying school immensely, and has been having a blast with his team mates designing a robot to enter into UAB's Robotics tournament. The final event is on October 6th, so they don't have a lot of time to built and test it. And he is also preparing for his first math tournament for the year. Next week he goes on an overnight retreat with other ninth graders.
And Bilal is still loving school. He had his first spelling test last week. His teacher is great, and seems to be very involved with the kids. He has started getting some reading assignments for homework, and we are still trying to read every day in addition to that. He still would rather play with toys or watch TV than read a book, but we are working on that.
I have been reading a new young adult series book called Divergent, by Veronica Roth. It is about a dystopian society, and anyone who has read The Hunger Games will know what I am talking about. I have just started the second book in the trilogy, Insurgent. It is an easy read and has a good plot, if anyone is interested in a new read, although the concept is far from a new one.