We have two new occasional students in my class.  I say “occasional” because custody issues make their attendance necessarily periodic.

I don’t know much about David.  I’ve only seen him three times so far.  He can only come once a month.  He seems older, so I’d say maybe he’s about ten.  He’s a model student; sits quietly, raises his hand (mostly) to ask questions, and responds to questions with appropriate (thoughtful, even!) answers.

Durendal comes twice a month.  I’ve only seen him twice so far.  He seems younger, so I think he’s about eight or nine.  He’s also a helpful student so far but seems a little overwhelmed by the others when they get going.  (I don’t blame him; so am I!)