That little boy is 7 year old (almost 8) Rashad. He is full of life, and joy. He is very smart and has been a B average student since Kindergarten (aka the new first grade).
He and his mom was affected by hurricane Irma. As a result they moved back to the Caribbean to Curacao. It’s been very hard for Rashad as the native language that is thought in school there is completely foreign and new to him because all he’s even known is English.
He’s now struggling in school and his grades and his interest in school is declining because he doesn’t know the language and as a result it’s making him very frustrated and often calling himself stupid because he doesn’t get it.