Ohforthelove… BigGuy took the ACT in April because he wanted to apply to an online high school. He didn’t get the scores he needed (partly anxiety about the test and partly lack of knowledge) and in fact, he came in one point too low for the lab science he wants next year. So we are taking the Stanford10 online since those scores WILL qualify for his lab science.
As usual, Girly was displeased with being left out… Continue reading All Of The Tests
So, I have learned some things about myself. I think I shared with you that I need to be on “execute” mode in autumn or nothing gets done. That means I have to plan, organize and supply myself before then. And dude… I’m notsomuch going to let that stuff interfere with being at the pool, so…
Continue reading Week in review… winter coming to a close
There is so, so, so much going on in December. When I first thought up this activity, I choose a specific book. As I went through and reworked the activities, this took a new direction and suddenly–there were just SO. MANY. things to read about in December. Continue reading Day 15: Read a Book Related to December
Today, we write letters. I will have to transcribe Girly’s, but we will be writing letters… Continue reading Day 4: Express thanks
Girly isn’t doing much. #fail
BigGuy is doing too much.
Here’s the rundown… Continue reading What we’re ACTUALLY doing…
And so the school year begins… fuh realz. We are on roughly day 6 of having a daily public school class for the BigGuy and Girly is lagging behind. Notsomuch in academics but just in “having things to do”. So that is my next great endeavor… What to do with Girly? Continue reading So far, so tolerable
My BigGuy would be entering 6th grade in the fall if he were in public school. As we were discussing what he’d like to learn this year, he noted that Algebra I and Physics would normally be high school classes. I agreed. He asked “If that’s the case, what grade would I be in if I were in school?”
That was a relatively long discussion.
Continue reading BigGuy enters “middle school” for 2015-2016
BigGuy taught himself to read by the age of 3–despite all of his other global developmental challenges. He actually taught himself to sight-read; but since he knew all of his letters and letter sounds, I intervened and imposed phonics on him. It wasn’t easy, but it was quick.
People used to tell me that I was so chill about homeschooling and my stock reply was “Well, he can read. Come talk to me when Girly is 8 and not reading yet and let’s see how chill I am then.” Because it seems like reading becomes the barometer of educational success and Girly is another story…
Continue reading She can read
There is nobody more surprised than me at the current state of BigGuy’s grades through the virtual school. He is completely done with the first unit in each subject. Each subject is broken down into roughly 5-6 units. Here is how it’s going…
Continue reading Current state
BigGuy is still a-twitter about going to the state-sponsored math and science academy when he’s old enough. Knowing my son, I made sure to preemptively strike his negative side and discuss the alternate plans if he didn’t get in. It would be very much like him to be working very hard and push himself only to talk himself into being lazy with the excuse that “he might not get in anyway”.
Continue reading The “backup plan”