You have to get in his face and be downright mean in order for him to realize something is going on. He stood up for himself against a bully, and he is the one who got in trouble for it. It sickens me and it makes my blood boil to see this written in his records.
At the beginning of the summer, I went back into homeschooling my boys with the understanding that my husband insisted they go to school in the fall. I am tired of arguing, and the Lord had really convicted me about being submissive to my husband in everything. So, as we did school over the summer, […]
My 8 year old son is developmentally delayed. That’s the “official diagnosis”. The underlying cause is fetal valproate exposure. He doesn’t have all the physical signs to qualify for the “syndrome” diagnosis, but the valproate exposure is thoroughly documented. The outward manifestations of this are very similar to fetal alcohol syndrome. D1 is immature for […]
It turned out to be a very good thing that Mrs. R left two weeks early on maternity leave, because she had her baby yesterday morning! Mrs. M, the long-term sub, is on youth staff with me in our youth group. We talked last night for quite a while, about D1 and the whole classroom […]
Well, the first two weeks of school went pretty well. Last week Mrs. R had the kids reviewing and quizzing on the 100 most frequently used words. This was 25 words per day, for four days. They were supposed to “write each missed word five times” for homework. D1 didn’t BRING any homework home last […]
We are exactly 5 days into the new school year. The boys are both enjoying school so far, although I am still making adjustments. D1’s teacher is due to have a baby in about a week, and her last day of work will be this Friday, and she will have a sub for 12 weeks. […]
Sometimes I find that I just parent from my gut. Today was one of those ‘gut it out’ days. Late this afternoon, the boys (ages 6 & 7.5) were invited to the next door neighbor’s house, to run through the sprinkler with the 6 yo girl who lives there. They play together occasionally, so this […]
In my post about pencil grips, I stated that I ordered the 3-pack. They arrived today! I immediately put the crossover grip on a pencil for D2 to try out, and he said it felt good. He held it exactly as he’s supposed to, with no coaxing, er, coaching, from me at all! I think […]
We’re still at it. D1 is really difficult to keep moving ahead on any one thing. Some days, he just cannot do school at all, or won’t. Others, we get through just math, or just reading. He is reading amazingly well, considering he’s hardly had what I would call regular instruction. He just picks it up and I can praise God for that. Math too, is very easy for him, and when he is willing to sit down with me and do it, he has no trouble. Still, I’m stressed.
D1 and I have been pretty faithfully working on his phonogram cards. He just finished List A in The WISE Guide for Spelling. We spent about three weeks on List A, doing half (10 words) at a time and working at it until he had the words completely. I pulled out our Christian Liberty Phonics […]