Monday, September 3, 2012
New School Year #4
AP has learned about highlighting and annotating along with prewriting and working on a position paper. After reading through the first practice timed writing, I had two sixes and every grade below. I think that we have a good chance of putting everyone over the 5-6 mark before the semester is over. They are ready for the challenge and are hungry to learn. If I could only rid them of the grade fallacy and get them to focus on the process.
At home, my wife and I have been praying about homeschooling my son. He is in public school as a 1st grader now and has been in since pre-k, but we are starting to think that Bryson would be better served by learning at home. As a state school teacher, I have faith in the public school, but I also see that it is not the best environment for every child and family structure. My daughtr will start in the public school next year, but Bryson needs caring one-on-one instruction every day for every skill and activity.
We will have to find something else to occupy our nights now that the Mudcat's season is over. Maybe we will go on more walks and see some great high school football, soccer, and volleyball.