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Year: 2016

An Update from the Schoolroom

An Update from the Schoolroom

As the weeks pass by, we’ve been making steady progress with DJ’s school work. Not much new to highlight in a post, but building slowly on what he already knows.  As DJ has been working through the Addition Tables booklet I could tell that he was rather frustrated in his inability to write several of his numbers well. So we’ve been practicing writing them to boost his confidence. This photo is a candid shot of his glee at how well…

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Math Update

Math Update

It has occurred to me with all of our travels that I haven’t written much about DJ’s math work. When we first started the sequence, it felt very linear – one activity had to be mastered before the next would make sense. But this year I feel like his math has splintered into a number of parallel activities.  The Tens Board was work we did last year that DJ fought against but sort of completed. I’m finding though after our…

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Learning on the Road

Learning on the Road

Where have we been?  Not in the school room!  We took a mid-session break and went to Orlando, FL for a week. Of course the excitement was so high there wasn’t much accomplished in terms of school work the week before or after our trip. But I have come to embrace the belief that “learning happens everywhere”. So here are some examples. Practical Life DJ learned to drive a car at Lego driving school and he received a drivers license….

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