Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I forgot to post yesterday. But it is not surprising because yesterday was kind of busy. Monday are always a little tough with school. Grace has to get herself back in the mindset of school work just about every Monday or after holidays, etc. We were able to finish in about three years. Would not have taken that long if she had not had a little meltdown with math. Isn't always math. The bane of our existence. Grace struggles with math period. There is just no getting around it. She struggles with abstract thinking, new concepts, relearning concepts we haven't done in a while, keeping her facts memorized - in other words just about everything. This year in math I put her curriculum together myself based on the table of contents in a 6th grade Teaching Textbook, with free worksheets from the internet. Last year we spent half the year on Fractions through Life of Fred. The whole purpose of the curriculum for this year is to prepare her for the standardized test by law we have to take every three years. At the point I am just not going to worry about it any more. I know she struggles with it and I don't need a test to tell me that. On to bigger and brighter things. Yesterday was the start of our year in drama at Trinity Classical School. We had 14 students show up for the elementary class and the high school class will meet today. This first semester we will focus on training, skits and a short christian play and we will only be attending once a week on Monday for 1 1/2 hours. Next semester we will meet two days a week with the high school kids to prepare for the musical of Alice in Wonderland. Grace was thrilled to get back to her old stomping grounds. Seeing old friends again from last years drama group and getting to know some new students. Grace is also preparing for a Holiday Bazaar our church is putting on in November. She will be making some items to sell, keeping a little of the money and donating the rest to our church's building fund.