I have to say that I'm truly amazed at how school is going this first week. I'm not saying that Sam is just LOVING school now because there are still times when he whines about doing it. But we get the work done when it needs to get done. In fact so far this week we have managed to be done between 1:00 and 2:00 in the afternoon. We generally don't get started until around 8:30 and I let him take a good 10 minute break between his subjects. He takes daily quizzes/assessments after every lesson and so far he's pulling A's!
I do have to say that this is a very new expierence for the both of us. We're both learning what works and what doesn't work. I must admit that on Tuesday I finally realized that the really BIG books for each of Sam's subjects were actually my books. They were the lesson plans and answer keys. Once I found them automatically I felt much better about how I was going to prepare for each day.
I'm really looking foward to his Art classes! They are going into the history of art and have a really neat project every week. You can make sure you'll see some of those projects on here! I'm also looking forward to the field trips that we'll take. We'll take some with Connections Academy, some with the local Connections families and some just on our own. In fact one of the families is having an informal Back to School Get-Together tomorrow evening. We'll get to meet kids in the same program in grades 3 through 8! Great mix of ages I think.
I know I've talked a lot this past week about what we are doing for Sam and school but it's just so exciting for us. Sam's writing (content and penmenship), communicating and self-esteem seem to be growing leaps and bounds!
I'd love to hear how everyone else is doing during their first week of school (if you've already started that is). Doesn't matter what school you're in!