The school year just finished here last week, so now thinking about next year stuff.
Crazypants is moving up to Gp. 7, which is back where he should be by age. He was dropped back since he started last year with very little Dutch, but he's not only become fluent, but tested out of Gp. 6 Dutch LA when they tested him cold. Okay then.
We also have evals done now. So they're putting him in the biweekly pull-out enrichment class. The class works on a project. Together? Independently? I don't know. But it's something, so whoo hoo, I guess.
For math he's going to be doing an online math curriculum. I think it will be secondary integrated math 1. Probably still stuff he already knows, but he's excited about "doing math on an iPad." And this way when he goes to secondary school he'll have a class or two done, and can hopefully have room in his schedule to pick up the extension math track.
In Gp. 7 they start formal English lessons here. The plan is for Crazypants to be a T.A. for the class. His English is better than the English teacher's (I was told) and he enjoys teaching. So I suppose I'll chalk that up to personal development.
As far as afterschooling goes, hmmm, I have to adjust my siggy.
Let's see, we need to finish LfCA - with afterschooling things just take a bit longer than I thought. Especially when getting bogged down with all the pieces and also Headventureland in an attempt to make sure it's all solid and keep things "fun."
Continue Greek with Biblical Greek in 30 Minutes. It's a crazy book, which mostly works because I can shoot out grammar and linguistic explanations as we go. But it's based on cognates and code-switching, much like SSL, so it gets into "reading" Greek fast, while also being "gentle." And there's plenty of Greek roots vocab-building exercises, so that's a bonus.
Picked up a proclick at a thrift store last week. So I printed and bound McHenry's Elements. So we'll start with that, and then who knows.
I'm not sure what to do about English LA. We started reading The Princess and the Goblin. Then maybe we'll do a literature unit with Holes. And maybe a poetry unit. Probably a Greek myths unit. Gotta raid all the free e-goodies I've stuffed in my gdrive and use my proclick some more. LfC seems to cover enough grammar for now. Spelling, gotta do something with that, his English spelling seems to be slipping, or maybe it's just being extra-sloppy afterschooling. We're winding down Building Thinking Skills, and he find making analogies mind-numbingly boring. Maybe I'll just spring for the next level of Reasoning& Reading, I can get it easily enough here, and he made good progress when we did the Beginning book last year. He's picked up well on W&R Fable (finally) but getting Narrative 1 here without extra $$$$$ is tricky.
For home math, just picking our way through the CTCo. Algebra, Geometry, and mathematical reasoning books, and finishing up things we haven't done yet in BA4. He's interested in the online BA, so depending on the price, I might let him have fun there for BA5. Last year he did the Caribou tests online, and Kangaroo in school, but he always rushes and rushes and makes stupid mistakes. I told him he doesn't get more points for having lots of time leftover, but I guess he isn't competitive enough to care.
I have it in the back of my mind to pencil in intros to French and German at some point. But I'm not sure where to fit it in. I started playing with doing all the "extras" as units that we do one at a time. So we'll have to see how the schedule pans out.
Other than that - travelling to therapy sessions. Can I just say that Aspie+Gifted+perfectionist+anxiety+emotional dysregulation= Not good combination?
It helps to type all this out. Things are a bit clearer in my head now.