I have a 7th grader who struggles with skills, social interaction, and being very bored and distracted. We have joined a smallish true co-op this semester, and all of us are enjoying the interaction and day out. However, my 7th grader is bored and "failing" geography, bored with science, loves crochet but can't really do it, and blossoming in cake decorating.
Please give me ideas for classes I could teach in 12 Fridays that are fun, hands-on, and challenging, but not dependent on writing and math. Here are my thoughts.
1. Mini-society sounds neat!
2. Logic using The Great Chocolate Capers book and other logic puzzles. His logic ability is pretty good.
3. STEM that is doable with limited computer access? Ideas?
4. Some kind of craft that would appeal to middle school boys