Jackie in NE Posted June 4, 2009 Share Posted June 4, 2009 We have started school very gently with my ds. He is a little hot-head, but very bright. We just ended 1st grade, and he is at grade level in everything. He just turned 8. So he will be an older second grader. Now that school is over, ds's brain has "turned on". (Don't you just love that)? :glare: He fought me tooth and nail all through the school year. We finished everything. And NOW he turns on his brain. It is very obvious to me that he will excel in math and science. We just finished MUS alpha, which is very gentle and basic. I think it might not hold his attention next year. What else should I do with him? I would like to let him just fly through MUS, and supplement with something else that will interest him. This is a little boy who wants to build things that go BOOM!, who wants to dismantle the dvd player, who wants to dissect every animal at some point (not in a weird way, just in an inquisitive way). On long car trips, he has begun to "entertain" us by doing simple math manipulations with addition, subtraction, and time. (My other non-mathy children just groan). So, any suggestions for math supplements for next year? Anything fun we can do over the summer that will just seem like fun, but is really math and science? He has a list of things to make with dh, like a skateboard, a bow and arrow, and a cannon (!?). He regularly scans The Dangerous Book for Boys for ideas. :001_huh: TIA, Jackie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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