Asa rocked his first semester of public school with a 4.0, and I am so very pleased with how well he has transitioned! He really enjoys the fact that school is now confined to time parameters. When the bell rings he moves on to a new class, and the school day cannot go past a certain time. Homework has been incredibly minimal compared to what he was used to at home. This allows him to come home and really dig in with his programming, 3D modeling, etc. Honestly, public school has awarded him MORE freedom and time to program. Although this may not be my ideal education for every child, I feel like it is a perfect fit for him. He can excel, recognize those who do not care or try, learn from peers around him, and I feel like it has helped him visualize his goals. The best part is his independence with the school experience. Because it was his idea to attend, he takes ownership over it. He is not forced to go. It was a choice. Therefore, he sets his alarm, wakes up, gets ready, and gets on the bus. Often, this takes place while the rest of the kids and I are still in bed. Our schedules are so very different! What better way to prepare a kid for college and a career than to help him recognize that it is HIS life, HIS deal, and up to HIM to put forth the effort. He is thriving, and I love it for him!
Addison is halfway through his junior year with a solid 4.0, and is in his stride. He is handling his new honors and advanced classes well, and even survived the study of The Iliad. Next year will be a big change for him, as he plans to dual enroll at a local college, so right now he's enjoying his "lasts" as Konos. Right before the break he had Egypt night, where he and his group presented a skit on Egyptian weapons and battle. Things will ramp up in the new year, as the class will be preparing for the big Beauty and the Beast production. I know this next semester is going to fly by for him!
The girls' class has gone by in a blur! They love spending time with their friends, and they enjoy heading out back for classes twice a week. Ivey absolutely loves science with Ms. Sally, and Olive's favorite is Ms. Hilary's history class!