Wednesday, November 18, 2009

But he's so social!!! How can you homeschool?

Ugh, how many times have I heard that since we started telling folks we were going to homeschool Music Man. People, that was the problem!!! He was TOO social at school! Music Man loves people. He loves to watch them, to see what they are doing, to mimic them. He gets super distracted just going to wash his hands before a meal. When you put him in a classroom (even a small one with only a few kids) he wants to see what each one is doing. Then another teacher comes in or the bell rings to change classes. Or it is time for a different activity. Then the speech therapist will come get someone for class. Oh the distractions in school-school!

Music Man needs quiet to concentrate. He needs to be one-on-one with a teacher or his assignment. He excels at the computer and concentrates hard when it is something he is interested in. The issue with school-school is that he cannot concentrate on something fully when there is so much going on. His resource teachers did the very best they could with him, but they had more than just him to teach. He couldn't be the center of attention with them. But he can with me!

Monday, November 9, 2009

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Farm Boy finally let me pull his top tooth on Thursday evening. It has been loose a good while, but he was afraid to let me pull it on out. I had to promise him a whole dollar in order to pull it tonight but it came out easily thank goodness! I was really getting concerned it would fall out and choke him! The other one is also loose so he may be singing "All I Want for Christmas" this year for real!

Music Man's teeth usually came out because the permanent teeth were coming in. Farm Boy is losing them way before that so he ends up with the large gaps that most kids have when pulling teeth. This one actually looks like a crater it is so large!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Little Drummer Boy, Part 1

Music Man had his first drum lesson on Wednesday this week. He did so awesome! He listened intently to his teacher, Danny Garrett. He tapped on a practice pad and learned about the values of a whole, half, quarter and eighth note! Seeing him excited about learning make my heart skip a beat and made me nostalgic for band class. I so wanted to be a band director and hate I put down my contrabass once I left high school. Anyway, he's happy drumming and has kept rhythm perfectly since he could move. More to come ....

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Homeschooling Special Kids Group

I created a new email group today for those homeschooling kids with special needs in the Athens, GA area.
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