Lorena is going to retake her Algebra test today. She has been studying very hard. The kids have been studying hard, too. They are getting more organized in their work and they are leaving their work in a state that is much easier to correct. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the kids go to their gymnastics class and do not get home until around 5:30. That means I cannot start working with them until around 7:00 because I like them to have some time to go play with the neighbor kids and then eat dinner before we get started.
Last night, not only did they play and eat dinner, but they also listened to “Adventures in Odyssey” on the radio. We were still able to get everything done a little after nine. Part of this is that I am figuring out a little better how much I can give them with expectation that it will get done well. The other part is that they stack their finished work neatly on their work tables with a post-it note sticking out of the book where I can find their finished work. It is great.
Kelly and Christian should both finish their first set of Singapore Math books in the next couple of weeks. I have decided that I am going to try to just get them through four sets of books. I would probably only do three normally, but they have gotten behind by being in a really bad government school program for a year.