Conferences were this week.
Cue scary music.
I didn’t worry much about Charlie, other than maybe he wasn’t focusing or picking things up as quickly as peers.
With Carter, I was prepared for the worst: Nose in a book, defiant behaviors, inattentive and unproductive learning behaviors, horrid group member, menace to society.
I got none of that.
Charlie’s doing well! He’s picking up concepts quickly, which we see at home, too. He’s wanting to learning, and loving the process! He can write his first and last name and phone number, knows nearly all of his upper and lower case letters (“b,” “d,” “q,” and “g” still throw him) and numbers (he still has to double check the “tails” of 9 and 6). He can count to 120, and he does great during instruction and group time. Phew!
Charlie: LITERAL LEARNER. While working on graphs and data, Charlie created his house (right). Note that it has 6 members: Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Pet, and Self. HE IS THE BROTHER & SELF. This is not, I repeat NOT!, an announcement of any kind, other than that my son is a VERY black and white kinda kid! Sheesh! This is how rumors get started 😉
After reading a poem, the class created themselves in “Silly” form. This is “Silly Charlie,” swinging! SO accurate!
Carter’s doing well, too. Which is the greatest news I’ve heard in a long time! She’s chatty, and group work is hard, and she doesn’t like to put herself out there for fear of being wrong. But she’s smart, she’s intuitive and creative, and she always start fresh the next day.
So, we’ll keep them both.