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It has been 1 month and 1 week since kids started “schooling”. My 2 elder sons are homeschooled while the youngest one is a part timer. All of them have just done their first test for each of the subject. Let’s see how they have done.
I can see that Ken is starting being interested in writing, especially about games. His English vocabulary and grammar is improved a lot. He could write longer and more complicated sentences as well. He can do maths work independently most of the time. He enjoyed science a lot, especially when he was doing his electricity and electromagnetism experiments. He is much more independent in reading abridged classical novel. He is very enthusiastic with memory work, especially poem.
Tom also enjoyed science more than the previous years. He is very interested in our geography and history lessons. He has a lot of creative ideas in writing, but he needs help to finish them. Tom still needs me to get him focus in doing most of Maths work. I think it is because he is not confident yet in doing so. Therefore, he needs a lot of encouragement. I like to see him memorising poems using movement. He is a bit kinesthetic. Tom starts to be more independent in reading abridged classical novel. Now he is reading Usborne Illustrated Stories from Dickens. It contains some abridged stories written by Charles Dicken. The vocabulary is fine for Tom considering his English level.
Jim, my youngest son, has been very excited going to his public school during this 1 month. He loves his uniforms and shows a great deal of responsibilities with all his belongings and school work. He has 4 test days in a week from Tuesday to Friday. He sometimes complains about this as he has to review his lessons everyday. He is missing playing. I can understand about that. It is normal. Although, he looks quite tired when he goes home from school, I can see that he is very serious with his lessons and he likes competition. However, sometimes he asks me to be homeschooled like his brothers when he is exhausted. He always tells me things happens in school. I just don’t want him getting stressful with a lot of school burden.