|National Museum of the American Indian|
I plan on spending some time each week getting W ready for his CAT-E test in May. We've already been doing a lot of the 3 Rs anyway, so I'm thinking the test should be fairly easy for him. I just hate tests, but we'll jump through these hoops if we have to in order to maintain our academic freedom.
W spent a lot of this week off on his skateboard, playing XBox Live, Myachi, basketball in the backyard, at karate class, making videos, and hanging out on the block with his friends. He keeps himself busy and has fun without overdoing any one thing. It's great. I believe that many kids tend to "overdo" because parents put limits on things like TV, computer, video games, etc. Kids feel they have to get as much in as possible before it's pulled away from them (usually in frustration or impatience). If they never have to worry about that, it doesn't become that forbidden fruit and they self-regulate naturally. This quality is important, especially through the teen years and adulthood.
It's going to be a great upcoming few months. We have a lot in store. I'm certainly feeling a lot of homeschool love and gratefulness lately.