K started her sophomore year of college on Monday. Her first day of school always makes me teary and emotional. She has a clearer idea as to what she wants to do with her life and she's on the right track. I'm so proud of her. She has a great work ethic and is determined to succeed.
J starts school next Thursday. I told her that Junior year of high school is going to be the toughest one yet. Besides her regular high school classes (4 academic, 4 dance), there's the SATs, her Junior dance project, school performances, a Sunday afternoon theater jazz & tap workshop in Manhattan, and also a full load at her dance studio. She will be teaching and choreographing on Saturdays as well as having around 8 hours a week of technique classes and choreo. We're going to Nationals next summer, so we're carefully choosing our Regional competitions this year. I'm excited for another school and dance year!
W is enjoying what's left of summer. He's outside playing every day with his friends on the block and going to the playground for some soccer and basketball. We are doing pretty well with academics, too. He's still doing math drills, the dyslexia workbook, listening to some Narnia (almost done with LWW!), and we've started some AO Yr 4 books. We're stepping into academics slowly and should be ready to go full-force next week. I'm still waiting for his evaluation report. I guess this is what goes along with it being free. But after spending a couple of hours researching more things about dyslexia yesterday, I've figured out that W has "visual dyslexia" or "dyseidetic dyslexia". This is different from "dysphonemic" or "auditory dyslexia". So technically, this means I don't really need to be doing any type of phonics work with him. The workbook I have touches on everything, and since he likes it and I'm seeing a great deal of progress in him, we're going to continue with it anyway.
I can smell Fall in the air!