Things are moving along nicely. Now that we've gotten into some kind of rhythm that is working, I'm moving toward W becoming even more independent with his work. I'd say that at this point we do about half the subjects together and he does about half the subjects independently. His reading is now as close to perfect as can be with hardly any hint of dyslexia and processing issues. I'm shocked at how he's improved over the last 2 years since his diagnosis. So I feel he's finally ready for a lot of academic independence. He's definitely more independent than he'd be at school. I still read most of the literature aloud and we do math and geography together, but he does grammar, history, poetry, copywork, Spanish, and science independently - I just ask some questions, check it over, and/or he'll narrate when he's done.
As far as our curriculum this year - we love it. Ambleside Online, Saxon Math, Holt Science, Painless Grammar, GSW Spanish ... we love it all. I hope it stays nice like this, lol.
J has had an incredibly busy summer. She has been assisting her choreographer at numerous top competition-team studios. She demonstrates his hip-hop choreo for everyone and the best part is that she gets paid! It's so great that she gets to get paid for something she loves doing. She's grateful that she can continue dancing all summer and not be out of practice for when college starts. There is only one more month before college move-in day. She got her housing assignment already and cannot wait to be living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in her own single dorm room. B and J went to a get-together at the school and J already made some friends. We started dorm shopping already and we're about 1/3 of the way done. Her room is their standard 84 square feet and has a bed, dresser, desk, mini-fridge, big window, big closet, a/c, and vanity sink. Most rooms have a semi-private bathroom (toilet & shower) that is between 2 rooms (ala Brady Bunch) - that would be nice to have. We won't know her final placement until move-in day.
K graduated The Aveda Institue last week. The whole family went out to dinner at this amazing Greek restaurant in Astoria called Taverna Kycledes. I can't rave enough about this place - best food I've had anywhere in years. K enjoyed the school so much and is ready for a salon career. She already landed an interview next week at a very swanky, posh salon in Manhattan. Fingers crossed!
And I just realized that this is my... 1000th POST!!!!