Well this week has flown by.
Firstly things are really sinking in with French. I wasn't sure how well he was getting on with it but week 4 and I was amazed to sit and watch him answer the tutors questions, in French.
As always with my boy he knows more than he lets on and though 'shy' isn't a word you'd usually use to describe him, he is when he's worried about getting things wrong in front of the others in the group. He was like it at school. But his confidence is growing each week.
Badgers was all about learning the recovery position which he had been practising in the week. He was pleased he got it all right. He's taking his first aid training very seriously which I love to see, but they seem to teach him in a fun way so he remembers it.
We attended home ed group again this week, that's the third week we have made it. It's a new group so is not that busy, he is the oldest there but he loves having 3 hours charging around and playing with his new friends. He was a bit quieter this week playing with the lego but as long as he's chatting to his mates while he does it, he's happy.
Sports club is a highlight of the week. He's always pink faced and sweaty from hockey or dodgeball.
He went to a school friends for tea, and then to Beavers which was learning all about Dogs for The Disabled. They have got a really packed schedule at Beavers these days, something different each week which is great.
Wednesday we visited Smyths toy shop. I decided to do maths and English in there. He went through all the aisles looking at everything he fancied to make a list for Christmas. He wrote down everything he wanted. This worked out really well as he hates writing so I knew that if he took the time to write the item down he really really wants it!! We also looked at offer prices, working out what was better value or what the saving of a sale price was.
Other stuff: he learnt how to check tyre pressure and put air into the car tyres, he's read loads (for him) , listened to Roald Dahl stories nightly, started a list of spellings, completed a rugby trail at Roots coffee shop searching for clues and letters to make a sentence (for which he was rewarded 2 celebration chocolates! It kept him entertained for the best part of an hour!), looked at different types of rock formations, looked at pie charts, tried really hard with telling the time, has learnt all the words to 'Eleanor Rigby', beat his personal best at skipping and finally we have started looking at the War which is a blog post within itself.
Overall his interest in learning is really increasing. I guess we've been at this home ed stuff 6 months now. We have both found our feet and gained confidence in what we are doing. It is great to have the freedom to run with his interests and apply what we've learnt in other areas to something he finds fascinating.