I've barely lifted my head up from my desk the last few weeks as I have prepared lessons for five students and two three year olds. The lessons for the three year olds are easy, keep them busy, happy and safe. The older kids require more work. Especially my high schooler.
When did that happen? Didn't I just bring him home from the hospital?
This year I am going to employ some help for Ryan. For those who don't know, Ryan has autism and has a history of seizure disorder. Prior to the seizures he was plugging along slowly but making good progress. Three years ago when he started having mild petit mal seizures he began to lose knowledge, he became forgetful and unfocused. The medicine made him sleepy and if he did have a seizure it would cause him to forget more and more.
Well he's been seizure free for about two years but his progress is stalled and it has me concerned enough to have him formally tested. Not by my school district but privately.
I mostly just want to see where he needs more work and if we need to change anything. I am hoping this will provide a clear blueprint for me to get him the best start in life. I also am using High School of Your Dreams from Catholic Heritage Curricula. I borrowed it from a lovely lady (thank you Amy!) and have since bought it (I promise to send it back to you Amy!) because it is a resource I will be needing for years.
A few nice resources to help the planning….
The Homeschool Classroom
Fieldwork (marine biology science curriculum)
Jen's amazing learning space (very inspiring)
Jen's morning basket (wonderful idea)
Reading your way through history
Rebecca's circle time