Brain Blast Academy of Science & Art: Home of The Robots. Originally my son chose "Bones" (skeleton) as our mascot, but I helped him move away from that one and he chose robots instead. He told me how the robot should look and I sketched him.
This happened a few days ago, but obviously I've been a little busy. My son has been in Montessori since he was 18 months old. Now that he's five he'll be schooled at home, going to a Spanish Immersion program twice a week until he's ready for second grade. It's only been three days and already we are having happier days. It will be a while before we catch a rhythm and fall into a real routine. These first few days have been great. Today we painted watercolor pictures and he he used brown and black almost exclusively and said his was a picture of a "zombie sun and zombies". He also asked to study "bones and meat" (meat =muscle). Ever since he saw the chart of the skeletal, muscular and nervous system at a specialists office when he was one and a half, he's been interested in what's going un under our skin. Human Anatomy. He learned about zombies from an older kid at school around Halloween and ever since he saw Micheal Jackson zombie-out on a clip from Thriller, when we were flipping channels one day, he's been all about zombies. I'm not making a big deal about the bones and the zombie thing yet, but I'm making mental notes. This particularly deep interest is not half as fun as his incredibly deep interest in cars. He has a superfluous amount of happiness and exuberance all the time. If he were more low key and didn't smile 98% of the day, I'd be concerned. Anyways...
I'm trying not to obsess too much over creating his school room, but it's impossible for me not to obsess over designing a new space in my house! I'm contemplating whether to share my Homeschooling journey here or start a separate blog space. I'm pretty sure I'll create a separate space.
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