Monday, March 03, 2008

The Survey

Have you ever tried to get inside the head of a quiet ten-year-old boy?  I did.  The boy is getting rather old now, double digits and all, so I decided it was time he had a little more input into school.  In true Modern-Mom fashion I emailed him a survey.  If I was really good I could have used survey monkey but these were mostly open ended questions anyway.

The things he likes about school are reading, some Latin and sometimes Math.  I have to say I was surprised at the last two.

When asked what 3 things he would change the answers amounted to different ways of saying he would like less schoolwork.  Hey, it's worth a shot right?

He would like to learn about (surprise, surprise) the ISS, the galaxy and the solar system as well as programing games.  So I am looking into focusing our science studies and finding a kids video game programing guide.  I did find one book and put it on his Amazon wish list.  I don't know if it is the best thing or not but it is a start.

David's mom and I will talk this weekend about the plans for 6th grade.  It is bound to keep me challenged but first I need to make it through this year!

~ Christina

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