The first assessment test in Math for Kyla showed that she was in need of understanding and application with the basics of math. In public school she was beginning 5th grade - but somewhere along the way, the basics were either not taught in a way that she could grasp, or just overlooked due to?
So, with the assessment test in mind, we have started with the basics. She told me that this was "baby stuff" - but she has a really good attitude about working it. We talked about how sometimes it takes "baby stuff" to make the grown up stuff - and she seems to understand that. She has already progressed so far in just a week! She enjoys the math assignments more than not. She is very quick about picking up the facts.
The first assessment test in reading for Kyla showed that she was reading at the 4th grade level - the high end of 4th grade. Which was on target for her age and her place in public school. She is developing a greater love of reading. Her "issue" in public school was with the teacher not allowing her more free time in reading what was interesting to her. She has a good grasp on the realization that there are some things you have to read that you are not interested in. But you should be able to enjoy reading - even when it is "work".
The first assessment test in math for Shell showed that he had a high end 6th grade understanding of most math facts. His weakness in math is centered around subtracting when you must "borrow". But even in this, when he slows down just a bit, he gets it. It just takes a little more effort to do. LOL
The first assessment in reading for Shell showed that his comprehension level was lower than he wanted it to be - somewhere around 4th grade level. But he is willing to read, and he enjoys reading about things that he is interested in. The things that he must read? Well, let's just say that he is a boy and a very stubborn one at that. LOL
**Shell and Kyla will be re-assessed the week before Christmas. We want to see where they are at in the learning process. Have we found a way to teach that they can learn?