Wednesday, April 21, 2010

my photo assistant

So, what do you do as a photo assistant when you’re only six years old?  Looks something like this-

And then deface a public park display by taking the pinwheels out of the ground (did not take a picture of that- but there were QUITE A FEW that had “fell down” after get got done looking at them)…

And then look closely in this where’s waldo picture (hint: he was wearing a Red Hawks hat)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

second grade, here we come!

The Big Hugaboo took his PIAT-R (achievement test) and did really well.  In our state it’s not required to test them every year, so we drove across the border and did the exam in MN (its a national exam, however).  It covers general information, including science & social studies, reading recognition, reading comprehension, math, spelling, and writing.  I want to have it for my records as well as sanity (and proof that we actually accomplished something!) 

His scores are very impressive.  His actual age is 6 yr 2 mo and his score showed he ranked in the 90th percentile and at the equivalent of 7 yr 4 mo!  The administrator of the exam felt the score should actually be even higher though, because he seemed to get bored as he got to the math section (at the end) and that was his lowest scoring area.  For that (his lowest area) he still got the 63rd percentile (with 50th being average) because he was subtracting instead of adding on the word problems section (DOH!)

For his overall score, it shows that while he’s technically grade k-7 (seventh month of kindergarten) his score is closer to that of 1-9.  Meaning he’s over a year ahead of the average!  So, this closes out his official school year for this term.  I want to give him a bit of a break before his summer programs & activities start up.  But don’t worry, I’ll still continue to post my ramblings here throughout the spring & summer anyway ;)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


When you're a homeschooled kid you can get out in the pouring rain to collect worms for school work!  Spending time now observing how they move and wondering which end is the face!  He wants to save them and bring them to Grandpa Bill's house to go fishing, but I think we'll be adding them to the garden shortly ;)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


The theme for this month’s art class is printmaking.  How fun is that?!  Big X also started theater class last night through our local community theater.  Once I have the dates & times for the performances I will let you know!