What were some pros and hard parts about this trip?
I liked being together with my family at school as my teacher was my mom and my only classmate was my bro. I felt like I could learn at my level now with only two kids in my class with one of them being me. I did feel that I was struggling at first learning at my level though, because I wasn't used to having my thinking stretched so much! Over the year, I had a lot of opportunities to meet with the teacher, and that helped me become a better learner. For example, sometimes I would read a book to my mom, and then we would look at the CAFE menu together and see what I did well and what I would need to improve on.
Since my mom was my teacher we did bend the rules which was good and bad. Sometimes we would start school later which was nice, but one time my mom did not wear any pants to class!
What goals did you set in reading and writing?
I made some goals in reading and writing and learned some ways to tell if I did or did not complete those goals. 1 way I found out if I completed or did not complete goals is reading my blog posts from September and then comparing them to blog posts I wrote in March (since I'm writing this on March 31). I also ask experienced people such as my mom for help to come up with goals. Over all most of my goals are completed. My writing now has more detail than in September, and I write a lot more now than I used to.
My attitude about writing, reading, math, etc. has changed this year. You could look at one of these subjects as something your teacher makes you do, or you could look at it as something good for you, that your teacher is encouraging you with. I used to not like to do too much work, but now, I think work is fun!
I felt that I learned a lot this year and hope to learn more every day. My mom is a very good teacher because her real life job is teaching.