Our deaf and oldest child requires her own schedule. There is little she can do with the others. This is for several reasons.
- Reading and signing at the same time is very difficult for mom.
- Her reading skills are so far behind her brother and sister they are rarely covering the same material.
- Short Stuff also lacks myelin in her brain, causing other processing issues. This limits her is some ways, so her education heavily focuses on life skills.
We teach her the same subjects as the others so they are all learning similar things, we just have to tailor it to her. And as seen in the picture above, she is gifted in many other ways! She is holding up her first quit!
He is my strongest reader and that is such a blessing! He reads everything - including the manual to his digital camera. His other love is chickens. Here is a picture of him proudly displaying his egg candling box.
Since we just recently changed his diet, school had always been a struggle. So he has been playing catch up this past year. If things continue to go as they have been, he should be all caught up by the end of this coming school year! He is finally to a point where he can work independently. Having many children and them all needing lots of individual attention is exhausting. I am enjoying this next phase of homeschooling!
She has eye tracking issues and her reading is laborous, but she doesn't give up and comprehends what she reads. So she does love to read. She does most of her schooling with Little Man. Right now, they are only one grade apart so much of what they do can easily been done together. Tinker's care does require occupational therapy, but she enjoys it.
Peanut does a great job of ripping the house to shreds while the rest of us work. :) But that is what the 4:00 cleanup is for!