A walk to the stables

A walk to the stables
Tamerin at the horses: we walked there on Thursday and talked rugby nearly all the way!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

3rd Term 2009

I wrote Tamerin's report last week. I am very grateful that she is still progressing so well and so fast. Her development is amazing and its exiciting to be part it!

This term we started with My Body and How it works as a theme. So far we have covered the heart and blood circulation, the skeleton and the brain. Tammy is quite interested and remembers a lot of detail - she has even told her family what she has learned. The challenge with this theme is how to keep it practical and in line with the vision to be as independent and self-sufficient possible one day, whilst also realising that she will probably not write matric or do tertiary studies. What do you really need to know about your body? To my mind, you need to be able:
  • To know how to keep your body in tip top condition
  • To know how to best utilise your resources (your brain, your muscles etc.)
  • To understand what a doctor might tell you about your body
After the successful exams in June, I have started to give her weekly tests and she scored 7/10 and 8/10 for the first two weeks. I am thrilled. At the moment she is busy writing evaluation tests: she is to start with ACE math's and English this term. I am very curious to know at what grade level she is.