Though he ended up returning to homeschool after the first couple of months, he started this school year out at the DoD school and I was impressed by his grades for the first quarter. He got an A+ in Math and Science! The reason this is so impressive to me is because he is 1 to 2 grades ahead of his age. He just turned 8 on December 30th and he is in 4th grade this year. He completed 3rd grade at home last year (skipping 2nd grade) and he did very well, but sometimes I have a nagging wonder if I think he's doing better than he actually is. The grades from the public school were an encouragement that this is not true and that he is on the right track.
He woke up early this morning and after he ate breakfast we sat on the couch cuddled together under a blanket. He began to tell me all about how the 4 chambers of the human heart pump our blood. This is not from his science class but from a detailed book about the human body he read on his own months ago. We moved on to talking about the brain and then onto how gold is used in medicine and technology. I love these talks and I'm always amazed by what he knows and understands. I love that these are the things that he wants to talk about!
I am so proud of him. Not because he's smart, but because he's just a great kid. I am interested to see what this standardized test will tell me about this kid who is anything but standard.
*The results came in today. His total score for Reading, Language and Math was a National Percentile of 96% for students grade 4.7!