Meet Peanut and Cracker Jacks!!!!
And last, but not least, is the Elder Cracker Jack. At eleven years old, only ten pounds heavier than the other cracker jack, and only a couple inches taller he's a big bang in a compact package. He's often mistaken for someone much younger than he is simply due to his size. He's done all kinds of schooling - homeschool, public school, private school, back to public school, online school, back to homeschooling. He prefers homeschooling for many reasons the top two being that he's not bullied and that at home he doesn't have to take his ADHD medication. He spent many years in many different learning environments being bullied due to his size, his "goofiness", and his intelligence (or in other words for being a "nerd"). He says, "At home I can be myself. I like getting all A's and no one cares if I have to hum and bounce and move all around to get my work done. No one says I have to take pills to make me a zombie at home just so I don't bother anyone else." A few years ago when we were discussing his ADHD with him and we asked him if he knew what it was he'd said "something something high definition" and so now every time he's a little too wild we just look at him and tell him to turn down his high definition and he knows that he needs to calm down (he now knows the true definition of ADHD but still likes his own version better). He has many interests which include, but aren't limited to: pandas, Harry Potter, reading, robots, science, math, track, martial arts, hiking, nature, biology, etc. This year he'll be working on ABeka's sixth grade level lessons, however we are prepared to move him onto seventh grade level around Christmas if this does not prove challenging enough (especially in English and Arithmetic).
Well, there they are. Peanut and Cracker Jacks. We don't officially start the "new" year until the first week of September, but we never stop schooling either just relax a little more during the summer months. Look for us next week on the hop for the "A Day In The Life Of..."
Let's Hop To It!!!!