It's report card time for us. DS is twice exceptional and in Kindy, so many of the things he needs to work on I know and they are works in progress. However, there are a few which surprised me. The big one being "needs improvement" in adding numbers to 20. I don't mean to sound arrogant here, so please bear with me. DS was adding when he was in a high chair finger feeding himself peas!
We are doing a hybrid of home school and regular school this year because the regular school just doesn't meet him academically. But he is learning a LOT there socially and physically. At home, DS is between 3rd and 4th grade math in all areas except geometry. Next year we plan to exclusively homeschool as we have a great support network here to fill the social needs.
At the beginning of the year, DS struggled in math socially. What I mean is that he would write wrong answers down on tests so the other kids would not get the right answer off his paper! "I was tricky, Mom!" So we had to talk about how to take a test. Stuff like that which just doesn't come up at home.
They also said DS needed improvement on focusing for 20 mins. This is laughable actually. At home, he focus stretch is about 3 hours at a time unless it is something not interesting, which he can do 30 mins. So I'm guessing he's bored out of his mind on this one.
But it makes me wonder a little about homeschooling. If he excels at home on these areas he struggles with in school, which skills will the workforce see? I'm not sure what to make of this or how I would address this discrepancy in homeschool if I never see it.