I started with the boy this time. He was expecting friends to visit, and he wanted to finish so he could play with them.
He did some worksheets, then read about Harry Houdini. He was fascinated, as I expected he'd be.
Then the girl. Worksheets, as usual. We are working to understand past, present, and future tenses. She's starting to get it. But she referred to something of her brother's as hers, so back to a sheet on his, hers, and its. Then she read from a Fly Guy book. This is a very simple series of stories about a boy with a pet fly.
When I was leaving, the kids' mom introduced me to her friend, whose sons were there to play with the kids. This new mom wants me to tutor her boys, too. They have spent the last few years in China, so they are way behind in their English reading. She said the younger, who's 10, was reading at first grade level, and the older one, 13, is reading at about 3rd grade level. I think the new family is just here for the summer, so this won't be a permanent thing. I hope I can make a significant difference in such a short time.
Good morning Volts, amps and watts. Just wanted to make sure this thread got a post this morning lol.
Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed
For the past couple of years, I've come up here late in the spring to visit my parents. They tend to be a bit older than me (a personal choice, I suspect), so I guess you might say that they're a bit long in the tooth. I get to spoil them for a few weeks and then I go home, leaving them with a hole in their life - it's my way of getting even for being forced to be their kid for all those years.
The deer was a fawn a few years ago and it used to come and eat all of the flowers in the front garden. Mom wasn't pleased. Now, apparently, he's content to eat the leaves off of the trees. I wonder if his patchiness has to do with his diet. Still, I have to appreciate his way of viewing me - he'd turn his back on me quite carelessly and the only thing that showed that he was still paying attention was the tilt of his ears. They always faced me. He knew I wasn't a threat but he's not crazy enough to trust me completely....