- Favorite book: The Martian. Runner up: Rosie Revere, Engineer
- Wake up song: Level Up by Vienna Teng
- Favorite color: Yellow, Green, and Red are the current rotation. (The concept of favorite needs some work)
- Favorite toy: LEGO
- Favorite taekwondo move: round kick
- Programming environment: Kodable Runner up: Scratch Jr.
- Museum: Carnegie Science Center
|Stretching before belt testing|
We are starting to get some feedback from his first year in school (Kindergarten). The first month, there was some concern that he was not really socializing (which we expected), but that has largely ended. He is still relatively quiet, but he does interact with the other kids and all of the other teachers more. We have noticed that it seems like all of the other students (K-8) at his school seem to know who he is. We think it is a combination of being the smallest one in the school, and that he now has an identity as the kindergartener who practices piano during the after school programming.
One of the effects of school is socialization and comparison. And it seems that he has figured out that he is ahead in most areas. His reading is at least a grade level ahead. Math is actually unmeasured, but in what they are doing he has pretty down (at least if he is paying attention). Robotics and art he is ahead (basically this means he is very good at interpreting and following instructions, he really is not that good in art, no creativity. But robotics (LEGO and Scratch) is probably justified. That is called the effects of daddy school.) not sure so about Spanish or gym, but I suspect he is just fine there. The real problem right now is that he knows he is ahead.
|Reverse punch with pads|
|Watching the others test|
For the younger, she now babbles with purpose. I'm convinced she is telling stories. Most fun is when she babbles while paging through a book, now we know what we sound like when we read to her :-D. Her favorite books are A Baby's First Book of Zombies and Hands, Hands, Finger, Thumb. And with those two she can do appropriate sounds effects for most of the page.