Tuesday, November 4, 2014

From Sophia

Hi!I am Jacobs big sister Sophia and I would like to talk about Jacob. My favorite thing about Jacob is that he is funny and has a very big imagination. One time he asked me to play Diversity. I asked him what that was and he said it was a Minecraft game, but he wanted to play it in real life. I thought that was very funny.
   Another thing I like about Jacob is that he knows stuff that we don't know.  Just the other day he was talking about atoms, protons, and antimatter. Then he said something about strange matter and we didn't think it was a real thing until we looked it up and the definition was the same thing Jacob had said to us.
  I love Jacob so much. I think that even though he has autism he is no different than any other kid.

Leaps and Bounds

We are moving in leaps and bounds! He definitely caught me off guard this week  with his educational plan. It
has me second guessing what material we should be working on. I am proud to say that I have moved him to second grade but in a more restrained manner. He is actually in 3 grade math and now fourth grade reading.  I am trying my best to get through skills that he hasn't done so he doesn't have too many splinter skills. His pace is months ahead of where I thought we should be and at this rate we will be in third grade by January for english skills. Just the other day I checked in his math program and the little stinker is moving up to fourth grade math! Sometimes I just have to take in the awes of Autism. These moments when I see the bright little man we have make up for all the days we struggle just to get our shoes on or even get that shower done in the morning!