Systematiker wrote:I think it had a lot to do with early exposure - when he was really young, I worked a lot from home and hung out with me, so he got like 25 hours a week of podcasts on in the background while we played or I worked. And it’s not like he didn’t hear us use Spanish or French from time to time (with other people, or, I’m not above using Spanish with my wife when I don’t want him to understand something), I just say it’s podcast related because he started with it at a time when he hadn’t heard either of us in either of those languages for a week or so.
Dang I need to up my game....
IronMike wrote:Not much to report here. HS is finishing up for our senior. She's pretty much done. She took her SAT a couple weeks ago and was upset that she lost 40 points from last year. (Her verbal went up, math went down.) I told her not to worry. She worries still.
Wife is compiling books and resources for the youngest, who'll be a homeschooled 10th grader next year in Boston. Should be fun with all the history up there. Poor girl wants to continue Russian, but we're all pretty much sick of it by now, and have been planning on studying Spanish once back in the states. We'll see what happens once we get up there.
Can't believe we're about to start HSing our last kid. Where'd the time go?
Don't they still do combined scores for SAT's? So the lower math score disappears and the higher verbal sticks. Unless things have changed, everyone just uses highest verbal + highest math.
Maybe your 10th grader can do Russian with By The Onion Sea. I can totally understand feeling ready to move on from Russian after such disappointing end to your time there. I'm sure eventually the feelings will soften and it will be great for your daughter to have kept up the language.