Now that school is starting in the Northwest, maybe my children will feel better about going to school here and complain less. They have already been attending the American Nicaraguan School for a month. Not a day goes by that they don't mention that none of their friends are in school yet.
Things seem to be going well. Jules had to adjust to 7 classes instead of six, but then again, only 3 AP classes as opposed to the 4 he signed up for at Garfield. Both have had to adjust to the different expectations at their school. Jules somehow made it to Junior year without learning how to make an outline, which is something he is expected to do every week for AP US History. Big irony is that both of my kids are studying US history and American Literature here because of the way the curriculum is designed. I sure wish it was Nicaruaguan history and literature!
Noah is definitely under challenged. He's able to take advanced math and that is the only class he likes. I think Spanish is ok too. Science is really boring, so he has started to read Jules' Chemistry text in his spare time. We must find him some more stimulating science books.
Jules is taking drama and its challenging because so far they seem to be studying US movie and TV actors which is something he knows nothing about. For him, international issues has been a timely course where they discuss what globalization really is.
I had a nice chat with Deb tonight; her kids start school tomorrow. I was so jealous of Charlie being able to run out at 8:00 and get school supplies at Walgreens. But then again, I can walk across the street any time of day and get one of those little bottles of Coke made with real sugar. Or five cents worth of laundry detergent.