Derek Coward on November 29th, 2010

I have mentioned numerous times how brilliant Stephen is. The only real weakness in his schoolwork is his handwriting. It is atrocious. He doesn’t care about how the letters look if they can be understood. There have been times when he has written his name where the line in the H is three times taller […]

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Derek Coward on October 6th, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Ever since school started, Stephen has been looking forward to being able to go to the school library. He has been making all kinds of plans for the types of books he was going to check out. At the top of his list was almanacs. I wasn’t too sure they would let […]

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Derek Coward on March 30th, 2010

I was putting some of Stephen’s things away when I noticed that he got a new batch of flash cards. Since I have been very disappointed in the level of his previous words, I didn’t expect much from these. I was very surprised and pleased to see: thousand difficult I’ve describe you’ll separate according throughout […]

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Derek Coward on October 24th, 2009

I get the bad feeling that a huge disconnect is coming between what Stephen knows and what the education system says he should know. This week’s reading words from his first grade class are (in no particular order): day red by eat here say car play He was bored with these words before I was […]

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Derek Coward on January 21st, 2009

At the last Parent-Teacher Conference, my son’s teacher mentioned “some concerns” that she had with him. Specifically his behavior in class. I don’t want to go into the details about what she said, but I don’t agree with her. Today a small plastic bag was sent home, containing a stack of flash cards and the […]

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