I should note that Matthias is not in Gr 9 in all subject areas. He is maturing by leaps and bounds, and his ability to accept instruction and his interest in buckling down are far better than they were. The subjects where he has gaps are being addressed with real focus this year. In particular, I’m hoping that he will learn to stop psyching himself out – he talks himself into being intimidated by things. Confidence is a big goal this year.
Geography: Trail Guide to World Geography
Science: he is covering biochemistry with my father this year using The Way Life Works, an excellent illustrated book
Math: Key To… series
History: Foundations of Western Civilization, from Great Courses.
Volunteering: he will begin working one afternoon each week at the local animal shelter
Phys Ed: soccer, ultimate frisbee
Fine Arts: dance
Extra: How to become a Superstar Student from Great Courses.