Today, after nearly a full year of work, Kent has completed his first full math book, Saxon 5/4. To put the significance of this achievement in perspective, I want to provide some background.
Kent had a very challenging and unhelpful kindergarten experience. Through no fault of his own, he did not learn what he should have and so was moved to a different school for first grade. This was a better experience academically for Kent — he was his class’s most improved student for the year — but it was a hard one schedule-wise, since Darah and my work schedules required him to be at school and/or daycare for 10 hours each weekday. So, in second grade, we began homeschooling both Kent and his brother, Reed. Kent was then 7 years old.