All posts tagged: education

Not Good at Math

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My six-year-old, Rowan, was using an online math program this afternoon. He worked hard to figure out an answer, got it right, and then exclaimed, “I’m good at math!” And he is. He’s not a savant or anything. Maybe not even particularly gifted, although casual coversation leads me to believe he might grasp mathematical concepts in an advanced way. But right now, he’s laying down some basic kindegarten-first grade arithmetic skills, working at a pace […]

Paying it Forward

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Adoption / Foster Care / General Musings / Uncategorized

It’s May, and that means it’s National Foster Care Month here in the U.S. In honor of this designation, I’m planning (hoping?) to post something close to every day. As you can see, I’m already a day late. C’est la vie. Last night, E and I spoke at a MAPP class at the agency where his social worker works and through which I was matched with him. MAPP is class Massachusetts uses for foster care education, required […]