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Thumper Reads!

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Thumper is what I call “functionally nonverbal,” which is a term I use for him.  It means that he can respond to questions verbally, and it has gotten clearer and easier, but it takes a lot of work because speaking is not a default function for him. But Thumper can read. He just started sight-reading […]



Presenting Galileo!

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

And Rerun’s Galileo biography bottle is done and off to school a day early!  (It’s due tomorrow.) We got to the point where Rerun was saying “yes, Mom, whatever” while I was waving felt and the hot-glue gun around.  He did less work than he should have on the body, but he did insist on […]



Every Yarn On His Head

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Galileo is progressing. However, since I am in charge of the hot-glue gun (mostly because I don’t want Rerun burning himself – been there, done that on MYSELF as a kid), I delegated the task of cutting a whole lot of yarn to Rerun. Since Galileo had a mustache and beard (according to his portraits) […]



Homework Means You Work

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Rerun has a project due at the end of this week.  His class is currently doing a biography report.  This seems to be part of the curriculum for 3rd grade, since Auntie’s class does this as well.  It’s not a super-intensive research project in her class, and it’s not in Rerun’s either.  Her kids give […]