ANYHOW, school had only been in session three weeks when my grandmother passed.
He was selected for Algebra instead of 8th grade math, so we (DH and I) were already concerned about that as Algebra is extremely structured on building blocks, even more so than reg math.
When he return to school, I really was concerned on how long it would take for him to do make up work at home and what subjects would be beyond my expertise ( I hated algebra)
His team teachers would pull him from "exploratories" (gym, media, strength and training) and allow him to use that time to get make up work along with that day's work done in sequence. But math, omg, Math! Poor Kid was physically doing make up work while auditorily processing new information being presented in class at the same time.
He had a test last Fri. and knew he missed teaching time for the last portion of the test yet pulled on a ten minute lesson from LAST YEAR to get a hundred on the test! :) And if I were to stop there, you wouldn't know that mid terms came today and he got all A's except for Algebra....which was a very impressive 92 B!
Dang! the kid deserves a stiff drink IMO, but I bet he'll settle for gallon of MooseTracks Ice Cream! :) I can't help it, I'm beaming at his perserverance!