Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.
Deut. 32:2

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Student of the Month

This is the face of a young man that has put in a lot of extra academic hours! (like working through summer and holidays) Via tutoring and regular academic work. Some of you may not know this but my son, this handsome fella here, has a learning disability.

We are blessed with an amazing friend (and pastor's wife) that has been volunteer tutoring Sammy for the past 2? 3 years? She was the one who unofficially diagnosed him with the learning disability to begin with. Her heart is so devoted to serving God that when He told her to help Sam--she did not hesitate. She has put in her own time and energy to not only feed his mind, but his soul.

I haven't written much about it yet but our current academic adventure involves home educating through a public charter school. We haven't always done this (but we've always home schooled) but the past 4 or 5 years, it's been a good fit for us. We meet with an Education Specialist every 20 days to turn in work samples and fill the ES in on what we have been doing.

This year she started awarding a Student of the Month from one of the families she over sees. This time it was Sammy. She told him such nice and sweet things; how she had seen so much improvement in his work, how he has worked so hard and she recognizes it.

What a blessing. She made this award and gave him a full size of his favorite candy bar: Three Musketeers.

I am so proud of him and grateful for the help he has received.

Here's one of his most recent watercolors. He personalized it by adding the ear phones. Pretty creative, huh?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are a home school family also. What a great way to motivate and appreciate a student who is working through some challenges. We need to do that sometimes also!! Thank you!!