Yesterday, we made a wonderful discovery!
My Hubby can help homeschool Hammer, too!
Hubby stayed home again yesterday, more for mental health and less for his sinus infection, but regardless he stayed home.
Hammer and I have been working on algebra together. It isn't my favorite and it has been a challenge for me to find the right mode of presenting it to Hammer. Usually, he just reads the text (for example in bio, chem, etc) and does the tests himself, occasionally asking for clarification.
Algebra has been different. I have suspected it is because he already understands inherently the advanced workings.
Yesterday, we confirmed that.
Hubby started to work with him. He loved algebra and the advanced maths, and has remembered more than I forgot, which is good.
He was able to figure out what I couldn't. That Hammer can do 5-6 step problems in about 2, which was causing all the confusion for me. They worked together for about 2 hours and made lots of progress.
I had just recommended getting an advanced math tutor, but now it looks like we can hold off on that and continue to work throught the workbooks and texts at home. Hubby will just take over!
This is wonderful for me. I have always been the 'point person' with Hammer's education. I am happy to be able to share it.
I think it is good for Hubby, too. It is good for him and Hammer to have this to work on together. Over the years, Hammer and I have grown very close over school work, I think it will open up a new dimension for father and son, as well.