Autism recovered?

Medical experts say it's not possible to recover autism. We have living proof in the form of three children, that it IS possible. In my blog you will find recovery stories, along with information regarding health that I have learned over the years. And sometimes just snippets of life to give hope that yes, life can be normal after the hard work is done.

Sit back, enjoy, and be hopeful! RECOVERY HAPPENS!

**Kids names have been changed to protect the innocent and naughty alike. ;)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The A-maze-ing graph paper

We are using A Young Scholar's Guide to Composers for our musical study this year. We discovered last year that Grace has a real affinity for music so this book seemed like a good place to start. We did use another book last year - very fun one too I might add - but it was short so we did it twice and she wanted something new. I have to say I enjoy music study as much as they do.

However, I did not plan it out very well. We are trying to conduct our years of homeschool using the Well-Trained Mind as our guide. This year we are studying The Middle Ages... which does not coincide with the classical composers by a long shot. My timeline is ALL off. (And some of you thought I was organized. HA!) So because I made such a colossal error in timing, our timeline is not as smooth and seamless as I had planned. Daddy suggested I get some graph paper and make a separate timeline for the composers and just skip the whole mess I was making of the timeline on the wall. Isn't he smart??
Here is our first 50 years:
I think it looks very cool. The bottom area is to write historical events in so we can tie them in, but it will just be events we happen to read about, not ones we're studying since it's the WRONG timeline. lol And it will be in a different place than the existing timeline all over the upstairs hallway. It really pays to have an artist in the house. Tony drew the pictures. Freehand while looking at the pictures in a book; still way better than if I'd done it! We will be doing papers like that every 50 years.

When Daddy got home and saw the paper, he decided to show Tony how to make mazes with the graph paper. He said he used to do this all the time when he was little. I had never seen it done before but it looks extremely cool! Tony has done two of them so far but they spent hours working on their first one together.

Tony finished his but Daddy is making a double-sided maze so it's taking forever and is only 1/2 done right now.
Tony's maze:

Daddy's 1/2 way done maze:

Aren't those just cool?

While they were drawing it, Kate came over to watch and said "Wow!! That's aMAZEing!". She even drew out the word maaaaaazzzee. She looked around to see if anyone noticed but everyone was engrossed in the mazes and missed it. I caught her eye and smirked at her. She threw herself on the couch just rolling in laughter, so proud of her little pun. What a girl!! :)


  1. Brilliant! I am just getting into the Well Trained Mind, and it's a weeee bit overwhelming. lol. What a clever little one that Kate is! So cute!!

  2. Only a wee bit??!?! hahah TWTM is such a great way to educate but it's hard to digest at the beginning! I've been reading the book for 2 years now and have the basic gist but as you can see, still have hang-ups. I re-read parts of it here and there but still...

    Are you on the Well Trained mind forum? It's a great place to hang out and soak up the smarts from other moms. ;)



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