I tell you, Gerard. Featuring Sippican's posts is one of the best things about American Digest.
He had me at hello!! I was blessed to have one of each. They are both gifted in ways only God could have designed. My son would lean over his stroller chair to watch the 360 wheels turn. He's determindly roll his walker over to his dad's lawn mower to examine the tires. He'd build with blocks, train tracks, transformers for hours. Now, he knows so many general facts about reptiles it would put a herpetologist to shame. Boys are amazing. I homeschool my two and I confess, my daughter does the seat work, the written work in a far more assertive way and it encourages my son to compete. The learning styles are worlds apart, both brilliant in their own ways. I also taught in public schools and, besides teacher morale, mixing the genders, especially into over-crowded classes, was probably my biggest complaint. Like trying to train cats and dogs simultaneously. It almost never works. And that was on top of all the given challenges in public schools. Thanks for sharing this!
*determinedly - and to boot, I taught hormonal adolescents... so you can imagine how hard it was for them to concentrate in mixed classes.
Hello Mr. Vanderleun. Thank you for putting up my video!
A great video. Thank you.
Garrett you are an amazing young man. Keep up the good work.
That child is so beautiful, I don't think I can stand it. Thank you for posting this.
Doesn't he usually give notice when he's taking a hiatus? This site hasn't been updated in a week.
Don Rodrigo, I dropped him a line a few days ago because I noticed the same, and didn't hear back...uncharacteristic of him. I hope he's OK.
Well then, a prayer for his Mom as well...
I don't know anyone here, but eagerly visit this site most everyday (my first post) -I love the place! I pray that all is well.
What Scott said.
Praying all is well.
Emailed Mr Vanderleun earlier in the week, no reply. I also pray that he is well.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a Sippican blog post from Saturday, August 09, 2008 in a "Steampunk for kids" google search a couple of nights ago.