Sunday, February 24, 2008

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

I am not smarter than a fifth grader and our 11 year old OS is proving this. I am always impressed with the range of things my boys learn in school. Do you ever wonder if we were ever taught the things kids are learning these days? Even though I believe Isaac is smarter than me, for a long time Isaac has doubted his own abilities. His grades have been inconsistent and he has been discouraged when report card day arrives. We're talking drama, tears, the works. So after a great deal of thought and prayer, we enrolled our OS in Learning Rx and in just a few weeks, Ike is getting sharper and faster than we could have ever dreamed. Check out this little video clip about what Ike has learned. In under a minute our orange-haired boy can recite all 43 presidents forward and backward. He goes so fast I can barely keep track of him. I'm reasonably confident that the brain training he is doing will transfer to the classroom. Last week he got a 100% on a math test and Ike was positively glowing. Seeing our son with a happy face is a blessing!

4 comments:

Mark said...

That's MY boy. I'm so proud of him. What a great smile.

Bleucwo523 said...

Yahoo! Way to go Isaac!

Love you baby.

Aunt Lorri

Wendy said...

WOW!! You have got some smart guys!!! My hubby went to AF Academy, and he talks about getting that phone call from the congressmen. He thought it was a practical joke, and couldn't believe it was him. Poor guy. Tell him congrats on the noimi.

Denise said...

BACKWARDS!! That's incredible! I have not one but TWO degrees in history and I can't even do it forwards! Way to go Isaac!!