Thursday 28 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike
The last in the series about how we have tried to fill up young Cousin Spike Jnr‘s 92 days off school over our long hot summer.
With English being one of his two native languages, he has twice as much to cram between his ears compared to his peers. However, the advantage of bilingualism is that neither is a second language for him, and so he laps up whatever he comes across.
Hopefully he can start his third language, Spanish, this coming year at his new school…. watch this space.
So for now, he has been working on English spelling with me. Using some books for 2nd-3rd Grade we had sent over from the UK by friends (Aunty Viv, Cousin Katie for example). Having just finished 1st grade here in Turkey, the amount of English he does at school has obviously been limited (torture for the English teacher I’ll bet), so these more advanced books has enabled him to expand his English tremendously – something he seems to quite enjoy too.
Generally, one session (lesson) lasts for the duration of 2-3 pages (30-45 minutes), at which point we dive back into the Lego box and come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful inventions – mostly Star Wars related of course!