This year, the boy is in middle school, and not just any middle school. He was accepted to this cool charter school where all the learning is project based. Students take on more responsibility and feel more invested in their education because they develop projects based on their interests in order to meet necessary curriculum goals. I would have loved a school like that.
However, the new school means no school bus. So it’s public transportation for us. The boy was hesitant at first, but is loving it now that’s he’s comfortable taking a city bus. He’s realized that it allows him a little extra gaming time (on his 3Ds) before school, and I like it because it provides with some time to catch up on my reading.
And it’s been great. Here are the books I’ve tackled in the first month of riding the bus.
- Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff (a local, St Paul author)
- Wonder Struck by Brian Selsznick
- The Golden Specific by SE Grove (read the book 1 for our Guy’s Read Book Club, so wanted to read book 2 in the series)
- The Last Wild by Piers Torday (Septs pick for our Guy’s Read Book Club)