Just call me Netty. How did I get here and where am I going is the whole purpose of this blog. I never thought I would be here; blogging and homeschooling on the mainland. But here I am. My ds who is now 8 yo is the reason why I began this journey. I always knew that my ds was a little different, but i didn't know how to help him. I thought that sending him to daycare/preschool was the right answer. I wish I knew then what I know now. My ds has aspergers along with other issues. So fast forward to the end of his Kindergarden year, his teacher told me at each parent teacher conference that he needed more one on one and he tested out of everything to get additional services to help him. By this time I read about the struggles of many trying to help their kids (even with a diagnosis) succeed in school and decided to take matters into my own hands and homeschool. Is he learning? Has he improved? YES! Now here we are...
I am the product of the Americas with a strong Puerto Rican roots. I had a culturally rich childhood where family was central. I am lucky that I am able to continue to have such a wonderful relationship with not only my blood relatives, but with the family I married into and friends that have become family. All of this I wanted to share with my children. Arco Iris is spanish for rainbow. Because we live so far from our family, I wanted to create a rainbow bridge to all that we love.
A Little Flower Garden
Making Math Meaningful by Nettie Fabrie, Wim Gottenbos, and Jamie York
Enzymes for children with autism and other neurological disorders