My son took his first Blue Book Assessment last week. In related news, I wrote my first Blue Book Assessment last week.
As we continue on this educational journey, we've realized that learning is only part of the journey. Another part is being able to communicate to others what you are learning. Like everything else, this is a process that doesn't happen overnight. My son has the next 5 1/2 years to develop this skill.
This year, he is exploring six subjects (seminars) in his Classical Conversations' Challenge A curriculum. Last week ended our fall semester. He spent a few hours this week reflecting on discussions and lessons from this entire semester across various subjects. He jotted down his reflections in a composition notebook allowing him to express his ideas, and allowing his father and I to evaluate that expression. I am impressed with all that he has discovered this year and his commitment to his educational journey. The Blue Book assessment has been a highlight for me this fall.