June 05, 2012

Fried News

My brain is absolutely fried. I have spent most of this evening coaching my son and one of my students on the rest of their Alg II and pre-calc information before their exams.

I am swimming in logs and natural logs, solving for X using them, change of base, ellipses, hyperbolas, completing squares, sequences, series, and a touch of trig for good measure.

And this is going to be honest, but it blows me away how much I remember, consistently, and the kids just think it's me. I finish sometimes, thoroughly mentally spent, trying to remember tricks my teachers taught me, reading their books, taking it that next step... and inside there is a voice in me doing this big screaming happy dance that I was able to do it and convey it... and it's lost on them.

Mr. T seriously thinks that I just pull this stuff out of my head like I use it every day.

Today though, he was struggling with ellipses and I said to him, "Really? I remember it not being hard. Let me look at it... I think I remember there being this easy relationship between a's, b's and c's... and axis" and WHOOSH! it all came back from 1982 like it was yesterday.

Some of it comes back. Some of it does not. Logs always take me awhile to brush up. I'm an expert today, but next month... I'll have to relearn that crap....


Our good news: Bones got into Chorale. Chorale is the top tier choral group at his art school.

This is a BIG deal for us. BIG. Last year he failed his audition miserably.

This time he nailed it. I suspect his audition for the other group went similarly, which means this could be the year of singing...

And his birthday is tomorrow. More then...

This is the group that he just got into... two years ago.

Posted by Boudicca at June 5, 2012 09:56 PM

What great news! He came back from a bad audition to nail it the next year makes it just that much sweeter. You should be very proud.
I also have a D-Day baby, only mine is 21. I don't have to buy his guns and ammo any more. Sniff

Posted by: AC at June 6, 2012 12:24 AM

It must be that time of year. My boys are all studying logs as well. And a bit of trig.

Posted by: PeggyU at June 6, 2012 12:52 AM

Way to Go!! I know how proud you are for him.

Posted by: pfb at June 6, 2012 10:34 AM

Happy Birthday to Bones! And congrats!

Posted by: Rave at June 6, 2012 12:07 PM

I know I haven't commented lately but I have been reading. Go Bones!

Posted by: Jilly at June 6, 2012 05:49 PM

Happy Birthday to Bones!!

Congrats on getting into Chorale.

Posted by: The Thomas at June 6, 2012 08:31 PM

Congrats to Bones!

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at June 6, 2012 09:00 PM