Geometry class started last week. There are two, two hour sessions each week. We’re rotating locations to one family’s house on the far west side of the city of Querétaro (shown in the photo below), a Bible church/community center also in Querétaro, and our home in San Juan del Río.
This means we’re traveling twice a week at least 3 weeks of every month. While the classes are about 2 hours in length, with travel and then any errands to run, plus after class discussions or Biology experiments (Cameron and Karina L. are taking the same online Apologia biology course), it eats up about 5 to 7 hours on average (what we’ve noted so far).
It’s a challenge, especially for Dayton, to keep up with the rest of each day’s work, but it’s mostly a matter of motivation and the realization for him that he’s a 7th grader taking a high school mathematics class. It will take a lot more effort than he’s used to needing to give.
So far it’s going well after three total classes under our belt. I think the driving is sometimes the hardest part. The main stretch of highway we have to take is under construction (as it has been for at least 2 years off and on) and at times the conditions on the road and the negligence of other drivers is very stressful.
It looks like we’re in for at least a few more weeks of having one lane of southbound opposing traffic (toward Mexico City) being routed onto the northbound side. The plastic separators look like concrete dividers but they’re orange, made of thick plastic, and a large truck that is a little loose with the trailer can easily knock these dividers into oncoming traffic. Last, Tuesday on our first trip over, there was a divider pushed halfway into the “fast” lane. I noticed it quickly enough to be able to allow the vehicle in that lane to squeeze by next to us…at about 60 mph! Whew!