Today Kiki had a spelling test, and as usual, she aced it. Tomorrow she has tests in English, Math and History. She should do fine in English and Math, she always does….History, however, is turning out to be an issue. Math seems to be easy for her – you work the problem, you get the answer. No big deal. (She does not get that from me. I still can’t recite my times tables. And don’t even get me started on Algegra.) English is not a big struggle. You see why homeschooling works for me? My child is just bright, I guess, so it’s easy on me! Her History quizzes, tho, have been another story…if they were graded, it wouldn’t have been pretty. The thing she struggles with most is ‘focus’, so I don’t know if she’s not paying attention when we read the History book, or if she is in such a hurry to get through the test she doesn’t really think about the answer, or what. We did alot of review today, and I did notice one thing…once she has an answer in her head, it’s stuck there…right or wrong. "Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand were the rulers of Portugal. True or False?" "True." "No, it’s false…they were king and queen of Spain. That’s one you missed on the quiz, okay?" "Okay." Five minutes later…."Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand were rulers of what country?" "uhm, Portugal?" "Noooo…Spain, remember?" "Oh, yeah." We went over this – and other questions she’d missed – and for the most part, she stuck with the same wrong answers….uhg. I tried to do some associations… "hola, Queen Isabella" (she’s taking Spanish lessons, too) so this is what I got then…."Huh??" "You know, because they speak Spanish in Spain, so that’ll help you remember." "No they don’t, they speak Spanish in Mexico!" I got a good chuckle out of that one…so did Kiki, after I said "uh, ‘Spain’, ‘Spanish’, get it?" She was like "oh, duh…!"