MelW, add my well-wishes for a dry and safe house. I flooded my upstairs laundry room on the farm once and there just aren't words to adequately describe the feeling.
My kids are Lego lovers too. Ds has a friend in UAE from Denmark, whose aunt is a creative director there. That kid is a Lego freak (in the nicest way possible).
Geo, these are all super ideas for ds, especially something along the lines of what sparkle describes. It could be that I create some sort of 2D "puzzle" set out of construction paper with parts of speech and how they should work. Ideally, he would follow along in dd's grammar lessons and then do his own too, since she is doing more simplistic versions of the same concepts. He plugs along on things, and I have begun helping him get more dynamic with hit note-taking, to create more visually stimulating note pages that "hook" his memory better. We're working against previous training in a lot of ways, so he is unlearning before learning. An extra step. It will be fine, and once we are in our own space (this should happen by mid-November!), I can set up the environment and tools, use wall space, etc. At this moment, working out of a suitcase in a two-room hotel suite with two kids who are preoccupied with the thought of leaving everyone again--we have our own challenges in this moment, but they are learning and growing opportunities in themselves.
I was gently reminded yesterday when visiting a sick aunt, that they are bright kids with a unique opportunity, and that all this is big learning and I should probably relax.
Also took kids to see my grandmother yesterday. I will be surprised if we see her again. She's in a dementia ward at a home, and has declined vastly since I last saw her, both mentally and physically. My mom took a pic of the four of us. Also got some insight into what has had my mom on the crazy train lately.
Kids and I will do lessons this morning, and I will probably hit the elliptical for a bit. I ate off-plan this past week a couple times. In addition to predictable GI distress, my chin broke out in acne, my eye condition is getting worse instead of better, my knuckles swelled and my back freaked out for two days. Back on plan yesterday, and already feeling a ton better. Blows my mind, this food thing.