I was concerned when our son’s teacher called the other day to address some kind of issue.
It was actually a combination of concerns and praise. She basically said our child is a mathematical genius. He’s apparently way ahead of the rest of his class and she says she wants to get him into more advanced work. We agreed that it would be a good idea to see what he is capable of. While that was good, she also said he was having a hard time comprehending everything he was reading. While he was wonderful with numbers, the words would mix him up. This is why he would struggle with math word problems, but all the other math he handled like a champ. So we decided to try to do things to make him more comfortable. The first thing I thought to do was call up the HVAC company. We ended up getting HVAC zone control installed so our son could adjust the temperature control how he wants when he is working on his studies. This also has been tremendous for us. We are saving more money on the energy bills and we are far more comfortable in our home! Our son has been doing even better in school and he has been improving with her reading comprehension as well. We think the air conditioning is helping him to focus way more on these things and the teacher agrees the A/C probably helps a lot. It seems like we spoiled him by giving him his own thermostat in his room, but this is a good thing for all of us.