Calvin left for Kettering University in Flint, Michigan on July 1st. Kettering has a year-round program. He will be in classes in July-August-September and in January-February-March. The other months are his work terms when he will be working a co-op job. He doesn't have the job yet. The school term is three weeks, and he is only allowed to take four classes this term. His classes are: physics, calculus 3, computer science, and communications (writing and public speaking). He feels very confident in all except computer science. He says that he will have to work hard in that one because he has never taken a class in that subject.
(Seb is doing the Freedom Dance in the photo above. Pompey is trying to stop Calvin from leaving.)
Phase two involved a little freaking out. A few nights before he left, as I was going to sleep, I did my usual thing of thinking of each child and making sure that I new where they were. I realized that soon I wouldn't know where one of my children was at every moment. Especially at bedtime! I had to get used to that.
Calvin was in Michigan for a week before he called to talk to me. He had just finished his first day of classes and was super happy. He loves everything about the school: the food, the private dorm room (all dorm rooms are singles), the people, the classes. The school seems a perfect fit for him. So now we are in phase four, which is a great happiness that he is so happy and feels so at home. Finally.