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Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy to be on Holiday

It may not be summer here in South Africa, but we're nevertheless happy to be on school holiday…
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Although we've had a major change in strategy for Misha, since the first term, it was still quite a hectic term, especially for Jesse who's still got the "school at home" scenario because of the pressure & expectations from Le-Amen. Of course all those tests & exams he needs to write cause me a fair amount of strain due to setup & marking, but it’s a sacrifice well worth making in light of the positive impact home education has had on our family & relationships.
All the boys' books have been handed in for monitoring today & will be available for collection again on 12th July. Until then, we'll be taking a well deserved break. Nothing but reading, fun & games for 4 blissful weeks for the boys.
Jesse's going away on holiday with his friend again from the 8th – 18th July, so we’ll be continuing education when he gets back home from holiday.
Of course I still have some backlog admin to catch up as well as tax return preparations that need to be done. I also need to prepare some more LapBooks for Misha to do next term. … but first I'll be spending a week on "scrap therapy".
I got a Holiday Art Box for Misha from Little Picasso today. He just couldn't wait to get home to start work on his Tin Foil Robot. Took it only took him a few minutes to complete it & here is the result:
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There are 8 projects in the box. We'll be doing some this holiday & then 1 per month for the rest of the year.

 

"Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences." ~ Jawaharlal Nehru