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.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Books are Back

Our children are going to remember the time we spend with 225228_208437512520331_127603680603715_646560_3797124_nthem --- the time we listen, the time we encourage,​ and the moral support we offer as they test their wings and ideas, and begin moving on their dreams. 

~ Now that's an education!!!

I went to collect the boys' books from monitoring on Tuesday & was amazed to see that neither of them need to send their books in again for monitoring, so for the rest of this year we can have a little less stress with books & a whole lot more fun learning things “their way”.

Misha’s Feedback

He received this note from the teacher: “Thank you for an excellent volume of activities and an interesting presentation. Well done, Misha!” although they their main complaint is that he needs to focus on his handwriting. However, I’m not too concerned about that because at his age, I remember having red circles for handwriting on my reports many times.
I was quite surprised that his Teaching Textbooks Maths results between 91 & 100% only got a “good results” remark. They found his creative work for Environmental studies excellent and his lapbooks very creative & interesting.
Fragile is the soul of a child ~ nurture it
Deep are the thoughts of a child ~ quite them
Heavy is the grief of a child ~ lighten it
Bitter are the tears of a child ~ sweeten them
Soft is the heart of a child ~ embrace it

Jesse’s Feedback

Teacher’s note: “Thank you for your very good work! We wish you well!” and surprisingly no complaints although in my opinion, his handwriting is much worse than Misha’s. He needs to give more attention to creative writing & summaries, which I know now already is not going to be easily achieved.

The ‘Teen’ Commandments

  1. Don’t let your parents down ~ they brought you up.
  2. Choose your companions with care ~ you can become what they are.
  3. Be master of your habits ~ or they will master you.
  4. Treasure your time ~ don’t spend it, invest it.
  5. Stand for something ~ or you will fall for anything.
  6. Select only a date whom you think will make a good mate.
  7. See what you can do for others ~ not what they can do for you.
  8. Guard your thoughts ~ what you think, you are.
  9. Don’t fill up on this world’s crumbs ~ feed your soul with the Living Bread.
  10. Give your all to Jesus Christ ~ He gave His all to you.
Jesse’s still away on holiday with his buddy so didn’t start school again this week as originally planned, but we’ll start on the 19th instead.
I enjoyed this break. I never realised how tired I was of sitting into the early hours of the morning, marking books & worksheets. I am so going to find a better way to cater for all of our learning styles with this stuff.
I must admit it was also quite nice being able to sleep in with this cold weather we've been having but I am looking forward to some warmer weather soon.