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.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Kitchen Maths

This morning I did some Banana Bread Maths with Misha. I was absolutely amazed at how much he remembered as it’s been a few weeks since we last did some baking together. From doubles & halves to how many ml in a cup, teaspoon & tablespoon, he remembered it all...
I realize more & more as we journey along that teaching methods make all the difference. At first I was apprehensive of removing the worksheets completely, but now I see, just with the decision to home educate, this too was the best for him… from time to time now he even asks for Maths worksheet & for now those are the only worksheets he’s doing.
Last weekend I caught him reading to his cousin. He’s really come such a long way since we started.. from hating books all together to actually reading to others.
Misha Reading to his Cousin
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Of course Jesse’s been nagging for pancakes since last week, so this evening we did Pancake Maths. Misha got to measure & mix the ingredients whereafter Jesse did the frying of the pancakes.
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Needless to say the pancakes were absolutely yummy!

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