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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

James Hall Transport Museum

This morning we joined a group of homeschoolers visiting the Transport Museum in the South of Johannesburg. Getting there was quite an experience. My Vodacom Sat Nav couldn’t find the location, so Jesse had to guide me through with the map. Talk about hands-on learning! He couldn’t have had a more hands-on lesson in map reading skills than that & got us there safely.


At the museum they had a guided tour of all the old vehicles available there. They started with the very first mode of transport, the wagon, how they were made & then proceeded on to vehicles of all kinds & ages. They saw wagons, old automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, busses, trams, old fire engines & many, many more vehicles of all shapes & sizes.

Of course I didn’t listen too closely to the guide as I was a little preoccupied with taking the photos, but I was amazed afterwards at how much of the information they remembered. Misha told me all about what he saw & learnt & I even got the longest essay ever from Jesse, covering the trip. It seems to me for our boys this hands-on field trip type of learning works the best for both our boys, so we’ll be scheduling many more field trips in the years to come.