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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.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wrapped Up the Term

With the boys scheduled to go to a horse riding camp at Mooikrans together with a group of 28 other homeschoolers, we spent last week wrapping up on assignments. Jesse did his exams & I finalised their evaluations for delivery to Le-Amen on Thursday, although they only needed to be handed in at the end of the month.

Misha’s shown huge improvement in many areas of his schooling, especially reading & writing. His confidence is growing steadily. Jesse’s grades have also improved once again, although his enthusiasm for schoolwork was still severely lacking.

We decided to start school holiday when they go to camp & will start our new term on the 5th October as per our original schedule because Jesse is once again going away with his friend, Scott, to Balito after camp.

It has been a hectic week, to say the least. Jesse had to finish all his assignments & we still visited the James Hall Transport Museum on Wednesday.

With Misha also celebrating his birthday today, we needed to do his birthday party before camp because by the time we get back home, his friends will all have left on their school holiday. Friday was our monthly ice skating day, with scouts in the evening, so we arranged a sleepover & birthday party for Saturday.

Of course on Saturday evening we needed to pack for camp & holiday. We dropped the boys at Mooikrans yesterday morning.

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From what we’ve seen already, it seems they are going to have an awesome time.

We spoke to the boys this morning & they were having loads of fun. I was able to arrange a birthday cake and some snacks for the group, so this afternoon, after lunch Misha was scheduled to have another birthday party. We will only speak to them again later this week & hear how it’s gone, but I’m sure they must be having a blast.

In the interim Clive & I are enjoying our break-away from the hustle & bustle of the big city here in Wakkerstroom.  We will be leaving early Friday morning to attend the camp concert after which we will be heading home to rest for one more week.