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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, April 18, 2012

Cultural Exchange

2012_0418_164158I signed up for the Cultural Exchange at the Little Red Farm this year. The aim of this exchange is sharing information about the country you reside in with other families in your allocated group so they can get the feel for the culture of that country. This is achieved by sending a package to the family (usually addressed to the child or children) with bits and pieces that you have chosen to give a good overview of what it is like to live there.

We have received our first parcel today from Albin & Edwin all the way from Sweden & what a nice surprise it was. Now this is a much more interesting way of learning geography than how I remember learning from our school days.

The parcel contained a variety of small items teaching us more about Sweden & it’s people as can be seen in the photo album:
  • Small & bigger Swedish Flags
  • Pippi longstocking Colour sheets
  • Pippi Longstocking Stickers
  • Bamse and his Friends (Skalman the Turtle and Lille Skutt a very scared little Rabbit) Plasters
  • A small copy of a painting showing Stockholms Old Town made by their father
  • Balloons
  • Candy “Sweden’s most sold car” ~ These were a hit with the boys & Misha just wanted me to get more…
  • A Swedish cheese cutter ~ apparently these are a necessity of life for the Swedes
  • Easter Ornaments ~ Sadly the egg got a little dented in the mail but Misha just loved the little chick.
  • An Easter card
  • A teabag with a member of the Swedish royal family on
  • A postcard over Stockholm

Of course it also included a letter addressed to the boys with some interesting facts about Sweden, it’s people and describing what it is like to live there.
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Thank you Albin & Edwin for a wonderful learning experience for Geography.

Our parcels are still in the making & I’m aiming to have them completed when we get back from our 1 week holiday in Cape Town on the 28th April & sent out by the middle/end of May.