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, May 2, 2012

Cultural Exchange Parcel from Maryland

2012_0502_134325Today we received our second parcel from our Cultural Exchange Group. This time we thank Erin Franey and her 10th Grade class from Perry Hall High school in Maryland, a state situated in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. It  borders Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.Map of the United States with Maryland highlighted
This time our parcel contained a variety of items to teach us more about Maryland and it’s people.
  • An American Flag ~ the flag represents the country and each of the 50 starts represent one it’s 50 states.
  • A Pillow/Pet ~ this is a pillow & a pet that represents Maryland’s baseball team, the Orioles.
  • Ravens Football Magnet ~ Ravens is the Maryland NFL team. Football is only played during the winter season & everyone gets excited. Maryland’s biggest rival is the Pittsburg steelers.
  • Old Bay Spice ~ this is used mostly on Seafood. It is rather spicy but apparently very delicious. They commonly put it on Maryland Craps. Old Bay gives it a very spicy & salty flavour.
  • Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes ~ this mixing powder for potatoes is very easy to make and very popular there.
  • Frizbee ~ this is a fun family game for whole families to enjoy. Having a great time with family is really important in Virginia.
  • The Old Line State Deck of Playing Cards
  • Baseball ~ Baseball is America’s past time & all time highest paying sport.
  • Lego Batman Comic ~ this is about Batman and Robin fighting crime & saving their city.
  • Silly Bands ~ these rubber bands have shapes and can be worn as bracelets.
  • Baltimore Keyring
Misha has hijacked the Pillow/Pet & Jesse’s claimed the baseball. As for the other items, I suppose they’ll end up in the display cabinets with our other overseas memorabilia.
We also sent off our parcels representing SA to Australia, Sweden, Florida, USA as well as Maryland, USA today.
For more information on the Cultural Exchange visit the Little Red Farm.