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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.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Field Trips

We started our last term a little earlier than the schools because we’re planning to take 2 weeks off for our 20th wedding anniversary from the 29th October. I finally found inexpensive accommodation in Balito, so we’re looking forward to a relaxing break at the sea.

This has been quite a hectic week again where field trips are concerned. On Tuesday morning I fetched 2 friends and took the boys to the sci-bono for their holiday program. We left home a little later than initially planned and arrived at the Sci-Bono around 11am.

Since this was their 4th visit to the Sci-Bono, I was quite surprised that the boys managed to entertain themselves for such a long time. They attended a Balloon Car Building session at 14h30 and we finally left just after 3pm.

On Wednesday we joined a group of homeschoolers for a tour of the Melt Chocolates Kitchen in Nicolway, Bryanston. This is a beautiful little chocolate shop with a kitchen that is visible from the outside.

There we learnt a bit about the history of chocolate & got to taste see how they create these delectable favourites. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see how chocolate was made, but the tastings were yummy & we enjoyed the field trip nevertheless. I think I may still try & arrange a trip to an actual chocolate factory in the future sometime.

On Thursday we visited the Douglasdale Dairy in Bryanston. We were a little disappointed that there are no cows and the kids didn’t get to see how the cows are milked.

They did learn a bit about dairy products and how it is packaged, though. I think we made up for the last month’s field trips we’ve missed with all these activities in one week.

Every child received a 500ml bottle of milk and 4 Douglasdale Dairy glasses to take home.

Afterwards Misha went home with a friend and Jesse & I stopped by the shops to do some grocery shopping. Jesse’s friend came over later for a sleepover.

On Friday Misha had a friend over to come play and in the afternoon I dropped Jesse & his friend at Northgate for ice skating.