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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.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Holiday

This has been quite an eventful week for us with loads of fun & learning activities. We decided to take a holiday away from home for 10 days to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We left Gauteng on Monday morning for our trip to Salt Lake, Ballito in Kwazulu Natal. We arrived at our destination around 3pm and settled in for some chillaxing time.

On Tuesday late morning, we headed off to the beach for a nice long stroll although it was miserable & cool. The boys enjoyed running around writing in the sand. After 2 hours on the beach we south out the nearest shopping centre for some groceries to get us through the week.

On Wednesday we headed off to Gateway Shopping Kingdom to visit the KZN Science Centre. The boys found it a bit disappointing because all the exhibits were familiar and many were still under construction. However, they did still manage to entertain themselves for an hour, after which we took a walk through the centre. We had lunch at the spur before heading to the movies to watch Hotel Transilvania. After the movies we stopped at the Wimpy for some pudding & then headed back home.

With the weather still miserable, we went to the Natal Sharks Board on Thursday where we got to see an informative 30 minute movie about sharks & thereafter we saw a hammer shark being dissected. 2012_1104_111116

Misha has a newfound interest in reading with the new “The Wonders of the Sea World 3D” book which he’s been reading in between activities. I’m happy to see that his interest in reading is growing steadily.

Yesterday we were happy to have some sunshine and headed off to uShaka Marine World for some serious fun in the sun mixed with a hint of learning. We arrived at 11h20, just in time for the Dolphin show. Then we had some lunch at the Spur where after we went to see the seal show. It’s amazing how fast time flies when roaming around exhibits. By the time we were through the exhibits in the Phantom Ship it was after 3pm, leaving us with 2 more hours to check out the Wet ‘n Wild. Since it hadn’t been all that hot all day, the water in the rides were quite cold, but we had fun nevertheless.

Today we slept late, lazed around and then went for another stroll along the beach. Tomorrow we continue to chillax and Next week we have some more fun & learning scheduled before heading home on Thursday morning.