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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, May 4, 2013

Tswaing Crater Museum

Since last year the boys have been attending science/geography lessons with Barry from Education Support.

You know you're a homeschooler when you're up at 5am on a Saturday to get ready for a field trip.

Today we were up at 5am in order to get ready to join Barry for a tour of the Tswaing Crater in Shoshanguve. This is a bowl-shaped geological feature caused by the impact of a 50m meteorite, which exploded and vaporized on impact.

First the kids had a short lesson on meteorites & comets. They made a comet using dust, Handy Andy & dry ice. Then we took a walk along the edge of the crater.

After our walk we saw some amazing slides & finished off the day with a picnic and a one and half our trip back home.