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  • mary.bossen
    Mar 3, 2014
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      Hello Everyone,

      My husband and I are relocating our family from the Oregon coast to around Montello, where we will be building a home and doing the homesteading thing.  We have three children, a 10 year old daughter, 12 year old son with special needs, and a daughter who turns 14 today. While they are currently in public school, we have homes schooled before. Since the birth of my oldest, we have move about every two years, although always within the state of Oregon since they reached school age.  For several reasons, including the freedom to home school out children the way we see fit, we have decided that Nevada is where we want them to grow up. 

      Amber, the oldest, is in to animals.  I raise and train AKC Labradors and for the last two years she has been right there for every litter of puppies with her hands covered in the goo as they are born.  She is looking forward to having more animals now that we will have land for them.  She also reads at a college level and even with her e-reader we can not keep her in books.  She struggles a bit in math, and comments that if there was a book to explain how to do all the math stuff she would not have a problem anymore.

      Sean, my 12 year old son, has disabilities that are both physical and developmental.  Everyone who sees him with his ten year old sister assumes they are twins. Sean enjoys hands on activities.  He can take a pile of junk and build a working simple machine. The way he thinks is unlike anything I have seen before and I think it will benefit him greatly.  He does have trouble reading, and after talking to several specialists and having him tested, nobody has any idea why reading is so hard for him.  While his other subjects are at a nearly fifth grade level, he only reads at a second grade level.  Now his verbal memory is just about perfect, which allows him to do many things without the need to read.

      Amy, my 10 year old, is very smart, but always doubts her abilities.  She enjoys reading and is good in math.  Amy is still at the stage where she has not expressed an interest in any directions.  She is still exploring different things looking for what interests her. 

      All three of them have been in children's choirs for the past two years.  I really think Sean joined for fun, but stayed because he was the only boy last year.  The girls love music in most any form.  For the past three years they have been in Camp Fire. The politics with that have gotten to be to much, and they will be joining 4H once we are settled.

      I am hoping to get to know other home school families in the area.  In the past my children have enjoyed field trips and meet ups with home school groups. I look forward to getting involved again.

      Mary
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