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  • bus_driver_23
    Jan 5, 2006
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      Thank you for the information. What time do they meet?



      - In lascruceshomeschool@yahoogroups.com, "huhmannb" <bhuhmann@n...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Hi Trilby and Katie,
      >
      > There is a group that meets on the third Friday of every month at
      the
      > Mesilla Park Community Center on Bell that has activities for all
      > ages. They are not affiliated with this Yahoo! group, but my
      daughter
      > (6) goes to it and I know they have lots of older kids from 16-9
      yrs.
      > They also meets Wednesdays for PE activities, but we are busy on
      > Wednesdays so I don't know where they meet.
      >
      > Homeschooling can be challenging and it is hard to know where to
      > begin. But we just have to remember that children want to learn and
      > we are just facilitators in a way. We just started homeschooling
      this
      > year and the way my wife does it is that she spends about two hours
      a
      > day focused on the things my daughter is more resistant to learning
      > (such as addition/subtraction, practice writing and reading). This
      is
      > usually done in the morning, when my daughter is well-rested. In
      the
      > afternoon, my wife needs to focus more on our toddler (nap-time
      etc.)
      > , so my daughter has free time and she plays/flips through
      books/does
      > art and learns things on her own. Don't worry too much about
      messing
      > it up, try something if it isn't working feel free to change it. We
      > have a friend who is homeschooling early teen-age boys and she uses
      > theme units. She picks something that her boys are interested in or
      > that is appropriate to the time of year and they learn about that
      > (e.g., MLK day is coming up, maybe a theme might be learning about
      the
      > civil rights movement or the 1960s). They watch some videos about
      > that issue or time, read books, discuss, do related activities. But
      > they also have a time (I think it is half-a-day twice a week when
      they
      > focus on things like math that the boys are having trouble with).
      > Because my friend is a single-mom and has to work, there are also a
      > couple of days when the boys are doing their own thing (they go with
      > her to her office and take their games/books/etc. that interest
      them).
      >
      > Hope that helps you see a couple of the many ways you could try
      > homeschooling.
      >
      > Bruce
      >
      >
      > --- In lascruceshomeschool@yahoogroups.com, ekcfrench@c... wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi!
      > >
      > > I decided to homeschool also after the death of my son's teacher,
      > which he's really having a hard time accepting. I too have the
      books
      > and lots of encouragement, but I'm lost as to where to begin and
      > frightened that I'll mess it up. My son is 9, in 3rd grade (held
      back
      > in 1st), and he has a speech delay. He's a great kid and could
      really
      > benefit from some social interaction with other homeschooled kids.
      > Does anyone have any words of wisdom?
      > >
      > > Katie
      > >
      > > P.S.: I had a sorority sister named Trilby.
      > >
      > > --
      > > Life is tough....but I'm tougher
      > >
      > > -------------- Original message ----------------------
      > > From: "bus_driver_23" <bus_driver_23@y...>
      > >
      >
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