Re: New to home schooling
- Thank you for the information. What time do they meet?
- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "huhmannb" <bhuhmann@n...>
> Hi Trilby and Katie,
> There is a group that meets on the third Friday of every month at
> Mesilla Park Community Center on Bell that has activities for alldaughter
> ages. They are not affiliated with this Yahoo! group, but my
> (6) goes to it and I know they have lots of older kids from 16-9yrs.
> They also meets Wednesdays for PE activities, but we are busy onthis
> 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
> year and the way my wife does it is that she spends about two hoursa
> day focused on the things my daughter is more resistant to learningis
> (such as addition/subtraction, practice writing and reading). This
> usually done in the morning, when my daughter is well-rested. Inthe
> afternoon, my wife needs to focus more on our toddler (nap-timeetc.)
> , so my daughter has free time and she plays/flips throughbooks/does
> art and learns things on her own. Don't worry too much aboutmessing
> it up, try something if it isn't working feel free to change it. Wethe
> 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
> civil rights movement or the 1960s). They watch some videos aboutthey
> 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
> focus on things like math that the boys are having trouble with).them).
> 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
> Hope that helps you see a couple of the many ways you could try
> --- In email@example.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
> and lots of encouragement, but I'm lost as to where to begin andback
> frightened that I'll mess it up. My son is 9, in 3rd grade (held
> in 1st), and he has a speech delay. He's a great kid and couldreally
> 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
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> > From: "bus_driver_23" <bus_driver_23@y...>
- Hi, Bruce and Mary. How did your Canada presentation go? I'm sorry we
missed it, but Brishen had a fever and needed to stay close to home. Were
there other country presentations?
- Hi Melani,
Sorry to hear that Brishen was ill. Hopefully, he's all better now.
We had presentations on Japan and Canada and played some winter
Olympic sports. Bobsledding with red wagons racing each other.
Hockey with hockey sticks and balls. Etc.
The Canada presentation went well. I showed off my winter coat that I
would wear half the year and Penelope's snow pants. We talked about
the money, government, a brief overview of the history, etc. It
seemed to be well recieved and the kids asked some great questions.
Thanks for asking,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Melani Daves Moore"
> Hi, Bruce and Mary. How did your Canada presentation go? I'm sorry we
> missed it, but Brishen had a fever and needed to stay close to home.
> there other country presentations?
- Hi Katie,
Did you son go to Desert Hills?
--- In email@example.com, ekcfrench@... wrote:
> 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?
> P.S.: I had a sorority sister named Trilby.
> Life is tough....but I'm tougher
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> From: "bus_driver_23" <bus_driver_23@...>