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Monday, January 29, 2007

Home School Begins

Today is the first day of the new school year for Australian students. After seven weeks summer holiday, homes will be filled with moaning, sad children or kids bouncing with glee, happy to be going to school to learn and see their friends again.

In our house: Boy is enjoying his last morning of playing his computer games. I have built his youth hours support into our home school curricula. Whereas mornings are our nominated home school time, on Monday afternoons the youth work concentration on social skills and anger management is Boy’s learning for the day. The youth worker will be here at 3 PM.

Tuesdays (cheap movie day) Boy and I will go to watch a movie and he will do some sort of review on it. I had suggested that tomorrow we watch Miss Potter. Oh dear, did he complain bitterly. I have no idea how I will elicit a review from him but it will need to be as masculine and teenage as I can make it. He views Miss Potter as a movie for little kids and old parents – hardly a movie for him!

Today is the first day of our home school adventure and from here on in blogs will become more diary like with heavy contributions from Boy. While I remain mostly positive, I cannot deny the squelchy feeling of anticipation and fear creeping up my stomach. Am I doing the right thing, have I prepared enough, is this the best option for Boy?

Scared but determined I am…and I know I have a whole host of successful home schoolers behind me. Thank you to each of you.


Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

That's right!

You all were on summer break!
How is boy's foot?
I love the travel exchange idea. We have a guest room suite complete with its own bathroom at our house. It would be fun. N. and I will have to start saving our pennies!

Megan Bayliss said...

Summer it sure is. It is so hot.
Boy is now on crutches. He cannot put weight on his foot or wnader too far on the crutches (they hurt his underarms). Going to the movies today was a laugh! I couldn't get a close park so if Boy wanted to see the movie, he had to crutch along.
Oh yes, please do save the pennies. We also have a fully self contained granny flat - and a huge pool that loves swimmers in it.

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