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« Reply #230 on: 26/02/15, 17:19 »
thursday. local home ed meet. met a new.family who have just started. the boys got on with thia family really well. A asked if they can come round ours to play soon. Socialisation tick.
been having a wobble and when we get home A goes straight on laptop and is doing some self directed learning on the big bus website.  J quite happy Atching nina and the nuerons. again self directed.
wobble over at least for today!

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    « Reply #231 on: 26/02/15, 17:27 »
    i like reading this because (my baby's only small so i have plenty of time) it gives me loads to think about when we get to the proper learning stage. i don't think i'd home ed but on the other hand i have always been a bit anti-school so i need to get my thinking cap on about whether i am going to support the school system or fight it..

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    « Reply #232 on: 26/02/15, 22:42 »
    well, theres fors and against for both to be honest. my eldest is a schoolie through and through. thats not to say he didnt have bullying issues - i just didnt know any better then. the best advice he was given was "if you cant protect yourself, become friends with the bullies, you will have your own rottweilers on hand to protect you". my eldest is a charmer and very socially adept. he took that advice and hung around the bullies at secondary school. worked for him. However, A is not socially adept, is not adorably charming and does not know how to 'fit in'. he sees things very differently to others and cant recognise that sometimes you have to remain diplomatic. this is where his problems started. he sees everything in black and white, not grey. he wasnt accepted socially. and then dear meirran pointed out home ed. i have seen this boy change in leaps and bounds since leaving school. yday he met my DIL's (god that makes me feel.old) younger brothers. theyre 10 and 7. all 4 kids inc J got on like a house on fire. today he met 4 new kids from a new home ed family, spent the whole afternoon playing with them and even asked their mum if they could come round ours tomorrow to play!!!!!  this is unheard of.
    your baby is already at the proper learning stage. he will be learning how to eat, sit, play, crawl, walk, talk all from you and your dh. you are already. educating or facilitating learning even at this stage :-) and best of all it all comes naturally from the whole of you as a family.
    A having a fight the other week was massive. to see how much his confidence has grown is amazing, nit that i would usually condone fighting, but in that particular instance it was amazing to see how much he is growing.
    i think you will know the right course of action in time. scholl or home ed. and whichever way you jump, if it turns out to be not such a good idea, you will change things and adapt to new situations.
    all we can do as parents is make our decisions, hope and pray there are the right ones and if not change the situation and adapt. above all, dont spend too long beating yourself up about it. easy to say, not so easy to do sometimes :-)
    have faith!

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    « Reply #233 on: 27/02/15, 21:37 »
    3 hours down the park with an impromptu home ed meet me and another HE mum arranged. 5 adults and 11 children! i observed that even though they all played as a group they all stuck within their sibling groups as well. as my friend remarked animals plays with other but still stick within their siblings naturally. school however separates sibling group and forces socialisation with others. this is not natural.
    at one point they were having lots of fun building imaginary fires with twigs and branches. love how they naturally started working as a team. no adult intervention at all.
    J is getting far too confident and kept taking himself off to the toilet. i managed to catch up with him every time thankfully.
    A managed 2.5 hrs before i got the dreaded words "i want to go home now" distracted him for half an hour, but no more
    i think we are getting there slowly

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    « Reply #234 on: 28/02/15, 16:39 »
    J decided it was teatime. he wanted hot dog sausages, noodles and spaghetti. i opened the tins but he sliced sausages up (supervised of course) put noodles in the pan, bashed them i poured the hot water, he added spaghetti and sausages, stirred them and cooked his and A's tea.
    love self directed learni.g!

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    « Reply #235 on: 2/03/15, 14:29 »
    mon 2nd march
    this morning has seen A working on he big bus and doing literacy SHOCK HORROR he has been ok with numeracy for weeks but has shied away from literacy. it was all self directed and he did anopposites crosswords. sorting names out alphabetically. ie aaron, alex, andrew. J has been involved on big bus as well. learning short sight words through games. A was doing age 8-12 and coping. J is on 5-8 and coping. J and i played a matching game. pictures with the words. A went through my food cupboards and wrote a shopping list out for me. :-) we have done said shopping now and we are getting ready for the boys swimming lesson in a bit .

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    « Reply #236 on: 2/03/15, 17:47 »
    swimming was good although i dont think the tutor would agree.J lives in his little bubble and he is so distracting for the other pupils. i can hear the tutor trying so hard not to get frustrates with him. its not allways working.
    git home and again theyre straight on the big bus and self directing their learning.  Both are getting so confident in themselves. its fanyastic and frustrating (when J wanders off too far) to watch.
    playing with plasticine now waiting for their tea.
    off to the local toilet making factory tonorrow. learn all about poo and toilets, maybe working with clay in the afternoon.
    report more tomorrow

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    « Reply #237 on: 3/03/15, 18:19 »
    so our home ed event day. local toilet museum big thumbs down!
    major melt downs from A as there was and hour long lectured tour. J was bored pooless (scuse the pun). A said at one point "i start to forget about school and then you bring me places like this and then i remember school" major stab in the heart.
    however, they did enjoy doing the tile transfers and making cups and anowmen out of clay. so major downs and ok ups today. they also enjoyed the park there.
    usually i dont allow them on xbox and laptop till after dinner but let them on them as soon as thwy got home as they were so stressed out. maybe i'll leave those kind of structured days out for a few more months.
    so all in all, a pretty haed going day. hopefully will be better tomorrow

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    « Reply #238 on: 5/03/15, 17:19 »
    so wed and thurs spent de-stressing from tuesday events. today we have been to a ballpark with a meet up, yes that was fun. the group spent the time all being clicky and me on my own. kids had fun though.
    another meet up tomorrow, however, A has already told me he doesnt want to go there, so were giving it a swerve.
    so tomorrow, instead of being free friday they will be working on the laptop and they have been warned.
    eldest sons bday today. so we were supposed to be baking a cake but no-one seems intetested so there you go.

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    « Reply #239 on: 6/03/15, 14:05 »
    so today the models that we made at the pottery have dried. we have been to town and bought acryllic paints and we are going to be painting them outside as acryllic paint gives me.migraines. hoping if we do it in the garden it wont affect my head!!! things we do as parents lol