May Day Wednesday

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Wed, 05-01-2013 - 9:36am

What plans lie ahead for May

Your kid comes home and says s/he wants to be homeschooled.  When you ask why she says because she doesn't like going to school anymore..  What do you do/say.....

If you were granted one wish what would it be

 


 


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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 4:03pm

turtleemom wrote:
<p>We do tend to include history on our trips. Seeing hte palces makes it much morereal than just reading in books. This specific trip I wanted the bee to be just another day of histoy activities to help cushion the loss.  He really expects to win.  In our area he is the BIG fish in a small pond.  This event is good for him to see there are much begger fish out there.    </p>

Good luck to him!

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 3:24pm

We do tend to include history on our trips. Seeing the places makes it much more real than just reading in books. This specific trip I wanted the bee to be just another day of histoy activities to help cushion the loss.  He really expects to win.  In our area he is the BIG fish in a small pond.  This event is good for him to see there are much begger fish out there.    

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 2:32pm

1.  May is a busy month.  We have our big professional meeting/end of semester party up north next week.  My older son also turns 21 next week.  My niece and our former foster daughter are graduating from high school.  And finally, my younger son and I are going astronaut-stalking in Tucson.

2.  I don't think my younger son is going to want to spend his senior year being homeschooled.  Homeschooling was always an option when the kids were younger.  I'd have been open to it if either of the kids were interested for the right reasons.

3.  One wish?  I'd eliminate poverty.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 2:13pm

turtleemom wrote:
<p>Vicksburg is not on our way.  This is already a not planned for trip so I can't make it any longer.  If we are ever in that area....</p><p>Planning on Springfield IL (Lincoln Museum and tomb), TN state and military museums, Carnton Plantation and Carter House, and the Chickamaugua Battlefield. In Atlanta we'll visit the Martin Luther King National Historic Site.    </p>

Sounds like a great trip...we have only been to the Springfield IL portion, class trip for school for both kids.  Your trips sound a lot like ours, historical sites are part of almost all vacations, lol.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 1:54pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p>Yes Jam I imagine boarding schools are expensive!  I couldn't do it, imagine sending my 12 year old (I think she was about that age when she brought it up) away to another state for school.  Would you?</p>

I don't know how I'd react, The costs certainly would be a factor but sending my kid away to school could have it's pluses, Structure, Finding her own identity and friends just to name a couple!  I bet parents whose kids are in boarding schools or who have gone through them are better ones to ask...  Last Summer I sent DD2 (and only her!) to a week long church camp away from home, It was about 40 miles away and the first night they had terrible weather that even made the news near us so I called, She was fine.  When we picked her up that following Saturday she said she didn't miss us one bit, Lol..  Camps are different I know but I think she could handle it given the opportunity, JMO.

 

 

 


 


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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 1:36pm

Vicksburg is not on our way.  This is already a not planned for trip so I can't make it any longer.  If we are ever in that area....

Planning on Springfield IL (Lincoln Museum and tomb), TN state and military museums, Carnton Plantation and Carter House, and the Chickamaugua Battlefield. In Atlanta we'll visit the Martin Luther King National Historic Site.    

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 1:28pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p>Yes Jam I imagine boarding schools are expensive!  I couldn't do it, imagine sending my 12 year old (I think she was about that age when she brought it up) away to another state for school.  Would you?</p>

My son wanted to go to boarding school at some point too, but when I explained to him that it wasn't like Harry Potter, he seemed to change his mind pretty quickly, lol.  Seriously though, I think a military type boarding school would have been good for him, structure wise.  

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 1:16pm

Yes Jam I imagine boarding schools are expensive!  I couldn't do it, imagine sending my 12 year old (I think she was about that age when she brought it up) away to another state for school.  Would you?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 1:10pm

Yes she was very interested, I don't know why.  I just brought it up this week, that she had told me that a couple years ago and she said yes, I still would like to do that.  I never thought about it seriously, I do not have any experience with any boarding schools, there are none in Alaska and I don't know anyone who ever went or has children in one.  Also I'm imagining it's expensive.  Also, she could never articulate why she wanted to do this.  And yes I felt she should be home with her family, so she was obligated to be with us, lol.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 05-02-2013 - 12:32pm
Turtlemom, Thank you for that list! I am impressed! Your area sounds like a rich one insofar as homeschool enrichment.

 


 


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