to consider home educating just because I miss my boy so much?
emkana · 07/04/2011 10:19
Lovely sunny day, perfect for going to the park, maybe eat lunch somewhere, do some activities at home...
How many posts before somebody tells me to just go and get a bloody job?
bronze · 07/04/2011 10:49
We were all read to HE thent he school seemed to pull themselves together and I can't bring myself to admit (to anyone else) that I was kind of disappointed.
Do some more research into HE and see if it's really for you or whether the reality is too different to your dreams
valiumredhead · 07/04/2011 11:35
It's days like this(beautiful and sunny!) that make me want to drive down to the school - burst into ds's classroom, hurl him into the car and drive to the nearest park for a picnic and ice creams!
He is 9, so I think he'd disown me!
Think we only have 8 days at school during April, then it'll be summer holidays soon. PLENTY of time for nice days out :)
valiumredhead · 07/04/2011 11:47
Bogey you could incorporate SO much education into a trip to the park and lunch.
*Talking about bees collecting pollen etc to make honey
- life cycles of caterpillars/butterflies
- Social interaction and learning acceptable behaviour whilst playing on the equipment
- That also covers PE!
- talking about cloud formations/rain/weather
- choosing food from a menu - picking out letters/words that you recognise.
- Adding up how much the meal comes to BEFORE the bill arrives
- talking about where food comes from - which animals/plants etc
- how to use cuttlery correctly.
Of course MY idea of a picnic is letting ds run free and plonking myself down with a magazine and a flask of coffee, that's why he goes to school and I don't HE
Bogeyface · 07/04/2011 11:51
Sorry, I realised I am over reacting to what is a tongue in cheek post (I hope!) I think it just annoys me when people talk about HE as if it is an easy option. I have never (and would never) HE because I take my childrens education far too seriously to short change them, and they would be shortchanged if I HE because I simply dont have the resources or the patience to do it. I have so much admiration for those that can do it, I think HE-ers are amazing!
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