Monday, April 16, 2012
No call from the school. I guess Dutchess has not succeeded in takin it over (yet). It is still early.
I'm not reloading this vlog...I was listening to itunes while uploading...hence the bad audio syncing. (Note to self...don't do that.)
From homeschool to Public.
Katie started it.
It's probably the boys, but, we'll give her the benefit of the doubt and believe her when she says it's the Phys. Ed. that she's gaga about. She's a tad competitive and she can whip everybody's butt here, so, she needs to move onto greener pastures. The younger boys followed along once the option was opened to them. Sarah will go in the fall. She's hanging around here with me so I don't go into complete Culture Shock.
I've been contemplating this change since Migraine Mayhem of '11 and I was spending 2-3/5 days a week in agony in a dark room. It's nigh impossible to education children, care for them and be a loving human being when you want to die. I'm a lot better now, but, the damage from that much pain has left a feeling of overall weakness and bruising. I feel very mentally fragile.
I jumped on this transition like a Diva on a Diamond. ;)
Yes, it is my dream to teach my children at home, but, I know that 'paper thin' feeling.
By enrolling them this week instead of waiting until September as I had originally intended, my Joseph has a 7 month advantage and a personal E.A. A student in his very grade is moving this week. Because Jojo is mild (un-diagnosed aspergers with a severe speech impediment) if we waited until the fall it would be November until everything would be in the works (by everything, I mean therapists). With this student moving and leaving a vacancy, Jojo has the advantage of a Educational Assistant to help him transition and leap on his speech work. It was a miracle. No therapists were willing to help him at home once he hit school age. I was not able to help him any further.
I was concerned for David and his reluctancy with reading and the entered him in to keep with his peer group, when we met his class they were all sweet little kids and my anxiety was completely deflated. His teachers all were kind and looked as though they were all ready to equip and not belittle.
Katie is 3 years ahead in the math they are teaching and is convinced she is ready for "Mensa International"...