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Post by KellyM on Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:34 pm

It used to be that they just called it ADD where he didn't have the problem with hyperactivity, but they have changed the terminology now. I guess you would say he's innattentive. He's not hyperactive, nor does he have any aggression issues. Mostly he has a hard time focusing on whatever he's doing, he gets distracted VERY easily. He has no organizational skills to speak of. But he could tell you every detail in each and every book he's ever read. He has an above college level vocabulary...
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Post by chelle on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:57 pm

aww Thanks connie.

And thats why Rayley is not even going to go as far as the boys did in school.

Training them has been hard, because they learned to goof off so much at school.

My kids have Head in Ass syndrome. they do the work, that intrests them, and then they would forget the project, or loose it. they just were more worried about the lizard they saw outside, or blowing something up in science class. They have major responsiblity issues. They cant even flush the toilet with out being reminded.


connie, that sounds like a wonderful program. Ours does NOT offer any such thing. I can pay monthly for my kids to basicly do that through a homeschool affiliate. But otherwise have to do it on my own.

from the kids I have met and parents I have talked to that homeschool, their kids are better prepared for college then many who went to public school. As a matter of fact, many of the kids that are high on the GPA in high school have some sort of a homeschool base- even if noone realizes it. They study subjects on their own, or the family as a whole learns things with out being told to.

You dont have to know calculus, trig, even how to spell to homeschool. which is a good thing. LOL when my children are ready for advanced studies, I will get them into a program that provides it. I will either buy the books, the programs for the computer or enroll them in online classes. when it gets beyond my reach as a teacher, I will advance myself as far as I can, you are never too old to learn, then I will turn them to a competant teacher. electronic or otherwise.

And even with 5th grade math, I'm learning things. history has been an eye opener for me, and I love history, so learning things I thought I knew, but was wrong about (paul revere was not the only rider) has shown me what I wasnt taught in school.

You will find that people who are devout or conservatives will homeschool more than those who are not in all walks of life and all ethniticities. and they usually already have a family base of friends and brethren who contribute to the childrens social skills. Not to mention have children too.

I just couldnt stomach another year of my young daughter asking me what a BJ was, or telling me some boy told her 'when you get tits you'll be sexy and we are gonna hook up"

some schools have better kids in them, kids that are not exposed to this at home, so they dont bring it to school, to warp the entire population.

Dont get me wrong, my kids have heard a thing or two at church, in 4-H and elsewhere, BUT, in those places, I am very capable of walking up to the parent and saying "hey, little johnny said so and so"- and they are just as mortified as I would be. In a public school setting you instead try to speak to a principal, who's more often than not going to say "well johnny has a bad homelife, and she is gonna hear it anyway".

I know there are parents who dont actually teach, and I know there are kids who suffer from it. But I also know quite a few kids who were labled add/ adhd, hard to handle, or whatever, who cant read on a third grade level when they walk across the stage and get that peice of paper. I graduated with quite a few kids and went to school with MANY MANY more that didnt walk across the stage, who literly advanced because they were too old to be held back anymore.

I am betting if you look at the statistics of drops outs who cant pass the 5th grade CAT test vs failure to actualy school their child while homeschooling, you will find that drop outs far exceed the lazy parents who didnt teach. Which means that somewhere down in the grade school level, you had kids who were just pushed to the side and not taught.





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Post by KellyM on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:00 am

Well, I went to my sister Terry's the other day, and she showed me how to put the portfolio together and showed me what needs to be in it. I have all JJ's grades for every assignment, test and quiz in each subject and am currently in the process of tabulating his final grades. Its taking a little longer than I thought because I didn't take into account that I would be doing a little extra tabulation because assignments, quizzes and tests each count for a different % of his grade in each subject. I still have to write up the years summary of each subject and how the year went homeschooling in general. Now that it's almost done, I am stressing less about the portfolio being ready. But I find that I am getting more nervous about the actual review, it will be my first one.
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