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BraydensMama163
So excited. A homeschooling program! ***UPDATE***
January 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

We are members of our local children's museum. The other day I logged on to their website to check party space and saw they were offering a homeschooling class for kids 1st thru 4th grade. Its a pilot class and its 10 dollars and he gets to go for an hour. If the feedback is good they will continue it during the fall.
I just registered DS for the pilot class in two days. I hope he likes it!



We just got home, I don't know exactly what went on because i had my three year old with me and wasnt allowed to sit in the room with her :( but I peeked in the door a few times and he seemed to be really enjoying it. I saw him raise his hand a few time, he came out after the hour was over smiling and waving a "treasure map" he had made in front of him. They used graph paper and each 1 in square counted for 1 mile. His was 6 miles long lol. He then wanted to go do reading time! A first for my kids. We went into the library and listened to The Kissing Hand. (A favorite in our home) and we played a bit more and then came home. I had to babysit so it was a short trip. I got to drink a cup of coffee and watch DD play for a while. It was actually relaxing for me. I so hope they keep the program. It will only be a once a month thing though, sadly. 


Also, I picked up a local magazine called Parents and Kids and found this edition slam full of resources for kids with ADHD and a few resources for local homeschooling groups! I made a few phone calls and applied for two homeschool groups in my area. Yay!!!!

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  • BraydensMama163
    January 22, 2013 at 9:40 PM
    I will.

    Quoting oredeb:

     sounds fun!!! let us know how it goes!!

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    January 22, 2013 at 9:48 PM

     It was because it gave the homeschoolers here one less place for classes & it made the museum leery of working with the homeschool community.

    Quoting BraydensMama163:

    Oh my. That's horrible.

    Quoting usmom3:

     Our local science museum used to offer homeschool classes & they where great but the lady that was in charge of it got fired for stealing from the museum & they stopped offering the classes after that.

     

  • sheila5745
    January 23, 2013 at 8:02 AM

     

    Same here, I have yet to find any homeschoolers around here let alone special needs homeschoolers.. The Akron Zoo offers sessions with them. Right now tooo cold!!!

    Quoting irvinehiker:

    Wow!  That's great.  There is nothing like that here.  Not too many homeschoolers around.  


     

  • sheila5745
    January 23, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Good luck, hope you find someone... 


    Quoting BraydensMama163:

    I got lucky. I wish I knew of some homeschooling parents around me. Maybe we will meet some at the class. We are all alone here in this.

    Quoting cjsmom1:

    That's great! I wish I could find something like that near me


     

  • BraydensMama163
    January 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    bump

  • irvinehiker
    January 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Sounds like everyone had a great time!!  :)  So glad you found some more resources!  

    I sure wish I could find a homeschool group that I have something in common with.  Maybe I should start one.  

  • coala
    by coala
    January 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    We have a few things locally that we can do with our Science center and our zoo.  The science center is a 30 min drive and the zoo is about an hour.  I really like that they are offering things for your  kids that they enjoy.

  • rebeccasmly
    January 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM
    Awesome!
  • BraydensMama163
    January 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM
    I think you can just Google search it in your area. See what comes up. Do you get a free parenting magazine in your state? That's where I found all the resources.

    Quoting irvinehiker:

    Sounds like everyone had a great time!!  :)  So glad you found some more resources!  

    I sure wish I could find a homeschool group that I have something in common with.  Maybe I should start one.  

  • BraydensMama163
    January 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM
    The children's museum is about 20-30 minutes from us and the science museum is right next door. Our zoo is horrible though and in a really high crime area

    Quoting coala:

    We have a few things locally that we can do with our Science center and our zoo.  The science center is a 30 min drive and the zoo is about an hour.  I really like that they are offering things for your  kids that they enjoy.

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