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What a Wild Ride

This summer has been a whirlwind of activity with revival meetings at church, visiting other meetings at other churches, youth camps, kid's crusades (like Vacation Bible School, only at night) and then the regular stuff of life. Jennifer is dreading the start of school because she feels she hasn't really had a summer break with all that activity going on. Since she homeschools our children and we're adding a kindergartner to the already second grader, she sees a monumental task ahead. So, we're gonna take a little trip next week. CAN'T WAIT! Monday morning cannot get here soon enough. More details on that later.

On the subject of homeschooling, and in our defense, we are NOT that lazy, sloppy, weird, cult-like family homeschooling our children and scraping by with the bare minimum as I've seen other families do it. Our curriculum is accredited, other qualified teachers grade the important work and my wife is a stickler for following the program to the letter. Sofia reads like a pro and prints and writes cursive and is showing an aptitude for art. I'm excited about getting her into an art class. Maybe her little drawings are typical second grader fare, but I think there's aptitude there. I'd like to hear what a professional thinks.

Enough rambling for now. So glad to see all of you still here. We've known each other for a long time now and I cannot imagine MyBloggers without any one of you.

posted on July 21, 2018 10:08 PM ()

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No matter what anyone says about public education I did get a well rounded excellent one in the Bronx in the 1940s an 50s. Aside from the 3 Rs there was music appreciation, art appreciation, gym, social studies, etc. I may be wrong but all hear now are kids are being 'taught' to the exam.
Okay laugh if you want but I feel education started going down the tubes when 'new math' was introduced!
By the way I don't mean to slight homeschooling, I have just never experienced it nor do I ever remember ever meeting someone who was homeschooled though I am sure I have, maybe not knowing it!
comment by greatmartin on July 22, 2018 11:39 AM ()
Do check out the Oklahoma Museum of art. They have some great paintings even one Renoir as well as all that Chilhouly glass art. Now is not a good time because they are featuring paper art but keep your eye out for a change in exhibits. P.S. Adrienne volunteered at the Science Museum for years and I am familiar with Jasmine Moran through my grand children.
comment by elderjane on July 22, 2018 6:41 AM ()
Have fun, you deserve it. I don't doubt Jennifer's ability to teach and I applaud your Sofia's fascination with art. Take her to a museum once in awhile even though you are busy. Perhaps Jennifer could make it a lesson and a fun outing every quarter or so. The museum downtown is great and you can usually get a parking place in front.
comment by elderjane on July 22, 2018 6:05 AM ()
We recently visited a museum in Muskogee that teaches about the native Americans in that area. They were all abuzz when they came out spilling random facts about the tribes they saw. The science museum and the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum are two favorites. We'll have to check out the one downtown.
reply by jerms on July 22, 2018 6:14 AM ()
I hope homeschooling includes playdates with other kids. One plus for the school environment is exposure to other children. It's nice that you're back. Have fun on your trip.
comment by tealstar on July 22, 2018 5:47 AM ()
Maybe you missed the first paragraph. My kids get more physical activity with MANY friends than the current digitally enslaved generation glued to its screens.
reply by jerms on July 22, 2018 5:56 AM ()

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