Ok, I'm a few days behind schedule posting this lol!  It's been one of those weeks for me... Saturday my cars' engine literally blew up (ok, so there wasn't actual fire.. but the smoke must have been visible from a kilometer away!) and I've spent the week trying to scramble a solution to that issue while trying to keep up with home schooling Frodo and keeping up with my 2 schoolers' and their activites :)     So, better late than never ... right?

Frodo's Not Back to School Portrait 2012

Although I homeschooled two of my boys, and home pre-schooled the youngest, only one of them is now learning full time from home.  Frodo is a pretty special kid... he's sweet boy, but he struggles at a few things.  He is 10 now (double digits woo!) and homeschooled for 3 years before going to grade 4 at public school.  What a disaster THAT was for him! :(    Frodo has ADHD and a sensory integration disorder.. the noise & chaos of a class room of 34 students was NOT for him at all.   He struggled and worked hard at it all year but in November we made the call to bring him home again, and he couldn't be happier.

Some of his favourite things are computers, video games (Mario & Link, his two favourite hero's ever),  he loves drawing and his favourite subject to study as far as school work goes is History!

Here are Sam & Merry.
 These are my two traditional schoolers all g'd up in their uniforms after a big day at school.  They both absolutely love school (I freely admit that I go back & forth between wishing they'd want to come back to homeschooling, and being thankful that they DO seem to be thriving at school & enjoy it!... depending on how my day has been lol)  

Sam is in grade 2 and enjoys going to school, he asks if tomorrow is a school day and is rather crestfallen if it's not.  He loves math, I'd go as far as to say it's his favourite subject.  His other interests are legos... computers... and some more legos lol.

Merry is in prep (kindergarten) and is settling in really well.   He really likes his teacher and has several little friends already.  He loves his take home readers (just learning letter sounds at this point, although he's got a lot of them), rainforest maths,  and reading eggs... but his favourite thing about school is playing on the playground with his friends :D  

Looking forward to 'meeting' everyone else's homeschoolers and getting to know some of you on the blog hop!  Thanks Kylie for getting it going!
6 Responses
  1. Renata Says:

    It is lovely to meet you through this blog hop! I hope you have a wonderful year of home schooling ahead! It's always nice to meet other homeschooling Aussies!
    Have a wonderful day

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Nice to meet your family! Thanks for sharing and I love your blog name :)

  3. Caz Says:

    Thanks for popping by ladies! :)

  4. Ingi Mc Says:

    How fabulous to find another great Aussie blog! Lovely to meet your Hobbits. Now, I'm off to catch up on some posts :-)

  5. Kylie Says:

    Love your new blog name Caz!!

  6. Caz Says:

    Thanks Kylie lol... it's been knocking around in my head for ages, because it feels like a perfect description of my life ;)

    Ingi, welcome! Look forward to getting to know you!