i went along with Lee's class to the Royal Ontario Museum. we participated in a special program about habitats, had lunch, and then spent a few hours roaming the museum.
i am so glad i went!!
we had been having so many doubts about the decision to send Lee to school in the city this year. we wondered if the program was what he needed academically, we worried about the many hours he spent getting there and back each day, and we didn't know if he had found a place where he 'fit.' after spending the day with his fabulous teacher and watching him with his new friends, i can say 'yes' to at least a few of those questions. a remaining concern was the ridiculous commute (2-3 hours a day). i spoke with his teacher and she agreed that he seemed stressed by his long days and that kids should have time to do other things. she was more than happy to let him stay home (and homeschool) one day a week. YAY!!!!!
this is his second week on the new program and he (and we) are so happy. he has time to play piano, do his homework for the week, and whatever else strikes his fancy. it is giving him some breathing room that he really needs. we are playing it by ear- she is willing to be flexible about which day (or no day at all) depending on what is going on in the classroom that week.
last week we watched this inspiring documentary about AFOLs (Adult Fans of Lego)- inspiring both because of the amazing Lego creations and to watch people doing what they love no matter what. I highly recommend it!
Passion combines with creativity in this documentary that features a selection of AFOLs (Adult Fans Of LEGO) from the Pacific NorthWest.