Sun Jun 23, 2013 18:51

Well, the co-op problem seems to have resolved itself in some ways. Next year, there will be two separate co-ops. One with the grade level classes that's trying to be more academic, and one that's going to group by interest and skill level, and I think the interest based classes might be worth trying. It will be many of the same kids, but the hope is that by grouping the kids by interest, not by age, it will avoid some of the cliquey stuff that happened last year.

I'm still not sure on dance-A took a break for this summer, when she found out her two best dance friends were doing so and I think she's enjoying the break. She's doing a tumbling class, and as it turns out, there are three other kids from our HS group there at the same time-not all in the same class, but it works out really well to get together for a snack and lego playtime or whatever right before or after, and while it's not a meeting of the minds for A, it does give her the more casual friendships with a small group that she's missing since she's not dancing. I'm kind of hoping she'll choose to stick with tumbling in the fall, because it simply is a lot lower pressure on her.

In other news, she was accepted to the DYS program as well-and I'm hoping we'll be able to make connections with other kids in the area through that.

  • A's now 8, and I'm running into problems. For the last few years, she's had several things she's done that haven't been a bad fit, and have generally led to having 1-2 friends in each. But, this... more
    • Update — Donna, Sun Jun 23 18:51
    • Sorry this is gotten so difficult. I agree that A should have a say, but with your guidance. Will the 4-6 group have all the same kids next fall or will some of the "meaner" ones move on? Will any of ... more
    • thinking about responseDinky's Mom, Fri Mar 15 18:49
      Donna, This is my first year to be able to participate in extra homeschool organized activities, because of DH's work and my job ending. My first thought was We don't do coop because it is not a fit... more
    • Is it worth it to keep activities for social only?Rachelle in NZ, Fri Mar 15 01:25
      Hi Donna, in my case no. I used to worry and fret about birthday parties and "socialization" and DS needs to have friends. I realized in the end that DS did not care nearly as much as I did. We found ... more
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