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I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Homeschooling - covering all your bases.

Just incase you want to run away to the Circus your mother arranges Circus skill lessons for you at Cirkidz. You need something to fall back on and for this homeschooling family - it's the Circus! You get to Cirkidz and meet your trainer. He wears funny clothes and his hair is... well....... shall we just say, 'different'. But he looks somehow familiar, and you know you're going to really like him. Then he gets you to run around like a mad thing and you know for sure you're going to love it!

Well, that's kind of what it's like on Thursday mornings. When our older children were younger, and we were homeschooling them, we took them to a homeschool Cirkidz class. We enjoyed joking about the kids needing something to fall back on. They had great fun and learnt life skills like juggling, stilt walking and unicycle riding. Mostly it was a chance for them to hang out with homeschool friends. Very often we would go for a picnic or to someone's house to play afterwards. Some of the kids took it more seriously and formed their own Circus troupe and became trainers for Cirkidz. In fact, one of those kids now runs the homeschool Cirkidz class that I take our younger children to. We kind of thought that we should offer our younger children the same educational opportunities we gave the older kids. Afterall, everyone needs something to fall back on! They enjoy the Thursday morning class a lot. They started this term and will be finishing this term too. It is just so expensive! I don't remember feeling that the classes were expensive last time. Maybe it isn't the classes, maybe it's everything else. Food is so expensive and fuel keeps going up every week here. Anyway, I'm here to tell you that having the Circus as a backup is a lot less affordable than it was before! Hmm....... gotta go find another backup!


Levin (and Emily) said...

yep - we did one term of it and julian loved it but it became too expensive. i'm finding life is like that at the moment - the prices of all extra curricular activities is astronomical - but everyone has to charge more because everything costs more. unfortunately my kids miss out - but we do other things and my kids are happy.
it's a bit sad though - i'm sure your younger kids would have loved it.

Leanne said...

That sounds like fun wish I could join a circus.... then when I think about it this house is a bit like a circus!!!!!

Katherine said...

Oh, this sounds like so much fun! What a great activity.

Love your new blog look. It's fabulous!

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