Well always encouraged learning with the kids and they are always involved in things like programs at the library, guides etc. But with all the problems with the school, I decided to enrolled them in the homelearners here for the year. After I came home from holidays, I realized I couldn't deal with the stress of the crap in the school and enrolling them in a diff school wasn't the answer. Dh said as long as I don't get bitchy with them around all the time lol.
They call it distributed learning. so it is with teacher guidence and support..they have a resource library, kids go to school twice a week..stuff like pe for 2mths at a time. They have camps, crafts, drama, field trips etc so best of both worlds. I think they have enroll your family with an online math program.
plus you get $1000 from the govt to pay for educational things plus programs like swimming, memberships in science world,art programs etc. I was going to make an announcement in a couple of days after I had done it. They are open the next couple of days so will stop by tomorrow.
I figured in regular life I already do lots of things that count as learning in homeschooling so I am half way there. They both read all the time, they were in the reading buddies program twice last year. scouts,guides..esp guides they learn alot. this summer I have/had them in swimming, intro to piano, bible camp (music and crafts), this week a program what the hay...get to feed and take care of animals at the petting zoo. plus ds is in taewondo camp and both in an art clay program at the end of the month. and that was before I decided. doesn't count the trips we did to drumheller, zoos etc museums etc. the dropin's at the church. Plus I am going to enrolled them in gems (church guides that her friend goes too) and ds in cadets. They always do programs at the library.
I did some research and discovered science world and the aquarium has homelearners program days, there are naturalists clubs etc. The amount of craft kits and things like electric kits, robotic kits we have anyways. Our community centre has lots of programs. so just need some discipline to document everything lol and nag the kids into doing the work like writing, math, science. and more effort keeping up with friends. We haven't told them yet. so do it for a year and then see. I want my friend to do it again too lol.