I have finally got a video uploaded. (I hope it loaded.
It's always interesting to see my kid learn a new skill. She is disciplined and committed to getting it.
When we went to the country club school to tour we asked what accommodations could be made for a competitive gymnast. The director said none. She was firm with her response. She said in the upper grades, the student could skip taking p.e. Mr A and I were making plans to remove her from the country club school and do the homeschool if she got to the level that requires that type of time commitment.
I was very shocked at that response because I thought a posh school would be flexible enough to accommodate students who may have different needs or even who may travel with parents. I know some schools accommodate bicoastal kid.
Mr A asked the Dean at the future school, the same question and the Dean knew that gymnasts trained 15 hours a week because they had made accommodations for a student gymnast in the past as well as a ballerina and other athletes. One accommodation can be to allow the gymnast flexibilty to do study hall while her classmates take p.e. The student would be allowed to participate in p.e if they wanted to be with schoolmates or the student can do study hall during times they needed more time for schoolwork.
The dean explained how the teachers met the needs of kids who are at different levels. Mr A has been doing informal interviews on this school, and we like what we have heard from others and from the school staff.
I have been school shopping for 3 years. I can finally refocus that mental space. I feel like falling to the groud and curling in a ball because this school search has been rough. I want to send TR to this school. I am excited for her educational experience.
I suspect that soon students who attend religious schools will face discrimination. I notice that it's now the cool thing to call Christians intolerant, extreme and even ignorant for believing God created things. The theory of evolution and the big bang theory, are no longer viewed as theories. I have to make sure my kids are prepared to make their own path in light of the way things are going. Denying God to be accepted cannot be an option.
our deskMr A brought the table he got me home. I love it! I have been searching for this type of table for a while. The home office is on its way to becoming the cozy space, I seek to create.