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Happy Back to School

Yeshuasdaughter

You know, that one lady we met that one time.
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To all the students, parents, and teachers out there, have a great school year.

For the past eighteen years, I was a homeschool parent, and I miss it.

Have fun!


 

Gerald Wilgus

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The greatest times I had in school were when I visited classes from elementary to high school and did a lesson in Earth Science. I got to filibuster about one of my interests, answer a lot of interesting questions and meet some great students. An elementary class that I left a Gorgosaurus bone with, pooled together to have a pencil drawing of one framed for me.

Things like that make me happy.
 
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Misery

Photo-Negative
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What I remember from being a kid is that, at this time of year, I would DEFINITELY not be happy about going back to school.

And now, I'm an adult, and... okay I still get annoyed at it because now there's those accursed giant yellow Twinkie things all over the road. And the blasted highschool clogs up every road in a mile radius somehow twice per day.
 

Nervous Rex

High-functioning autistic
V.I.P Member
We've had one or more of our children in school since 2002, and we have 5 years left until our youngest graduates from high school.

I am so tired of all the involvement that school requires - back-to-school nights, fundraisers, uniforms, etc. I keep it to myself. politely participate, and encourage our children, but ...

Every year, I set up a spreadsheet with the full school schedule. It looks up today's date and tells me how many days there are left in the school year. And I count the days until school is out.
 

GrownupGirl

Tempermental Artist
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School is the one thing I don't miss about my childhood. And by the time I finally got into high school I had to leave after barely over a month and start going to an alternative learning center because my anxiety was just horrible. But I'll be glad when most kids kids are in school because it will be less insane at Walmart when I go do my grocery shopping. Until the holidays start coming up, anyway.
 

Judge

Well-Known Member
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I sometimes wonder how different- and better I might have been having been homeschooled.

Alas, I'll never know having gone the distance in public schools. Much of the time feeling like Daniel in a lion's den.

Overall, it was not a pleasant experience.
 
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Gerald Wilgus

Well-Known Member
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We've had one or more of our children in school since 2002, and we have 5 years left until our youngest graduates from high school.

I am so tired of all the involvement that school requires - back-to-school nights, fundraisers, uniforms, etc. I keep it to myself. politely participate, and encourage our children, but ...

Every year, I set up a spreadsheet with the full school schedule. It looks up today's date and tells me how many days there are left in the school year. And I count the days until school is out.
Not having children I have enjoyed helping for fundraising at a poorer district when living in Illinois. Once I prepared a fossil collection with a specimen cabinet and because I knew the teacher who dearly wanted it for her class I had prepared a duplicate, just in case. She kept on bidding but was continually outbid by a particular person. Unbeknownst to either the teacher or myself the guy would outbid anybody and gave the collection to the teacher. Once I prepped a Tully Monster, the Illinois State fossil, in a nice display case. A lawyer bought it for a good sum.

I enjoy supporting public schools. I figure the quality of my life depends on living among educated neighbors.
 

Gerald Wilgus

Well-Known Member
V.I.P Member
School is the one thing I don't miss about my childhood. And by the time I finally got into high school I had to leave after barely over a month and start going to an alternative learning center because my anxiety was just horrible. But I'll be glad when most kids kids are in school because it will be less insane at Walmart when I go do my grocery shopping. Until the holidays start coming up, anyway.
The day after Labor day up here in NW Michigan is called Left Turn Tuesday, for it being easier to make left turns onto our two-lane routes without tourists clogging up everything.
 

GrownupGirl

Tempermental Artist
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I'm so glad not to be a kid in this day and age, especially if I lived in the US. I was on Reddit looking at r/scarysigns and the first one I was was a sign telling students not to open the doors for anybody, not even for someone they know.

So if it's their parent who just came to pick them up from school, I guess they're screwed. :rolleyes:
 

Owliet

The Owl Lady
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It’s rather funny considering this current career path...but I hated school. Not because of the education but because of the social environment and it’s no like I went to bad schools but in addition to the bullying from kindergarten to 16, I also Felt like I was a “duck out of water” and never really fitted in. Obviously why now...:rolleyes: I ended up having a mental breakdown and ended up being homeschooled until I went to university. And there, it was entirely different because I had support and was eventually able to Find similar people who accepted me.so complete difference experiences. although university wasn’t without its difficulties they were much more easily supported by the support staff and I guess it helped that I had learnt Some strategies to manage things too.



I hope that your daughter enjoys her university experience.
 

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