>how many children are in your school,>
the first semester there were 4: a 6,7, 8,and 12 year old. In addition,
14 year old homeschoolers that would come to visit and study. Parents
show up frequently and the kids excitingly share their "explorations".
We also have company from Europe at times which the students enjoy
dously. We do a lot of activities with whoever joins us. I completely
agree with the SVS discussion item that one person can not be all.
(Thanks to fax machines, Internet, and phones the contact remains).
> is it growing and can
> you make a profit? Do you use unpaid staff and/or donations from
> foundations, etc?
This is only my second year. Money is not something that I really
care for very much (It is a business necessity). In order to survive
financially I do tutoring at night for students from High Schools, etc.
There is no other income beyond the tuition. The students love to work
with my (unpaid) husband. He is a gardener, has all
the tools in the world and enjoys the time with the students.
When there will be a profit I want to continue my school into the future
move into a farm. The homeschool setting would remain, the number of
(6 per teacher) plus visits from parents, grandparents, international
>When this model is combined with high tech then the
> children are going to love it.
Absolutely! There are 3 computers. How more exciting can Science be than
to watch the earth "real time" from the moon? Or studying Geography by
looking through someone's living room Camcorder in Austalia, connected
the Internet? The students love to produce their own movies,
and Interviews using Camcorder, taperecorder, VCR, etc. To study
to use is creatively.
I'm trying to be brief (otherwise I'd write a novel)