Re: Homeschooling and SVS

Megan Harris (megan@utep.edu)
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 19:26:43 -0700

Tina,

Could you forward that novel to me as well. I am fascinated by the
description you gave. It is so inspiring!

Love and Light, Megan email: megan@mail.utep.edu

jlilly wrote:
>
> Dear Tina,
>
> I'ld be interested in the novel side; but perhaps you should send it
> to my personal address. Thanks.
>
> Reader ready,
>
> Judith
> jlilly@i-55.com
>
> At 12:02 PM 11/20/96 +0000, you wrote:
> >Dale R. Reed wrote:
> >
> >> This is just wonderful Tina! Where in the world(literally that is) do
> >> you live,>
> >In a residential part of San Diego, California. About 2 miles from the
> >Mexican border, 10 Minutes to the ocean, 1 hour to beautiful mountains,
> >15 minutes to the center of San Diego with Museums that the students
> >love to explore. On top of that the Zoo, Sea World,
> >Wild Animal Park, all places we visit for our studies.
> >The school is in a residential home where I am allowed to teach 6
> >students. (Quite
> >some paper work). We have a 4 bedroom house surrounded by a green
> >garden, swimming
> >pool, 3 ponds, kids play area, and a lot of space outside as well as
> >inside.
> >
> >>how many children are in your school,>
> >the first semester there were 4: a 6,7, 8,and 12 year old. In addition,
> >two
> >14 year old homeschoolers that would come to visit and study. Parents
> >and grandparents
> >show up frequently and the kids excitingly share their "explorations".
> >We also have company from Europe at times which the students enjoy
> >tremen-
> >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
> >and
> >move into a farm. The homeschool setting would remain, the number of
> >students
> >(6 per teacher) plus visits from parents, grandparents, international
> >guests,
> >etc.
> >
> >>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
> >via
> >the Internet? The students love to produce their own movies,
> >documentation,
> >and Interviews using Camcorder, taperecorder, VCR, etc. To study
> >language is,
> >to use is creatively.
> >
> >I'm trying to be brief (otherwise I'd write a novel)
> >Tina
> >
> >
> >
> >