so are you ready for the new school year?

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Roz - posted on 08/12/2009

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My daughter will be going into 8th grade and this will be her 2nd year at South Carolina Connections Academy and we both love it and are looking forward to it. She starts Aug 17th. We can do school in bed - its great!

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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I hope it works out with Cameron! I know my son would love to have him as a friend. He is just that way. He'd want to go to his house all the time. Yeah, I wouldn't pressure him, It will come in time. My son would approach him, to play.

Danielle - posted on 08/12/2009

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Laura, my son is going into the 2nd grade. I have introduced myself to some of Cameron's friends' parents and we've exchanged numbers and I really encouraged my son to call, invite the kids out, etc. It just doesn't seem to stick. LOL He and the new friend will communicate outside of school for a week or so, go on one or two outtings and then it just fades away. I'm not going to pressure him, though. I figure it will happen in due time. I just don't know when that will be. (smile) He says he's not embarrassed. He isn't generally shy and he's got a great personality...so, I don't know.



I just want him to enjoy his school year and enjoy being a kid, while he can. I hope your son has a great year in second grade, too!



-Danielle

Laura - posted on 08/12/2009

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Aww is your son going into Grade 1 or 2 Danielle? My son is going into grade 2. I hope he meets someone that will be his friend outside of school. My son had lots of friends, that were from the place I lived at before. A few were in his class, he played with them in the apartment complex playground. A lot of his classmates were in the general area, but he didn't go to their houses, as I didn't know where they lived. He only knew the people in the class that lived in the apartment building. He is a social butterfly with his peers. Maybe if you see him with a friend that he mostly hangs out with, perhaps approach the parent and start talking to that parent, then have that friend come to your place for awhile for him to play with. I don't know. Just an idea. Ask him if he wants to bring some of his friends around to your place. Is he embarrassed about something?

Danielle - posted on 08/12/2009

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OH, I'm very excited! I must admit, by the end of my son's school year- this past year, I was looking forward to summer time. I felt like I was in school with all of the things I had to be involved in. I certainly needed a break. But NOW....I can't wait for school to begin again!



I am also hoping that this year my son will meet someone in school that he wants to hang with AWAY from school. I don't know, if it's because he's a boy or what, but he doesn't really try to take his schoolyard friendships any farther than the classroom.



Has anyone else gone through that with their children--sons, especially?

Laura - posted on 08/11/2009

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I will stick to what I know what is right for myself and my son. If he wants to be selfish that way, and think of himself, then he has to move on. Yeah, it is interesting to meet parents, from different backgrounds, some are more open than others in acceptance. Love to you Monique to you and yours..

Monique - posted on 08/11/2009

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Yes, I do know what it is to be around many different cultures. Living in the big city and all. I t is a good thing, trust me. =)

Monique - posted on 08/11/2009

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You are so welcome Laura. Stick to what you know is right for you and your son.

Laura - posted on 08/11/2009

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The school is in a quiet area. There are a lot of ethnic groups, mainly from India. I am not against that at all, as most of them were in my son's class last year. He made friends with all people, because he has that kind of love in his heart to be open like that to make new friends from different cultures.

Laura - posted on 08/11/2009

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I totally agree! That is why I want to keep him in there for awhile or for the rest of the elementary years. The HS is just down the street from the elementary school. I have a b/f but he doesn't live with me, he wants me to find a new place for all three of us after Christmas. I don't want to move again, because if he moves in with me after Christmas the landlord will raise my rent. It is hard as it is being a single parent. I would much rather live on my own with my son than to live with someone. That is part of the reason why he had such a hard time in Grade 1 because he was missing his friends from K. Thank you for your support and help too! {{{HUGS}}}

Monique - posted on 08/11/2009

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Yes it is very important to have him the same school. He will be fine. I t is good that you talked to other parents about the school. You say he is social? Well he should have no problem making friends. My youngest daugther went through a sort of hard time in first grade too. Now she is the forth grade and she is doing way better. Part of it was due to the fact that I moved too. And had to transfer them into a new school. I think it depends where the school is at, and the type of atmosphere there is.

Laura - posted on 08/11/2009

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Oh wow, my son starts school after Labour Day. September 8th he starts. I have taken him to his new school just up the street from me, he seems to like it so far, with the playgrounds, as that is really the only park around here that I can take him to. I have talked to parents that were also at the playground and they said that the school is a good school. I just hope he adjusts... he adjusted very well in K, but not so well in Grade 1 as he went to another school. This will be his 3rd new school, I am wanting to keep him in this school until at least grade 7 if that would be possible. I don't want to keep moving him around in different schools, because I want him to have long friendships. I know he will miss his classmates from Grade 1. He is very social.

Monique - posted on 08/11/2009

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Thats great, my two youngest daughters just started yesterday. So far so good. They like their teachers.=)

Laura - posted on 08/11/2009

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Sure am! My son is anxious to meet new friends, as a lot of people are still on vacation in my area. He made new friends behind my house today, but they had to go.

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