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We have our kids in music lessons, and our HS group also does PE once a week. I was thinking of becoming a GS troop leader (Just started looking into it) And we want to start a thing simular to BS without all the leardership stuff we don't like in the BS.<br>
So do you have your kids in???<br><br>
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Well this is my first year of homeschooling so I am trying to get the kids involved in things. So far I have signed two of them up for soccer. The oldest isn't into sports and I am having a hard time finding something he is interested in doing. I am encouraging them to play with kids they know in the neighborhood and from their old school. I am going to my first homeschool group meeting tomorrow so hopefully we will meet some people there and find out about some activities.
 

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We're planning on doing the homeschool gym and swim at the YMCA next year, but we're waiting till then because ds is only 3 this year.
 

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We do girl scouts, Awana, swimming at the YWCa and we all meet one a month at this soft play place Occaisionally dance, and soccar will start this winter.<br><br>
I took over our brownie troop this year and amn having a blast!
 

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What is Awana?<br><br>
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ds has soccor all year-indoor during the winter. he has kuk sool won a korean martial arts on thursdays-he's going to be a black belt by the end of 8th grade this year. in the winter on fridays he has a season pass at sugar bowl and goes snowboarding. he has swing dance 2x a week and dances 1 saturday a month plus performances-they performed at disneyland and at the entrance of the atlantis casino in reno,= some other fundraisers. all that keeps us busy!!! I would love to get him in 4H though too.
 

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Awana is a church thing. A lot of memory verses. I think it may mostly be a Babtist thing but I know some Lutheran churches do it to. I think it is a wee bit (OK a lot) too competative but dd really likes it.<br><br>
madeline also does swimming lessons and a fitness thing at our gym.
 

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I think I might be going overboard this year. Last year I was really depressed though, and I'm thinking the more activities we have, the better. I will probably drop a few next semester.<br><br>
We have a learning coop here in our village, so we do that twice a week. There are more classes for my 6-year-old than for my 4-year-old. We did French club at the elementary school last year and may do that again this year. We also do swimming once a week with a bunch of homeschoolers.<br><br>
In addition to that, my 6-year-old is doing soccer and will probably do gymnastics and tapdancing as well. My 4-year-old is taking ballet and probably Music Together.<br><br>
We are looking into 4H groups for both of them.
 

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I'm with you hydrangea, I'm thinking more activities will keep us from getting cabin feaver if we have another long winter like last year. I'm planning on getting the younger girls involved with swimming lessons and ice skating. The older girls are taking swing dance classes instead of ballet this year and are having a ball. They also have Dressage (horseback riding) lessons each week, and are each learning new musical instruments. We also want to teach ourselves how to knit this winter, so we won't just have crocheted hats and scarves. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
For the last several years the girls have been involved with a Missionettes (girl scout type) group at our church, but I have been feeling it was so competetive and "schoolish" and I'm seeing them pick up such bad attitudes, that I'm hoping to get them involved in other things this year.<br><br>
My ds were always so busy with basketball, year round soccer and music that there was never a dull moment, but I think it burned me out (all that running around all the time, you know?) So I've been trying not to let ourselves get strecthed too thin. It is hard to find a happy medium.
 

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DD has ballet and tap weekly and Brownies every other week. Ds has tumbling once a week. We do library story time once a week. A trip to the park to meet friends weekly. we attend two different homeschool groups so we attend when we can fit it in and attend the activities that interest us. We keep busy, but also enjoy the days when we don't have to leave the house.<br><br>
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DD starts Ballet this weekend. She also does a Little Flowers group once a month. And we plan on meeting with a HS group 1xmonth. Dd has been asking to do Girl scouts, but I keep trying to talk her out of it. I am currently looking into 4-H. I would like to have her involved in another weekly activity, but so far haven't found one. I am anxious to get a piano and have her take lessons(she's interested), but would still like another "group" activity where she interacts with others-yk?<br><br>
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This is our first year homeschooling. Our girls (ages 8, 7 next month and 5.5) are in gymnastics with our hs group 1.5 hours a week, Pioneer Clubs at the church 1.5 hours a week, swimming lessons 1 hour per week with our hs club and then about once a month or more there is some sort of hs club activity... this month is "pet day" at a park.
 

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We are in a variety of activities. Ds1 is in Pilgrims of the Holy Family (Catholic version of boy scouts) and guitar. Dd1 has violin, Little Flowers, and ballet. Ds2 is in the Blue Knights. Dd2 is in ballet and HS music class. We also have tons of activities (phys ed and otherwise) through our homeschooling group. Lots of roller skating, ice skating, bowling, field trips, etc.
 

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My oldest is 4 1/2 and we are in music class and go to library storytime. That is it- besides open swim at the pool and hikes or going to the park.
 

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My DS is almost 8 and he is quite active in many different things. He is enrolled in a charter school ISP program that offers classes and assemblies. He is taking a PE class along with a Media class. He loves going to the various assemblies to learn about different things(like robotics, history, Mad Science, etc).<br><br>
He also plays seasonal sports such as soccer, basketball and baseball.<br><br>
RIght now we are kneedeep in Cub Scouts. He is a Wolf cub, and I'm the den leader. DH is the cubmaster, so we are all quite involved.<br><br>
Religious education will be starting at the end of the month, so he will be involved in the classes and activities that they do there also.<br><br>
We are going to be looking into 4-H also, and DS wants to do Tae Kwon Do also, but I just don't think we'll have the *TIME* to fit it all in!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
My DD just turned 4 and unlike her brother at this age, she really isn't involved in anything other than as a cheerleader and playing with all the other little siblings that tag along to all the activities. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Oh, and I almost forgot to add that we are very involved in our local homeschool group. We are one of the families who end up at the park all alone some weeks, but its still fun to get together with the other families. We mostly specialize in park days and field trips, but that is just perfect for our busy family.
 

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We have a wonderful non-religious, developmentally appropriate nursery school in town, so DD has started going to that two mornings a week. (I know, I know - hs'ing AND choosing nursery school?! Yes, it works for us, for now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">)<br><br>
Ballet starts up again next Friday - that's one morning a week for 45 minutes.<br><br>
That's it for scheduled activities. We get together with friends, go to the library, play at home - all the usual stuff.
 

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Ah, scratch my answer. We just tried our first day of soccer and my dd lasted all of 1/2 hour before deciding she didn't want to do it.<br><br>
So I guess our only "scheduled activities" are playground playdates right now.
 

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We are involved in a lot - dd is 3 and a real extrovert. She loves having places to go and people to be with. Right now, she is in dance once a week (which we may be stopping due to rigid structure - they're only 3!), 2 playgroups a week (park days), a history club once a month (tons of fun!), a cooking club once a month, and a music circle twice a month. We also have our support group meetings once a month and lots of various field trips. It sounds like a lot, but we are having the time of our lives!
 

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My almost-4-year-old is taking a creative dance class. It's very laid-back, only 4 children in the class. It's his very first organized class experience, so it's interesting to watch him figure out the dynamics. Today was class #2 and he just started to realize that when the teacher is talking, it's meant to be a monologue, not a conversation with him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Otherwise we go with the flow and do museums, playgrounds, parks, etc....whatever he's interested in, but not on an organized basis.<br><br>
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