Trip Start Feb 03, 2010
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Had two nigths in a motel in Bermagui trying to dry out!

This has proved to be more difficult than we thought. It is difficult to motivate the kids at this stage and there appears to be a some gaps in their knowledge. We try to do about two hours a day in the morning and some informal learning in the arvo. It is hard not to get frustrated when the kids seem disinterested and half asleep. I have greater respect for primary teachers but at the same time wonder how any student can learning anything when the ratio of students to teachers is 22 : 1 versus our 1.5 : 1. This was one of my concerns at the start of the trip and I hope that we can get into a better rhythm as we progress. Neither of us want to turn the schooling into a chore and we also realise that there is a lot of informal learning going on (at least that is one of our rationalisaitons). It also detracts from our enjoyment. Looking forward to school holidays already!
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