Unfortunately, #1 was in a bad mood and wasn't cooperating at all. She kept asking if we could leave, and faced the back of the room throughout the slide presentation. I believe that she's afraid of losing her social life and not being able to connect with her friends. I tried to explain that she could still connect with her friends on weekends, after regular school hours, and over summer break, and encouraged her to get phone numbers and addresses and use Facebook, but she's still not sold on it. We discussed the possibility of 4-H, and volunteering at the local animal shelter, Habitat for Humanity, or a retirement home. She's already in Girl Scouts, so that gives her some social aspect as well. We will need to work hard to make sure she had plenty of opportunities to be social with not just other people, but specifically kids of her own age. I think that's her main sticking point, but she doesn't want to discuss it.
On the other hand, #2 has decided that he wants to enroll in the online schooling for next year, and is excited to join a number of the clubs and take classes not available to him locally (learning Chinese, Spanish, and Sign Language for example). So - I went ahead and signed them both up. Here goes to new adventures!
Last night #3 started with a fever, and threw up this morning, so she missed the school meeting, but we were plannign to keep her at the Montessori school next year anyway. I think that hearing about how much fun #1 and #2 have with the new curriculum will be enough to encourage her to want to switch once she ages out of the Montessori too.
The Roma tomatoes continue to come up in mass, so I plan to get most of them transplanted to give them more space within the next couple days. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.