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Friday, April 9, 2010

Aloha!


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

MY QUESTION THIS WEEK:

Did you move as a child and have to switch schools?

If so, how did you cope?


16 comments:

Janet said...

We did! I was 6 and we moved to another province (state) - not only did I have to leave my beloved Grandma behind, but in this new province, they spoke a new language - fortunately I went to an English school, but it was very difficult HOWEVER - children are very resilient and I made some wonderful friends. I eventually studied there and taught there and only left when I was in my 30's! Probably the best move my parents ever made!

SillyMama said...

Yes, we moved when I was 15. We lived in the Seattle area and moved to Boise, Idaho - so to the country. It was a big adjustment. I was able to attend a private school rather than a public which helped, but it was hard to make friends.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

we did move w/ 3 kids (twice), but none of them are in school yet so we didn't have to deal w/ that aspect. good luck!

I am Harriet said...

My parents moved a lot before I was born and then settled down when I was growing up.

Have a great Friday.
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Cynthia Krajcarski said...

I did switch schools when I was really young, in Kindergarten... It was an easy transition, the other four years olds hadn't learned about cliques yet.

I had to switch when I was older, but that was because they built a new school closer to my house. So I made the switch with a bunch of schoolmates who lived in my area... Which was really easy.

Thankfully, my mom stayed put for most of my schooling. I think that's important to do, if you can.

CanadianMama said...

We did have to move when I was in grade 2. Luckily I was young but we moved to a really small town where it was quite clicky. My sister was in grade 5 and never quite fit in!

clenna said...

We moved when I was in the 5th grade. I left the city and 8 or 9 classes of 5th graders to a country school with 5th and 6th in the same room! There was no room for me to sit on the 5th grade side so I sat with the 6th graders. I was so confused. I went home and told my mom that everyone had two books of each subject and I only had one - how could I ever keep up. Mom explained that the 6th grade had a different set of books than the 5th - I didn't even realize that half the room was 6th graders! Finally they moved me to the 5th grade side and I felt more comfortable.

Rach said...

I never moved as a child, but did go to a different high school to all of my friends, but fortunately soon made some new ones :-)

TheAngelForever said...

No, we never moved as a child. I think that is what scares me about the threat to close my son's school - never having had that happen. Good luck with everything.

Sue said...

No - I was lucky enough to grow up in the same house all my life. My mom still lives there.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

We moved once when my parents divorced. Both schools were awesome.

Thom said...

Yup when I was a Freshman in High School. Kids a very resilient so it was easy to cope. Have a wonderful Friday :)

Steph said...

Only once in Kindergarten. I had a really really mean teacher so I was glad to leave!

Xmas Dolly said...

Nope, sure didn't. Sorry, no answer this time. Have a good weekend.

Twin-Spiration said...

We moved when I was in 2nd grade and that wasn't a big deal at all. We moved from Washington to California and it was a very easy transition.
Then when I was 13 we moved to Texas for 8 months and that was torture! Really hard age to move kids...I didn't make any friends and didn't want any. I am a COMPLETE extravert and didn't want to have any friends..it was hard on me, my mom...everyone.

Then my mom moved us back to CA when I was 14...so I went to the same school from 2nd grade through high school and am very very thankful for that.
www.twin-spiration.com

JamericanSpice said...

I moved too many times as a kid to count and went to so many different schools. After awhile , you just survive.