Our Experience With New Music Class in Henderson

You may remember a few weeks ago that I posted a bulletin announcing the start of music classes for homeschool children. You can read that bulletin here. The class is being offered by the music teacher at Foothills Montessori school. This morning my son and I went for our first class. I have to say that I was very impressed with this teacher. She really made sure that all the children were included and actively engaged. She found easy ways to accommodate my son’s wheelchair. She respected the fact that some of the children have not been exposed to public or private school situations. There were tons of instruments and my son left trying to figure out what his favorites were. Overall it was a very positive experience. She is offering the class on Wed. at 10:15 starting in January. The cost right now is $50 per month, so $12.50 a class. Much cheaper than private lessons and the kids have fun with other kids while learning music theory!Given the fact that I have no musical talent whatsoever, I am happy to have someone else give my son some guidance in this subject. Here is her website if you are looking into it: http://teacherweb.com/NV/FoothillsMontessoriSchool/MusicforHomeschoolers/h0.stm

Wife Swap Looking for Homeschoolers

I have to admit I think I will pass on this opportunity but maybe the information sounds great for someone out there. Hey, I could use the $1000 referral fee so if you get on, tell them I sent ya ;)

My name is Danielle Gervais. I’m a Casting Producer for ABC’s Primetime show, “Wife Swap.” I hope you don’t mind me contacting you, but we’re gearing up for a fourth season at the moment and we’re currently looking for one-of-a-kind families with plenty of personality! Specifically, we’re looking for parents who strongly believe in alternative forms of education for their children. Please feel free to forward this email on to anyone you think would be interested in taking part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In case you are unfamiliar with the show, the premise of Wife Swap is to take two different families and have the moms switch places to experience how another family lives. Half of the week, mom lives the life of the family she is staying with. Then she introduces a “rule change” where she implements rules and activities that her family has. It’s a positive experience for people to not only learn but teach about other families and other ways of life. Wife Swap airs on Disney owned ABC television on Mondays at 8 pm- the family hour!

Requirements: Each family must consist of two parents and at least one child between 7 and 17 and should reside in the continental U.S. (There may be other children living in the home who are older or younger than the required age as long as one child is in the required age range.)

Participating in the show is a very unique experience that can be life changing for everyone. In addition, each family that tapes an episode of Wife Swap receives $20,000 as compensation for their time. (OK, that might make it worth it) Anyone who refers a family that
appears on our program receives $1000 as a ‘thank you’ from us.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this email and I hope to hear from you soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! If you’re interested in learning more, please don?t forget to include your contact information.

Thank you for your time,

Danielle Gervais