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Old 08-25-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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Talking The Wanna-be MAWish pre-trip *Going, going, gone!

Cast of Characters:
Lisa 1 (me) Leader with almost 20 trips under my belt
Travis (my DH) Leader with almost 20 trips under his belt
Lisa 2 (Friend/employer) Never been.
Arthur (Lisa 2's DH, my former employee) One trip as an 11 yo.
Candice (13yo dd, severe ADHD, 7th grade homeschooler) Never been.
Rodney (9yo ds, Down's Syndrome, officially a 3rd grader, working on communication and appropriate responces) Never been.
Kristian (2y1month dd) Never been.

Time Frame: Jan 10-17, 2009

A little current events:
Lisa1 is a nurse for special needs children who works for Lisa2 by monitoring the health of Rodney. Lisa2 works full time as a special ed teacher for a local school district. Travis is a full time day shift local police officer. Arthur is a computer engineer for the local GE plant. So, if you read through that you will notice no-one is home with the 3 children that are homeschooling?!?! Wrong! That's me, Lisa1. I care for all 3 kiddos during the day.

Since Candice is able to comprehend the wonders of Walt Disney World, I've decided to set up a learning program. We have almost 21 weeks until departure. So we will be studying each park for 5 weeks. I gave her the choice of Magic Kingdom-history and current events, EPCOT-future technology and countries around the world, Animal Kingdom-animals, Hollywood Studios-creation of movies. She chose Movies for the first study. We will be researching the steps to make a movie, costs, awards, how Disney played a part in current movie genres. We'll compile the info into a journal and give a short speech at the end of the 5 weeks.

Rodney and Kristian will complete number and letter pages that are Disney themed. They are also watching Disney programs like Little Einsteins, HandyManny, and Disney Clubhouse.

We will be spending the following week at Disney with another couple. I'll introduce them another time.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:41 AM   #2
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I'm First!!!!!

Looking forward to "meeting" the rest of the crew!

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Hi. Thought I would join your PTR!

I love how you have worked WDW into the school curriculum, that is so .
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Yay! Can't wait to hear more! I love the Disney-themed curriculum as well!
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:49 PM   #6
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I've never done a PTR! I can't believe I already have 4 followers and we are still more than 4 months out! Way cool!

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Well, the "meeting" will probably be much later...we're not exactly sure which other couple will be joining us We've taken 2 other couples, and 1 other family on previous trips. Invited a different family that decided they want to go for homeschool week (2nd week of September), and the couple that is on our current short list was going to go last year, but the wife had to write her doctorate's thesis...SHEESH!

You are leaving in 11 days!!!!!! YIPPEE

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I love how you have worked WDW into the school curriculum, that is so .
Thanks! Feel free to throw in any ideas that you can think of!

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Yay! Can't wait to hear more! I love the Disney-themed curriculum as well!
Don't worry, you'll hear plenty more! I'm even going to have Candice do some guest posting here, so you'll get some of a 13yo first timers perspective
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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HEY LIS!!!!!!

I'm here now girlie! I can't WAIT to hear about Karatemom...oops Lisa #2s trip! She is just ginna LOVE it

And I can't wait to hear from Ms. Candice!!!! That will be such a treat since I always hear her mom speak of her....now I'll get a bit of her personality! WOOHOO
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #8
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Well, now that Tosha's here, I can start posting again ! Hahahaaaha!

For real, I'll post pics of the cast and crew real soon! I had to get permission from the Lisa#2 family first.
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I am on board too! I can't wait to hear more about your upcoming adventures. And what a great way to get the kids learnign adn excited about Disney all at once!
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Thanks Ashley! Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime!
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Count me in I cant wait to hear more.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:49 PM   #12
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Here are some pics of the little monsters we will be taking with us. First up to the stage is Candice. We have been slowly working on our homestudies. She has written her version of the steps to create a movie, then we went over the correct order of those steps. Instead of giving a speach this time Candice is creating, producing, and acting out a screenplay. I'll be sure to post that when it's complete.


The next one up to bat is Rodney! We are steadily watching Toon Disney every morning trying our best to get him interested in the Disney characters. He's a Sesame Street guy at heart. That's where he went to for his WISH trip when he was not at all healthy. He's a miracle now! He's had his tracheostomy removed, G-Tube removed, and is no longer being followed by several of the specialists!




And last but certainly not least, as most youngests will tell you! Kristian. She is the queen, the drama queen! I can't wait to see her charm Prince Charming, and knock over any crazy fuzzy character that gets in her way. Don't be fooled by the innocent looks on her face...this one's the real deal!


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What a cute crew! I hope they have a WONDERFUL time!
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Thanks Glenda! And have a fab trip!!!!!!!!
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I've been told I need to update this PTR I'm just really not sure what to write. We're still awaiting confirmation from couple #2 My DH works with that DH and he claims to have not spoken to his DW in weeks...WHAT???? How is it possible to live in the same house and not speak for weeks? Anyway, I gave them a deadline of 10/15 to make a decision. I mean, for real! There are other people on the short list that would love to go with some crazy fools like us to WDW!

Schooling update: Candice and I discussed genre's of movies. I had her write a paper about her favorite genre. Guess what it was? Here's a hint
and another hint

and another

and another

Yes, her fav genre is romance!
Then she asked me 10 questions about movies! It's all a little bit of give and take

We're moving on to Magic Kingdom-history and current events. This is great timing as we'll be able to talk about the elections during this session. Anyone else have any ideas? Please feel free to share!!!

Rodney still ignores Disney channel like the plague, curls up in a ball with his face stuffed into the cushions. BUT, I have heard him giggle a few times from deep in the recesses, so we're making slow progress there

Kristian is yelling "Oh Toodles" and "Miska-Mooska-Mickey Mouse" on a regular basis now While we were wandering around the mall the other day, we stopped in JCPenney's and saw a few stuffed WDW characters. Kris pointed to MM and shouted "Hug Mickey!" awwwwwww! She was also excited about giving Pooh Bear some kissies

Next up....pics of the adults! Not nearly as cute as pics of kids
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