Friday, April 04, 2008
In their own words: Home Education Week Day 6
Day 6 of Home Education Week:
Share your children’s home education experience in their own words. What have they said about their education? What are their likes and dislikes? Share some stories, some quotes, or turn your blog over to your children for the day.
My boy says: Uh.....
My girl says: It's fun. We can have free days when we want. We can have tea in the afternoon. We don't have to get into a bus at 8:00 in the morning! We have time to do things we like, like reading. We can spend time with our dog.
OK, maybe I shouldn't have asked them first thing in the morning. And I have to remember they have very little to compare it to - they've never been to school, so homeschooling is normal. They have no clue what school would be like at their grade levels (3 and 5). The closest comparisons are Sunday School and classes they've taken at local science museums, but those are nothing like regular school. Sometimes I wish I could send them as a visitor for one day to the local public school. But then again, my girlie might like it and decide she'd want to go. She'd do well, too - she is a very conventional learner. My boy never would want to go. He'd never make it in a regular classroom situation.
I know I'm biased, but I think they'd probably prefer being homeschooled.
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