Starting a new series today. I thought you might enjoy (and Lord knows I will) hearing from homeschooled kiddos instead of just this homeschooling mama. So, I’ve recruited… er, forced… nay, assigned essays… to six students. You’ll get to hear the good, the bad, and the goofy straight from the good, the bad, and the goofy. No prompting or editing by me: Just the questions and their answers.
Ask your questions in the comment section and the student will answer.
First up, a brilliant and endearing thirteen year old girl. Her name is Chloe and I adore her. Seriously.
Why do you like homeschooling?
Well, to start out, I get to be with my best friends all day. True, siblings can be (very)annoying, but you love them more than anything. And most of your friends are homeschooled too, so you can get together earlier in the afternoon.
You can stay in your pajamas all day (which is very nice) and you can actually like your teacher.
You can have cereal for lunch, pancakes for dinner, or pizza for breakfast, but it all depends on much the kids ask and how much chocolate they use to bribe her (a pound will get you cereal for sure).
We get to watch fun shows for school like The Sound of Music, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ever After, Gettysburg, Foyle’s War, Wild Kratts, and more.
Field trips can be going to the zoo, going to see a friend’s new baby (we do that one a lot), visiting someone in the hospital, and basically anything that has anything to do with education.
And because my parents are Christians, we kids learn a whole lot more about Jesus Christ and what he did for us. Overall, It is healthy for the brain, healthy for the soul, and fun for everyone.
What do you think people misunderstand about homeschooling or homeschoolers?
Most people think that homeschoolers are sheltered, unknowing creatures, knowing nothing of the outside world. This, of course, is wrong. We know plenty of the outside world. We may learn it along the way, but everyone does that.
We read books that other people read. We watch movies and tv shows that other people watch. We are just like other people, except we do some things differently. Its not like we’re aliens from another planet. We just believe in something else. Is that so weird?
Everyone does it. No two people believe the exact same thing, I would think, because whether its the name of someone or how something happened that they believe, it is still different in the tiniest way.
Would you homeschool your children? Why or why not?
Well, Its hard to say. My mom gets stressed out sometimes, but that’s what chocolate is for. I say yes. It has been a big impact on me. I can’t imagine what life would be like if my mom hadn’t decided to homeschool us. Homeshooling is a gift, and we should all accept it.
What questions or thoughts do you have for Chloe?