April 4, 2008

Home Education Week: In Their Own Words

Today is day six of Home Education Week! Dana at Principled Discovery has set up a week of writing prompts and activities for anyone who wants to participate. The writing topic for today is "In Their Own Words."

In Their Own Words: Friday, April 4
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.

I somewhat fearfully decided to let my children hijack my blog for the day. These are in the order written, not order of age. I'm glad I let the kids do this (I think). I learned some things by reading their comments, one of which is that our family must be even weirder than I thought.


Hi, I'm masterwindu/Jordan, and I like anything that has to do with building, science, computer work and free reading. I don't always like history or literature. My favorite sports are biking, basketball, baseball, football, soccer, bowling, martial arts, and playing tennis on the wii with my cousin. My favorite type of science is going to Robert Krampf's website, which is www.krampf.com. He has a lot of fun projects you can do. I like spending time with my mom because she teaches me how to work on computers and other stuff like that. I like going on bike rides with my dad and I like street riding. I love building things and coming up with invention ideas like designing weapons or vehicles. I like helping my dad build new bikes. I can't wait until we launch my potato cannon. That's pretty much all.

Hello, I'm Kathryn. I love everything about homeschool. It is very nice of my MOM to take her time to homeschool us. It shows how much she loves us. I love reading. My favorite subjects in homeschooling are reading, math and Copywork for Girls. My favorite sports are soccer, basketball, biking and volleyball. My favorite book series is Redwall.One thing that other schools do that we do not is recess, but we get a lot of free time. And when I say a lot, I mean a lot. And that's pretty much all I can think about right now. Good bye.

Hi, my name is Allyson. I'm glad that my mom wants to take the time to homeschool us. Our school is not like other schools. We do not use textbooks; we do not get recess (but we do get a lot of free time); we do not have to finish at a certain time (we just have a planner and when we finish everything we're done, unless our mom wants us to do more); and we can start anytime before nine. I really like homeschooling because sometimes if there is a book that we don't want to read our mom will give us a list of books that are similar to that and we can pick one. I really like everything about homeschooling. The only thing I dislike is not having more of it. Well, that's all I can think of for now.

Hi my name is Nathan. I like some of the stuff that we do in our school, and there is some stuff that I do not like. My favorite subjects are literature, history, writing when it is stuff that I choose, read alouds, and I kind of like math. My least favorite subjects in school are copywork, history writing and literature writing. My hobbies (favorites are bold) are biking, playing our xbox 360, playing my cousin's Wii, skating, watching movies, listening to music, going on the computer, eating, doing crazy stunts, writing music for guitar, playing guitar, hanging out with my friends, and going on motercycle rides with my grandpa. Life has been like a roller coaster (the dragster) for me: You get strapped up in that roller coaster going 130 mph, and your cheeks are flying to the back of your neck, your stomach is miles behind you, and you're not sure if a pigeon is going to hit your face or not - it's just great. I am a full of life person. I will never run out of energy. When I die and go to heaven my grave will have neon lights on it (just kidding - that's from Arsenic and Old Lace). I have an awsome God, an awesome family, awesome friends, an awesome guitar; I have everything - everything a handsome young man could possibly need.

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Apr. 4, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Anonymous

I enjoyed reading your children's perspectives. It's so wonderful that they all like school so much. And their personalities shine through their writing.

Peace to you,

Apr. 4, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by Anonymous

Yes, one of the great things about homeschooling is not knowing whether or not you are going to get smacked in the face by a pigeon.

I think I shall adopt that as a new motto, or something. :)

Thank you for being brave enough to turn it over to them!


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