My 7 Year Old’s 5 Favorite Things About Homeschooling

September 8th, 2015 by Dionna | 9 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Carnival of Natural Parenting, Children, Eclectic Learning

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Welcome to the September 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids Blogging

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have let their children take over writing and sharing.

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  1. You get a LOT of recess. We spend a lot of time outside – at parks, doing “forest school,” and playing in our neighborhood and yard.
  2. You get to choose what you study. I like to learn about history, science, and space (I want to be an astronaut – I’m even taking a trip Mars next year, check out my boarding pass below!).
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  4. You get to have awesome road trips. This week we learned about some Civil War battles where they happened in Chattanooga, Tennesse, and we had a homeschooling class at Kennedy Space Center in Florida!
  5. You can have fun classes with friends all over town. Before we left for our trip, we had a class about how to use a compass at a park. We used compass coordinates to find puzzle pieces. When we put the puzzle together, it was a treasure map – we got to go on a treasure hunt.
  6. You can wake up whenever you want. You could even sleep until 1:00 in the afternoon if you wanted to. I never do that though.

  7. (Click on the link to send your own name to Mars!)

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9 Responses to:
"My 7 Year Old’s 5 Favorite Things About Homeschooling"

  1. Survivor   survivorSurvivorinMX

    Nice! I especially like the part where you can wake up whenever you want! I know my son would really appreciate that! He doesn’t like his current schedule. Fortunately, it is only temporary.

  2. Life Breath Present   LB_Present

    Awww! Love this list….it’s a bit like my SAHM list, but only on adult terms lol :)

  3. Lauren @ Hobo Mama   Hobo_Mama

    I love this. I think often about how incredibly lucky our kids are to be homeschooled. I try not to be competitive/snarky about it in comparison to other schooling, just … it’s so great, that I really am happy for them that they’re getting to experience such a freewheeling, family-centered life full of natural learning. I know Mikko feels the same way — he only has his dimly remembered preschool experience to go on, but he openly prefers homeschooling and is quite proud of it.

    • Kieran has several friends in public/private school, and he’s heard about their schedules. He definitely prefers ours. And yes, I’m so thankful that we’ve been able to choose this lifestyle.

  4. You’ve covered some of the many reasons that homeschooling appeals to me so much! I have never understood the decline of recess, especially in elementary schools; young kids need to MOVE! I love that with homeschooling, you can work plenty of outdoor time in while still spending lots of time learning.

    I love that homeschooling allows parents to spend more time on subjects that their kids truly love; I always wished my classes would spend more time on mythology, for instance, and on certain books, rather than doing a unit on it and then promptly moving on.

    I also love that homeschooling gives kids so much more freedom, and allows parents to work in all kinds of unique learning adventures. Road trips, day trips, and more can all be starting points for some incredible time spent together, with plenty of learning thrown in.

    • Absolutely! I don’t know how much of an influence I have on my kids’ reasons to love homeschooling, but my list would be pretty similar to Kieran’s :)

  5. Laurie Hollman   lauriehollmanph

    I love the comment about you can get up whenever you want in the morning for homeschooling! Leave it to kids to pick that out of all the benefits. Sounds like you are a remarkable loving teacher. Congratulations. It’s a notable feat.
    Laurie

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