People often tell me they think it would be overwhelming to be homeschooling. Several reasons I love it:
1- I don’t have to wake up babies prematurely from naps to drive the kids to school.
2- I don’t have to wait till 4pm for the kids to get off the bus. (Because we live in the country, it takes a long time for the neighborhood kids to get dropped off)
3- I get to watch my older kids teaching their younger siblings, and playing with them.
4- We get to go at my children's pace, taking more time where necessary, and going faster when they understand a concept.
5- We can take vacations during off season times.
6- I can include things into the curriculum that interest my family.
7- They get to learn a foreign language (German), bake, do lots of art, and play with play dough.
8- I don’t have to worry as much about picking up nasty colds from the school to pass around the family, and we can still learn on sick days. We also get to avoid bullying and the silliness that sometimes gets in the way of learning.
9- They get time to learn about running a home, cleaning and cooking. They also learn about taking care of the animals.
10- I can answer my children’s questions when they have them, for example, just the other week after watching a nature film Amy asked "How do humans mate?" I was glad I was the one to answer that then some 5th grader. I could address it at her level.
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Monta helped with shredding carrots for stew yesterday, and Amy made the bread ALL by herself. I told her what to put in, but usually even when I let the girls help, I kind of hover. I told myself yesterday that the best way for Amy to learn was to really do it start to finish herself.