No large crowds! No chalkboard. No bathroom pass. No ringing bell to signal the beginning and end of the lesson.
If my kids are hungry, well, they don’t have to wait for the lunch hour.
Ours don’t sit at a desk all day.
They can put their feet up when they want.
Hubby and I love that we may tailor our schedules and assignments to our children’s needs at a pace appropriate to their learning styles and individuality.
For most folks, there is a certain amount of time you do for school. For us, it’s just a certain amount of work.
Without administrative necessities of a traditional school–dealing with things like attendance rolls, discipline, doctor’s notes, and permission slips–educating does take so much less time.
This week is the week our COOL families take to celebrate our freedom as homeschoolers, at beautified Columbia Park mid-week, instead of directing the learning or scheduling going on in our homes.
We do not have someone else telling us or deciding for us when we may be a family or when and how we must learn.
No one else may take my children for 7 hours each, Monday through Friday, from September to June and make us work around their schedule.
I’m very grateful for the training we’ve invested in our children–the house is virtually running itself, with very little that they can’t do.
New term, new pencils, new papers…
Life is good–without a doubt, when I got to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon with an awesome homeschool mom/fearless knitter 😀
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)