We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our dinner was delicious with tons of leftovers. I am thrilled about the leftovers because the next 2 days, I am going to be hunting and/or riding. Hubby and Son #1 have done nothing except hunt and running a few errands since Wednesday morning. The next 2 days are mine, mine, mine, mine……
This is a picture of Wee One, he was ‘assisting me in the kitchen while I was cooking our Thanksgiving day feast. He was a big help….
Here is a picture of Wee One, he wanted me to see the commercial on the TV. He said he wanted it. I dont even remember what it was now…..but he looked so cute I had to take his picture.
The Old Guy is mad, the last few days/nights Ive been feeding and haying him outside of his stall. Its been in the 70’s during the day and high 40’s to 50 degrees at night. There is no need for him to be messing up a good clean stall inside the barn. He has this run in shelter if it gets windy or rains.
Okay, I have a question. I know a few of my blogging buddies are home-schoolers. I think that is cool, so this might shed some insight from some of my readers who are actually doing it (if they leave comments that is!).
I happened to catch about 30 minutes of Dr.Phils program today. He had on home-schoolers,no-schoolers, and public-schoolers. Frankly,I had no idea that there was such a thing as no-schoolers. I gathered that no-schoolers allow their children to learn by just experiencing life. Unlike homeschoolers who actually follow a curriculum.
Home-schooling is not for me or my kids. The other day I peeked at son #1’s math work. I was totally confused. If he needed help, Id be useless, really. Ive taken a lot of math and advanced math classes. I also looked at some of his Mathcounts (mathclub) stuff, I was even more lost. I did not even bother to look at the Mensa stuff he was working on! I was totally lost looking at his 7th grade work, that Mensa stuff looks like an alien language to me.
I would never take it upon myself to educate son #1 or his brother. I am not that good of a teacher. Also, son #1 is a social butterfly, he would perish in a home-schooling enviorment. He would also miss out on all of the sports, the main reason he loves school so much.
I was shocked to hear the other day from my friend T.’s brother that T and her husband were going to home-school their 3 yo (she is the same age as Wee One). T. has a 9th grade education. That is all. I think her husband graduated, he seems quite smart but he is gone off working all the time. T. is smart as far as life lessons go, but when it comes to reading, writing, and arithmetic, she is sorely lacking. And, she knows this. I have hounded her to get her GED for years. She has since moved to the outskirts of B-ville and I rarely see her anymore. Anyhow, I would not wanting her teaching Wee One his preschool lessons……
The no-schooling thing I think is just plain wrong. I am sure I do not need to explain why either.
My encounters with kids that are home-schooled have been good ones. I could see no difference in the homeschool kids and the public school kids. I do not think home-schooling is wrong. I think it depends on the family, the parents, and their enviorment. Whatever works best for them is how I see it. But, yes I know always a but……do the home-schooled kids ever feel like they are missing out in school sports, cheerleading, drama clubs, debate clubs, band, prom,science fairs, homecomings? stuff like that? All those things were important to me as a child/teenager. They are very important to son #1. If he was home-schooled he would miss out.
So, my question is:
how do you feel about home-schooling, no-schooling, public-schooling….and why do you feel that way?