Recently we have been working on forming paragraphs, editing, and all the fun stuff of writing a paper. I asked Autumn to write a paper on what she likes and doesn’t like about homeschooling. I have wrote about homeschooling quite a bit on here but have never shared Autumn’s POV on the matter so I thought I would do that today!
Keep in mind she is in fifth grade and this is a very rough draft, more like a brainstorm for her rough draft. We still need to sit down and go over all of her sentences and structures before doing a final draft but I just wanted to share with y’all her thoughts on homeschooling and what that means for her.
I have been homeschooled for two and a half years. I started in 3rd grade and I’m now in 5th grade. I left public school because I was being bullied by the 5th & 6th graders and other kids. Homeschooling is WAY better than public school. I can’t think of many reasons to not like homeschooling.
My school days only last 1 or 2 hours instead of 7-8 hours so I have more time to play with legos or play video games. The reason my days are so fast is because… I am fast. When I’m done I play with Ellie, draw, read, and eat candy. I’m allowed to eat while I do my work.
I also don’t have to rush breakfast anymore since there’s no school bus to catch. I don’t have to ride the bus anymore! The reason that I hated riding the bus was because it was always full of bullies and mean kids. Another great thing is that I don’t have to get up super early to get ready for school.
Another reason that I prefer homeschooling is because in public school we were expected to learn everything fast and then we would move on. I feel like a lot of kids suffer because of this. Mom makes sure that I understand each topic completely before we move on to the next and she doesn’t pile lots of work on my like the public school teachers did.
I only have a few things that I don’t like about homeschooling. I don’t have anyone at the house to play with aside from my sisters. In school I had my friends that I got to see every day. Another this is that we don’t have a big playground like school does. The last thing I don’t like about homeschooling is that since I am home more I have more chores now, too.
Again, this is a very rough draft. She basically sat down and just poured her thoughts out on paper and next we will work on writing better sentences, organizing it better, etc. I think she has a very kid like approach to her dislikes of homeschooling – we don’t have the big playground like school. LOL.
I hope that y’all enjoyed this post and learning more about Autumn’s thoughts on homeschooling. I am so glad that I had her do this assignment because it let me know her thoughts, too. We talk about homeschooling everyday and go over lots of things but I think it is important to know what she feels and thinks about it as well. It is HER education, after all. I am so glad that she enjoys this as much as I do. It is a lot of work but knowing that she is learning and appreciating what I do makes it so worth it!
Until next time..