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Old 05-13-2013, 04:47 AM   #104
Peaceful Meadows
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Cool Re: What are some of your reasons to HS?

I've never posted to this thread. I initially started homeschooling because of my personal experiences with public and private schools as a child, because two of my LLL co-Leaders homeschool - their homeschooled children were so sweet, smart, and well adjusted, and because my oldest son didn't take change well at all. The school he would have gone to for kindergarten was different than the one he would have gone to for 1st grade. It seemed like the best fit for our family at the time.

My reasons for homeschooling now:
1. We can choose the curriculum, learning styles, and place of learning to fit the child.
2. It is flexible and portable...the whole world can be our classroom.
3. It fits our eclectic family.
3. We can go to school in our pajamas.
4. We can take birthdays as a holiday and can have rain days off as well as good weather days, etc.
5. FREEDOM FOR CREATIVITY !!!!!!!
6. We can concentrate on one subject a day if we want to.
7. A child can concentrate on a his interests. For example, if a child is interested in birds he can develop a whole unit study around birds if he wants to.
8. It best fits my beliefs that learning is a lifestyle.
9. It teaches children that learning doesn't happen in a classroom ans teaches them how to be life-long learners.
10. FREEDOM FOR CREATIVITY !!!!!!
12. We can go v visit out of state family in the throughout the school year.
13. multi-age levels working and learning together.
14. My very active 12 yo can move and doesn't have to sit still in order to learn. He can wiggle, sit down, jump up, drum his feet, rock his chair, eat an Apple, talk, etc. without getting into trouble.
15. FREEDOM FOR CREATIVITY!!!!!!!
16. We can incorporate learning and knowledge into everything we do and the children grow up seeing that learning is a lifestyle.
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