My children have always been homeschooled, so they don’t know the realities of a traditional ‘school’ setting, although Phil and I often tell them about it (both the good and the bad). I know there are so many things that I love about the homeschooling life, and I thought it would be interesting for the children to write down what they love about their homeschooling experiences. Today I’m sharing Kallista’s project, Things I love about Homeschooling, from the perspective of a 5-year-old.
This project was inspired by Kallista seeing Desparate Homeschoolers 5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents….from Homeschool Kids! – Day 4 and she wanted me to make her a pretty printable so that she could have her own list to keep in her homeschooling treasure box. Of course I had to oblige and if you’d like to download your own copy, please click on the graphic above to access your own copy (you’ll have 4 colour choices to choose from.
So without further ado, here is Kallista’s list, from the perspective of a five-year-old.
Things I Love About Homeschooling:
- I can stay home.
- I don’t have to walk to school myself.
- I get healthier food.
- I get more playtime than kids do at school.
- I get to see my family more.
- I get fun homework.
- I get homework on the computer.
- I don’t have to walk to school in the hail and miserable rain.
- I don’t have to do school on my birthday.
- I like fun pajama days.
- I like doing exercise.
- I like riding my bike with Dad.
- We don’t have to do homework when the other kids do.
- We can go to work with Daddy for breakfast when he has a day off.
Kallista exceeded a list of 10, but that’s okay with me! It’s so interesting to see what things a young child values. Now that I know what is important to Kallista, I’ll be able to use some of the items on this list to make sure I keep the homeschooling life fun for her.
Kallista would love to hear what other children enjoy about home education and the homeschooling life. Please share your children’s perspectives in the comments!
Today’s post fit in nicely with a monthly collaboration of Canadian homeschoolers who write about a different topic each month. You can find more ‘Words From The Students’ at The Canadian Homeschooler where all of this month’s links are compiled.