*Names have been changed to protect the annoying
10:10 pm Boy
what are you ding up so late on the computer
I don't have school tomorrow. What's your excuse?
are you ready for summer to be here already?
what day is school officially out?
School's officially out next friday but my friend E graduated from middle school today and is done he keeps rubbing my face in it too and he's really making me mad
yeah, my kids were done last Thursday. are you in 9th?
yeah and do you have to rub it in?
lol. sure. just another benefit of home school
yeah well they don't get the social interaction of normal school though
nice try. They probably get more social time with all of the groups and activities they go to. The only thing they don't get is loads of busy work
not if you're going to make false statements. . .
They won't get to go to many high school activities which many people consider to be of vital importance to the development of the growing child
again, I laugh. What are we developing? the ability to consume large amounts of alcohol? Swearing? giving in to peer pressure? bumping and grinding at the school dances?
They have plenty of activities through their home school group which give them the experience they need while allowing them to do course work appropriate to their learning styles and levels. Last week, they went bowling with a group on Wednesday and to Disneyland with a different group on Friday. I think they're getting plenty of social development. But thanks for being concerned.
there's lots of other stuff. they can't be homeschooled through collage and they will lack the neccessary abilities needed to function in a classroom not of thier own choosing and through a method not tier own
Rebi is starting college in the fall, so I'm not too worried
And believe it or not, if you choose, you can indeed get a degree by doing entirely correspondence (from home) college courses. I could have done it when I was in college.
she's 13 for goodness sake she doesn't belong in that kind of enviroment, she's growing up without a normal childhood. I know I had to make this choice myself I was going going to be tested like this but i said no because I wanted to be able to have a childhood
you should probably do more research before making those statements. She has a perfectly fine childhood and she's making the choices for herself. She's happy with her decision. And there's nothing wrong with a college environment. Why would you assume it's a bad idea?
just you wait and see, there's plenty of examples of this if you look for it
my point is not that our way is right for you, but that you shouldn't assert that your way is the only way.
There are plenty of examples of kids who go through 4 years of high school and end up total losers who can't hold down jobs. Or they get addicted to drugs or go to prison.
i'm not asseerting that myway is the only way but that my way seems like the more logical of the ways from the way i'm looking at it.
Because that's the only way you've ever known
and albert einstien's teacher said he was going to be a janitor when he grew up but now he's the most renowned scientist in the world
(note from Melissa: I need someone to explain how that supports his assertion that school is best for all kids.)
but if you assert that failure is obvious for home schoolers in our situation, then it is also true that failure is obvious in traditional schoolers, if you look for it.
right. what did his teacher know? That he didn't focus on the stuff she thought he should?
my mommy says I have to go to bed
And I'm still giggling, not at his assumption that school is the only logical choice for him, but that he is so very sure that Rebi is ruined forever going to community college. I'm willing to bet our school choices have been discussed around their dinner table!
Thank goodness we still get to choose. . . I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.