As I have mentioned in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3, we have many reasons for home schooling. Yet when I asked my children what they liked most about doing school at home, their answers where quite simple. I tried to ask them separately so that the didn’t influence each others answers.
So, here are their benefits
Mr 10 said, ‘I like how I can finish at 10am and then have the rest of the day off.’
‘I like my teacher.’ That would be me *grins*
‘I like being around my family.’
Miss 8 said, ‘I like seeing mum.’
‘I don’t have to do the hard things.’ Ahem… it’s not like she finds most of what we do easy.
Miss 7 said, ‘You have to stay at school for a long time, I like staying home.’
‘I can finish school work early and then play.’ And some days she decides its time to play before she's finished!
So they really do loving hanging out with their family and playing together. It would be nice if they never argued and always played nicely…but it is nice to hear them say that they like to play together.
Yes, we will keep home educating, until circumstances change, which may be never.