Homeschooling- How Do We Love Thee? #6 { a guest post by Douglas }

I asked Douglas to write this week's post on homeschooling.  This is his unedited post.  These are his opinions. 

Hi. My name is Douglas Martin. I am thirteen and in 8th grade. This is our first year of homeschooling and so far I am really enjoying it. If you're like me you'll miss some things about school but most of the time you are glad to not have to go to school everyday. Some of the positive things about  homeschooling would be that you can go out for lunch with your parents at lunchtime instead of your parents going out for lunch all by themselves and you sitting eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at school.  Also if you have a late night you don't have to get up at 6:30 every morning and be out the door by 7:55. Instead you can sleep in till 7:00 or 7:30 unless of coarse you have a goat to milk at 6:00 every morning! And if you need to go shopping you have the options of doing your schoolwork early and going shopping a little later or else you can go shopping right away in the morning and do your schoolwork in the afternoon. Another thing would be you can get your schoolwork done by noon instead of 3:00 P.M. 

Some negative things would be that your mother can get you to do laundry during school hours and that you really don't have anybody your age to compete with while doing school.
This year we are using the A Beka Academy DVD Program. I really enjoy this program because it is more thorough in each of the subjects than Rod and Staff or Christian Light Education ever was.  For instance in my science I thought I had learned all this stuff before but I found out that that there was a lot I had never even heard about before. Also if our mother takes it into her head that she wants you to do a guest post you can do that as an English assignment which at first sounds a little scary but actually isn't once you're started.

As you can see there are more pros than cons and homeschooling is the better option for most people.

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  1. Love it! Thank you, Douglas! My son is also 13 and in the 8th grade, and is also doing A Beka at home, though we are not doing the DVDs. I think I will have him post on my blog sometime soon. :)

  2. Great Job! I loved reading your guest post.

  3. Good Job on the article, Douglass! Hmmm, I'm not sure if you convinced me, but you do have some good points. :)

  4. Great post!! We homeschool too, and my son is in 8th grade, also. But he does get to do compete with kids his age as he is one of quadruplets :-D
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