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First Day of School

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Sunday, 14 August 2005

Today is our first day of school for the 2005-06 year.  For days now, Chris has been waking up asking "Can I do math today?"  Saturday he told me that he can't wait for 2 days from now; "Why?" I asked.  "Because I get to start school!"  he replied.

Alex turned to him and said "Don't worry Chris, you won't be so excited for long."  The little Scrooge.

 

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Excuse My French

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Thursday, 21 July 2005

The Adams homeschool of language immersion:

Alex:  Daddy, can you speak French?

Chuck:  Mais oui!  Bonjour, je m'appelle Charles. Commnet alez-vous?

Alex:  "huh?"

Chuck:  "Qui êtes-vous?"

Alex:  "Spa-ghet-ti?"

 

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Getting Wordy on Education

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Monday, 30 May 2005

Chuck was reading my blog and expressed some concern that, should a reader browse on "Ejucatin' Da Boys," the search would come up blank.  Just so Chuck will be able to relax and not worry that our local truant officer or representative from CPS will be knocking at our door, I will say:  Our boys are being ejumacated.   I just haven't yet published our funny home schooling stories. 

This is not a funny story, but may be a good place to start.  There are, basically, 3 common objections I get from people who do not home school:  1)  kids need socialization, 2)  home schoolers are wierd, and 3)  kids have fewer options for secondary education.

Why do I home school?

What a fine question and one that I ask myself at least daily.  Why do I do this?  I could be decorating my house, reading a good book, planting a garden, or writing during the day instead of at 3:00 AM.

We chose home schooling because we want to teach our kids that real life is deeper than Skechers and to let them discover who they are unhindered by peer pressure. 

THE TRUTH ABOUT SOCIALIZATION:

 

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