Today we were having a bonafide homeschool debate between the evolutionists and the creationists. Sadly, the creationists needed a bit more evidence and hard facts to substantiate their beliefs. Despite a few deficiencies in preparation, there was deep discussion and questioning to be had. We are studying the Grand Canyon and I was absolutely appalled at how the THEORY of evolution is presented as fact on so many websites….. primarily run by the government. Sadly true.
Anyway, at the end of the debate the kids asked what activity we were doing next and I replied, “RECESS!” A cheer rose up from seven of our eight pupils…. and then one little Colombian questioned, “What’s recess?” Uproarious laughter followed. Too funny, the things we take for granted in our knowledge of “real” school. I’m all about this fake schooling because I am learning SO MUCH!
Several years ago, my son, who didn’t read until he was NINE years old, asked what school they would go to if anything ever happened to me. I teared up thinking that my bright boy who was years ahead in math and science would have been labeled and most likely put in special education had he attended school. Knowing how wiggly he is, I told him, “You wouldn’t like school, honey. You have to sit in a desk ALL day long!” His clear blue eyes widened and he whispered in awe, “You get a DESK?!?” Nope, he had never seen the inside of a classroom before!
Long live homeschooling! Poobah Poobah!
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