Thursday, July 31, 2014

Homeschool Q&A

So, where should I start?
Homeschooling-
The education of children at home by their parents.
(Webster Dictionary)

I think that explains a lot. My sister and I are taught by our parents at home.  You may wonder why?

Q- Why should you be at home to do school instead of going to school?  You miss out on all the great experiences!

A- There are many reasons that different parents have for homeschooling their kids.  One reason our family homeschools is because there is not a great Catholic school here.  We also don't have to get up between 5 and 6 in the morning, do extra homework on top of our school work, or deal with the daily drama on the bus, in the locker room, or in the halls.  We actually don't miss out on a lot of the good things public or private schools have to offer.  We have our own school uniform and Logo from Mother of Divine Grace (MODG) through Land's End, we have field trips with our local homeschool group, we participate in lots of extra curricular activities, and we even had a yearbook this year that everyone signed. Homeschoolers wear their PJ's a lot during school, although I personally like to get up and get dressed first thing.

Q- Are your kids socially awkward?

A- No.  This is the stereotype for homeschoolers.  We are not socially awkward.  Homeschoolers are normally outgoing and friendly.  We are actually very social in our conversations.  We enjoy chatting with both homeschool and public or private school kids.  We talk about school subjects, college plans, jokes, our faith, clothing, movies, music, ect.  We may not be totally up to date on the latest pop-singer, but we do not only listen to classical music.  All families are different.  Our family listens to the Christian Radio, Gregorian Chant, and classical music.  Yes, we do watch TV.  Some of our families favorite shows include; Duck Dynasty19 Kids and CountingDiners Drive-ins and Dives, and others.

Q- Do you have a set time for schooling?

A- Not really.  We start somewhere around 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, or even 10:00 A.M.  It varies on certain days and between families.  Some days are free from school with appointments, homeschool get-togethers, birthday parties, or vacations.  The school year and week is very flexible.

Q- What do you do for fun or sports?

A- I love acting and was in plays at our old church for a few years.  Right now God has not provided an outlet for my acting.  I am taking a Trampoline and Tumbling class (T-N-T) at our local gymnastics place and my sister takes gymnastics.  Our homeschool group has a weekly PE/boot camp, and has also had a ballet class in the past.

Yes, we are very involved in our homeschool group, although others are not as much.  What are your questions about homeschooling?  I would love to hear them!  Please leave a comment, but remember to keep it appropriate!
God bless!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Children's School Schola

Here is a really neat video of a  Children's Schola (latin choir).  These kids sing beautifully!  Our schola sang at our Tridentine High Mass again today! We are learning all of the propers (changing Mass parts) each week.  Thanks to my awesome schola teachers!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Welcome!

Hi everyone!
My name is Sarah and I am a 14 year old Catholic homeschooler.  You may think,"homeschooling is boring," or "Homeschoolers don't have any friends."  It is very different from what a lot of people think.  We go on field trips to the fire station and natural history museum.  We have PE and field day.  I take online classes with other homeschoolers using our curriculum.  My family uses Mother of Divine Grace, a Catholic classical approach to learning.  We learn classical Latin, Poetry, and lots of other stuff including your regular school subjects.

My family attends a Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine) and my sister and I sing in the choir (schola cantorum)

I hope you enjoy my blog and all I have to offer!  I will be posting on all kinds of subjects, from school to faith, to random stuff I'm sure you will enjoy!  God bless you!