Free To Love Learning: April's Interview

April is another home-state buddy living in Indiana and clearly understands how freedom enriches her family's homeschooling experiences.

I mean, without freedom, her little guys might never have had the chance to learn the difference between reflecting pool ice and reflecting pool scum...

1. How long have you been homeschooling (or if finished, how long did you homeschool)?

We have been homeschooling for 12 years.

2. One of the main benefits of homeschooling is the freedom and flexibility it allows. Can you give us a few examples of how this freedom and flexibility benefited you (your family)?

We have been able to vacation "off season" of everyone else and that has been wonderful as we never have to deal with the crowds you might expect at places that can also be very educational.

Our State is very lenient on any guidelines. This greatly reduces the need some might feel in meeting State Guidelines while missing out on other wonderful things to learn about.

Our children do not have to experience the stress it would cause them to have to be tested.

We are more free to love learning because we WANT to learn, not because the government is forcing us to.

3. Another benefit of homeschooling is the fun factor. Can you give us a few examples of some especially fun times you had as a result of homeschooling?

Camping during "School weeks" and doing school while camping. Field trips as a family where we all learn together and can discuss the things we have learned.

My children growing together and being each other's best friend. Our family being so much closer than other families who are separated all day long.

4. We all have funny experiences while homeschooling. Can you share one of yours with us?

Hmmmmm..........OH Yes! Hubby reminded me of the time we went on a major field trip to Washington DC. We were on a walking History tour and I was talking to the guide.

Suddenly, the guide looked past me and gasped. Our middle son, who was 5 at the time, was in the reflecting pool outside the Lincoln Memorial.

(Image provided through Wikimedia Commons.)

Our older son (age 7) had noticed what he thought was ice on the edges and had told his little brother to go out on it.

It was actually scummy-like foam, but I suppose it could have been mistaken for ice, although it was September and the temperature was in the seventies!!! The poor little guy was covered in wet scum clear up to his thighs!

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