Dawn and her family live in the state of Washington and she blogs at Renaissance Mama. (Geez, I always have to look up the spelling of that word. You'd think I wouldn't have so much trouble with just 4 letters, huh?)
But enough about my spelling skills, let's learn more about Dawn and her family...
1. How long have you been homeschooling (or if finished, how long did you homeschool)?
I've been homeschooling for five years, since my daughter started kindergarten.
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)?
The longer we homeschool, the farther away from the traditional model of school we seem to get. It's more of a lifestyle...learning can happen anytime, anywhere.
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?
Museums, the zoo, travel, going off on long "rabbit trails" when the interest is there, cooking together, and lots of time spent outside in nature are the first things that come to mind when I think of what's fun about homeschooling.
I also think it's fun to hang out with my kids on a daily basis. They're fabulous people and I genuinely enjoy their company.
4. We all have funny experiences while homeschooling. Can you share one of yours with us?
I think it's funny to see how the books I read out loud to my kids are brought to life through their imaginations. With my five year old son, I see him re-enacting stories with his toys. My ten year old will often turn the stories into plays, recruiting and directing her little brother and his friends to act out the parts.