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Interview with a Fourth Grade Homeschooler

What do homeschool kids really think of homeschooling?  Some of you who have been reading this blog for a while now might remember my post from last year: Interview with a second grade homeschooler.  And you might also wonder how my 2nd grade homeschooler skipped third grade.  Well, the truth is, he didn’t.  When I wrote that post last year I had a total homeschool mom moment and didn’t realize he was actually in the third grade already.  So, now I have for you, as part of our yearly tradition, our interview with a fourth grade homeschooler.

 

What he really thinks about homeschooling: An interview with a fourth grade homeschooler

 

 Interview with a fourth grade homeschooler: What he really thinks about homeschooling. Have you ever wondered what homeschoolers know about homeschooling and what they think about their education? Come find out what my now 9 year old has to say about it!Question: How old are you and how long have you been homeschooling?

I am 9 years old and I have been homeschooling for 5 years.

 

Question: What is your favourite thing about homeschooling?

Math – Division is my favourite subject in math.

 

Question: What is your least favourite thing about homeschooling?

Nothing.

 

Interview with a fourth grade homeschooler: What he really thinks about homeschooling. Have you ever wondered what homeschoolers know about homeschooling and what they think about their education? Come find out what my now 9 year old has to say about it!Question: If someone asked you what homeschooling is or what you do all day, what would you tell them?

I don’t really know.  I do math, phonics, dictation and play.

 

Question: Describe your perfect homeschooling day…

I’d go quading.  (Ride a quad)  And do some reading, hang out with friends, read the bible, research things, cook, work out and get a good night’s sleep.

 

Question: Do you think you would ever be interested in going to public school?

No.  Well, maybe a little bit.  I’ve always liked the idea of having a full on class.  I wouldn’t want to go to public school because I might get bullied or someone else would.

 

Interview with a fourth grade homeschooler: What he really thinks about homeschooling. Have you ever wondered what homeschoolers know about homeschooling and what they think about their education? Come find out what my now 9 year old has to say about it!Question: What do you wish you could do more of?

Reading my bible.

 

Question: How do you learn best, by seeing, hearing or doing?

Doing.

 

Question: What do you think you might want to have as a job when you are an adult?

Carpentry with my dad, have a booth to sell whittled wood, be a singer.

 

Interview with a fourth grade homeschooler: What he really thinks about homeschooling. Have you ever wondered what homeschoolers know about homeschooling and what they think about their education? Come find out what my now 9 year old has to say about it!Question: If you have children, will you homeschool them?

Probably.  I don’t like the changes they are making in public school.  I’m not sure because what if they don’t want to be homeschooled.

 

Question: What does homeschooling mean?

To do school at home.

 

Question: Do you like being around your brothers all the time?

When they’re not hyper, yes I do.

 

Question: Do you think you would have the same relationship with your brothers if you went to school?

No, I wouldn’t get to spend as much time with them and make as good of a bond.

 

Question: What is your absolute favourite thing you’ve learned?

Raising chickens – it makes it feel like you’re living on a farm.  I love mainly holding them.

 

Question:  What is your favourite book that we’ve read this year?

The bible.  And then My Side of the Mountain, On The Far Side of the Mountain and Frightful’s Mountain. (A trilogy by Jean Craighead George.)

*This series was great to read – I loved them as well!  I had read Julie of the Wolves in highschool, by the same author, but didn’t realize she has more books.  And right now you can buy the My Side of the Mountain Trilogy  for under $14 with prime shipping!*

 

So there you have it folks!

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If you didn’t get a chance to read last years interview, you can read that here: Interview with a second grade homeschooler.

 

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Interview with a fourth grade homeschooler: What he really thinks about homeschooling. Have you ever wondered what homeschoolers know about homeschooling and what they think about their education? Come find out what my now 9 year old has to say about it!

 

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P.S. This post was published as part of the iHomeschool Network Annual Back to HOMEschool Blog Party.  Come and see this weeks posts and link ups on “Through the eyes of the student” week.  You can also see in photos what a typical homeschool day is like for my preschooler!

 

It's time for the annual Back to Homeschool Blog Party from iHomeschool Network. For the next 4 weeks we'll be linking up with bloggers from around the world to see how they are getting ready for back to school. You don't want to miss this!

 

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  • queenof5dollarbling says:

    Hello, it is a pleasure to meet you my son is also 9 and will be 10 at Christmas and like you is in 4th grade. We used to Homeschool but with Charlies learning disabilities he had to return to public school and yes, your right about BULLIES as Charlie has been bullied in the past and still is at times. Most of the time we both prefer Homeschooling but God had showed us it wasn’t right for us at this time. I wish you the best and can’t wait to learn how you have changed in 5th grade.

  • Wonderful to see his homeschooling journey through his eyes. Thanks for sharing his perspective!

    • Nadine says:

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed it 🙂 It’s really fun and informative to interview him! I never really know what the kids will say and it’s neat to see their maturity change in their answers from year to year.

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