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Interview with a second grade homeschooler.

Last week I was Inspired by Amy from The Hmmm… Schooling Mom.  So, I decided I wanted to interview my second grade homeschooler.  After reading the interviews with her two boys; Interview With a Ten-Year-Old Homeschooler & Interview With a Nine-Year-Old Homeschooler, I was curious to see how my own homeschooler of similar age would respond to her questions.

 

Here is my interview with a second grade homeschooler.

 

Izzy is currently 8 years old  He has been homeschooled his whole life.  During this time his older brother, T, has gone back and forth between school and homeschooling.  Mickey Blue and Little Lou, Izzy’s 2 younger brothers, aren’t school-aged yet.  Izzy is a complete sweetheart with a great sense of humour and he’s always goofing around and trying to make us laugh.  He took this interview very seriously though and it was really fun to see another side of him.  

Interview with a second grade homeschooler: get the inside scoop on what its really like! What do we do all day? Is there sibling rivalry? Would he choose to go to public school.... all on the blog!

Question: How old are you and how long have you been homeschooling?

Answer: 8, and I’ve been homeschooling for my whole life.

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Question: What is your favourite thing about homeschooling?

Answer: I get a lot of free recess because most kids don’t get that much in regular school.

Interview with a second grade homeschooler: get the inside scoop on what its really like! What do we do all day? Is there sibling rivalry? Would he choose to go to public school.... all on the blog!

 
Question: What is your least favourite thing about homeschooling?

Answer: Nothing.  I love everything about homeschooling.

 

Question: If someone asked you what homeschooling is or what you do all day, what would you tell them?

Answer: Math, phonics, bible, sometimes play, go outside and play, sometime eat lunch while I’m working, play drums on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Question: Describe your perfect homeschooling day…

Answer: A day when I’m feeling really into school and I have a day off from dictation or copywork because I worked really hard and finished a poem or writing a letter.  If we get to go for a long hike or go swimming.  And getting to jump on mom’s bed with Mickey Blue (2).

Interview with a second grade homeschooler: get the inside scoop on what its really like! What do we do all day? Is there sibling rivalry? Would he choose to go to public school.... all on the blog!

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

Answer: Yes and no.

Me: Why?

Answer: Because I could meet more people and make lots of friends.  But I wouldn’t want to go because of bully’s, having 6 hours of school because we only have to do an hour of school at home.

 

Question: What do you wish you could do more of?

Answer: Go on more hikes, and have more days to go swimming after school, have more time to spend with mom.

 

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

Answer: Seeing – like seeing someone do it first.

Interview with a second grade homeschooler: get the inside scoop on what its really like! What do we do all day? Is there sibling rivalry? Would he choose to go to public school.... all on the blog!

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

Answer: Singing, carving (wood), archeologist, maybe a carpenter.

 

Question: If you have children, will you homeschool them?

Answer: Probably.  It depends what my wife would want for them.  

 

Interview with a second grade homeschooler: get the inside scoop on what its really like! What do we do all day? Is there sibling rivalry? Would he choose to go to public school.... all on the blog!

 

Question: What does homeschooling mean?

Answer: It’s doing school at home and just being registered with a program but not actually working with a program.

 

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

Answer: Yes and sometimes no.  Sometimes Mickey fights me too hard and hits and kicks me.  Sometimes he loves playing with me a lot.

Interview with a second grade homeschooler: get the inside scoop on what its really like! What do we do all day? Is there sibling rivalry? Would he choose to go to public school.... all on the blog!

 

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

Answer: Probably not.  I wouldn’t get to see them as much.

 

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

Answer: I think writing.  I like writing stories and I think it’s really fun and it’s amazing to be able to do it.  It’s the best thing in the world!

 

Pretty insightful little guy!   I love that he is so creative.  He has an amazing imagination and he gets to spend his days using it.  And I had no idea he wanted to be an archaeologist!  Time for a unit study on rocks and fossils!

So what do you think your homeschooler would say?  Were you surprised by anything my child said?

I’d love to hear from you!  I read and respond to each of my comments personally.  If you enjoyed learning more about my family, consider subscribing to my blog (in the form below) to get all my new posts right in your inbox!

Cheers,

Nadine

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I am a follower of Jesus, SAHM, THMer, and homeschooler to my 4 boys. I love to garden and am a wanna be homesteader. I also LOVE organizing.

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