Monday, December 29, 2008

"Teach Like You Wish You'd Been Taught"

I love Sonrise's motto. It really got me to thinking, do I wish I'd been homeschooled? Would I want to give up my days as a Bethesda Dragon? I tried to think back to my elementary school years and see what my best memories were from there. I loved school as I have always loved learning. I had great teachers and remember them fondly. However, I couldn't really think of any very specific memories, good or bad. My best memory that stuck out was that my grandmother worked there and would sometimes surprise me and bring me lunch money. That is a memory about spending time with family. In fact, one of the reasons I decided to homeschool was so we would have time to spend with family including the ice cream money grandmother! I realized my happiest memories from my childhood were the everyday things like just being home and spending time with my family members. Another reason for our decision was so our kids would have that relaxed time at home instead of always being hurried from one activity to another or doing homework. So, yes I think that it is the way I wish I'd been taught. In fact, I am ridiculously excited over the things I am going to learn!

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