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It's homework, it's not supossed to be fun.

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Words of wisdom from my 8 year old,lol.

I was telling Bubba last night about his friend's mom at the Rec center who was struggling to make her son do his homework. The boy said, "I hate this!" "It's boring!" The mom responds, "It's homework, it's not supposed to be fun."
Bubba just looks at me and says, "If it's not fun then how is he supposed to learn??" "No one remembers boring things!"

Then at bedtime we were reading a book about cheetahs (His pick for science this week) The book said, the mama cheetah teaches her cubs everything they need to know to survive as adults. Bubba turns to me and says, "So she homeschools them?

You know, I guess she does,lol.

by on Nov. 9, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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You're both right. Of course, you knew I'd say that, lol!!!

Not everything in life is fun, some things have to be done, and I learned boring material too - but your son is a cutie and at THAT age, most things can be made at least bearable, if not downright fun.


ETA: She thinks homeschoolers don't go on field trips?! Insanity. DD's school is unique and does a ton of field trips, but the other brick and mortar schools she was in did, like, one or two a year - tops.

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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 Well it really is a field trip.  I imagine there are a lot of kids sitting in math class wishing they could get that kind of "real life" math work!

My hubby got all nostalgic the other day as we drove past the local elementary school and said that our kids will never know the feeling of sitting in class and hearing a car go past with the radio up really loud and wishing that they could be in a car going past the school with their radio up too loud.  And I turned the radio up and said, no, they'll be the one in the car driving past with their radio up too loud.  LOL.  Everything in our lives can be a field trip.  We never have to be "trapped" sitting in the class wishing to be out experiencing life.

Quoting debramommyof4:

 I told my husband that this was said and my 7 year old looked up and said we are always on a field trip!  LOL!  While not always we do a lot of things that I claim as field trips.  She said going to the grocery store is a field trip I thought. 

The kids have to pick the least expensive for the most of what ever product we are getting.  I thought it was funny she thought that was a field trip.

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting paganbaby:


Quoting bluerooffarm:

 Well, she is right and your son is right.  It's just that the two are in such different situations that they don't understand each other.  I was terrified to homeschool the boys.  I had hoped to homeschool when they were young but I was concerned about the crazy extended family and what they thought and all that crap.  Then I sent oldest to school and homework was a freaking nightmare!  There was crying (both of us), cussing (me, at night when I was alone), there was screaming (both of us).  And there was a lot of lost trust:  he lost trust in me because I was being mean and making him do things that were ...stupid.  Homework in the younger grades is often busywork to condition kids that they will be doing an hour or more of homework every night.  Getting them in that mindset so to speak.  It is not supposed to be fun, it is supposed to ready them for the bigger homework they will have later.  It also is supposed to serve to making the parent "see" what they are doing in school and give extra practice in those math lessons.  None of that is fun.  So she is right.  But she doesn't know what anything else might look like.

Now, my kids don't do any homework.  I have enough time to get enough practice in during the lesson because I am only teaching 1-3 kids (not 20+).  Also the kids get much more say in what they are learning, they have more stake in it, so even the stuff they may have thought of as boring when they were in PS, they have fun with because they have some skin in the game.  The teacher in PS cannot possibly give the type of control I do.  She has way too many kids that would want to go in way too many directions!  So your son is right.  He will learn more the first time around because you are able to follow his lead more and he has more invested in it! 

That's an awesome exchange. 

Oh absolutely! That sad thing is, he's doing terrible in school and desperately wants to homeschool. She stays at home but doesn't believe in homeschooling. She told him homeschooling isn't  fun because they don't have field trips.

 Oh my gosh, that is so bass ackwards!  We have FAR more field trips in our homeschool than they ever had in the PS. 

 

 

Christie1952
by on Nov. 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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Awesome son you have their! Good job Mom!

TJandKarasMom
by Debbie on Nov. 10, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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That is so cute!  Love that animals homeschool their kids/cubs/pups/etc!  That is the best thing I've heard in a while :)

kirbymom
by Sonja on Nov. 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM
That is so awesomely cute and sad at the same time.
You have a logical thinker in that one. Good job sweety. :)
mem82
by Platinum Member on Nov. 10, 2013 at 8:41 PM

LOL I'm mean and make my kids learn things that are boring sometimes without trying to make it fun.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Nov. 10, 2013 at 8:42 PM

I love the animals that homeschool though.

AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Nov. 10, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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Me too. I try to make them fun the first time or two, but I take a "suck it up prince/princess" approach after that. Lol. You aren't alone :P


Quoting mem82:

LOL I'm mean and make my kids learn things that are boring sometimes without trying to make it fun.



I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff:  we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee















mem82
by Platinum Member on Nov. 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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You and I: standing tall, proud, and mean. mwhuhahahah!! lol

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Me too. I try to make them fun the first time or two, but I take a "suck it up prince/princess" approach after that. Lol. You aren't alone :P


Quoting mem82:

LOL I'm mean and make my kids learn things that are boring sometimes without trying to make it fun.




paganbaby
by Silver Member on Nov. 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM

I've tried! But she's just set on not hs. Idk, I may have put her off because I told her we don't have a set curriculum. But I told her there's many different ways to doing it.

Quoting debramommyof4:

Some one should let her know just how fun homeschool field trips are! But you can not change her mind she has to do that.

Quoting paganbaby:


Quoting bluerooffarm:

 Well, she is right and your son is right.  It's just that the two are in such different situations that they don't understand each other.  I was terrified to homeschool the boys.  I had hoped to homeschool when they were young but I was concerned about the crazy extended family and what they thought and all that crap.  Then I sent oldest to school and homework was a freaking nightmare!  There was crying (both of us), cussing (me, at night when I was alone), there was screaming (both of us).  And there was a lot of lost trust:  he lost trust in me because I was being mean and making him do things that were ...stupid.  Homework in the younger grades is often busywork to condition kids that they will be doing an hour or more of homework every night.  Getting them in that mindset so to speak.  It is not supposed to be fun, it is supposed to ready them for the bigger homework they will have later.  It also is supposed to serve to making the parent "see" what they are doing in school and give extra practice in those math lessons.  None of that is fun.  So she is right.  But she doesn't know what anything else might look like.


Now, my kids don't do any homework.  I have enough time to get enough practice in during the lesson because I am only teaching 1-3 kids (not 20+).  Also the kids get much more say in what they are learning, they have more stake in it, so even the stuff they may have thought of as boring when they were in PS, they have fun with because they have some skin in the game.  The teacher in PS cannot possibly give the type of control I do.  She has way too many kids that would want to go in way too many directions!  So your son is right.  He will learn more the first time around because you are able to follow his lead more and he has more invested in it! 


That's an awesome exchange. 

Oh absolutely! That sad thing is, he's doing terrible in school and desperately wants to homeschool. She stays at home but doesn't believe in homeschooling. She told him homeschooling isn't  fun because they don't have field trips.


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