Day 24 of 31 already?? Just one week left of this unschooling series?? Say it ain’t so.
Of course, I didn’t get to half of what I wanted to. Oh, well. There’s always next month. Or, more likely, never.
But the e-book is out! Woot! (And Livi and I are already discussing a sequel.)
A HUGE thank-you to everyone who has shared the book via social media in the past two days. I’ve made zero brilliant marketing plans, so y’all are what make or break this thing (and you bear no responsibility if it breaks, but I’ll give you all the credit if it makes). (am I talking nonsense?) (yes.)
PLEASE KEEP SHARING!!
New e-book, new mini-van, new niece. That was my day yesterday. PRAISE YOU, JESUS!
Today I want to chat about a question my dear IRL friend, Megan asked me via e-mail last week. I’d love to get your feedback.
I have a random thought/question/remark about unschooling vs. public school in regard to wasted time. (btw, we can totally talk about this, I just didn’t want to lose this thought). So one of the things that you say about public school is that there is a lot of time wasted. I was wondering what you mean. I’ve asked E. before what he does if there is “nothing” to do at school. He said it doesn’t happen very often, but if so he always has a book in his desk to read. I’m thinking worst case scenario he chats with a friend (which I see no harm in, unless he’s told not to). I do understand that between all of the “special” classes and assemblies etc. that you really could get schooling done by noon, but it’s some of those things that make school so fun and special. I just keep thinking that my kids would probably waste a lot more time each day at home if I were unschooling them, but I could totally be wrong. That’s why I’m asking you. You know I love you and I’m not looking down on what you guys are doing. Sometimes there’s just a disconnect because we love our public school experience so much!
I have my own thoughts (which I might share in the comments sometime today), but I don’t want to influence what you say.
Here’s what I want to know:
In your experience, is there wasted time in school? If so, explain. If not, explain. (If you don’t know, ask your kids!)
(It doesn’t matter if your experience is positive or negative. Like I’ve said before, it’s not my goal to convince everyone–not even anyone–to pull their kids from a positive public school experience. And our six years of kiddos in public school were all positive.)
And, before I forget, another friend, Megan, is doing 31 Days of Prayer for Public School Parents on her blog this month. She hasn’t had time to blog all 31 days, but I think it’s a fabulous idea to pray for your kiddos’ schools/teachers, and I think this will help.