Ask A Jonas – Fletcher’s Thoughts On Homeschooling

We get asked lots of questions when we’re doing farm tours, selling soap at craft fairs, or simply running errands.  Since most of those answers are heard only by the person who asked, we decided to share some of the common questions here on the blog.  And of course you can ask a question of your own!

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Fletcher, what is your favorite thing about homeschooling? ~Gwen Short Carpenter

My favorite thing is that I can stay at home with my family and don’t have to go to school and sit there all day. I don’t like sitting all day.

Because I’m homeschooled I can get my schoolwork done and then play and be with my family, or I can read a book in a quiet place.  I sometimes get in trouble because I spend too much time reading books.  That’s my favorite thing to do – read books.

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I also like to homeschool because Mom lets us spend a lot of time on Google Earth.  It’s really cool.  You can go all over the world and find lots of cool things.  I like to go inside the Great Wall of China and the Statue of Liberty.  Mom says that I learn more about stuff like that because I like it than she did in school because they made her study things she wasn’t interested in.

I think being homeschooled is the best because I don’t have to do anything.  I can learn what I want to learn.  Which is mostly reading.  Greek mythology is the best.  I like reading about the heroes and gods and everything that they messed up.

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  • Kathy Daulton

    Do you use a curriculum for homeschooling? Do you have a sit down time for all kids to do school work like a classroom setting? Do you have a certain time each day to do lessons?

    • goatmilkstuff

      No curriculum. No set sit down time. No classroom setting. No set time. We integrate everything into life. It’s the best way for the children to retain what we are teaching them. For us, a set schooltime with a programmed amount of stuff to get through, leads to rushing through it to check it off our list as opposed to really enjoying and retaining what we learn. My children cover less ground this way, but they retain their excitement to learn and they remember almost everything they learn. But most of all, they know how to think! PJ

      • Kathy Daulton

        Hi PJ. I have trouble with my hands aching a lot here lately. I think I have arthritis. Anyway do you think the kind of dish wash would make a difference since our skin absorbs everything? I use Goat Milk Soap in the shower, but not my hand soap or dish wash. What do you use? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

        • goatmilkstuff

          We have the arnica salve which is awesome. I have some arthritis in my hands and it helps a lot. Anything that can promote circulation I find helps. PJ