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July 7th, 2007, 09:00 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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The kids we are watching are public schooled. The girl just finished first grade and the boy just finished kindergarten. The girl was asking Ani why she didn't want to go to public school and Ani said because homeschool is a lot more fun than public school (because clearly Ani has experience lol). Her friend then said Ani probably did all different subjects in homeschool and Ani said she didn't know. I said she does about the same subjects with the addition of Latin. Ani started naming the subjects and when she said we do science, her friend said "In first grade we don't do science!" and said the word science quieter and in this tone that clearly indicated that's a bad word lol Ani replied that science is really fun and she's sorry her friend is missing out on it.
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July 7th, 2007, 09:11 AM
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Interesting, since my experience is more homeschoolers leave Science out of the early years than public schoolers. But we have heard that about other subjects. Like history and Geography- the public schoolers dont' even really do those until middle school! You will be amazed at the amount of Geography Ani will learn with Sonlight- and so will the neighbors!
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July 7th, 2007, 09:30 AM
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I really love that homeschooling isn't set on certain subjects. It is a ridiculous idea to me that a child isn't ready for science or certain subjects or topics until a certain age. A lot of the things I have gotten for Eathan about the body say Grades 4-5. (Not that he's on that level) The fact that they don't even teach these kids like Eathan who are fascinated with it until such a later age is crazy! No wonder these kiddos lose that spark for learning.
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July 7th, 2007, 10:21 AM
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Again...THANK GOD for homeschooling!

Science is my kids favorite along with history. Well...and math and reading and art...

Okay, my kids like it all!

But the point is we adored science...I can't imagine not having it. EEEEKKKK....

It doesn't surprise me though...
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July 7th, 2007, 01:05 PM
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Science is the favorite around here! I don't thing there was any science when Jack was in K, but there was a little when he was in 1st. Best to my memory anyway. But you know what? I don't remember doing science in school until probably 4th grade. I can't imagine having school without science. That's the fun stuff, man!
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July 7th, 2007, 02:13 PM
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Exactly! It's the fun stuff! I felt kind of sorry for my friend's kids not getting to do science stuff. When Ani started talking about experiments she was totally lost as to what that even means.
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July 7th, 2007, 03:06 PM
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Aww poor kid. I wonder what she thought science meant? Does she have older sibs? Maybe she thinks science is just dissecting frogs or something.
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July 7th, 2007, 06:05 PM
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She has a 9 year old brother.
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July 8th, 2007, 04:35 AM
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That's actually really sad.
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July 8th, 2007, 10:34 AM
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I was thinking...and I was wondering how you can have reading and math without science. It doesn't make sense to me. Almost all literature for children is from nature and the natural world and math go hand in hand in my opinion.
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July 8th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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It's easy when each subject is specifically it's own and never do the subjects intertwine at all. That's how our public schools work (at least here, and I would bet elsewhere, too). School goes "now we are going to do reading" and "now we are going to do math" and if math concepts come up during reading time and vice versa that is ignored because it's not that subject's time. It's really strange actually how isolated the subjects end up and how learning occurs quite in a vacuum. Pretty contrived if you ask me.
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