According to Lana

According to Lana: Thoughts on Home school

In Lana’s third segment of “According to Lana”, she chose to discuss her thoughts on home school.

Now that she is four years old the questions have starting rolling in about when she starts school and if she’s excited. The questions have all come from well-meaning people who all thought we were joking about homeschooling. But I’m here to tell you, I did entirely too much research and planning for it to be a joke.

Enjoy this interview with Miss Lana:

Q: What’s your favorite thing about homeschooling?

A: Drawing and writing letters.

Don’t let her fool you. She hates writing letters. Unless they are O and E. Those are two letters she is perfectly fine with.

Q: What is your least favorite thing about homeschooling?

A: Not being able to wash the car whenever I want.

We bought a new water hose about a month ago, and she tries to make up different excuses to use it all throughout the day. Her favorite reason is that the car needs to be washed. I mean, it does, but……

Q: How much time do you think we do school every day?

A: Alllllll day.

This is not true at all. We do school for maybe 4 hours a day maximum. Little miss priss is just slightly dramatic today.

Q: What is your favorite subject?

A: Math and Spanish.

For math we go over shapes, colors, and numbers. Lana LOVES to do shapes and colors because we do a scavenger hunt with them. Basically, I call out the name of a color or shape and they have to go find it somewhere in the house.

For Spanish we watch Spanish cartoons, go over basic vocabulary, and use her “Usborne Listen and Learn First Spanish Words” book. It comes with several picture cards that you can choose from that include over 100 words!

Usborne Listen and Learn First Spanish Words book used for home school Spanish lessons
Usborne Listen and Learn First Spanish Words

Q: Would you rather go to big school or keep homeschooling?

A: Keep being homeschooled, duh, Mommy.

Well, just melt my heart, kid.

Q: Is homeschooling fun or boring?

A: It’s super fun, not boring. Especially when we do science projects.

Lately, Lana has been super fascinated with observation. Our science projects have basically consisted of her sitting outside with the binoculars observing any plant, animal, or insect and then researching it. Then, I have Lana draw the subject and we write some cool facts about it! It has been pretty interesting for me, too!

Lana's Bluebird Home school Project
Lana’s Bluebird Project

Q: Do you think that you can learn enough at home to go to college to be a doctor one day?

A: What kind of question is that? Yeah, mom. I guess I will go to college when I’m 7 1/2. Am I right?

You guys. This kid cracks me up.

Q: Do you think that everyone should be homeschooled?

A: YES!!! Will everyone come to home school here?

***Disclaimer: I don’t mind a few more kiddos, but there is a limit. Lol.

Q: Who is a better teacher, mama or daddy?

A: Daddy, because he teaches me to how to handle my sassy-tude.

She almost got herself in trouble with this one (because I do ALL of the homeschooling), but came up with a decent save.

Q: Do you like being in home school with your brother and sister?

A: Yeah, because we can teach each other stuff and help each other with our work.

Example of them “helping” with each others work:

One day, back in December, we were practicing ABC’s when Lana explains to me that she didn’t need to learn the entire alphabet because Ace knew the parts that she didn’t. They then proceeded to tag team their ABC’s.

I asked Lana what she was going to do one day when she needed the parts of the alphabet that she hadn’t learned, and she replied, “We will deal with that later, mom.”

What are YOUR thoughts on homeschooling?  Have you ever considered it for your kids?

If you have any suggestions of topics you would like to hear Lana’s opinion on, drop a comment below and check back to see what she has to say!

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Ariel King is a Stay-At-Home mom to her three children, Lana, Ace, and Norah. Writing and researching are two of her biggest passions. People say that she is full of all kinds of useless knowledge, and it is even rumored she has a Google PhD. She is not a typical mainstream mom, imperfect in every way, but is on a mission to encourage and inspire other moms. Her belief is that no one should feel alone in the day to day of motherhood.

9 thoughts on “According to Lana: Thoughts on Home school

  1. 😂😂😂
    This cracks me up!
    Especially where they tag-teamed the ABCs!
    It’s so awesome to see her that she is enjoying being homeschooled! I always wonder if my son is going to feel like hes missing out on something by not going to “real school”.

    1. So glad we could provide you with a little entertainment! Lol.
      I asked her once how she felt about “missing out” on “real” school and she said that kids are mean, and she likes doing school in her pajamas!!!

  2. LOL!!! Your big girl has SO much great personality! We’re going to homeschool, too, but my oldest *just* turned 4, so it’s an off-and-on again approach til next fall at least. 😉 Both my hubs and I were homeschooled, though, and we loved it!

  3. What a great way to talk about your homeschool. So glad she loves it already! The According to Lana segment is such a special way to include your daughter in your blog.

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