Yep, you read that correctly and to be honest most days my kids are done with school by noon, leaving their day free to do things most other kids don’t get a chance to do. We can take them to the Oregon Zoo, O.M.S.I. (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) or any number of parks in the Beaverton / Tigard area.
How are they able to do this?
My family has chosen to home school our children and there isn’t a day that goes by that we regret that decision. Our kids are involved in sports and church activities, so they get plenty of interaction with other children, but they also know how to work with adults, where I find most kids who go to public school haven’t learned.
My kids understand work and everyone of them so far has picked out jobs where they want to work for themselves rather than working for a boss. I didn’t tell them to do that, they decided that on their own. My oldest keeps changing her mind, but either wants to work with animals or children, but either way, she wants to open her own place. My son wants to open a restaurant and my youngest, she is only 5 seems to stick with owning a Veterinarian clinic. (But, we keep telling her she can’t be scared of dogs if she chooses that one.)
So, Monday when we are done at noon, and we are out and about, and someone asks, “Why aren’t you in school?” My kids can answe rproudly, “We are home schooled and we are done for the day already!”