First, I think it will depend on each child. I have a niece and nephew, both in the 10th grade in the public school. My niece loves school and makes straight A's while also being on track team and being VERY involved (about 3-4 days a week after school and on Sat.) in orchestra. Her brother on the other hand, he hates school, doesn't do well, is in band but doesn't really care, and works a part-time job. Same basic situation/education, but different people.momma2kact wrote:My question is: do your children like school? I am looking at (and listening to) all of the homeschoolers that I know and trying to find out what curriculum(s) is being used by homeschooling parents whose children really like and want to do school?
I know and agree that children will "have" to do school whether they "like" it or not. But I want my children to love learning--I was homeschooled from 1st-12th and I didn't learn to love learning until after my one year of college. I see in my children that they all love to learn--I just want to feel confident that I choose the right curriculum for them, to encourage them in their quest for knowledge, and lifelong love for learning.
My dd (8 years old/Adventures) goes back and forth. Last two years we used straight textbooks and she hated it!!! This year we are using a little textbook and the rest is MFW or MFW recommendations. While she doesn't get all excited about starting school everyday, she has said that this year isn't so bad, and she loves all the reading - me reading to her and her reading alone. She also loves the hands-on science and the projects for Bible and history.
So, no, my dd doesn't LOVE school, but she does like to learn and that was one of my main goals for homeschooling, so I'm pretty happy with the way things are going now.