Interview With Homeschoolers: Shane
(Mary/Mom) What is is your name and age?
(Shane) “Shane. I’m 11.”
How long have you been homeschooling?
“Let me think….five years.”
What was your school experience like?
(Shane attended kindergarten and a half-day a week during 3rd grade)
“I don’t know. I never liked school. It was so boring.”
What about the fact that you don’t see all those kids everyday?
“Well, they usually do sports, too, so I see them at practices and games.”
What do you think are some advantages of homeschooling?
“You get to do what you want to do. It’s not boring. And you can learn at the level you’re at.”
What are some disadvantages of homeschooling?
“Hmmmm. Let me think. Huh. No clue. The thing I was going to mention was sports but I can do them through the school and I can’t think of any others”
What are some of your interests?
“Lego Robotics, Music-writing with MuseScore, piano playing, programming, website building, cooking, pottery, baseball, technology.”
What do you do in a typical day?
“Breakfast, computer time, homeschooling, snack time, just some stuff in between, lunch, outside time, snack, then we do something and then have supper. After supper playtime, we get read to and then bedtime. Sometimes in between we do a movie.
What do you think you will be doing in five years?
In a school?
Any idea what you’ll do when you’re an adult?
“Something to do with music, being a chef, or a programming engineer and something to do with robotics. Maybe a baseball coach or an umpire.”
What improvements could be made to make your daily life better?
“An Ipod, a DJ table and a keyboard. Maybe minecraft”