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An Interview with a 2nd Grade Homeschool Kid

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(Last Updated on December 8, 2023)

In last week’s post, I interviewed my 5th grader about his homeschooling experience. Now it’s my 2nd grader’s turn. 

The following is an interview with my youngest son, our middle child. I’ve tried to capture his exact responses and he’s read and approved of this post.

Interview with a 2nd Grade Homeschooler

MOM: Thanks for agreeing to do this interview. How are you doing today?

SON: I’m fine.

MOM: Can you tell our audience how old you are and what grade you’ll be going into in the fall?

SON: I’m 7 years old. And I’m going to be in 2nd grade.

MOM: What is your favorite part of our school days?

SON: Everything.

MOM: Can you give me some examples?

SON: I like that I can do cool stuff and play and build stuff and see grandma and grandpa all the time and more things like that.

MOM: What’s your favorite school subject?

SON: Art and projects. 

MOM: What kind of projects?

SON: Like making homemade books and stuff.

MOM: What’s your least favorite school subject?

SON: Math – except I like it when there’s math games or Prize Math {{Mom here: “Prize Math” is when he gets an M&M for each row of problems completed}}. And I like Life of Fred math… I guess I just don’t like boring math worksheets. 

MOM: What do you want to be when you grow up?

SON: I don’t know yet.

MOM: What if you had to pick something right now?

SON: I think an artist.

MOM: Do you have any frustrations with homeschooling – like things that wouldn’t be a problem if you went to public school?

SON: I don’t know… well… no offense to my family, but sometimes I want to be alone because my brother and sister are annoying me.

MOM: What are your favorite things about homeschooling?

SON: Everything.

Mom: Can you give me some specific examples?

SON: We can pray when we want to. And make fritters {{Mom here: Easiest recipe ever – mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, 1 egg. Add diced peaches or apples if desired. Fry batter in 1-2 tbsp shortening. Serve with sugar and cinnamon. I said easiest, not healthiest}} and do cooking together. And we have more time with each other. Plus playing and drawing and painting and cleaning and vacuuming {{Mom here: What?!}}. Plus I know my teacher and it’s not some stranger every year and I’m not sitting at a boring desk. 

MOM: Do you feel like you want to keep homeschooling for now?

SON: Yes! For the rest of my life… well, until I retire.

MOM: If you could change anything about our homeschool, what would it be?

SON: No more boring math worksheets – we’d just do all Life of Fred math. And just do projects and art and watch shows and play video games all day.

MOM: If there is a person reading this who is considering homeschooling, what would you want to tell them?

SON: They should do it because it’s fun and you can do more fun stuff more often. And you can go on field trips and play. And you learn a lot and get to be with your family and friends more.

MOM: Are there any final comments you’d like to add?

SON: No.

MOM: Thanks for being part of this week’s blog post! 

SON: You’re welcome. Bye.

There you have it! Straight from the horse’s mouth. It’s always enlightening to hear what my kiddos really think about our homeschool. Whenever I’ve done these quick interviews I come away with at least a few ideas of how to make our experience better for them. 

Apparently this time it’s more M&M’s, more homemade books, and more vacuuming! I can work with that!

Try interviewing your own kids every once in a while to get an informative glimpse of your homeschool from their perspective. 

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