Vote For A Homeschooler, Homeschoolers!

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Hi everyone,

I received this post on our Yahoo! Group from a mom who is rightfully proud of her 8 year old son.  Please take a look, and if you feel so disposed, take a look at his art work using the link provided, and support a fellow homeschooler by voting!

Hello, everyone! I will take a moment to introduce myself…
My name is Vicki and I’ve been homeschooling my son, Brenden, (3rd Grade) since
kindergarten. We live in South Florida and the public schools…and most of the
private schools, for that matter…are just terrible. It doesn’t help that he
HATES school – always has. And I’ve tried everything. I have an entire room
full of abandoned curricula at this point! He draws and writes from the moment
he wakes up until he passes out in bed at night, but if I give him an assignment
to draw or write something he is instantaneously disinterested!

I was so grateful that you had some free courses to try because there was not
very much info on your curriculum yet when hunting around for reviews, etc. I
was gun-shy to spend a lot of money – again – without knowing if it would be a
good fit. He’s been using Time4Learning and enjoying it, but I’ve noticed he
wasn’t actually learning anything, but instead becoming a fantastic
multiple-choice guesser (I’m pretty good at that myself thanks to the public
school system!). So when he successfully completed the “How to Do CTT” course
without too much complaint I was willing to open my checkbook. And I’m so glad
I did! We have been doing all the recommended courses for his age and every day
he seems to enjoy it a bit more. But even more important, he is becoming more
independent in his studies and learning how to think for himself! It is truly
the perfect curriculum for an artistic/creative type! The animation course,
although recommended for older kids, is right up his alley.

I hope you don’t mind me mentioning it, but Brenden is a finalist this year in
the Google4Doodle contest. We are really excited because he won a trip to New
York next week for the ceremony and to see his doodle on display at the Whitney
Museum, and even more importantly will have the opportunity to meet Jim Davis
(Garfield creator) and Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) which is a dream come
true for a future cartoonist/animator! If you’d like to see his doodle (and
even vote for it until this Friday, May 13th) the link is:

The link to see Brenden’s art!

So, Steve….THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for such a great curriculum! It
accomplishes everything I hoped for in a curriculum. I homeschool because I
want my children to be “think outside the box” people and your curriculum is a
perfect match!

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