Monday, August 16, 2010

Homeschooling with the Searcys: The Pen is MIghtier than the Sword

It's the first day of the homeschool year at the Searcy Musicians Institute. Even though I'm the first Searcy to head to college (on Friday!) I'm still apart of our first day party.

Jordy is writing with a feather pen and an ink pot to start off the school year right. This includes both brothers speaking with snobby French accents. it's only 8:34 and here's a little piece of the first day of school convos:

Jordy (unable to open his ink pot in order to write with his quill)
"The fountain of knowledge is not an easy one to crack, no?
Liam (keep thinking in French accents)
"He is quite funny, no? The pen is mightier than the sword!"

Now they're writing down their prayers for the new school year, and later mom is going to take Jordy to anatomy while I take Liam to a surprise pancake party. He doesn't know about it yet.
We haven't been homeschooled our whole life, and I know it's not for everyone. But I think everyone who writes it off is at a serious disadvantage. I think my brothers are brilliant and what other eleven year old takes an entire course in astronomy? And gets to take it with their puppy?

The Searcy house has a big wooden table that we all sit at in the mornings before the school day starts. We have to be there at 8 or the cell phones and tv are confiscated for the day. (and that actually happens) we sit there until 9 and do our devotions together. Sometimes mom reads us C. S. Lewis or whatever the current author kick in the Searcy house happens to be.
Half the time we drive mom crazy by being hyper and talking with accents. Did you know you can have inside jokes with your family?
Oh and Liam and mom are discussing the fact that Liam wants to learn french but mom wanted to teach latin... I love my family.

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