Ways to Homeschool - Interview One - Bailey Shuler

  1. Hello! Thanks for participating. Could you state your name, the state that you live in, how long you homeschooled and a little about yourself (interests, hobbies, jobs you work)

My name is Bailey Shuler and I live in Georgia. I’ve been homeschooled for 11 years. I played soccer for about ten years, and I am ​currently working towards opening a restaurant. I run my own food stand, called Square Peg Gastronomy.

  1. WOW! That’s awesome Bailey! Tell us a little about your daily homeschool schedule and what classes you are taking or want to take.

Generally, when I wake up, I’ll go sit down and eat breakfast. I’ll talk with my brother, and maybe watch something short on TV while I wake up. Then I’ll go get started on school. It’s a pretty easy life. For senior year, I took English 4, geography, nature science class, art class, and I’m learning French.

  1. Do you or did you take classes outside your home?

I do. I’ve taken art classes, nature science classes, zookeeping classes, cooking classes, and many others.

  1. Zookeeping classes sound fun! How about the question that all non-homeschoolers want to know… how do you/did you socialize?

I socialize in many ways. possibly more than an average non-homeschooler. I was in Boy scouts, and I do 4H. I’ve met possibly thousands of people through 4H. Working in a food stand has allowed me to make connections and meet many different people. I’ve also gone to homeschool groups and such, where I’ve made many good friends that I still talk to today.

  1. What subject is/was the most difficult for you? How do/did you stay on top of it?

Geometry was definitely the most difficult subject for me. Math has never been a favorite subject for me. I have troubles focusing, but with enough effort I can work my way through it. Geometry always bores​  me. So I had to figure out ways to work with it that made it more entertaining. Such as, playing a game in my head to figure out answers. It made things easier.

  1. Do/did you take breaks during the school day?

Usually, I’ll take a small break to eat something. But I prefer to plow through my school day, so I dont lose my focus.

  1. What curriculum was used (if you use(d) several go ahead and list them)? Do you like it/them? Why or why not?

I’ve only used Time4Learning. I have loved it since second​ grade. Its easy to use, and they always try to keep things entertaining.

  1. Awesome! How do you think homeschooling has  benefited you?

Homeschooling has made it possible for me to start my own business, yet​ still have the time for ​opportunities to create memories, and meet wonderful friends.

  1. If the choice was completely up to you would you choose homeschooling or traditional school? Tell us why.

I’ve thought about this a lot. And I’ve never wanted to go back​ to a traditional school. I love being homeschooled. I can do my school from the comfort of my own house, and I’m not under anyone else’​s schedule but my own. It’​s flexible, so I’m able to do things most non-homeschoolers don’​t have the chance to do.

It sounds like you’ve done well, Bailey. We wish you loads of luck on starting your own restaurant! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us interview you!

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Ways to Homeschool - Interview One - Bailey Shuler

  1. Hello! Thanks for participating. Could you state your name, the state that you live in, how long you homeschooled and a little about yourself (interests, hobbies, jobs you work)

My name is Bailey Shuler and I live in Georgia. I’ve been homeschooled for 11 years. I played soccer for about ten years, and I am ​currently working towards opening a restaurant. I run my own food stand, called Square Peg Gastronomy.

  1. WOW! That’s awesome Bailey! Tell us a little about your daily homeschool schedule and what classes you are taking or want to take.

Generally, when I wake up, I’ll go sit down and eat breakfast. I’ll talk with my brother, and maybe watch something short on TV while I wake up. Then I’ll go get started on school. It’s a pretty easy life. For senior year, I took English 4, geography, nature science class, art class, and I’m learning French.

  1. Do you or did you take classes outside your home?

I do. I’ve taken art classes, nature science classes, zookeeping classes, cooking classes, and many others.

  1. Zookeeping classes sound fun! How about the question that all non-homeschoolers want to know… how do you/did you socialize?

I socialize in many ways. possibly more than an average non-homeschooler. I was in Boy scouts, and I do 4H. I’ve met possibly thousands of people through 4H. Working in a food stand has allowed me to make connections and meet many different people. I’ve also gone to homeschool groups and such, where I’ve made many good friends that I still talk to today.

  1. What subject is/was the most difficult for you? How do/did you stay on top of it?

Geometry was definitely the most difficult subject for me. Math has never been a favorite subject for me. I have troubles focusing, but with enough effort I can work my way through it. Geometry always bores​  me. So I had to figure out ways to work with it that made it more entertaining. Such as, playing a game in my head to figure out answers. It made things easier.

  1. Do/did you take breaks during the school day?

Usually, I’ll take a small break to eat something. But I prefer to plow through my school day, so I dont lose my focus.

  1. What curriculum was used (if you use(d) several go ahead and list them)? Do you like it/them? Why or why not?

I’ve only used Time4Learning. I have loved it since second​ grade. Its easy to use, and they always try to keep things entertaining.

  1. Awesome! How do you think homeschooling has  benefited you?

Homeschooling has made it possible for me to start my own business, yet​ still have the time for ​opportunities to create memories, and meet wonderful friends.

  1. If the choice was completely up to you would you choose homeschooling or traditional school? Tell us why.

I’ve thought about this a lot. And I’ve never wanted to go back​ to a traditional school. I love being homeschooled. I can do my school from the comfort of my own house, and I’m not under anyone else’​s schedule but my own. It’​s flexible, so I’m able to do things most non-homeschoolers don’​t have the chance to do.

It sounds like you’ve done well, Bailey. We wish you loads of luck on starting your own restaurant! Thanks so much for taking the time to let us interview you!

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Homeschooler Number 1 – Kaitlyn Deeann

Homeschooler Number 2 – Hannah Gonzalez

Homeschooler Number 3 – Casey Hughes

Homeschooler Number 4 – Tanner Wilson

Homeschooler Number 5 – Erin Salazar

Homeschooler Number 6 – Mikey Salinas

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What are you afraid of? Fear of Writing

What are you afraid of? Many home schoolers are afraid of teaching high school writing. Of course, we can all understand this thinking. Essay writing, research, and extensive papers are all a part of high school writing. Consequently, these are often the aspects of teaching high school writing/composition that can be worrisome for parents.

For some it’s the level of writing. Some homeschool parents just hated writing when they were in highschool and just don’t feel qualified to teach it at th…

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How Can I Homeschool My High Schooler with Special Needs or Learning Disabilities?

Question near and dear to me
First of all, let me ask you a question…Who loves your child more then anyone else in the world? Silly question to any parent right? So who would be better to homeschool your child with special needs and/or learning disabilities than YOU!  I don’t think that you can do it alone, ( I have found help in areas we needed it in) whether you are a part of a state funded outreach program, a local support group (homeschooling or not) or just another parent who has gone th…

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If I'm not planning on going to college, what alternatives are available?

The Possibilities are endless!
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