Hello, peeps! The amazing Zella
of Dancing Among the Stars agreed to do a collab with me! (Thanks again, Zella, you rock, girl!). She is cyber private schooled, and I am homeschooled, so we decided to do a comparison between the two. My answers are in italics, hers are in bold.
1. Is this your first collab?
It’s my first collab on TTC, but not my first ever-I did an Easter craft collab with Anna at Fromadollsperspective last year on TAGS.
Yes, actually. I have never done a collab before.
2. What does you school day look like?
8:30 am~Wake up, eat breakfast (usually I cook myself eggs)
9:00 am~Start schoolwork. I usually begin with math, or homework from my co-op, which I’ll tell you about in a bit. Next, I usually do Catechism-I’m doing an awesome Catholic catechism online course, and it’s super interesting. I have a video lecture to watch, and then I answer review questions. I do the same for history, except I also read a chapter of the history book.
1:00 pm; Finish anything I didn’t do in the morning-I do geography with my Mom, so most days I do geography after lunch.
1:30-5:30; Free time!
Three days a week I have ballet after dinner, from 6:30-9:00
I eat breakfast between 7:20 and 7:45. Sometimes my breakfast makes it into class.
Except if it’s Friday, I have online classes from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm. Then I go to lunch and music class (which really means piano practice) from 1:00 – 1:30. I check blog posts during lunch too, if I can get a free minute or two. Usually I take care of little things like cleaning my desk or responding to school related stuff. After lunch, I take care of some flashcards and study tools and take a spelling test until about 2:00 pm, in which I have study hall until 3:00 pm. Then the bus rolls by my house, and I get started on my homework.
3. What grade are you in, if you can answer this question? Do you do multiple grades? Are you young or old for your grade level?
I believe I am in 7th grade, and I think I’m a little young for it. I do high school Latin, though.
I’m in the 8th grade. I’m probably way ahead of my level by public school standards, but at my school, I’m right on track. I’m actually BEHIND in Latin and Logic than most 8th graders at school, but who cares? I’m ahead in everything else.
4. How many hours of school do you do per day?
Somewhere between 3 and 4 per day. It can vary, depending on how motivated I feel.
Oh….I don’t keep count. I’m in school from 8 – 3 (or sometimes later if I’m taking a large exam). Then I do homework from 3 until. Until when…I never know. The end time hangs out somewhere between 10:30 pm — 11:15 pm. So, I do the normal amount of hours that all your public schooled compadres do.
5. Do you have other friends who are homeschoolers?
I do! I have friends from my co-op, and I have some homeschooled friends here on WP!
A few, but I interact more with people who go to school since there aren’t that many homeschoolers in my area, but traditional homeschoolers are cool people too!
6. Do you attend a co-op? If so, what classes do you attend there/how does it work? If not, have you in the past?
Yes! I attend Catholic Schoolhouse. It’s a national co-op, meaning there are chapters all over the country. Elementary school kids memorize different facts about math, science, history, and religion, and they do art and science. I’m a middle schooler, though, so I have Art, Science, History, Religion, Art, Logic, and writing. It’s really, really awesome!
I’ve never been to a co-op. My mother offered to sign me up for one, but I told her that being in Veritas was too much work already, and not too bother. We’re not the typical homeschooling family.
7. What got you started blogging?
Yay! Story time! I started blogging just about a year ago, originally about American Girl Dolls. After about 9 months, I started feeling like I wanted to post about non-doll-related things. In January, I started Taking the Cake, my lifestyle blog-I launched it on my 12th birthday! And in a few weeks, I’ll be moving to a self hosted domain.
I started just this past summer. I was looking for a free and fast website maker where I could sell my book and post about my writing projects. As more and more people began to follow me, I realized that I was made for more than posting only about writing. I split up my book and blog, thus creating Dancing Among the Stars. This summer though, I’m planning to put them back together, buy a domain name, and create tons of posts that will be published once a week, that way I’m not distracted during school if posts are already written up. I’m trying to think of a name that I like.
Thanks again for doing this with me Zella! You should definitely go check out her amazing blog, Dancing Among The Stars