What was your favorite subject?
Science and history
Cello, ballet, Nutcracker, tap, and altar serving.
Favorite field trip?
The Bugs Bunny concert at Orchestra Hall.
What is your favorite book?
The Mysterious Benedict Society
What are you pretty good at?
Taking care of my gerbils.
What's the hardest thing you did this year?
What are you most proud of?
Winning the project award in Lego Robotics League.
What are your summer plans?
Taking care of my new gerbils, climbing trees, inventing stuff, and building stuff.
What do you hope to do next year?
Escape from book reports.
What would you want to do when you grow up?
Eat chocolate every day.
I mean for a job.
Be a chocolate taste tester. Or an architect.
What should I use for a blog name for you?
What do you like about our family?
A whole list of things. It's one of those things I can't describe.
Do you have a favorite chore?
Changing the gerbil cage.
You are a great kitchen helper. What is your favorite food to cook?
I've noticed you taking an interest in all sorts of things lately like pamphlets, maps, tessellations, plant cells, and gory painting of martyred saints. Are you really interested in these things or do you just like to entertain your sisters?
Oh, I'm really interested in all of that.
So tell me about your 5th grade school work.
I did Saxon math, Writing Tales, Apologia science, the Greek Alphabet Book, CHC Spelling, Latina Christiana I, and Greek history.
Is school easy, medium, or hard for you?
Math and writing were hard, but the rest was easy.
What were you most excited to learn about?
How to take care of gerbils.
How would school be different if you went to school?
It would be extremely boring, but I would get everything done on time.
Really? You think there would be fewer distractions in school?
What do you like about homeschooling?
Name some favorite books you read in 5th grade.
The Mysterious Benedict Society, My Side of the Mountain, Middle Moffat, Where the River Begins, Star of Light, Tum Tum & Nutmeg, and The Saturdays.
And which poems did you memorize?
The Duke of Plaza Toro, Casey at the Bat, and Ben Franklin.
What about cello lessons? What were your favorite pieces from Book 1?
How many concerts do you think you attended?
Name three things you want to learn about on your own this summer.
Gerbils, cells, and outer space.
Do you think this year was too busy, just right, or not busy enough?
How is Dad involved in our homeschooling?
He's there for mealtimes, prayer time, family time, and there to help on weekends.
If Dad works extra hours next year, what's the most important way he can be available?
Being there for prayer and mealtime.
How do you know Dad and I love one another?
I just do.
What are your favorite things to do as a family?
Doing puzzles and playing games.
If we could travel more, where would you like to go?
France, Rome, Madagascar, and all 50 states.
When you grow up do you think you will live close or far away?
I think I'll live in Wyoming.
What will you do to keep in touch?
What would it be like if our family ended up believing differently about faith and morals when you are all grown up and have children of your own?
A torture machine.
If I post this interview on my blog, is there anything else you would like to share with my readers?
I love gerbils.
I think they got that ; )