Thursday, March 20, 2008


This year we started a new homeschool science curriculum. Daughters A & B have really enjoyed the frequent experiments and have both told me how much they like the Apologia curriculum. But now their first test looms large and they've begun to work through the study guide. This endeavor has not added to B's affection towards the curriculum. In fact, she is detesting the test preparation so intensely that she scribbled off this poem...a poem ode to science.


What is it?

Why do we need it?

Don't you think we would be so better off without it?

Rules and schools are tools for fools---
I don't give two mules for school!

As I sit there reading of the Big Bang,

I ask myself, "when will I use this?" and "what the heck?!?"

Down with Science!

I will not stand for this!

After all, ignorance is bliss.

---B.J.M., Age 12, 7th Grade


Drewe Llyn said...

I have a young science student who would agree. *grin*

Rhonda Jeanne said...

"what the heck?" I must ask myself that same question a million times a day. Go B! BTW, science is everywhere and you will need it just about when you are trying to find healthy alternatives to refined sugar.

Karen Deborah said...

Spoken like a true jr. higher.

Elysa said...

DL--- Hmmm...wonder if they might be friends for certain reasons?

RJ---That made me LAUGH! Poor thing. She's finding this self-inflicted sugar fast to be NO fun. Though I did encourage her to give herself a break and enjoy our cell group passover supper to its fullest tonight...and believe me, she DID!

KD--- Amen to that, sistah!