Sunday, March 28, 2004

Homeschoolers for Elvish

News editor Christopher Smith tells a tale about his imaginative young son and why they homeschool. Smith's delight and facination with his son's fanciful ways is sweet, and he seems sharply attuned to the value and fragility of his child's drive to be creative.

When "The Boy," as he calls him, draws pictures for answers to math problems, complete with a key at the bottom of the page to his Elvish numerical system, Smith concludes,

"And I guess when it comes right down to it, that's the main reason we're homeschooling: Silmarieth oloni Quenya alaphereth (None of the local schools offer Elvish)."

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