Home-schooled students make Black Hill their classroom, 7 November 2007, Business Gazette, Gaithersburg, Maryland
One way the class differs from a regular school-based class is that it is open-ended.
“I try to keep it to an hour and a half but they tend to hang around,” Lenz said.
Since students don’t have to meet bus schedules or even stay together as a group, the children can stay until all their questions have been answered and immediate curiosity satisfied.
Those with schedules to meet can leave when they need to.
Elizabeth Hall, 9, of Clarksburg even had the advantage of spending the day with her grandmother and still being in school. They were on the field trip together.
“I liked that we went on a hike and that I learned how to measure a tree,” said Elizabeth, as she left to go home and work on her grammar, even though the time was an hour or two later than traditional schools were over.
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