Saturday, October 31, 2015

True and False about our Homeschool

1. Homeschoolers always wear denim jumpers.
False....there was a time in the 80's when I was a kid that they were popular but my kids and I prefer pj's on most days.  Unless we have to leave the house.  Co-op day and Karate days we get up and dress but other than that it's pj's all day.

2. Homeschoolers sleep till noon. children would love too, but we do better to get up and get school started no later than 8:30 - 9:00 so we can finish up before lunch or at latest early afternoon.

3. Homeschoolers have strange schedules.
True...this one is strange to school kids and families.  We can bend the rules to stay up to catch a late documentary, or see an eclipse.  Do school late in the day because we have morning plans.  Life comes first because we recognize the education in all things.  So we are not tied to the 8 to 2:30 time frame.  This seems to mess most with those who do not homeschool.

1 comment:

Pamela said...

I never wore a denim jumper, we never slept until noon, and we certainly had a strange schedule. We often homeschooled in our pajamas - those read together times curled up on the couch under a blanket are among my most precious memories. Although Sophia wasn't really a morning person, we did try to get started as early as possible so that we had time for afternoon activities, and our schedule was in the house, out of the house, on field trips, in museums and historic homes, taking advantage of all of the experiences that make homeschooling so varied. I loved every minute of it!