Monday, December 17, 2012
An update from a homeschool graduate
Here is an update from my oldest daughter:
Hi, I’m the eldest. I’m the one now in college. Dad asked me to write a homeschool post today.
One of the things I like most about homeschooling is the freedom, freedom to arrange my schedule how I want or freedom to take vacations in the middle of the year.
Because my sisters and I were/are homeschooled we have a monopoly on babysitting, house cleaning, and other chores that people hire kids for. Through high school I would watch kids during the hours when other kids where in school.
Now in college I have tried to arrange my classes to continue working. All my classes are in the morning allowing me to house clean, babysit, and do other jobs during the afternoon. This has allowed me to work for several people weekly and others when they need a babysitter.
Unfortunately college is not as accommodating as homeschooling is in regards to vacations.
In years past we could pack up our school work get on a plane and be gone for weeks. One year we went back East for a month staying in Boston one week, Virginia the next. It was really interesting we visited museums and spent several days at Colonial Williamsburg.
Homeschooling is really great and allows you to control your learning experience.