Thursday, November 8, 2007

TT: 13 Signs You Homeschool


It's been a while since I did a Thursday Thirteen. Here are 13 signs that your family educates your children at home:

  1. Your child is actually studying science, history, art, and music in the primary grades.
  2. Your child learns to read from literary classics and not some boring, dumbed-down, politically correct textbook.
  3. Your child can quickly solve an arithmetic problem without the use of a calculator.
  4. Your child points out misspellings and grammatical errors he/she encounters and tells you what it ought to say.
  5. Your child is studying the history and geography of ancient civilizations rather than following the state-mandated "Social Studies" curriculum focusing on holidays and patriotic symbols.
  6. Your child doesn't learn about things by listening to a teacher's lecture and then filling out a boring worksheet but rather by hands-on experience.
  7. Your 2 year old sings along with "God Bless America" every morning.
  8. Your child never hears "it's time to move on now" before he/she is ready or "just sit quietly & wait for the rest of the class to finish".
  9. You don't have to ask your friends, relatives, or co-workers to buy junk they don't need or sponsor your child in some stupid whatever-a-thon.
  10. Your child never gets caught in the middle of a labor dispute between his/her teacher and politicians.
  11. You can let your kids stay up to watch the Red Sox win the World Series without having to worry about them having to get up early the next day for school :-)
  12. When you're out & about with the kids, you often get compliments on how well-behaved they are.
  13. Your children's education actually reinforces your family's values, as opposed to undermining them.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
*Please note that I take no responsibility for the content of other blogs*

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You ought to check out my kids' district. They do an awful lot of this sort of stuff. Of course, my taxes reflect it, but hey, it's for my kids. It's worth it.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely great list! It is good to see you back at blogging! Stop by my blog for a visit soon!

Marina said...

This is a great list--I'll have to keep it in mind when the grandparents lecture me about not wanting to send my son to public school (I actually have 3 more years before the argument gets crucial).

Jan Parrish said...

:) loved your 13. I homeschooled my kids for 12 years and don't have any regrets.


SJ Reidhead said...

My sister home schooled for nearly 10 years. It has taken another 5 to regain her sanity!

Good luck and way to go.
The Pink Flamingo

jayedee said...

amen! great list and happy tt!