You know you’re a homeschooler when…
- You spend the summer before ninth grade reading books about submitting to colleges.
- Half your hobbies count as classes.
- Friends’ houses are the perfect places for field trips.
- Working in the garden is a part of your formal education.
- You’re in the same class with people years older or younger than you.
- You never get a letter grade until eighth grade.
- You’ve never ridden a school bus in your life.
- You wonder what people do all day in “regular school.”
- “Fun” and “learning” are practically synonyms.
- You’re done with school by lunchtime.
- You have to think twice when asked what grade you’re in… and you still sometimes get it wrong.
- You never really figured out what recess is.
- Everything is “educational.”
- You don’t have any homework… and at the same time, it’s all homework.
- Sometimes you forget whether it’s a weekday or a weekend.
- People actually ask you when you see your friends.
- People say “oh” every time you tell them where you go to school.
- You still do school when you’re sick or it’s snowing but get off for your birthday.
- Your mom’s just as excited for summer as you are.
- You actually know how to talk to people who aren’t in your grade.
- Your closest friends range from 11-year-olds to 19-year-olds.
- Most of your field trips are on Saturday so the principal (i.e. your dad) can come along.
- You take schoolwork with you on vacation.
- You love school!
Homeschooling is one of my favorite things in the world. Most kids don’t love school, but when you’re homeschooled… how can you help it? 🙂
Do you have something to add to my list? You can do so in the comments below.