Everyone has a different mental image of what homeschool is like. I’ve seen several amusing memes on Facebook and Pinterest. People who don’t homeschool often make assumptions about what it looks like- I definitely did. I was not homeschooled as a child- I attended public school for all of my education. My husband attended parochial school for all of his elementary and secondary education, so neither of us had any experience with homeschool prior to trying it ourselves. I envisioned a relaxed family reading books in their pajamas, with lots of freedom in their daily schedule to go and do as they pleased. My preconceived notions have proven both right and wrong in our own family.
If you are interested in homeschooling, but have never done it before, it can be difficult to picture what it actually looks like to homeschool. And even if you are an experienced homeschool family, it can still be fun to see what others are doing and gather ideas. You might find yourself wishing you could be a fly on the wall in someone else’s homeschool classroom. I sure felt that way before we got started. So today, I am inviting you to join our family for a typical homeschool day. Not all (or even most) homeschools look like ours. Each family’s homeschool takes on the personality of it’s teacher/principal/family: organized or spontaneous, orderly or messy, a room set aside for schooling or a kitchen table, a web-based program or a stack of library books, home-made curriculum or purchased lesson plans. How one runs their homeschool can look a thousand different ways- none of which is right or wrong- to meet the needs of their family. So… with that in mind, join us for a brief day in the life!
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