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post #1 of 26 Old 10-17-2009, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if anyone is homeschooling thier kids or is homeschooled. I am homeschooled and I love it. Whever does please tell me what your favorite part is about homeschooling. Also I hear from people how do you socalize? well hello? I am socializing right now! HAHA!

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-18-2009, 04:46 AM
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I do Distance Education which I do at home. :) I have only be doing it for a year and I find it hard. Unfornationaly, online is the only way I get any sort of socialization. Sad isn't it? Don't you hate it when people ask what school your going to and you explain that you do it at home and they say "Oh, so you don't go to a "normal school"? It's a lot harder then "normal school"!

How long have you been doing it?

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I do Distance Education which I do at home. :) I have only be doing it for a year and I find it hard. Unfornationaly, online is the only way I get any sort of socialization. Sad isn't it? Don't you hate it when people ask what school your going to and you explain that you do it at home and they say "Oh, so you don't go to a "normal school"? It's a lot harder then "normal school"!

How long have you been doing it?
I have never been to school. so practically my whole life .
and yes i despise it when they say the "normal school" quote :roll:...
so how long have you been doing it?

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post #4 of 26 Old 10-21-2009, 06:21 PM
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Haha! I am/was a homeschooler...once a homeschooler, always a homeschooler, although I officially finished back in 2005 and I'm now less than two months away from being a college graduate. I did it from midway through first grade till the end. Best thing ever, and I'm definitely going to do it for my kids as well. I got a MUCH better education than I would ever have received at a public school.
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I was homeschooled on and off all my life based on a chronic illness I have. I went to Keystone National High School and did Calvert School correspondence for k - 3rd. I liked it..

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Haha! I am/was a homeschooler...once a homeschooler, always a homeschooler, although I officially finished back in 2005 and I'm now less than two months away from being a college graduate. I did it from midway through first grade till the end. Best thing ever, and I'm definitely going to do it for my kids as well. I got a MUCH better education than I would ever have received at a public school.

oh yea especially when my mom teaches me . it is so much fun... also we always get, do you do school in your PJ's? its like hello i have respect for my mom so i cant go to school in my Pjs

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I got that a lot, but of course, I mostly got the "socialization" question. To which I always responded that there were plenty of homeschool groups, and that I'd always been active in mine - I won awards in several competitions my local group put on, actually. I was never incredibly social, but that was just my personality (and also because not too many people homeschooled in our area of Missouri when we moved here, and a lot of them were the stereotypical homeschoolers that I didn't want to associate with - I'm such a snob, LOL). And I got "but there are so many more resources in public school!" to which I always pointed out that I had a chemistry set, a microscope, a telescope, and a herd of breeding rabbits to teach me science, along with a library card to take care of English and history. Not to mention that 80% of time in public schools is organizational and only 20% is on task. Actually, when I was young, the state of Nevada required homeschoolers to be tested every year - they dropped that requirement when I was about nine, because the homeschoolers were almost exclusively the students at the higher end of the spectrum, while the public schoolers were considerably below them.

My mom started to homeschool me though when I was in first grade, as I mentioned - I had a wonderful experience in kindergarten, because my teacher, Mrs. Black, had recognized that I was further along, and she'd get packets of worksheets from the teachers in the other grades for me to do, and have me tutor the other kids in my class. I still remember getting those big folders of worksheets and feeling like it was Christmas. First grade was the exact opposite. Two teachers, 33 kids, and one ADHD boy got all the attention. By the time the first parent-teacher conference rolled around, my mom asked what level I was at and they had no idea. I was at third grade math, fifth grade reading. I sobbed and begged my mother not to send me to school every day. It was too boring. So she homeschooled me. I would read stacks of books as big as I was, I watched educational TV shows (and "Star Trek"...), I thrived. By ten, I could read at a college level. I skipped second grade, and then I skipped fourth and fifth (we thought I was doing fifth grade work, but we'd ordered the A Beka curriculum that year, and then we'd borrowed the sixth grade curriculum from a friend and I pointed out to my mom that it was the same thing I'd done. Turns out the placement test I'd taken had caused them to send us the sixth grade books.

The only trouble I ever had with homeschooling was when I got into college - I was so used to teaching myself and being able to move on when I've got a concept down that I REALLY hate having to sit in class when other students aren't getting it and keep rehashing it.
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I got that a lot, but of course, I mostly got the "socialization" question. To which I always responded that there were plenty of homeschool groups, and that I'd always been active in mine - I won awards in several competitions my local group put on, actually. I was never incredibly social, but that was just my personality (and also because not too many people homeschooled in our area of Missouri when we moved here, and a lot of them were the stereotypical homeschoolers that I didn't want to associate with - I'm such a snob, LOL). And I got "but there are so many more resources in public school!" to which I always pointed out that I had a chemistry set, a microscope, a telescope, and a herd of breeding rabbits to teach me science, along with a library card to take care of English and history. Not to mention that 80% of time in public schools is organizational and only 20% is on task. Actually, when I was young, the state of Nevada required homeschoolers to be tested every year - they dropped that requirement when I was about nine, because the homeschoolers were almost exclusively the students at the higher end of the spectrum, while the public schoolers were considerably below them.

My mom started to homeschool me though when I was in first grade, as I mentioned - I had a wonderful experience in kindergarten, because my teacher, Mrs. Black, had recognized that I was further along, and she'd get packets of worksheets from the teachers in the other grades for me to do, and have me tutor the other kids in my class. I still remember getting those big folders of worksheets and feeling like it was Christmas. First grade was the exact opposite. Two teachers, 33 kids, and one ADHD boy got all the attention. By the time the first parent-teacher conference rolled around, my mom asked what level I was at and they had no idea. I was at third grade math, fifth grade reading. I sobbed and begged my mother not to send me to school every day. It was too boring. So she homeschooled me. I would read stacks of books as big as I was, I watched educational TV shows (and "Star Trek"...), I thrived. By ten, I could read at a college level. I skipped second grade, and then I skipped fourth and fifth (we thought I was doing fifth grade work, but we'd ordered the A Beka curriculum that year, and then we'd borrowed the sixth grade curriculum from a friend and I pointed out to my mom that it was the same thing I'd done. Turns out the placement test I'd taken had caused them to send us the sixth grade books.

The only trouble I ever had with homeschooling was when I got into college - I was so used to teaching myself and being able to move on when I've got a concept down that I REALLY hate having to sit in class when other students aren't getting it and keep rehashing it.


haha! I know I started reading at four and I read at college level around 10 or 11... My mom also uses A Beka books with us also. I really don't like math beacause I really can't get the hang of divison, slowly I am getting there though . I love reading world history and American history textbooks, I also know about the stereotype homeschoolers, thats why I am not in a homeschooling group, except that I have a friend that lives a few doors down who is also homeschooled. I noticed that I have more fun with homeschoolers that public school kids, (nothing wrong with public school kids) Also we don't go to church because ALL the girls there were SNOBS and looked their noses down on my sister and I, so my mom teaches us the Bible here at home... My mom just finished publishing her book and she is planning on having it in stores soon,

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post #10 of 26 Old 10-23-2009, 09:39 PM
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I did homeschooling and LOVED it! This is coming from someone who once went to a public school (and hated it!). I could focus more on actually learning something without the disturbing annoyances of trouble makers. The teachers were cool and one was into horses and it was all good. There were other homeschooled kids my age too and we'd have field trips and holiday parties together....was so cool and fun!

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