Here are 10 things homeschoolers cannot do.
10 Things Homeschoolers Cannot Do
One of my favorite amusements has been making lists of things our homeschoolers cannot do. There are a few of them! Can you add any to the list?
1. Line up. (Just try it your co-op, homeschoolers can’t do it.)
2. Make a group circle. (In group classes 7Sister Sabrina surrenders, “Everyone, make a group blob.”)
3. Pass around papers. (Co-op moms must give clear instructions: “Take one, keep IT, pass the rest…”)
5. Choose a seat on a bus. (We take our local homeschool choir to adjudication each year on rented buses. We spend an hour loading because everyone has to think through the potential implications of where they might best find a seat, weighing the pros and cons, asking advice from their friends.)
6. Experience real-school bathrooms.
7. Remember to put their name and the date on the top of their papers. (But according to Allison’s husband, Wayne, who has taught public school for decades- and is author of 7Sisters delightful elementary literature activity guides– neither can the kids in traditional school! Try You Are Special Activity Guide for FREE.)
8. Answer a roll call without pizzazz. (Sabrina’s classes for homeschooled high schoolers have made roll call a competition for the most creative response possible when each student’s name is called. “Chris?” “Ready to rumble!” “Sarah?” “My body is here, but I think I left my brain in the hall.” “Mike?” “Present, perky and pleased about it!”)
9. Feel under-class. (Homeschoolers don’t have to experience feeling less-than because they are younger than their siblings.)
10. Believe they can’t. (They think they can do anything God gives them to do.)
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In case your homeschoolers aren’t CHARACTERS yet, watch Sabrina’s vlog on Character Developing Curriculum: