Background on my home schooled life: I went to school for PreK-3rd grade, home schooled 4th-7th grade, and then went back to the same school for 8th grade. Next year for 9th grade I'm going to do independent study (extra points if you know what that is!) and then for the rest of high school I'll be going to a Christian school about 45 min. away from where I live.
This post is just going to be my comments on this video.
7. Home schoolers are really sheltered.
Maybe I was sheltered, but not that much. I actually was pretty up-to-speed with the op culture stuff. But that dosent mean that I liked it (although, I loved Lady Gaga and *gags* Justin Bieber in 6th grade. I wend through this weird pop phase.) I read a lot of books, and I went to see lots and lots and lots of movies. I have lots of friends who really know whats going on in the outside world, so I learned plenty of stuff. So yes, I was sheltered, but my parents knew what a healthy exposure to the world was. I also think that I could do pretty well in a creation/evolution debate thanks to the Jonathan Park CDs and my youth pastor.
6. Go to church every day.
Yes, I went to church on Sunday and Tuesday and Wednesday and occasionally Friday, but thats not weird is it? NO, just kidding. I was involved with two youth groups, so thats why I went on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Friday was just for special events. But, I have to say that most of the middle schoolers in both groups were home schooled!
5. Home schoolers dont actually do school.
I hate to brag, but if I didn't pay attention and do school during homeschool, then how did I get honors both semesters when I went back to a private Catholic school that is one of the top schools in our area? Please, if I didn't do school in homeschool, I probably wouldn't have been accepted!
4. Have no friends.
Actually, being home schooled made me much more outgoing, and I made lots of friends! That independence that I learned during homeschool also helped me in 8th grade to win 3rd place in the county Science Fair and getting a solo in the spring concert. I was willing to step out and talk to people.
3. Really Shy.
Some people are shy just because thats who they are, so you probably will find shy home schoolers! But I personally am NOT shy. Like i said before, I'm comfortable talking to people I don't know.
2. No lives
Um... how will home schooling make me have no life! I had a bussier schedule when I was home schooled than I did when I was in school!
T-Horseback riding/ karate/ youth group (7th grade)
W- Youth group (6th/7th grade)
Fri-Horse back riding (5th grade)/ Park day
Yeah... home schooling really makes you have no life <- (you do get the sarcasm right!)
1. Do school in pajamas.
Fat chance! My mom made me wear a uniform in 4th and 5th grade! Yeah, eventually (half way through 5th) OB and I convinced her that there was no reason to wear a uniform in homeschool! So for the rest of the home schooling years, I dressed like a normal person.
So, yeah, that was how home school worked for me!