Thursday, June 2, 2011
Why I Homeschool
I'm going to keep this fairly brief.
I know a lot of people tend to think homeschoolers are a bunch of weirdos (I'm hoping that this blog won't add too much fuel to that fire!!!). I didn't hate school. I have nothing against school. I just love being with my kids and homeschooling really suits our lifestyle.
I am a teacher by trade and it seems very natural for me to teach my own children. I love being with them - they bring so much joy to my life. Homeschooling allows us to travel when we want to, and I try to take the kids away in the caravan at every available opportunity. They are well socialised as we do LOTS of activities with other homeschooled children. We live a very relaxed, family orientated lifestyle which really suits us.
I understand that this lifestyle is not for everyone and at the end of the day I don't think my children are going to turn out any better than any of the children who are schooled (both Ben and myself went to school and we turned out ok).
For us it is simply a lifestyle choice.
The photos above are of different homeschooling activities my children do. Currently we have Art, Science, Drama, Japanese, Sport, Soccer and Choir lessons with other homeschooled children. There is also a photo of my children doing some schoolwork in our caravan.