With exams being this week here, I’ve been getting asked a lot of questions about homeschooling so I thought I would answer some of the most common ones!
- Do you have to take exams?
I do not. Exams are just to make sure that you’re learning what is being taught, I just do my schoolwork until I have mastered it or know it pretty well then move on to the next thing.
- Why do you homeschool?
Because of my severe nut allergy and how schools weren’t good about it then, and my parents decided that it’s a better way of education for us. For more check out A History Of My Homeschooling (#backstoryweek)
- Is it fun?
Sometimes, yeah! But most of the time, it’s incredibly boring, just like public school. My family has lots of fun some days together, and being able to go places or basically do what I want is fun. I don’t have a classroom filled with other kids, though, so it doesn’t get too exciting.
- Who teaches you?
I do some things online, and those things are videos with teachers, and other things are from books and if I need help I will ask my mum, or Google.
- Do you get to sit around in pyjamas all day?
If I wanted to? But no. I love clothes too much, and I think that would make me get quite depressed.
- Do you get a summer break?
This depends on the year, usually, I just lessen the amount of schoolwork I do, but last year and what I will probably do this year, I took off the same time as kids in public school did. I do not take PD days off, though because those don’t apply to me at all.
- Do you get to sleep in?
YESSSS! Honestly favourite part of homeschooling. I used to wake up between 10 or 11 am but now I have been getting up earlier around 8 am to do Pilates. And I usually stay up really late.
- How do you make friends?
See my post on The S Word.
- What about the high school experience?
I don’t even know what this is, but I get asked this a lot. The only thing I can think of is going to maybe school sports games, school dances or things like that, and I can just ask my friends who go to public school to invite me.
- What about extracurricular things?
A lot of things are offered in the local homeschool group or community centres.
If you have any questions about homeschooling feel free to ask them in the comments or contact me!
P.S. It’s Peri