Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler

Homeschoolers have long said that EVERYTHING is 'school' depending on how you look at it. If you are one of those unfortunate people who has to justify hours to your State, you may be wondering just how to utilize those 'teachable moments' to receive appropriate credit. Let's take an example from our day, shall we...

LITERATURE:
Tammi Jo took a walk 
With her darling daughter. 
She fell down 
And she did roll 
Poor Ann could only watch her!
(Side note: You could spend a few moments discussing genealogy here and marvel at the fact that someone would actually name their kid Tammi Jo... but I digress.)

BOTANY: Certain species of native ornamental trees introduce their genetic material by way of seed pods which drop to the ground to further ripen and ultimately open. 

SCIENCE: Spherical objects of sufficient size are effective at reducing the coefficient of friction between the ground and the rubber sole of a walking shoe.
Further, gravity is a given.

FIRST AID: Gentle washing of skin abrasions with mild soap and warm water will remove surface dirt. Apply antibiotic ointment and a dry dressing as needed. Apply ice to areas of swelling. Tylenol may be given as needed for pain.
And Finally:

HOME ECONOMICS: While a cotton skirt and blouse has aesthetic appeal on a beautiful spring day, it is better to plan you wardrobe around your activities so that you may remain modest in all circumstances.

So, there you have it. How was YOUR homeschool day?

3 comments:

Lainie said...

Hope you're okay :)

I tried to write an Haiku for you but my brain is mushy after the long day :)

{{{hugs}}}

Kaitlin said...

hmmmm, physics always did suck.

purple squirrel said...

That was really well done... (Sorry... Hugs)
Lis in MA from TOS Crew(Following you. :) )