How many reasons are there to love homeschooling?  My goal is to find and list one for each day of the year.  Here’s what I’ve got so far! (Click on the reasons to see the related posts)

1. Relaxed school-night evenings

2. No perfect spring day is wasted sitting at a desk

3.I can’t be deceived into thinking that my children’s education is someone else’s responsibility

4.We can do our school work anywhere we choose.

5. Even a day off is a day learning

6. I get to spend all day with my kids

7. There’s no such thing as an ‘illegal’ absence

8. Preschool doesn’t have to be a rat race

9. We determine our own ‘school year’

10. We can use all types of computerized games for learning

11. I enjoy telling curious strangers why we love homeschooling

12. We can use the ‘team work’ approach to school work

13. It encourages a close relationship between my kids

14. Kids can get a good education no matter what school district you live in

15. The kids can fully enjoy Grandma when she comes to visit

16. We can make our own curriculum

17. We can explore the interconnectedness of subjects

18. I can help my kids go as far or as fast as they want in the subjects that interest them

19. We can foster independence in our kids

20. We can encourage our kids to take responsibility for and have pride in their work

21. Our library card is 90% of our school supplies

22. Math can be learned by actually using it

23. Anticipating all the ‘surprise’ opportunities for learning

24. We don’t have to keep ‘school hours’

25. Going fishing isn’t playing ‘hook’-y

26. Meeting newbie homeschoolers is fun

27. The kids can learn in real life

28. We don’t have the burden of ‘back to school’

29. We get all our school supplies on clearance

30. We only have to buy the school supplies we really need

31. We can buy whatever color notebooks we like, not what’s dictated by ‘the list’

32. The girls can take as long as they need to really understand a topic

33. It’s satisfying to watch the ‘ah-ha’ moment

34.Movies and education films wet their appetite – they want to know more

35.It’s great when they ask me the questions… instead of the other way around

36. It’s not about the list of things we do – it’s about what they learn

37. Having brunch and hanging out in our jammies on school mornings

38. The kitchen is easily transformed into a teachers’ lounge with a cup of coffee and a homeschooling friend.

39. Campfires, complete with marshmallows, in the middle of a perfect fall day

8 Responses to “365 Reasons I Love Homeschooling (a work in progress)”

  1. Great reasons! I love it! 🙂

  2. Jill Says:

    How about, “My children know their multiplication tables and the states and capitals instead of all the lyrics to ‘High School Musical'”. 🙂
    Just a peeve of mine…are they in public school to learn or what?!
    I love homeschooling….

  3. Carol Says:

    Good point, Jill!

  4. Eileen Says:

    Listen, I haven’t started homeschool yet but I love all the reasons you gave they really inspire me I thank you a lot I hope you have more reasons because the first 39 reasons were great. Again Thank you and may God bless you and your family.Amen.

  5. Erin Fischer Says:

    I love your take on homeschooling!!! I have been homeschooling my 3 kids for almost five years now, and it’s so nice to come along inspirational moms like you. Thanks for all the time and effort it takes to inspire the rest of us.


    Erin & family

  6. Krystal Says:

    Love this. I linked to your blog, as I wrote on a similar theme.

  7. Melinda Scott Says:

    Trying to get my 6th grader to love homeschooling is rough. She misses “traditional” school and wants to go back in the fall, I want her to enjoy homeschooling so badly.

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