I know that I'm not the only teen who homeschools. So, here is a thread for other homedchoolers to talk on since I could not find one. Talk on!5
Hi! I'm a homeschooler. :) I love it.
Me too. :) I'm also an independent homeschooler, so I sort of school myself. My mom helps some, of course. But, for example, since I teach myself, I'm going to use this summer to help broaden my horizons on my own by working for 1 month on different things.
I'm semi-independent, I guess. My mom decides on the curriculum and everything, then each week she gives my twin sister and me a list of schoolwork. We decide what we want to do when.
I love writing, and homeschooling lets me do that. I can take an afternoon off from school to write a story and finish my work on the weekend.
My neighbor loves that my family homeschools because she often needs babysitters for her three boys. :)
Yeah, I know. :) I doubt that I would be able to pursue writing and cooking the way that I have if I wasn't homeschooled. And I also would not be as accomplased in both fields. I can also chhose which langues I want to learn better than in a public high school.
Cool! What languages are you learning?
This year I'm doing Spanish, and I've been studying Latin for several years. I like Spanish better though.
Do you do a homeschool co-op or anything like that? I'm in two homeschool groups.
One is kinda like a school; we do two semesters a year and I take four classes every semester. Stuff like Current Events, art, Shakespeare, Newsletter (one of my all-time favorites) and any writing class I can be in! (Especially if my mom's the teacher.)
The other homeschool group does a ton of field trips. The zoo, a Civil War fort, plays at community colleges...oh yeah, and we go to an opera in Philadelphia (at the Academy of Music) a couple of times a year. It's always amazing.
Um.... I'm going to be learning Irish first. I'm actually doing a lot of that in the summer. After Irish, I'm either going to do Latin or French.
I also do do a co-op. The classes that I take in it are art, Americain History, Writing, and Chemistry.
That's cool. So you like to cook?
I love cooking! It's great! I mostly bake yeast breads.
I've always wanted to bake bread. I don't know, it seems very old-fashioned and cool to me. But I'm a terror in the kitchen. I can make cupcakes; that's pretty much it. xD
Cupcakes made from scratch or a box? Also, the yeast bread is really easy. All that you really need is yeast, water, flour, salt, and plenty of time.
Box. XD I'm not much of a cook. My friend's mom made bread for us last night; it was really good.
Are you doing schoolwork through the summer?
Yep, I came up with my own curriculum. :) I'm going to learn Irish, or as much as I can, and also do lititure, writing, cooking, and medical science.
I do online school, which is "technically" public, but I consider myself homeschooled. Been doing it since 2nd grade; it's so awesome. I'm learning Latin right now...Id amo! dragonsandthree, I really want to learn Irish because I'm currently going through this phase where I'm OBSESSED with the Dubliners (the group, not the book... OhmyGodthey'resoawesome) and, consequently, Ireland. However, the written part terrifies me. There are about a million languages I want to learn, so I want to finish up Latin, learn Italian, and then maybe I'll look into Irish.
Is it just me, though, or is it sort of irritating how people always ask how you socialize? I mean, I guess it's nice that I get to educate them a little about how it works, but GEEZ! Anyone?
Yeah, I know what you mean.