Homeschool vs Private School – A Quick Review of our First Month in the System

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I can hardly believe our girls have been in school for a month already. So the question over coffee this morning, what do we think – homeschool vs private school? Have we made a good choice taking a break from travel and putting our teens in school for the first time? Are the girls happy? What does the school think, are we making a good impression? Should we pull the plug, pack the bags and head back on the road?

Too much to tackle on a Friday morning, so I’ll just review the day so far. So, let’s compare the old and the new, homeschool vs private school:

Homeschool vs Private School

The start to the day

Homeschool→  Sleep until we are ready to get up.
School →  Alarm clock wakes me in the middle of an awesome dream.
 +1 Homeschool
Homeschool→  Relaxed, casual dress, even pajamas if we want.
School →  Pressed and clean uniforms everyday.
 +1 Homeschool
Homeschool→  Just add a hat on a bad hair day.
School →  Neat and tidy, conservative style tied with a black or blue ribbon
+1 Homeschool
Homeschool→  Study, swim, culture, tour, museum we decide on the day.
School →  Load our girls into the car and drive to school.
+1 Homeschool

Add making lunch before breakfast and my life actually seems more hectic.

That is until they are gone for the morning. Then it is coffee with hubby on the deck (from the first week):

homeschool vs private school perfect latte

 

Relaxing and slowing down for a while isn’t so bad.
+1 Private School

And a few other points:
Girls are happy, they are making new friends, problem solving and participating in a whole array of new sports.
+3 Private School

Final score, Homeschool 4, Private School 4

We will give it another month, although I do have itchy feet that are ready to get back on the road.

I don’t want you to leave here without laughing at me at least once, so I thought I would share a little school incident from yesterday:

ME: Is this where I leave things for my daughter?
SCHOOL: Yes, what is this?
ME: It’s her lunch.
SCHOOL: Does she know to come and pick it up?
ME: Yes, she text me to let me know she forgot it . . . oh, s%*& . . . oh sorry . . . she’s not supposed to text, is she . . . did I just get her in trouble.

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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain

So what do you think – homeschool vs private school?

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About Rhonda Albom

When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.

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  1. Looks pretty even to me. I’m sure they will have a fabulous time and make tons of new friends. I’m positive.

    You look mighty comfy and I think that counts for way more.

    Have a terrific day. :)
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  2. it’s about time for you to have some me time

  3. It’s a toss up. But having to cope with difficulties is a good thing. We went through that with our two. In the end it was good. They were glad too. The teachers they had were quite high-level, and they enjoyed what they learned. But the best part of all was their friends, who stick with them to this day.

    But I have to say that the uniform with a black hair ribbon was a bit much for my mind to bend around. If I could add a smiley face with a tongue sticking out I would!

    Um – I have to say that your spot on the porch looks awfully good to me! It’s polluted here today. Nice to see some blue! And that cup of coffee… yum.
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    • :P here – that should do it according to my daughter, the school girl :)
      To make the tongue sticking out eyes are : followed by the capital letter P with no space : P

  4. I vote for private school.
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  5. Interesting way to analyze schooling. I don’t think I’ve read a breakdown like this before. It seems very logical and scientific.
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  6. I say keep them in the school; that deck looks too comfortable, and the coffee too inviting.
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  7. Lol too funny about the text!!! As soon as they get back on the road, they’ll just start missing their friends ;-)

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