There is a common misconception out their that homeschoolers spend their days sitting in their homes with one of their parents doing workbooks and literally schooling at home. I’m sure that they are out there those who subscribe to this extreme version of homeschooling and bring the classroom home but have yet to meet anyone doing this. The majority of homeschoolers/unschoolers that I know, including myself, are rarely at home with their children. In our case we take our kids to museums,classes, resource centers and generally interact on an ad hoc basis with other homeschoolers.
As homeschooling grows museums and other institutions are picking up on this opportunity and hosting special “homeschooling classes” mid day during the school year. A quick search for “homeschooling classes museum” brings up tons of museums with homeschooling programs. These programs are usually made better by the fact that the classes are small. My children take homeschooling classes at a local Art Museum once a month and visit a resource center twice a week. We visit interesting sites like cider mills, farms and factories. They also participate in other activities such as fencing, acting class and circus school (my favorite) “after school” and on weekends.
Do you bring the classroom home or are you out and about most of the time?