Day-school V.S. Homeschool
Most children go to day-school, but many are homeschooled. There are many similarities between day-school and homeschooling, but there are also many differences when it comes to socialization, curriculum and schedule.
At a day-school students socialize more. Children are usually in a class with 20+ other students. So they can participate in group projects and discuss things they learned in class with their friends. There are also numerous after-school programs, dances, and clubs where students can socialize with each other.
A day-school's curriculum is much more strict. Students don't have very much say in what they learn, and how fast. They have to work at the speed of the class, whether that speed is too fast, or too slow. School starts at 8 am and ends at 3 pm, 5 days a week. Saturday and Sunday are free. Then there is summer break, winter break, spring break, and a few short breaks in between. There are also 3-10 field trips a year.
Teachers that work at a day-school are professionally trained. They go to school for many years to become a teacher and they get paid. Students also get a lot less 1 on 1 time with the teacher because there are 20+ other students in the class.
Homeschooled children don't get to socialize very often. They don't have any classmates other than siblings, (if they have any). So group projects aren't really an option. They can only talk to their teacher (parent) about what they learned in class. There are also never enough students to have after school clubs, sports teams and dances.
Homeschooling curriculum is much more flexible than day-school curriculum.The student gets much more freedom with what they learn. They can also work at their own pace, without having to wait for other students to finish, or without having to speed through their work to keep up. School also usually starts at 10 am and ends at 1 pm, 5 days a week. Weekends are free, but there aren't as many vacations during the year. To make up for that, there are lots of field-trips. (Especially if you are traveling the world).
Parents are usually the teachers at a homeschool. Therefore homeschool teachers never studied to become a professional teacher, and they aren't paid. Students also get a lot of 1 on 1 time with their teachers, so they can often learn things a lot quicker and in more detail.
As you can see there are many similarities between day-school and homeschooling, but there are also many differences when it comes to socialization, curriculum and schedule.
I personally like going to day-school much more than homeschooling. This is mostly because I am a very social girl, and I like talking with my friends in class and during break. I also love group projects and field trips, and trust me, field trips aren't as fun with your brothers...
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