From Our House to Yours
Why homeschool? Home is a healthier place to school!
Home is a healthier place to school children because there are less germs!
Schools have closed down due to more than a third of the children being too sick to attend. Influenza A, influenza B, and strep throat have forced schools to close their doors and send children home. Schools certainly try to stay on top of the spreading of germs as much as possible! However, it is a difficult task with so many children all using the same small classrooms and restrooms. Antibacterial germicide was even listed on the necessary list of school supplies. However, when one child ate the germicide and was hospitalized, it was removed from the list and banned from local schools. In contrast, the home is a healthier place to school children. It is smaller, easier to clean, and has fewer people to pass germs among. Where are children sent when the school is full of sickness? Home. Why? It is simply a healthier place to be.
Home is a healthier place to school children because allergies can be taken into consideration!
Our son is deathly allergic to fish. I know children who are allergic to peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, and wheat. To say it is a challenge to feed them is an understatement. I also know children allergic to cats and dogs. Pet dander clings to sweatshirts, coats, and hats, so it easily finds its way into classrooms. One would think opening the windows to air out the classroom would be a good idea! However, what about the children with bee allergies or with outdoor allergies? Tree pollen in the spring, grass and weed pollen in the summer, and ragweed pollen in the fall all make certain children stay indoors. But then again, mold and dust mites thrive indoors and love carpet, pillows, and blankets, which in turn brings us to lice. Hmmm. This is why home is a healthier place to school children. Individual allergies can be taken into consideration!
Home is a healthier place to school children because clothes can be changed and recess can be moved in response to the weather!
Weather tends to change. What makes sense to wear in the morning often doesn’t make as much sense to wear in the afternoon. Likewise, recess for 15 minutes at 11 AM and 1 PM might not be the best time to venture outside. I sometimes see my children change clothes 3 different times during our homeschool day. They might start out in shorts, change to t-shirts and jeans, and then throw on sweatshirts and athletic pants. Likewise, we may move recess earlier if snow is coming, or later if snow is coming (no, that is not a typo). Certain kinds of snow are perfect for building snowmen and forts. Other kinds are best viewed looking out a window from the warmth of the home! In homeschooling, clothes can be changed and recess can be moved, which just makes home a healthier place to be.