Monday, December 3, 2007

How Does A Homeschool Mom Change A Lightbulb?

I have a few friends who home school their children.
And I admire them greatly.

Its not for me. As much as I love my children, I have none of the time, patience or desire. But its amazing to watch how many everyday activities can be turned into fun, educational experiences. Which is probably why I thought this was so funny. And true.

How Does A Homeschool Mom Change A Lightbulb?

First, she takes the kids to the library and checks out three books on electricity. Then the kids make papiermache’ light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas Edison and do a skit based on his life. Next, the family studiesthe history of lighting methods, wrapping up with dipping their own candles. After that, everyone takes a trip to the store here they compare types of light bulbs as well as prices and figure out how much change they’ll get if they buy two bulbs for $1.99 and pay with a five dollar bill. On the way home, a discussion develops over the history of money and also Abraham Lincoln, since his picture is on the five dollar bill. Finally, after building a homemade ladder out of branches dragged from the woods, the light bulb is installed. And there is light.

Borrowed from the CHEAV [Christian Home Educators of the Antelope Valley] December 2007 Newsletter, with thanks to Jennifer

Update: Very nice to see all the moms dropping by via Mom's Talk News (thanks for the link). And please, feel free to stick around and check out the rest of the blog.


Jennifer said...

Ah shucks.... your welcome my friend!!! And thank you for such kind words... you are admired for all you do for not only your children, but also the children you are helping through your blog!!!! Great work! Keep it up!!!!

Carrie Lauth said...

LOL! That may describe some homeschool moms, but my answer would be:

Gather the kids around a candle and read books all afternoon. LOL!