View Full Version : Weekly Poll: How long have you been homeschooling?

07-06-2011, 05:51 AM
We have had a lot of newbies to the site come on as of late and introduce themselves. We have gotten new members who are just starting their journeys and others that have been doing it forever! I thought that this might be a fun way to find out about our average homeschooling years as a group.

For me, since beginning this adventure it has been 4 years, even though it feels like we have been doing it for much longer! Mostly because we are schooling year round and it feels like we are always learning something new. The adventure of homeschooling to me is one that I wish I had started sooner but I am so glad that I realized I could do this wonderful thing for my boys. The most rewarding part of all of this, is to be able to be with my boys all the time(even if I say otherwise sometimes, LOL)and watch them mature and learn and become passionate about what they love.

07-06-2011, 08:45 AM
I said 7-8 years, because this summer marked the beginning of our 8th year 'officially' homeschooling. However, I've been homeschooling since dd was born, even though I didn't realize that until we made it 'official,' even while dd was in private pre-K and public Kinder. So, that would make it 13 years technically.

07-06-2011, 09:55 AM
I can't decide if I'm a "youngling" or a "padawan"....because I've finished 2 years but I suck at math. (Shh-don't tell the non-homeschoolers)

07-06-2011, 10:33 AM
I'm considering this our start of our 3rd year, though we weren't official until Kindergarten. I did make the decision to "try out" homeschooling with Pre-K.

07-06-2011, 10:44 AM
First our daughter out of necessity, now our son because it's what's best for him. (there are 12 years differences in their ages - just get one graduated then I had to start all over again with the next one!).

So I marked Jedi Grand Master. Too many years to count now.

07-06-2011, 03:24 PM
This is hard for me to answer because I started unschooling my son 20 years ago (not knowing there was a term for it). However, I have been officially homeschooling since September 2005.

07-06-2011, 04:00 PM
Officially this will be our 8th year if I'm counting up from K.

I'm burned out. Yeehaw.

07-06-2011, 04:34 PM
How do you define the start? We're finishing first grade, so in that sense two years. But my kids haven't ever been to school... so in that sense coming up on seven years. :D

Stella M
07-06-2011, 05:55 PM
Woohoo, I'm a Jedi Master, my boy will be pleased! Halfway through our 8th year of formal homeschooling.

07-06-2011, 06:34 PM
We are entering our fifth year!

07-06-2011, 07:57 PM
We are beginning our third year.

07-06-2011, 08:21 PM
We're entering Year 2! I'm so glad the worst of the anxiety is over. No one's brain/social skills will wither on the vine because I was their teacher. :D:

07-07-2011, 05:17 AM
Two years in November. This will be the first year with two kids, so it should be ... funner? :)

07-07-2011, 06:37 AM
Jedi Master here (7+ years).

I have to say, thought, it certainly doesn't feel that long. Every year is so different from the year before.

Mack's Mom
07-08-2011, 10:40 AM
Total newb here...but we DO have a semester under our belt! On to home school high school now (or as my daughter calls it, HSHS).

07-08-2011, 11:11 AM
We are starting our second year. Just wish I would have trusted my gut and my son from the beginning , we should have never attempted public school for either kid.

07-08-2011, 02:07 PM
Just finished year #1! Guess that makes me a youngling. Hah!

07-08-2011, 03:32 PM
I started when my oldest was in K, so it's all we know! She's in 2nd now and my youngest in K, so I guess that makes us in our 3rd year!

07-09-2011, 12:38 PM
I'm a Jedi Master twice over who still feels like a novice.

Caddy Wampus
07-09-2011, 03:32 PM
This will be my 13th year.

07-09-2011, 09:55 PM
10 years for me. Can I be Yoda? Oh, wait--that should be, "Yoda, can I be?" :_p:

07-10-2011, 10:32 PM
Counting prek, which I do... Around 5 years or so. Woo-Hoo! Jedi Knight, I'll have to tell the kids, they'll be thrilled!

07-11-2011, 07:11 AM
Part of what drew (draw, draweded!) me to this group was the range between newbie's and Jedi's. Though anything Jedi or related has no interest for me in real life. I'm more a Marvel Comic fan.

07-11-2011, 11:18 AM
Part of what drew (draw, draweded!) me to this group
Had drawn me to this group?

07-11-2011, 10:57 PM
I am a youngling. We just officially started in February. Although looking back I guess you could say I did some homeschooling "stuff" with the oldest even when he was in private pre-K but I never looked at it that way back then. I thought everyone did stuff like that. :)

07-12-2011, 08:47 AM
It's been seven years, so I'm a Jedi Master.:)