It’s a whole new ball game.
If you’re a parent, you know that the way you choose to educate your kids is one of the biggest decisions you make for them when their elementary school years get closer. Many parents are outspoken about how much they love the public school system, while others will want to opt for private schools. And still others will pursue options like homeschooling, which seems to have become more popular in recent years.
And since most people have their own preconceived ideas of what homeschooling looks like, it makes sense that their minds were totally blown when they saw this TikTok video from mom @tiera.ash. She shared how long she homeschools her children each day based on their ages, and viewers’ minds are blown.
For kindergarten, she advised spending about 15-30 minutes per day, and it went up from there with each age level. She recommended 30 minutes to two hours for elementary schoolers, one and a half to three hours for middle school, and two to four hours for high school. Requirements will vary depending on what state you live in, but experts have backed up this kind of schedule before.
Considering the fact that those of us who went to public school grew up spending seven or eight hours at school, this is jarring. Then again, a lot of those hours at school were spent doing things other than actively learning, like walking to class in the hall, eating lunch, and not paying attention in class…
This schedule is making a lot of sense to commenters, as surprised as they might be by it.
“All the time spent in school I always felt was a waste. Some much time just sitting around doing busy work,” one person commented.
This makes the idea of homeschooling sound way less intimidating, but of course, it’s not for every family — or every little learner. Before taking the plunge, do your research, but we totally get how appealing a schedule like this looks!