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    Filed at 3:20 am under by dcobranchi

    Home education during high school can allow teens to follow their normal circadian rhythms– up ’til 1 a.m. and sleep ’til 10. G-schoolers, of course, can’t do that. Joanne Jacobs notes that for lots of g-schoolers, first period is literally slept through.

    4 Responses to “ZZZZZZ”

    Comment by
    Manning Shaw
    May 9th, 2008
    at 9:11 am

    It’s 9:02am and I and Little Man (10) have been up about half an hour. Played some with a RC car (The General Lee!), while letting the dog do his thing. We’re waiting on the bacon, now, as he grapples a little with adding and subtracting negative numbers, using number lines to help him get the hang of it.

    It’s SOOOO nice not forcing ourselves out of bed at 6am to catch that bus at 6:40 to arrive at school at 7:25 to wait another half hour for school to actually start…so much wasted time and productivity lost just to keep to a top-down, government mandated schedule and study government mandated curriculi just to take a government mandated test…

    Society underates sleep, but we value it highly around here…gotta go, bacon’s ready and I can’t wait to taste Little Man’s waffles!

    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    May 9th, 2008
    at 12:32 pm

    I have to admit that when the Husband and I were first discussing homeschooling, I said, “And we wouldn’t have to get up so early!” We both got a little euphoric imagining that. Totally ranks in my top 5 reasons one should consider homeschooling.

    Comment by
    May 9th, 2008
    at 7:01 pm

    We put sleep high on our list of priorities, too. It is essential to good health — both physical and mental.

    Comment by
    Andrea Roach
    May 10th, 2008
    at 12:23 pm

    I just woke up. My daughter is still asleep. Works for us.