Aug 9, 2008

I Will Survive (the first year of homeschooling)

Thought this was cute!

I Will Survive (the first year of homeschooling) *Or* any year homeschooling
Originally written and produced by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
Originally performed by Gloria Gaynor
Mercilessly altered with apologies by Natalie Criss

First I was afraid
I was petrified.
Kept thinking I could never teach
´Cause I´m not certified.
But we spent so many nights
Reteaching homework that was wrong.
I grew strong,
so now I teach my kids at home!
We study math
and outer space.
I just kept on despite the fear
with a big smile across my face.
I bought a set of Base Ten blocks.
I bought books with answer keys.
My parents think we´re nuts,
but they don´t even bother me

Come on, let´s go walk out the door.
We´re on the road now,
'cause we´re not home much anymore
My friends would laugh and say we´d be unsocialized.
I heard one mumble
that I´d give up by July.
Oh no, not I!
I will survive!
As long as I know how to read
I know we´ll be alright.
I've got all my life to learn.
I've got energy to burn.
and I'll survive.
I will survive.

It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart.
Decided to attend
a play date at the local park,
and I met oh so many moms
who offered eagerly t o help.
They used to cry.
Now they hold their heads up high,
and so do we!
My kids are cool!
They´re not those chained up little people
stuck inside at school.
So if you feel like dropping by
and just expect us to be free
you´d better call ahead first
´cause we´re probably busy!


Gombojav Tribe said...

This is awesome!!

Laurel said...

Just found your blog from the adoptghana yahnoo group ...

LOVE this homeschool poem. I've been homeschooling for 18 years, and have at least 12 to go. Pretty good 30 year career.

mama of 13
(3 home from Ghana last spring)
family blog
ministry website

Hawk said...

Awesome poem! I was homeschooled and I can't put into words all the great things that have come out of it for me. I am ever thankful that my parents made this decision, it made our family so close :)

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