Thursday, October 2, 2008

Q: How does a homeschooler change a light bulb?

A: First, mom checks three books on electricity out of the library, then the kids make models of light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas Edison and do a skit based on his life. Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up with dipping their own candles. Next, everyone takes a trip to the store where 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, as 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.

~Author Unknown


kRgBlOg said...

I hate it when people make fun of homeschoolers...i'm homeschooled and perfectly normal thanks.

Jennifer said...

Apparently, you missed the point. It was a joke. My children are all homeschooled too. And personally, I think this joke points out the fun, resourcefulness of the homeschool approach to life. Just my two cents worth.

Everything Changes said...

Absolutely! How fun.