Growing up I wasn’t like most kids, I was actually homeschooled until my freshman year of high school. My sister was homeschooled all the way through high school but I was different because I wanted to play sports, so that meant I had to go to public school. For me, someone who has experienced both public school, and also being homeschooled, some things that people found as normal while at school was so diverse to me.
Although it was almost 6 years ago I remember my first couple of days of school like it was yesterday because of how different it was for me. I probably had at most an hour of school a day, that included the basic subjects (Science, History, Math, English, Spanish) I could complete each subject in less than 10 minutes most days. At public school however it was a 7 hour day, taking 7 classes. To me that was so weird spending so much time in each class.
Another thing that might sound stupid, but it was probably the hardest thing that I ever had to learn at public school. It sounds crazy but for 14 years of my life I had never encountered cartons of milk, I’d watch the kids around me open them up in two smooth pushes, but I would always end up poking a hole in it and using a straw.
Finally the last thing I noticed in public school that was completely diverse to homeschooling was the lack of discipline, and respect that kids had. I grew up with my mom as my teacher if I misbehaved I would wait until Dad got home and would get a ruler to my butt. That taught me respect real quick, something that was noticeably lacking in kids who went to public schools