The 14 Days of Homeschool

(To the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas)

On the first day of homeschool, my neighbor said to me,

“Can you homeschool legally?”

On the second day of homeschool, the store clerk said to me,

“Are they socialized?”

On the third day of homeschool, a teacher said to me,

“Who will give them tests?”

On the fourth day of homeschool, my doctor said to me,

“What about P.E.?”

On the fifth day of homeschool, my sister said to me,


On the sixth day of homeschool, my pastor said to me,

“Why do you do this?”

On the seventh day of homeschool, my best friend said to me,

“I could never do it!”

On the eighth day of homeschool, my mother said to me,

“How long will you do this?”

On the ninth day of homeschool, my in-laws said to me,

“Look at what they’re missing!”

On the tenth day of homeschool, my florist said to me,

“What about the prom?”

On the eleventh day of homeschool, the librarian said to me,

“They’ll miss graduation!”

On the twelfth day of homeschool, the reporter said to me,

“Can they go to college?”

On the thirteenth day of homeschool, my support group leader said to me. . .

“They can go to college,

They’ll have graduation,

They won’t miss the prom,

Look at what they’re learning,

You can teach through high school,

You can really do this,

Love is why you do this,


They can have P.E.

You can give them tests,

They’ll be socialized,

You can homeschool legally!”

On the fourteenth day of homeschool my neighbor said to me,

“How can I get started?

Why didn’t you tell me?

Where do I buy curriculum?

When is the next conference?


I think we can do this,

If you will help us!

We’ll join a sports team,

And we’ll homeschool legally.”

by Dianne Glasscoe,  Bonnie Spear, and Joann Summey of Lexington, North Carolina.