How Many Homeschoolers......

.... does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

How many homeschoolers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?  (I took this from a friend who posted it on facebook.  It made me chuckle.)

Before commencing, mom contacts HSDLA to see if there is a legal loophole to change a lightbulb without first asking the local department of education.

She then contacts the co-op to see if there is enough interest to have a field day to watch the changing of the lightbulb.

The co-op then forms a committee to determine whether this is a homeschooling or unschooling type of activity.

Then, 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.

So the answer is: No less than 5.


  1. I'm not a homeschooling mom, but I found this funny. Thanks for the chuckle.

  2. Ha, that is hilarious. Isn't that just the way it is. My favorite was the ladder made out of branches. I can just picture the gathering of them in my backyard.


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