Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Homeschoolers' Anthem?

This was sent to me by a homeschooling friend of mine
I couldn't resist posting it...
Just TRY to read it without singing along!
I Will Survive
(the first year homeschooling)
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 to 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!
I Will Survive
Originally written and produced by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
Originally performed by Gloria Gaynor
Mercilessly altered, with apologies, by Natalie Criss


  1. I had to sing along. Too fun.

    I am so thankful that I am only partially homeschooling my 2nd grader so that he is occupied two days a week. Now my Kindergartner? I will be repeating that anthem in my head all year long...hahaha

  2. I think homeschooling is such a blessing to kids, you will be surprised at how well it turns out!

  3. But - did you get the video? I can send it to you if you didn't.


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