On Monday three homeschool families visited my grammar class. It was an opportunity for the homeschool students to learn about Saudi and Chinese culture and for my students to practice authentic conversation.
My students were excited to host the families. One student brought a box of baklava and another student prepared a huge pan of kabsa (traditional Arabic meat and rice dish) to share with our visitors.
It was also an opportunity to introduce my students to the concept of homeschooling, which is unheard of in many countries. We may need to invite the homeschool students for another visit, though. I smiled when I read the question and answer homework of one of my students. It went something like this:
Q: Why they house school?
A: Because they like play.