Read a Schools Out for Summer Teacher Students Last Day of School T Shirt on homeschooling. A homeschooler can get work done on core subjects in about two hours a day. The rest of the day can be spent reading good books, watching educational videos, taking field trips, investigating vocations, volunteering, working on a home business, building science projects, learning a musical instrument, raising an animal for 4H and many more things. None of these activities require interaction with other students or teachers if the student is self-motivated, uses online curriculum and the parents are involved. In fact, it is waiting for other students to catch up that slows the school day down for a motivated student. There is so much good material online that smart students need to take this opportunity to find materials that will supplement the projects that their school is sending them. It will be interesting to hear about the students will be able to skip a grade because they took their own initiative and are outperforming the students who fell into the TV instead of doing their schoolwork.