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I have to do a poll for my Statistics class, then manipulate and analyze the data in various ways. I thought maybe some of you mamas would give me a few minutes of your time and be my poll subjects. Thanks in advance

I'm going to have to limit this to parents of kids ages 5-18. There are two questions. Please answer them both:

1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO, please... I guess you can answer Other but I can't use your data for my project.)


2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities? (You know... sports, lessons, out-of-school classes. I need a number of hours, not a range. You can respond per each child if the answers differ.)

I hope that's clear enough. Sorry to be so persnickety, but the requirements for this project were very specific. Even if you answer in such a way I can't use your data for my project I will be deeply grateful you responded.
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1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO, please... I guess you can answer Other but I can't use your data for my project.)
No, my 5yo is in public school.

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2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities? (You know... sports, lessons, out-of-school classes. I need a number of hours, not a range. You can respond per each child if the answers differ.)
On average, my 5yo spends 2 hours per week in extracurricular activities.

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no, don't homeschool. Child not old enough.

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1) yes

2) 8-yo (8.75)
5-y0 (7)

(if it matters, most of that activity time is during "typical school hours"

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DS1 (16, almost 17):

1. No - he's in public school
2. 5

DD1 (6.5):

1. Yes
2. 1 (It actually varies, but has been 1 most of this year)


My other two are under 5.

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1. Do you homeschool? NO

2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities? 0

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1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO, please... I guess you can answer Other but I can't use your data for my project.)

2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities? (You know... sports, lessons, out-of-school classes. I need a number of hours, not a range. You can respond per each child if the answers differ.)
1. No

2. 9 yo Child -8 hours
6 yo child- less than one hour (2 hours twice a month)
2 year old child-4 (includes 3 hours of "preschool")
2 year old child-4 (includes 3 hours of "preschool")

If church is considered an extracurricular activity then add two hours to each kid.

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1. Yes
2. 8 hours per week at least
My dd is seven. I am not sure if you need the age.
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1. No

2. 30 mins (violin lesson)

ETA My dd is 5.5 yrs old (if that matters)

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1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO, please... I guess you can answer Other but I can't use your data for my project.)


2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities? (You know... sports, lessons, out-of-school classes. I need a number of hours, not a range. You can respond per each child if the answers differ.)
1. No - DD is 7 years old

2. strictly extracurricular = 3 hours
religious school would add another 3 hours
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1. No
2. 2 hours
age 6.5
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DD is 5, DS is 7.

1. No, we do not homeschool.
2. Typically 2.5 hours per child, excluding "breaks" etc.
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1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO, please... I guess you can answer Other but I can't use your data for my project.)
no, I do not homeschool

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2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities?
DD#1 - 13 years old -- 1 hour per week (she has some special needs and is going through a phase)

DD#2 -- 11 years old -- 8 hours per week

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1. No

2. DS 16 y.o. - 4 hours (does not include his 2 garage bands - which are actually basement bands and he organizes rehearsals himself - otherwise add another 3 hours).

DD 13 y.o. - 11 hours (includes 3 hours at a part-time job)

N.B Both are involved in performance groups, and these numbers don't include the performances - only regular rehearsals. On any given week, a performance may add double or more hours to the schedule. For example, last weekend DD was in a school showcase and spent from 2 p.m to 10 p.m. at rehearsal and then performance. This weekend, DS had an afternoon concert with his community youth band and was there from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. He also had a gig with one of his own garage bands on Friday - from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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1. Yes
2. He's is almost 8 years old. He does an average 15 hours of extracurricular activities. 12 hours are a combination of an after school program with martial arts (45 minutes a day). 45 minutes of music class, 45 minutes of piano, and 30 minutes of art. He goes to a social skills class every other week for an hour and alternates the next week with a home schooling co-op for 2 hours.

I'm not controlling stage mother, I swear he is kid who thrives on activity and change.
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I have 3 children, but only two fit into your age requirements.

1. Both older children go to school outside the home.

2. DD1 (9) 6 hours in extra curriculars.
DD2 (6) 3 hours

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1) No

2) 10 yr old, 4 hours/week (1 hour swordfighting and 3 hours circus school(
8 yr old, 4 hours/ week (1 hour cello and 3 hours circus school)
almost 5 yr old, 1 hour/ week (gymnastics)
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1. Yes
2. DD (7), 1 hour/week (2 if you include Sunday school)

lather, rinse, repeat
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Both of my children go to public school.

DD 11--8 hours (4 of that is on Saturday)
DD 7--1.5 hours
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My oldest is 5 years old.

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1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO, please... I guess you can answer Other but I can't use your data for my project.)
Yes.

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2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities? (You know... sports, lessons, out-of-school classes. I need a number of hours, not a range. You can respond per each child if the answers differ.)
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DS age 9
1 hr art class
3 hr science class at univeristy (this is a 6 week program)
4 hrs math class

Yes we homeschool

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Currently we are homeschooling our 12 yo (6th grade). He is in a combination 3 days homeschool, 2 days classroom at a charter school. So feel free to throw out my response.

1. Yes.

2. This semester, 1.5 hours a week. Last semester, 3.5 hours.

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2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities? (You know... sports, lessons, out-of-school classes. I need a number of hours, not a range. You can respond per each child if the answers differ.)
YES.

4 hours
(1.5 hours music class + 2 hours nature once a month + 3 hours co-op group 3x month)

We have very few structured activities. Learn-as-we-go.
Daughters are 10 & 6 & 1

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DS1 is 11.

No, he goes to public school.

He does 1 hours structured - LEGO engineering.

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I have a 6yo DS.
1) No, we do not homeschool.
2) On average, one hour of extra-curricular activities per week.
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This is for my 15 y/o DS

1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO, please... I guess you can answer Other but I can't use your data for my project.)

No.

2. On average, how many hours a week do your kids spend in structured "extracurricular" activities? (You know... sports, lessons, out-of-school classes. I need a number of hours, not a range. You can respond per each child if the answers differ.)

He spends 12 hours a week in extracurricular activities - he is a bicycle racer and that is how much they train at this time of year
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Yes

12 hours/week
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1) Homeschool? NO

2) Extracurricular activities? 2 hours per week

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1. no
2. 3

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1. 6.5 yr old, no
2. 2.5
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