Well, almost. Last week, I shared our governor’s ground breaking proclamation, giving Nebraska homeschoolers their own holiday perhaps slightly less well-known than Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Not to be outdone, Florida’s governor followed suit. Now, as I attempt to figure out what I can do in the real world to bring the deserved appreciation to homeschooling, I would like to give all of you the opportunity to participate in Home Education Week.
Modeled after both that most popular of holidays honoring America’s favorite sandwich and Randi’s Back to Homeschool Week at the beginning of the school year, I have put together a few writing prompts so that each day of Home Education Week, we can share different aspects of this adventure we have all embarked upon. I will also share a real world activity each day to celebrate home education with your family should you feel so inclined.
Now for my graphic, which you are free to use to help promote Home Education Week:
And the topics:
Please consider the following as writing prompts, not assignments. The ideas I list aren’t meant to restrict the topic in any way, but only to offer a starting point. Feel free to participate in as many or as few of the prompts as you like! I’ll have a Mr. Linky thing set up with each of the posts to make it easier for everyone who chooses to participate to share their posts. Also, since I can easily write most of these posts ahead of time, I will likely set them to publish the night before around 9PM central time.
- Looking Back Sunday, March 30
- Share your personal history…before you were a home educator. What was life like? Think about things you miss and things you and your family have gained. Activity: A card for you, and make your own!
- Profiling Home Educators Monday, March 31
- Describe yourself, your family or one of your children. What is it like to be home educated in your family? What is “normal” for you? Activity: A wanted poster (online or paper…click on “icebreakers” then “wanted poster.”)
- April Fool’s! Tuesday, April 1
- And we have likely all felt the fool in one way or another. Share your greatest challenge. Or one of those terrible, horrible no good, very bad days where the only thing there is to do seems to involve moving to Australia.
- Recipe for Success Wednesday, April 2
- It is also National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! So share a recipe…figuratively, as in two parts love, one part creativity, or literally, as in a super quick, nutritious meal your kids scarf up. Think about what you do in the day, what helps keep it organized and you sane (or how you got past that need for organization and saneness!), and curriculum materials you find effective.
- Show and Tell Thursday, April 3
- Show off those talents. Share a story, a special moment, a piece of artwork. Any accomplishment, great or small, is fair game. Activity: Make a brag book.
- In Their Own Words Friday, April 4
- Share your children’s home education experience in their own words. What have they said about their education? What are their likes and dislikes? Share some stories, some quotes, or turn your blog over to your children for the day.
- Looking Forward Saturday, April 5
- What are your goals for home education? What do you hope to instill in your children? Are you planning any changes to how you educate your children?
I hope to see you next week, and look forward to some interesting reading!
[tags]homeschool, homeschooling, home school, home education, Home Education Week[/tags]