| Our Back to School|
For those who home educate their children, as we did, school may have never ended. :) We always schooled through the summer since we often took extended breaks throughout the year to enjoy something special like a family vacation without all the institutional learners crowding all the great sites (sa-weet!). More often, however, there were things which made schooling nearly impossible such as moving, mother's extended illness, bringing a new baby into the family, or helping others with these same needs.
Yet, schooling non-stop throughout the year can make it seem as though you never move on to a new level of accomplishment. If your family is like ours, I'd encourage you to have a Back to School Party to energize the kids and start the new year off with a bang!
Our parties were different each year. The first time we did this, I bought some party decorations appropriate for the occasion and made a special paper bag lunch such as children take when they attend an institutional school. Face it: some home schooled kids rarely get juice boxes and chips in individual serving sized bags.
|Jonathan and Andrew enjoying juice boxes!|
|Back to School Party Fare|
(left to right) Jonathan (hidden), Andrew,
Teacher Mom (me), and Lydia
What are your ideas for making the new school year special? Please share them here with us in the comment section or leave me a note through the Contact page: http://www.ehomebody.com/contact.html.