I almost always participate in Works for Me Wednesday. However, this week, I was a little stumped.
Kristen’s topic was Back to School, and I sat here staring at the screen thinking to myself…
I never left school, so how can I go back?
Oh, sure we take breaks all the time, but for all intents and purposes, we are year-round homeschoolers. Back to School doesn’t hold much meaning around here.
However, the more I thought about it, I realized for those of us who homeschool year round, there are a few “magical moments”…
1. “Box Day” – For us, it is a Sonlight box full of the next Core’s books or really any box that has new books in it! We tear into it and admire each and every item. We add pages to notebooks. We dream of all the adventures we’ll have.
2. New School Supplies – I make one huge order to Discount School Supply every year. I’ve been doing this for about 7 years now. Their products are reasonably priced and of good quality. And there is just something wonderful about brand new school supplies. In fact, we often buy supplemental supplies throughout the year and they are just as wonderful…just maybe not quite as a wonderful as an entire box of goodies!
3. Cracking open a new book – This happens quite often throughout our school year and I love it! There again, I think it makes a child (and a mommy) feel like there is an adventure ahead! It is something new and different from the last thing you did. What a thrill!
4. Special projects – We used to do a Show & Tell Night with the grandparents. This is something I’d like to reinstate (good intentions, poor follow-through has been my excuse up until now…someone want to hold me accountable???) Special projects are not something we do often (hence the name “special”), so every time we did something that was out of our norm for homeschooling, the kids went wild with excitement and couldn’t wait until Show & Tell Night to share with their grandparents the fruit of their fun. I really want to bring this back.
Now, it’s your turn! Whether you school year round or not, what are some of your “magical moments?”