Last year, I drove all the way to Virginia to attend my first homeschool convention. It wasn’t too bad–only a 9-hour drive and my bestest friend in the whole wide world went with me.
Side note: Can you believe we never once turned the radio on during that whole 9 hours? Not once. Yeah, we like each other.
And attending a convention in person was awesome, I must admit. But this year, I have neither the time or funds to attend a convention in my own state, let alone another one.
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Getting your kids outside this summer can be as easy as choosing the right book to read with them.
The Trumpet of the Swan is one of E.B. White’s best stories. It also happens to be my middle boy’s favorite children’s book. Seriously, you can’t mention this book without him lighting up.
You can make it a favorite of your kids, too. Read it aloud with them this summer (because reading aloud rocks) and incorporate a pond study into it.
Getting kids stoked about poetry can be hard. The language is often elusive, the meanings not immediately clear–the whole enterprise is enough to cause groans and eyerolls heard ’round the world.
What’s a homeschooling mama to do?
Read poetry during the summer with poetry walks. Get them outside and active and relate the poems to what they’re doing. Create an atmosphere of fun around the reading of poetry.
And maybe, just maybe, the groans will turn into gasps of excitement.