Guilt-Free Homeschooling is comfortable, it's
relaxed, and it fits your family's lifestyle.
GFHS is run by Carolyn
Morrison, an 11 year veteran of homeschooling her two children, from
leaving public school in the elementary grades through high school
graduation and into college.
Whether you have a specific question, want some general advice, or just need
a dose of encouragement, Guilt-Free Homeschooling is the place to be! GFHS
offers help, comfort, and advice to new or struggling homeschool moms,
assuring them that homeschooling can be manageable, successful, guilt-free,
and glorifying to God.
Monday, June 6, 2005
Ideas for Special Events
My definition of "special events" is educational events of a larger scale than a class, though perhaps the culmination of a class. Special events are planned and hosted by your own homeschool group, even though you may also include other groups by invitation. This list contains all the special events we can remember from our eleven years of homeschooling. I am still purposely not including details, so that you can be creative in structuring your own events. If you desperately need explanations for certain events, I will be happy to oblige.
Adopt-a-Family Christmas service project Art Fair Basketball games (competitive w/Christian schools) Basketball invitational tournaments (Elementary; Jr. High; Sr. High) Book-It pizza party Bowling Career Fair Caribbean Cruise Night (cruise ship activities fun night) Challenger Learning Center (major project, considered event/field trip/classes) Christmas recital/recitation program Citizenship program and essay contest Concession stand at sports tournaments Farewell picnic (summer) Float entry in local parade Graduation ceremonies (K, 8th, 12th) History Fair Instrumental band performance Literature Fair Mother/daughter Victorian tea Music festival (w/Christian schools; vocal, instrumental) Musicals (K-3rd, 4th-12th) Operation Christmas Child service project Parents' dinner out Patriotic program (vocal music) Performance and exhibition program (spring) Pizza-and-a-movie night Play (rehearsals and performance) President's Physical Fitness Challenge Roller-skating party "School" photos Science Fair Speech contest (Elementary, Jr/Sr High) Spelling Bee Standardized testing Teens' canoe trip/river float & picnic Teens' Christmas cookie baking/delivery and caroling (service project) Teens' formal dinner Used book sale Valentines Banquet (for parents; served by students) Volleyball tournament Volunteer workday service project Welcoming picnic (fall)
[For more information on cooperative classes and group activities, visit our Topical Index section on Co-op Groups.]