Thursday, October 3, 2013
Old School Monday gatherings--Beginning THIS MONDAY!
Hello Vintage Homeschool Moms! There are even more of us this year, with lots of new homeschooling families to welcome. Becky and I have thought up a few fun events for this Fall that we want to invite all of you to. Please pass around this info to all the homeschool moms in your circle!
Our first Old School Monday is this next Monday, Oct. 7, from noon till 2:30. As usual, we will meet there in the two right-hand downstairs classrooms in the Vintage Faith Children's Ministry building. This will be our annual "back to school" share day, and our theme is "What We've Been Up To." This is a great opportunity for your kids to prepare something to share with the group.
Some things your kids may have been up to, that they might want to share:
--What they did this past summer
--Something they learned this week
--Something they did recently that was exciting
--Someplace they went recently
You get the idea. There are also many ways your kids can share their information:
--They could make a display
--Or make an old-school poster board presentation
--They could write a story
--They could show some photographs
--They could write a play and act it out
--They could write an old-school report
--They could present an interpretive dance
--The new moms hopefully realize I'm joking. But yet, I'm not!
--They may do it individually
--They may collaborate with siblings or friends.
Again, you get the idea. There is only ONE rule: Any child who participates must have a writing element in his or her presentation. It can be as short as a page, or paragraph, or sentence, depending upon the age of the child. But there must be writing of some sort in the presentation.
I apologize for not posting this sooner and giving you more time to get all into it--and yet, I know most of us do these things only a few days beforehand anyway. ; )
So, there you go! I hope you encourage your children to participate, if they want to. But no one has to if they don't want to. However, any child who participates will earn a prize!
And let's make this first gathering a party! You are welcome to bring lunch for your family, or to eat before you come--whichever is easiest for your family--but please bring one food item to share with the group. Also, please bring your own dishware & cups.
But of course if nothing else we hope you just bring yourself and your kids. : )
Here is roughly what Monday will look like:
12:00 - 12:30 -- arriving, setting up displays, eating lunch for those who want to bring theirs
12:30 - 1:00 -- Circle time, introductions, story
1:00 - 1:30 -- kids can share whatever they prepared (don't forget their writing!)
1:30 - 2:30 -- kids can play in the gym, moms can chat!
Hope to see you there!
The rest of the Vintage Homeschool Moms gatherings we have planned this Fall:
Monday, October 28--The Old School Medieval Monday (Middle Ages costumes optional)
Monday, November 25--The Old School Monday Timeline Day
Friday, December 20--Our Christmas Party
In the past we have had an Operation Christmas Child shoebox filling party, which would need to happen by early November. If anyone is interested in doing this, please let me know. The likely date of such an event would be Friday, November 8.
Any questions or comments? Please feel free to leave them in the comments below, so everyone may benefit from the discussion.