Thursday, August 11, 2016

Traditions 101- 5 Day Blog Hop

Welcome to day 4 of the 5 Days of Homeschool 101!  We are thrilled you are back!

Today is all about traditions and so I am going to start with a little confession.

I am not big into traditions.  At all.  Call me lazy or just a bad mom, but we tend to change things around a lot and don't adhere to many traditions.  But there are some fun ones out there for homeschooling and IF I was going to be inspired here's what I would do-

Assign each child a color for the year.  Ok, this one I do, but only recently.  Color coding notebooks and school supplies is fun and relatively easy as long as you are smart on your color choice.  That's about where my traditions stop.

Make a special breakfast.  I have seen some moms go all out on this, even taking the children out for a fun breakfast.  I love the idea, just never do it.

Take first day of school pictures.  I know, I know, bad on my part, but it doesn't happen here.  I do, however, look at all the cute pictures you all post on Facebook and feel bad for my kids!

Celebrate the 100th day of school.  Yes, I do keep track of what day we are on, but not once have we treated it any differently.  Again, I love all of the fun ideas I see online, but the thought of collecting 100 of anything goes against my 34 Days of Clean principles and makes me cringe.

Celebrate the holidays.  OK, we do celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter but after that, not so much.  When I taught preschool I actually gave thought to Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Presidents Day and such, but now, not so much.  I do dream of a theme decorated room and love seeing yours! ;)

Take off the child's birthday.  Yay me!  I have been known to do this occasionally.  When it fits my schedule well.  Again, I love the idea, but the thought of taking off a random day in the middle of the week makes me cringe.

I am sure there are so many more, but for the sake of my pride I will stop.  I also want you to still like me!  :)  The point is, traditions can be fun and if they fit your family, then have at it!  

Enjoy your time, but most importantly, enjoy your kids!


5 Days of Homeschool 101


  1. Good ideas! We do some of these things, but not all of them.

  2. Good ideas!!! We do some of these things, but not all of them.

  3. Thanks for the ideas. I'm not very good at them either, but I enjoy seeing what others do as well. I usually give my kids a new pencil to go with the season or a holiday a couple times a year. We also take birthdays off like a holiday. It helps the day be special and the child who has a birthday gets to do something they want to do during the day then. I have been known to take two days off if a birthday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday rather than do school for 1 day and take a day off.

  4. Color coding is such a great idea but I abandoned it when I could find half the stuff in the chosen color but not the other. I wore out very quickly of trying to remember who was pink and What was your other color???? - Lori

  5. EVERY year I plan to celebrate the 100th day. Yeah, hasn't happened yet. Mostly because I'm unsure when we reach Day 100, since Day 1 is kind of nebulous. LOL Maybe this year, since I only have one student!


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