Today is the third Wednesday, which means it is the Homeschool Days Hop! I hope you take the time after reading this to check out all the other bloggers homeschool ideas for Easter.
Having a house full of ADHD I am usually not the one to add extras to our already crammed school schedule. Yes it would be nice to celebrate all the holidays during school but that is just not a reality for us. I have to work hard with them to stay on track, to finish on time, so we can have a nice long summer break. To do that I have to prioritize. Even though I have seen so many cute ideas to intertwine Easter into our homeschool, most of the ideas require more planning time on my part to make them happen, and time is just not something I can spare. So what do we do? Do we ignore the holidays all together, in our school? No. We just fit it into what we are already doing.
My kiddos are in the beginning stages of writing. One a bit farther along than the other but both are having to work on some sort of writing project every couple of weeks. Our curriculum gives us prompts for them to write about each time. This helps them be able to focus on one area and not feel so overwhelmed with all they could be writing about. Because of that, the kids are able to come up with some ideas pretty quickly and we don’t waste time pondering, thinking and ultimately stalling. Since they come up with ideas quickly this way, I am able to focus on helping them brainstorm their ideas and get the writing process moving along much quicker. The kids see the results much quicker and in the end want to write more.
So what does this have to do with Easter? Well, since we are already writing anyway, I just change the prompts given by the curriculum to something that matches the upcoming holiday more. For now, the upcoming holiday is Easter, so that is what I will focus their writing prompts on. This is a simple way for them to focus on Easter in school, yet still be able to continue on with our curriculum and not get off track. Simple is the key word here, because I just don’t have much time, as it is, to plan. Thinking up a few new writing prompts doesn’t take long for me, so this is what we do.
Knowing that not everyone has a gifting in writing, I have put together a FREE Printable Pack with a variety of writing prompts, along with a brainstorming web, which is the best way we brainstorm in our house. I hope that these help you stay on track with your school curriculum all while adding a bit of Easter to your school days. Sign up for emails from Faithfilled Chaos to get your copy sent right to your inbox. A sign up form is right below this post, and on the sidebar.