“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” ~Dalai Lama
Homeschool Word of the Year. Have you ever chosen one before? If so, was it a successful process that you were able to carry out throughout your homeschool year?
If you haven’t had a Homeschool Word of the Year, what stopped you? New to the concept? Or more like “I don’t have time for that and it would do no good anyway”?
I have been in both places. When I first heard of a Word of the Year, I thought, “Um, okay. Why?” Isn’t it hard enough to plan lessons and maintain records?
After a chat with some homeschool friends, I gave it a go. I figured it couldn’t hurt to have a Homeschool Word of the Year. It might even be a fun activity that I could do with my boys.
Unfortunately, most of those words never stuck. Sure, they floated around our homeschool area, bobbing up and down and usually out of reach.
Homeschool friend, I have a tendency to squirrel. I am one of those types whose brains gets full of 1,001 ideas and ways to rock my homeschool every day. Also, I tend to have a short-term memory when it comes to activities like this. Kind of like an overly enthusiastic puppy who bounces from new toy to a bone in about 7 seconds flat. (Don’t worry. I’m not being hard on myself. I am just “embracing” who I am. Clue for later in the challenge!)
For you (and myself!) to find your homeschool focus and maintain your vision, I created a 5-Day Word of the Year Challenge. Allow me to explain.
What is a Word of the Year Challenge?
The problem: I am aware of my faults and weaknesses. I tend to get distracted and loose my focus. A new shiny curriculum comes along and I pounce on it. A struggle arises in my homeschool and I think, “Time to shift things around a bit!”
What was lacking in my homeschool words of the year in the past? No accountability and superficial word choices.
The words I had chosen all sounded nice and looked great on paper. But, they had no real meaning to me or the growth of my homeschool.
I needed a plan to determine the ideal Word of the Year. A deliberate plan, not just a few seconds without a true evaluation of our homeschool needs and wants.
Pen to paper, I jotted down my ideas and thoughts. In doing so, I arrived at five steps for finding the right Word of the Year for our homeschool.
And I knew I would have to share it here! This process is too much fun and too helpful not to share!#Free 5-Day #Homeschool Word of the Year Challenge. 2017 is going to ROCK! #ihsnet Click To Tweet
To join the fun in finding your homeschool focus and maintaining your vision, all you have to do is subscribe with your email to this challenge. You will find these activities helpful in solidifying your vision and Word of the Year.
You will be subscribing only to receive a confirmation email plus five days of emails to guide you through this process. The emails will be spaced every other day to give you time to work on the tasks.
As long as you have the password to this challenge (received in confirmation email), you will be able to participate. Take as long as you need to work each step. This challenge is about helping YOU find your vision and maintain your homeschool focus.
You will have the opportunity to privately chat with me and other challenge participants. Encouragement, support, and inspiration for all!
How to Join the FREE 5-Day Word of the Year Challenge
All you have to do is subscribe with your email! Oh, did I mention that this challenge is 100% FREE?!?!?
Within the challenge, you will receive FREE instant downloads with printables to help you determine and rock your Word of the Year!