Friday, December 7, 2007

Expanding Your Newsletter for Homeschool Families

Homeschooling is all about

  • loving to learn

  • learning for life &

  • living to serve.

You, as the homeschool group leader, can facilitate all of this and more in your group's families when you expand your newsletter to include student work.

Give volunteer assignments to the students of your homeschool group covering the topics you need written in the newsletter. Each writer will learn crucial interviewing skills, journalism techniques, and grammar applications. Let them use and become proficient in the publishing software programs. Add an optional photo to the assignment and watch them shine as they put it all together in a great article.

As they have fun learning, they will gain practical skills they can use in the "real world." Their contributions will serve the whole group. And you will be able to share your work-load. It's a win-win!

**We have some exciting news coming up--maybe as soon as our next post!

Denise & Kristen

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