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Old 09-06-2007, 11:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I love reading about other families' methods and materials. This board is probably my richest source of new hsing ideas!
A couple of years ago several of us decided to take turns in the "homeschooling spotlight." I think the original idea was AnnetteMarie's - but don't hold me to that! Simply put, on your spotlight week you use a thread here to sort of blog about your hsing life. You can read an example here: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=spotlight
The threads were very interactive - the questions and discussions they prompted were fascinating.

Anyone want to sign up to do this again? I'd be glad to keep a list of those interested and send PMs to let you know when your turn approached. (No stress, you can always pass for another week.)
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:56 PM
 
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I would do it.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:23 AM
 
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I'll do it. I'm doing this for another homeschooling board next week, too.
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I'd do it but would really enjoy reading everyone else's.

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Old 09-07-2007, 12:48 AM
 
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Sure I'm in. I don't want to be first though!! LOL

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I remember doing that last time, it was a lot of fun. I would do it again
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That would be fun!
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I did it last time but I'll do it again if I can!
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What a great idea! I'd love to do it (and read it!)

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me too. I'm in.

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I think I did it last time and it was fun! I'd be up for it.

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Old 09-07-2007, 03:36 AM
 
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It looks like fun though i'm not sure i'll have much to say.

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me too!

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Sounds great! I already do that, more or less, with my blog.

I love reading about how other homeschooling families do it!!

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Sure, I'll do it. I always get a little nervous for some reason, but it was a fun series of threads.
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I'm in.
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I'd do it.

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I'll do it.
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Heck yeah, I'm in.

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I enjoyed reading some last time, count me in on this one.
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What a fantastic list we have going!

We start next week with MaWhit.

If you'd like you can start your thread with some basics about your family, schooling philosphy, how you came to hsing, etc.

After that just use the thread to write about a week in your world. Your week can be Sunday to Saturday, Monday to Friday, heck it can be Wednesday to Tuesday, whatever works. Others can chime in with comments and questions on the same thread.

PM me if you want a particular upcoming week, otherwise I'll just go in thread order with the invites. Of course, if your invite comes at a bad time, no problems we'll just move on and return to you at a better time.

Oh, and if you are reading this thread for the first time and want to add your name to the list, go ahead!

Questions?
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I'd like to play too! :

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In my mind, I'm there already! (bad Seinfeld reference, or what?)
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:08 AM
 
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Do you start each thread, or do we?
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I wouldn't mind doing this
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Do you start each thread, or do we?
When it's your week, start your own thread when you are ready!

Thanks for being willing to kick us off. (MaWhit graciously accepted the challenge of *first* when I asked.)
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Count me in.

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