The first week of January is over! Yippee!
No, I’m not ecstatic ’cause we’re that much closer to Valentine’s — please. I intend to be all ironic and hipster and wear head-to-toe black that day like I always do. No, I’m happy that the first week of January has passed because so far I’ve gotten done all that I want to do.
Okay, not all exactly. I’m still doing one last go-round on my MG novel, and I fell asleep in the middle of that — SO not a good sign — but almost all, okay??
The one thing I got done this week was something I intended to do, but didn’t get around to until being given a bit of a swift kick by a homeschooling mom in Detroit. So, Mrs. Ribbron, this one’s for you.
While this idea sheet is intended merely a springboard for your own ideas, I hope it gives you something to go on, so you’ll both enjoy the novel as a story, and as a chance to think more deeply. Thanks to Adrienne Furness, librarian and homeschool advocate, for helping me be coherent about where I was going with this. And thanks, too, to Lissa Wiley and Karen Edmisten, who gave the sheet a once over and the Homeschooling Educator/Awesome Writerly Moms Seal of Approval.
Man, that seal looks happy. It must meansomething good is going to happen… maybe a book giveaway for homeschooling families, kicking off on 1-11-11!
Sound good? Stay tuned! Check out the Mare’s War study unit ideas, spread the word to your homeschooling peeps, and check back on TUESDAY, January 11th, for a chance to win a paperback copy of MARE’S WAR for yourself or a friend.