{heads up, homeschoolers!}

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.

Behold, the Homeschool Teacher’s Unit on Mare’s War!

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.

No, really. It's that seal.

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.

3 Replies to “{heads up, homeschoolers!}”

  1. That seal DOES look happy! Personally, I’m thrilled to be finished with the first ten days of January because we’re that much closer to daffodil time, and maybe even not-dressing-like-the-Michelin-man-every-morning time.

    (I always feel like I’m going through some secret ritual logging in here, and like an idiot, I invariably forget my password. Kind of neat, though.)

    Happy New Year!

  2. You’ve gotten most of what you wanted to do in the first week of January? That is cause for celebration.

    I’m wondering what it would take to get a Walrus of Approval. I’ve always wanted one of those.

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