Saturday, September 20, 2014

Homeschool Brunch

A and T, my friend Joelle's children

Lamb 1

Lamb 2

Lamb 3

On the first Friday that public school was in session here, I hosted a homeschool brunch. I invited 4 families. One family was too busy and one family was sick. It ended up being 7 boys, 1 girl, and 3 moms. 

I wish I would have taken a picture of the food. It was potluck and even with just 3 families we had a lot of food! 

I had planned a scavenger hunt assuming there would be many more children and many more ages and more girls here. There ended up being just one team instead of two. The scavenger hunt took a very long time and the other families almost left before the scavenger hunt was done. The reason why the hunt was so complex was my boys had been begging for me to do this for them all summer. I went a little overboard just following their request. During the scavenger hunt the moms had time to talk and we shared curriculum ideas.

Before they left I snapped a few pictures. I am not posting the one family's pictures here without their permission. Joelle decorated the chalkboard for pictures.

I would like to make this an annual tradition, probably without the scavenger hunt next time. It is fun to take a break after the public school is back in session and get together with friends. In our case it was our last summer event before we began school. For one of the other families it was to take a break for one morning after they began school. I had wanted to do it on the first day of public school but our schedule didn't allow that. I think it was better to wait until Friday for everyone's schedule.

I will admit I was very busy in August getting ready for this scavenger hunt, for hosting this brunch, for Sunday School to begin, making more jam, and some other events in September. Everything went very well and the Lambs had fun which makes all the work worth it.

1 comment:

Joelle said...

hey! great photo of my kids! could you email a copy to me? Thanks!