We use blogging in our home school, and lately, I have not had time to get our children on and make sure they are doing what they need to. It’s time to get a list of prompts for them to write about and also update the schedule they have.
Eric is our young man who blogs. He is 12.
Prompts for young men to blog about:
How-to: “Clean my room”, “mow the lawn”, “Take care of my pet- animal, etc”
What is new at our home
How I help at home – chore list
What Dad and I Do Together
What I learned today
How I Help teach my little brothers
Fun things I like to do
About my pets
Memes: Our children participate in weekly memes:
Photos and descriptions
Farm life- City life
Going to the Library
My favourite books
What I like to cook
Blogging Rules, ages 9-12
* You MUST post a Bible-related post once a week.
* 1/2 of your posts MUST be Assignments each week.
* You have 30m to type up your post and publish it. Your posts must be typed up prior to getting online and checked. All posts must be handwritten, prior to typing them up offline.
* You can comment on 3 blogs (this doesn’t include family blogs.
*You have 30m/week online to design your blog. You can Blog design offline for 1H. Blog design offline includes working on Paint, photos, etc..
* You have nominal time to research your Assignments, if necessary.
* All posts must be done on the day PRIOR TO your blogging day.
* Special permissions will be granted to extend these times.
Here is the schedule for Eric: He has 30m to type up these posts, and they do not have to be typed up on the day of. We will likely choose one day to have him do this.
He has the same “rules” as Hannah, but has more time to be online.
Monday: Your choice to post what you like to.
Thursday: LLM meme
Friday: US History meme
Saturday: Psalm & Praise meme
Does your child have a blog? Do you have a schedule or goals for their blogging? Specifying what is edifying for them to blog, and when they can be on the computer is part of what we do to safeguard them online. What types of rules do you have to safeguard them online?
Mrs. Jacque Dixon and her husband, Matt, train their eight children up in the LORD home schooling on their small homestead in Indiana. They are the founders of Gleaning the Harvest, presenting widows and fatherless to the Body of Christ. She is owner and publisher of Training Sons to Be Men, and Training Daughters, Teaching Wives, where she is a regular columnist. You can also read encouraging home school articles and more about the Dixon family at Walking Therein.
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