Some folks celebrate Halloween by basking in the terror and scaryness of it all. I’m a scaredy cat, a chicken, and I don’t care for ghosts, ghouls and goblins. We enjoy trick-or-treating, making sweets, creating pumpkin arts & crafts, all without the haunted side. To lift the spirits of the season and because we truly enjoy a good laugh, we thought we’d share with you 10 of our favorite riddles and jokes to take along with you on your trick-or-treating, jack-o-lantern, pumpkin-carving adventures. Enjoy! :)
Halloween doesn’t have to be spooky, scary, over-dressed, overdone, or stressed! It can simply…BE! You can participate, or not. You can dress up, or not. You can engage in regular home school that day, or you could opt to make it a day (or week) of fun, creative, tasty, stress-free activities, i.e., simply the ultimate “Happy Homeschool Halloween!” We prefer to do the latter! :)
As you may know by now, our son has a deep, fervent love for the Porsche 911 Carerra S! This Porsche has been his “baby” since his discovery of her in the Disney Pixar movie “Cars.” Yes, Lightning McQueen is “cool” and all, but NO other car on the movie (or in reality) could he dare care more about than “Sally,” the soft, powder blue “love interest” of McQueen. Now that we’ve accepted our son’s love for cars may never pass, we’ve managed to encourage his interest by reading lots of Porsche/sports car material, creating lesson plans and unit studies on vehicles, visiting several car dealerships (mostly Porsche), and visiting museums and other historic facilities that highlight the history of cars. AND, not only do we continue to feed his need for vehicular experiences, we’ve discovered active ways to make a single trip to a car dealership be quite educational, engaging, and exploratory! Here’s how we feed his intrigued need.
We’ve been conditioned to EXPECT Monday’s to be manic, mayhems of massive mounds of disorder and chaos. I’m here to enlighten your homeschool journey by sharing with you the idea of consciously setting forth to make YOUR Monday’s be less...typical, as they may have been before. As homeschoolers, one of our most beautiful privileges is flexibility! This includes the brilliant opportunity to convert (or altogether remove) “typicalness” like heartless, manic Mondays into extra-ordinary, enlightening, or at least calmer, more mellow Mondays. Here’s how you, too, can chillax a little bit at the start of your work week.
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