It's mind boggling to think of one year going out, a new one coming in, and graduation right around the corner, right. What an eye opener.
I'll make this short and sweet, lol. Just because you home school your child doesn't mean you can't collaborate with others in the community to put together a graduation ceremony. So, start thinking of some things you can do to make graduation special for your child and others who are home schooled.
And don't forget to make a party and allow them to invite some friends over. Better yet, make a community wide effort of this. Talk with other parents and see about pitching in to rent a place to make a great event and an opportunity for the local graduates.
Now is a great time to begin thinking about this as many of us don't have the financial resources as public schools do.
Also, if this is your last child, take some time for yourself to reflect on all the years, happy and not so happy memories. Prepare yourself for that empty nest syndrome. It hits hard.
What things will you do to prepare for graduation? Will it be a community effort or just a family event? What other thoughts did you put into make this special for both you and your child?
I would really like to hear from some of you because my last one will soon be graduating.