Weekly Writing Challenge: Monday’s Homeschool Tanka

Starting to homeschool

Can be intimidating

You can just let go

Relax, enjoy your children

What matters is time and love


Teach them what you know

About numbers and letters

And kind thoughtfulness

They will grow up curious

Wanting to learn everything


In response to this week’s writing challenge to write a Tanka poem with five lines in the syllable pattern 5-7-5-7-7.

Weekly Writing Challenge: A Homeschool Tanka

Homeschooling is great

I know just how to do it

You get up each day

Read, write, and play lots of games

Hug your kids and love them most


This week’s writing challenge was to write a five line poem with 5-7-5-7-7 as the syllable pattern (a Tanka). If you’ve done Haiku with your kids, give Tanka a try. They’re really fun and short enough to not be a drag. And it’s a great opportunity to learn syllables!



First Day of School

What did you do for the first day of “school”? Most of the schools in our community had their first day today and I saw lots of photos on Facebook of kids going back. Even though we’re homeschooling I love seeing those photos! My husband took today off of work so we all went out for lunch and then went to see Ghostbusters which is back in theatres just for a week to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Tomorrow we will start our homeschool year and I can’t wait!