(I thought I had mentioned this on Generation Cedar, but I guess it was on another blog.)
A creative idea I wanted to pass along to fellow-homeschoolers includes blogging. My daughter, Bria, loves to write and loves photography–especially taking photos of nature. As both an inspiration and practical experience, we allowed her to start a photo/science blog of sorts.
She does a wonderful job and gets so excited over the posts! The beautiful thing about this arrangement is that having a public forum pushes her to research and find interesting content to blog about. She is learning so much from it as she pores over science books and different resources.
I look over her posts and though I don’t correct everything, I try to point out areas she needs to improve on, and make her aware of general grammar and syntax rules. This is basically her English class this year, and it seems to be a great project. (Sometimes she has a hard time sticking to Science, but she does pretty well.)
In addition to the blog benefiting her, we were hoping it would also provide an interesting and educational resource for other homeschoolers. So be sure to let your children check out Candid Creation.
And you may consider doing something similar for the writers in your family!