Sometimes I just need to write acrostics. Words make me happy, and playing with them in simple poetry is a good way to spend a few moments. Here is my acrostic poem for Homeschool Moms today.
(An acrostic is a poem in which each line begins or ends with consecutive letters in the alphabet or in a word. Look down the left side and you will see that the first letters of this acrostic spell out “Homeschool Mom.”)
Homeschool Mom An Acrostic
- Hard-working woman
- On the way to great things
- Muddling through time-management
- Eager to see if the Math we did yesterday actually stuck
- Sagging a little around 2:00
- Comprehending academics she never really got when she was a student
- Happy to see that the living room stayed clean for more than an hour
- Ornery from time to time
- (Own it, ladies; you know it’s true)
- Loving her children imperfectly, but passionately
- Moving toward the goal one little step at a time
- Only by the grace of God
- Modeling what she knows will bless her kids.
Do you play with poetry, or does writing a verse never get beyond “Roses are red, violets are blue…”?
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Here’s a re-run of an acrostic I posted some time ago in case you’re in a poetic groove now:
- Helping my child become what God has called him to be
- On our home field
- Maximizing his unique potential and
- Equipping him to strengthen his weaknesses
- Setting prayer in its proper place of importance
- Creating an environment rich with resources
- Helping others by learning in community with them
- Observing what works and what doesn’t, and
- Offering correction in the course before him
- Loving this educational choice we’ve made.
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3 Replies to “Homeschool Mom – An Acrostic”
Homeschool assignment idea: have your student research a particular topic and write an acrostic to display what he/she has learned. My students will be doing Shakespeare acrostics this coming week.
April is National Poetry Month…let’s all get our poet on!
Co-op old-timers, do you remember our year of serious poetry? It went along with our Renaissance studies. I remember one of my kids writing a really great poem about the requirements for being considered “A Renaissance Man.” And I learned about the pantoum, a pattern poem.
Hooray for National Poetry Month!
I don’t know pantoums….I have something new to investigate now! Thanks, Maureen.
I love acrostics! Especially about homeschooling 🙂