VSC HomeTop - Jan18
  • Celebrating NOT back to school day!

    As many public schools start back for the 2017-2018 school year, we as homeschoolers like to celebrate. Celebrate that the museums, libraries, parks and galleries are once again going to be free of crowds. Celebrate that our choice to homeschool gives us the freedom to wait and enjoy these places when the time is right.

    Many of us like to create a special event to celebrate what is affectionately called, “Not Back to School Day”(NBTS). Traditionally, this is the day in your area that public school restarts. Homeschoolers enjoy the day by doing something that public school kids don’t have the luxury of doing because of school hours and attendance requirements.

    A NBTS Day commemoration could be something as simple as staying home and watching movies all day, or as elaborate as an entire day out and about. We have friends who go out for a big breakfast, then head for the local bookstore, ending the day at the movie theater BEFORE public school kids get released from school for the day. Others attend the local amusement park and enjoy the freedom of no lines.

    In our house, my boys are allowed no schedule for the day. They can sleep as late as they want, eat what they want, do what they want. Since our homeschool usually starts a month before the public schools go back, a day of goofing off at home is a luxury.

    Whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran, creating a NBTS Day tradition can make memories that last a lifetime. Come up with a surprise for the kids, take a trip or keep it local. One of the joys of homeschool is that you are the school.

    What traditions would you like to create in your homeschool? Will it be for NBTS day or another reason?
  • Educational Sponsors

    Bookshark 5 2018
  • Become a Facebook Fan

  • Recent Forum Posts


    Welcome to the forum!

    Welcome to the forum!

    alexsmom Today, 06:08 PM Go to last post

    Hello from Hamilton!

    Hello everyone!

    I'm a single mom, and I have been homeschooling my 11 year old boy since Kindergarten. We've been living in different parts of New Brunwick while I've been finishing up my...

    Shaunessymargaret Today, 05:26 PM Go to last post

    I totally agree with you.

    I totally agree with you.

    inmom Today, 04:15 PM Go to last post

    I hate that in every article (it seems, from my...

    I hate that in every article (it seems, from my sensitive viewpoint) about the CA parents who shackled and isolated their kids, that the media mentions they were homeschooled. I guess saying “they...

    alexsmom Today, 04:03 PM Go to last post

    Welcome! There are several of us on here who...

    There are several of us on here who have kids with special needs. I have one “neurotypical”, and one who has been in therapies since he was two. Im very grateful to be able to go at my...

    alexsmom Today, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  • Twitter

About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

Join us