I want to bring up the subject of creating a Homeschool yearbook. Homeschoolers have everything children in other schools do, including sports leagues, clubs and extra-curricular activities such as proms and homecoming dances. As such, a great way to commemorate these activities is with the development of a homeschool yearbook. After all, a yearbook is a great way to look back on some of those milestones in a child’s education. Here are some steps for yearbook planning you can take to create a yearbook especially for the homeschooled children in your area.
1. The first step is to recruit students to become involved in the project. You can advertise through online groups or newsletters that are targeted directly toward homeschooled students. Ensuring you have enough interest for a yearbook is key, as you do not want to begin a yearbook project only to find out no one is willing to help with it.
2. Once you have identified the participants, set up a meeting to discuss activities. Talk about the types of things you would like to include in the yearbook and approximately how big you might want it to be. You can also come up with ideas on themes and determine what special pages you may want to have as well.
3. When planning a homeschool yearbook, you could allow parents to send in their own photographs of their children. That way, you can include things such as family field trips in your publication. You may also want to assign different workers to cover sports events, proms or co-ops in order to ensure you include as much activity as possible.
4. Talk to your volunteers about the importance of selling ads. Much of the cost of a yearbook can be underwritten by advertising. When targeting businesses, think about those that have a particular connection with homeschoolers, such as tutoring agencies, music shops, and art galleries. Even so, you should not be intimidated by approaching other businesses, as they may be just as eager to advertise in your yearbook as they would in one created for a public school. Another way to fund your yearbook is to ask friends and relatives to sponsor a page.