Tuesday, November 24, 2009

School Days Seminar


What's Happening?

School Days
A unique, free, course of study offered each day of the week

with my website as the virtual campus.

Daily Classes:
Mondays: Write Away
Tuesdays: Travel Studies
Wednesdays: Book Shelf
Thursdays: Family Matters
Fridays: School of Thought

Where will the Seminar Happen?

Right here (at TravelinOma.blogspot.com)
A Post will be available by 8:am each morning

Your own blog, e-mail, a notebook, or daily life
is where you'll complete your home-work assignments.


When will School Days start? When will they end?

Monday, August 31st—Friday, November 20th


How Do I Sign Up?

1. Leave a comment on this post saying you're interested.

2. Read each daily post next week to see various class curriculum, goals and assignments.
Choose one or all as your course-work, and try to attend class
(by reading the post and doing the homework)
each day your class is offered.

3. You can do the assignments on your own,
or email them privately to TravelinOma,
but for the best results,
post your work on your blog,
and leave a comment and link on Oma's post
for others to see and comment on.

Homework assignments are totally adaptable to your own situation,
and not mandatory to be part of the courses. Your comments will still be welcome.


What's in it for me?

Fun, writing practice, ideas, some new ways of thinking, plus AWARDS!

4. Oma will randomly visit the blogs of those who leave a comment saying they completed an assignment. Participation points will be awarded, kept track of,
and a graduation certificate will be sent to those who finish a particular class.

Actual prizes will be awarded to anyone who participates and completes the assignments
for the entire 12 weeks in all 5 classes.

*Recruiting new students:
Feel free to forward this post to someone who might be interested.

(Click on the little letter icon at the bottom of the post.)

There will be 2 honorary degrees awarded for those who invite the most readers to try
the seminar. Just have them comment that they came to my blog from yours, and you'll be on the extra credit list!

The official graduation ceremonies will be posted Wednesday, November 25th.
Prizes and certificates will be sent then.

Grab your lunch-box, hoist your virtual backpack,
and come back to school the easy way.

See you Monday.
(You can sit next to the tall, tanned, blond!)

128 comments:

Linsey said...

I've got a lot on my plate, so I can't guarantee perfect attendance. But, I am sucker for education for the sake of education and this sounds intriguing. I'm in, even if only intermittently...are you okay with part-timers?

Clair said...

I think this will be fun. I'd love to try it out.

hannah said...

I want to sign up! I am excited!

marta said...

yes.. i'm in. i can't wait. as you know, i'm not so great at being on time, or staying quiet or even showing up.. but i'll be happy to bring cupcakes on my birthday.

xo.

(this is another great idea, oma)

Tiffany said...

Fantastic idea! Sign me up!

Bev said...

I'm in --- I do have some committments during September, but I'll do my best to get to class as much as I can and do my homework!

gab said...

You are a great teacher...can I just get credit for being related?

rlrho said...

Sounds like a fun idea. I'll give it a go.

Yiota said...

Please count me in! I looove school! I do all my assignments on time, too. Well, I used to anyway. I may be away for about a week in September though. Is that ok?

ELLOUISESTORY said...

What a great idea. I can't resist. Count me in

Lettie said...

I'm so excited. I can always use a little extra push to get those creative juices flowing.

crystal said...

This sounds like fun. I'd love to be enrolled in these classes!

carol said...

Sounds like a wonderful motivator. Count me in!

Vanessa Rae said...

This sounds like fun. I'll be out of town and not near any computers (yipee!) for one of the weeks but please count me in for sure!

Martha H. said...

Count me in. I'm very excited.

toshspice said...

Count me in.

Kathy Reid said...

I miss school too! This will be good for me.

Greta said...

Sounds like fun! I'm going to give it a try. :)

Heather @ Alis Grave Nil said...

I'm in!

Michele M said...

I'm in. I love to write and now I have a reason to. I have to ressurect my blog so I have somewhere to post all my stuff!

audrey said...

I love this! I miss being in school and although I do a lot of independent study on my own, I do love the structure and accountability of a class.

Coincidentally, I have been reading Marta's blog and linked here from her post about this and to my surprise, this is a blog that my mom reads all the time. What a fun treat!

Lorianna said...

I'm in, time is limited (isn't that the case for all of us) so as of now I am most interested in the Monday and Friday topics. Thanks for the opportunity, look forward to expanding my horizons!

Sarah N said...

sounds lovely. i am already too busy but am always more productive when there is too much to do. thanks for including me!

crissy said...

I've never been happier to be a part of the blogosphere. Consider this my official enrollment. See you Monday morning!

Amanda said...

I can't guarantee perfect attendance either since I'm expecting a baby October 21st. But you can bet I will be here each day until then!!! What a great way to feed my urge to go back to school! Thank you so much!

Sue said...

What a great idea!! I am always looking for new ways to be inspired so this is perfect. Looking forward to it.

Eanconet said...

Sounds wonderful - count me in! I was always teacher's pet and aimed to get as many gold stars as possible, so I'm a little sad that I know I won't have 100% attendance. I'll be traveling internationally for work, so I'll do as much as possible. I love learning something new!

LMT said...

Fantastic! I look forward to the first day.

...Now, what to wear? haha.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun. Count me in!


(here from Marta's blog)
Ailidh

Anonymous said...

i would love to join the learning fun, but I don't have a blog. Is that against school rules?

Christie said...

Count me in!

Andria said...

Count me in as well.

Emily Shaw said...

I'm game (by the way...I found out about this on Hannah's site...Uh...Sherbert Blossom that is!)

Erin said...

I love going back to school (and as an elementary school teacher, I get to do it every single year)...

I'd love to take part. Sign me up, please!

Rebekah Writes said...

hello, i came across this post through looking at your daughter's blog. I am interested in joining. I think it would be sooo much fun. I am excited!

Amy said...

I'd love to sign up! Not gonna be a perfect student but I'll be there!

Jess said...

sign me up! i'm especially interested in book club, but i'll sit in for the others as well :)

Kiasa said...

Oh boy! This is fantastic! I wish I had the time and energy to do all the classes. I think I'll keep my eye on them all, but commit to Thursdays & Fridays for sure.

So looking forward to it!

p.s. thanks again for the reunion advice ;)

Jessica said...

I will definitely be attending! Yea! I miss being in school and since my hubs started this week, I've been itching to do something scholarly.
I will be posting about this on my blog, and I think I will get my momma to do it with me.
Thanks Oma!

Jessica Tingey said...

i'm in!

Allison said...

I found this through Marta's lovely blog, and I'm intrigued and excited. I can't promise every assignment will get done on time but I'll certainly do my best!

Camille said...

Yikes! Commitment?? I love the idea and I'll try to commit to the 12 wks. Just visited from hannah's blog. I'm excited to learn! :)

Lee said...

I'm in, to audit. I'll try to be very quiet at the back of the class :)

ann said...

what a great + adorable idea. can't wait to see what the assignments are!

Becky said...

Sounds fun!

debilyn said...

what a lovely idea!
count me in, too.

Alyssa said...

I got here through Marta's blog. I'm definitely interested and can't wait til next week to see what you have planned.

Jen Anderson said...

wow, I love to learn and love your passion for life. You're inspiring! Can't wait to see what's in store.

Deborah said...

I am very interested in giving this a go!

Kasi Lee said...

All 5--I am excited to do this! Count me in! I came from Jess's blog. This sounds wonderful, and I am excited for another opportunity to learn.

SimplyWish said...

私はグループに加わりたいです! I want to join!

the dibers said...

i always love getting some good advice.....new baby coming in 4 weeks......hope i don't get caught sleeping in class!!!

Alana said...

i'm so doing this.

Amanda said...

Like Linsey, I'm busy (just started grad school!) but this sounds wonderful and refreshing. I'll try my very best, please accept me!

Meg said...

Count me in too!

Christina said...

I'm excited! I think this sounds like great fun. Can't wait to soak it all up!

diane said...

Sounds so cool. I will be sitting at the cool table for lunch. Do we get recess?

scrapyoga said...

I am interested and will do my best to attend class and do the homework! Thanks for offering this!!!

~j. said...

In dire need of assignments. Would love to participate.

ichigo said...

Please, please, please can I join?

Besides, I was looking for an excuse to go back to school shopping.

Jillian said...

Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

Please...sign me up!
Lisa

Pedaling said...

i think i'd like to try.
came from sherbert blossom blog.

Snickerdoodle said...

I don't have a blog, but sign me up.

Michelle said...

Hurray! this sounds fantastic!

Keri(th) said...

Sounds wonderful! Am I too late? Is there a waiting list?

(Should probably mention that I never actually 'graduated' from college the first go around.) Let's just say that tap dancing isn't actually a major. If I drop out, please know that it wasn't your teaching technique, just my "Faux-ADD" acting up again.

middleofthetable said...

lets give this a shot!

cheryl said...

Put my name on that attendance record! How exciting, thanks for the opportunity.

Angelita Bonita said...

i'm in!

Miranda said...

Mmmm...yes. I'm going to have to take part in this. I'm happy to be enrolling so close to the deadline...it fits my past. :)

Gypsy said...

I'm going to try my best to take a shot at this. It'll probably be Tuesday before I can officially start however as I will be away until then. But I'll go back and check out the first class or two and do them as well so I don't get behind on anything.

~Kristina said...

I am in. I'm excited about this.

Leslie said...

I would love to be involved! Count me in.

saltbox girl said...

Here goes nothin' (but hopefully something). Visiting and virtually signing up via Marta's blog.

Melodee said...

I am going to do this! I am really going to try and attend everyday.

Victoria said...

Anything to stir up my dormant creative juices!

Sara said...

Thanks for such a great opportunity! Count me in!!

Janet said...

sounds fun! i'm in.

Kristen said...

sounds great! I'm in!

Kristen said...

oh, I forgot to add that I got here from ~j's blog, Formerly Phread. So she gets extra credit.

La Yen said...

I would love to be a part! I found you through http://formerlyphread.blogspot.com

dalene said...

I'm in. And I thank ~j over at formerly phread for sending me your way.

b. said...

well, huh!
I kinda want to do it!
(also here from formerlyphread.blogspot.com)

Sounds like fun!

janabananagirl said...

Can I audit the class? If so, then count me in.

Oh, and I saw this on http://formerlyphread.blogspot.com first, but then saw it on http://compulsivewriter.com a few minutes later, so give them both points.

Debbie Couture said...

I would love to try the Creative Writing class and the Book club. I am also interested in travel but probably don't have the time at this time. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Queen Scarlett said...

Why not? Because we can.

carly k said...

I could hug you right now! I'm totally in!

Annie said...

If I'm not too late, I'd love to join up. I've only literally just seen this...

SaraLynn said...

Yea! How fun!!

pray.trust.live said...

I think this sounds like loads of fun. Count me in!

Beck said...

I've been out of school for years, but (*gulp*) I'm signing up.

{jordan} said...

count me in! I'm in dire need of some brain stimulation here!

Monica said...

I'm going to try it. It sounds wonderful. I'm also here because of formerlyphread.

Melody said...

Thanks, Oma. I'm in.

Melody said...

Oh, and Compulsive Writer made me do it.

Melissa said...

I'm in! This is truly inspired!

A & E said...

love the idea. i'm in.

Mrs. Organic said...

I would really love to participate, please count me in.

shannon p. said...

I'd love to give it a try! Thanks for being the group leader/teacher! I got here through Tiffany's blog

FriðrikssonS (and Parents) said...

I just heard about this today...but I am surely game. I am a new visitor and interested to discover more!

cannwin said...

I'm in... or will try to be, I do have that 1 month old and the 2 1/2 year old, and the 6 year old and the 7 year old... oh and then there's the husband and the roommate. Don't forget dinner, lunch, breakfast and a 3k square foot home (whose idea was it to buy so big?).

*mischevious laugh* In fact, I'm just sure I can make time.

lisa said...

Okey doke...I'm in. I'm a little packed but I'll try. I don't know how to post a link on my blog (maybe that could be one of the classes?) but I'll work it out...

laura said...

I'm in! It sounds like fun. :)

Heffalump said...

I'm late, but I'm in. Mrs. Organic sent me!

sue-donym said...

Count me in!

(Here from formerlyphread.blogspot.com)

Marissa Marie said...

I would like to try. happyhyperbole.blogspot.com

I know I'm late to the party, I hope I can still be included!

CMG said...

I just saw this. Sounds interesting and I could always use a little more education.

Jordan and Ashlee Olson said...

I have been looking for something to fill my time and make me think. This is perfect! I am so excited!

Casee said...

I just found out about this today, but I would love to join, if you are willing to take late-comers. I love school and learning and I know this will be a great way for me to get my mind working again without too much pressure.

This is a wonderful idea, thank you!

Casee said...

Also, I learned about this from elpasorepresentsyo.blogspot.com

amy said...

i'm in :)

Diane said...

I just learned about this from http://formerlyphread.blogspot.com/. This sounds like fun! Can I still join in?

Nichole said...

I'm in! A little late and as schedule allows, but it sounds like lots of fun!

Greek Goddess said...

I found you through Queen Scarlett. http://aloneontop.blogspot.com/

I'm totally sick right now (morning sickness that lasts all day and night) so we'll have to see how I do, but maybe this will help get my mind off of it. Thanks for the inspiration.

LuluBunny said...

Sounds Great! Will TRY to keep up :)

Found you thanks to Compulsive Writer and LaYen.

TX Girl said...

I'm in. I found you through Formerly Phread. I'll play catch up.

Sassy Lewis said...

Okay, I'm in. I came from Brandy Dunaway's blog. I will try to play catch up!

Julie Topham said...

Can I still join? Found you from: http://sherbetblossom.blogspot.com/2009/08/were-students.html

KJ said...

i'm tardy, but hopefully not truant. sassypiggy.blogspot.com

Mickelmonkey Mama said...

Oh, how fun! I just found your blog today and I love the idea. I'll try to catch up!

amy said...

this sounds wonderful. I'm interested in giving it a go- even though i'm a week late :)

happydays525 said...

Ooooooh, so happy that I found this! =) Count me in if it's alright to join in a bit late!

Thanks much!

Jen Davis

Misty said...

I'm here to learn, too! I'll be doing some serious make-up work this week. Oh, and I found you from Gab's blog, so give her extra credit for her referral. I'm excited!

chic fuschia said...

oma, is it too late to join the class? am really interested, and i need to attend the class since i want to enhance my english, (am indonesia)...

chic fuschia said...

is it possible to join now??

Lauralee said...

I am going to give this a try. I am going to school full time, with 3 kids at home, so my plate is full, but I love to write, and so want to give this a try.
www.onesweethappylife.blogspot.com

Amanda D said...

Am I too late to join? I'd love to sign up! I'll do some catch up in the morning when I send my kids off to their first day of school.

Geo said...

I'm late to the party, but I'd like to join in. I may not be able to really get into the homework till next Tuesday (utterly swamped with life), but I'll look forward to the journey taken at my own pace. Thanks!