Welcome to Homeskoolie!
Well, I guess we’re official now, what with a logo and all. And on top of that, we’ve nailed down the first three designs for our first round of printing! Yes, we have more, but hey, you can only afford so much at a time…
Think Outside The Class
We’ve settled on our official tag line for Homeskoolie. I think it really hits the nail on the head. We’re all about teaching how to think and cultivating lifelong learning in our children. I mean, that’s why we do what we do. We may have particular convictions about homeschooling and education and faith, but what we want at the end of the day is children who can think for themselves and not fit into someone else’s educational paradigm.
In a world of educational systems that standardize to the lowest common denominator (or less common to a middle of the pack target), homeschoolers stand outside of the institutions and believe that we don’t need them in order to equip our children to think, learn and grow.
Home Is Where The School Is
Jeff hit the nail on the head here! I love this line and I think this is probably going to be our best seller for ladies & girls. This is also a reminder that wherever we are and whatever we’re doing, we’re schooling our children. We may be doing it consciously or subconsciously and we may be doing a good job or a poor job, we may be homeschooling or sending our children to institutional school, but be assured that we are always schooling. And it is in the home that children are always learning. Ask yourself, “is what they are learning, the lessons you want to teach?”
And that leads to my next question… “is your heart really in homeschooling or has it become just something your doing?” If you need some encouragement, we’ve added some words of encouragement here and at the Homeskoolie site in a post called Thinking Big.
Cogito Ergo Homeskool
The final design that made the initial print cut loosely translates to, “I think, therefore I homeschool.” About half of our test market got this one right off and the other half had never heard Rene Descartes existential maxim, but everyone liked the design (and the meaning when we explained it!).
So there you have it, Round 1. First Printing is going slow but hopefully we’re making progress. We would love to hear your feedback on these initial designs and any suggestions that you might have for other Homeskoolie designs. Thanks a ton for your support!