I was tooling around the internet as I have a habit of doing sometimes and came across a post asking about Morning Baskets. Hmmm… I was immediately intrigued by the idea. So off on a research tangent, I went. There are a lot of posts about morning baskets. A LOT. Apparently, I’m not the only one intrigued. I read through a lot of posts to get a feel for what exactly is a morning basket and what people put in them.
Morning baskets are very Charlotte Mason-y so a lot of homeschoolers who use the morning basket include Bible verses, morning prayers, and religious reflections. Of course, that’s not our thing. While I may dabble here and there with indifference toward religious curriculum, I don’t promote religious studies in our day-to-day schoolwork. But I do like the idea of including certain tenets as part of our daily routine. And I like the general concept of the morning basket as a time to come together and study as a group where everyone is kind of on the same level. Plus, I really like that a morning basket can include a wide variety of educational topics so that if that is all we get done in a day I feel like we accomplished school.
Now, as you may already know, we are not “morning” people. We live what I refer to as the Homeschool Rockstar life. Obviously, a MORNING basket was going to be a misnomer for us, so we just call it our DAILY basket. I know it’s silly, but when we first started I was always referring to our morning basket, but the name just didn’t feel right since we were starting it at noon… or later. Eventually, I just started calling it the daily basket and that feels more natural.
I think there are two big questions- What IS a Daily Basket? and What is IN a Daily Basket?