Homeschooling has never been more exciting and popular than it is right now! There is so much momentum in the homeschool community as a record number of families across Canada choose to take the plunge into this crazy messy lifestyle. Resources and community abound for home educating families!
If you have been considering homeschooling as an option for your children or if you have newly taken the plunge, then you are more than welcome to attend one of the upcoming FREE “Homeschooling for Newbies” workshops in Barrie or Bradford. These are interactive “Q&A” style workshops in small groups.
Workshops are offered by veteran homeschoolers Henry and Corrinna Kiezebrink and Cori Dean:
- on Tuesday, July 16th in Bradford by Corrinna and Cori
- on Tuesday, August 20th near Barrie by Henry and Corrinna and Cori.
All workshops are free, are approximately 2 hours in length, and will begin promptly at 7:30pm with an on-time draw. Please feel free to come after 7pm to grab a drink and snack and to visit informally if you wish. At the Bradford workshop you will be welcome to peruse Maple Tree Publications’ home-based homeschool resource store.
Feel free to forward this invitation to friends, family, neighbours, or other groups in the area who might be interested in learning more about homeshooling and RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited to 15 people per workshop. Both Mom and Dad (and Grandma and Grandpa or other adult supports) are welcome to attend though we respectfully ask that only parents and nursing babes attend as a full house and a late evening often make it hard for little ones to allow the adults the opportunity to get the most out of the workshop.
Some topics we will cover:
Yikes! Can I do this!?!
Where can I go for support?
What are the legal implications?
Do I have to contact my local school board?
What about curriculum?
What is a “normal” homeschooling day like?
What about high school and beyond?
What about socialization!?!
Please come with questions!
Henry and Corrinna Kiezebrink bring to these workshops nearly 30 years of experience homeschooling their twelve children while our little one room schoolhouse was established only 16 years ago, and has housed our four daughters. While we aren’t experts, we do have a few years under our belts and have all participated in home education leadership on the local and national level for many years. We hope to share the real deal on homeschooling, the good, the bad, and the ugly. We are obviously a bit biased towards homeschooling but will gladly share the truth about the pros and cons of adopting this crazy lifestyle. Looking forward to meeting many of you at these events.
Maple Tree Publications