How is it that summer is whisking by so quickly? I feel like just yesterday we were finishing up our last lessons of this and that, and that now it will only be a few days before we will be working in earnest to prepare to get back to the regular school-year routine!
I just thought I would post one last call for this month’s upcoming Newby Workshops.
This Tuesday, August 9th, will be the last one at my home, in Bradford. For more information about this workshop please see my blog: http://mapletreepublications.blogspot.com/2011/06/newby-workshops.html. You can register for this workshop by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final Newby Workshop for this season is on Tuesday, August 23rd at the home of Henry and Corrinna Keizebrink near Barrie. Registration for this workshop is through Henry at email@example.com
Both workshops are free and are for anyone who is relatively new to homeschooling or who is thinking of homeschooling.
There will be lots of Q&A time and some yummy handouts and freebies. Please feel free to pass this information on. The July workshop was packed full and a lot of fun. I wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on these as I won’t be holding these for free again until next summer.
Looking forward to Tuesday!
Summer seems to be zooming by so quickly. I lament that there just isn’t enough time. I wanted to make changes to my website, add some of my favourite products, share some new discoveries, finish making edits and changes to books. What has been distracting me? Camping with the family, playing at the beach, lounging in my backyard, yummy treats in the garden. One particularly sunny afternoon I found myself at a beach with friends wishing I could get wifi so that I could chatter on my blog a bit. My friend and I sat with our littlest people all about us as our husbands played in the water with the older kids. As her husband paddled off with some children in a canoe she commented, “I wish I could be in the canoe and not here on the beach with the little ones.” It reminded me of so many other conversations, moms who wanted a change in the routine, friends that wanted more rest and less work in their vacations, me complaining that I don’t have enough time to get my work done because I am too busy resting and relaxing with the family.
Yesterday we spent a very enjoyable day at the local Christian Home School Track and Field Meet. It was beautiful: warm and sunny with a nice breeze all through the day. The kids had a great time, met new people.
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It’s so nice to be able to take down the walls of the school and to learn and to love and to live so much out of doors. Learning is so much easier when you have materials like this and a classroom full of God’s creation. Hope you are enjoying taking in some of the beautiful scenery today.
P.S. – If you are still interested in the Newby Workshop then let me know soon. The July workshop is almost full though there is still lots of room for August… Also, there is a possibility of a third workshop being offered in Barrie. I will keep you in the loop as I find out details.