Once again this year, as the homeschooling movement in Canada continues to grow I am partnering with other homeschooling veterans to bring you a series of free open forum evenings to look into the world of homeschooling. Henry and Corrinna Kiezebrink, and Dione Rogers and I have lived the highs and lows of this experience and are excited to chat with you in our homes about the adventure. The workshops will be offered in July and August in our homes in Bradford, Barrie, and Stouffville.
Whether you have made a firm decision or are still investigating your options, whether you are doing this based on a conviction you have or because the ability to school in a different way just seems to fit for your family, please feel free to come for a visit. These are interactive (question and answer style) small group workshops
. If you, or someone you know, are interested in coming please RSVP directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as attendance is limited to 15 people (since we do have a very cozy space to meet) and the evenings usually do fill up.
You may come either to my home in Bradford on the evening of Tuesday, July 19th or to the home of the Kiezebrinks near Barrie, Ontario on Tuesday, August 9th to meet with Henry and Corrinna and I. Alternately, Dione and I will also be hosting an evening in her home in Stoufville on Wednesday, July 27th. All evenings will start promptly at 7:30, 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. We will plan to finish the evening at 9:30.
Both Mom and Dad (and Grandma and Grandpa or other adult supports) are welcome to attend though I 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.
We will cover topics like:
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 socialization!?!
Please come with questions!
And expect some yummy handouts too!
Henry and Corrinna Kiezebrink bring to these workshops more than 25 years of homeschooling experience while our little one room schoolhouse was established only 13 years ago. Dione has now graduated all of her children after more than 15 years of home teaching. While we aren’t experts, we do have a few years under our belts and 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.
Please feel free to share this invitation with friends and family who are new to homeschooling or who are considering it. You are also welcome to forward this information to your church group or other homeschool groups. See you in the summer!
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