It’s that time of year again that we start thinking toward the fall and school for the kiddos. It seems that there are more options and more issues than ever weighing on us as parents as we strive to find that which is best for our kids and for our families. If you have been considering homeschooling as an option for your children or if you have newly taken the plunge into this alternative but rapidly growing way of doing school and life then you are more than welcome to attend one of the upcoming FREE “Newby 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 31st near Barrie by Henry and Corrinna
- on Thursday August 9th in Bradford by Cori
- and on Tuesday, August 21st in Bradford by 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 workshops 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!
And expect some yummy handouts too!
Henry and Corrinna Kiezebrink bring to these workshops nearly years of homeschooling experience while our little one room schoolhouse was established only 15 years ago. 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 in at these events.
Maple Tree Publications