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You'll find everything from homeschooling conventions to used book sales to camps for homeschoolers. Read about local and state events and submit your event for posting.
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Onlies-HS
This list is dedicated to families homeschooling only-children. These families have unique socialization issues and must often be super-creative in their solutions. Join this list if you are homeschooling a wonderful Only.
Eclectic Homeschoolers of Northern Arizona
Eclectic Homeschoolers of Northern Arizona is a homeschool support group for families in the Northern Arizona region. Offers support, information, and meetings. Based in Flagstaff, Eclectic Homeschoolers of Northern Arizona is a Homeschool Support Group offering friendship and support to homeschooling families of all types, with children of all ages.
Summit View - West Valley
This group is a branch of Summit View Homeschool Cooperative and serves the West Valley cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Avondale, Litchfield, Tonopah and other westside communities.
Mr. Pointy Nose
A humorous look at how a clever homeschooling family can outsmart even the nosiest inspectors.
Only Child Magazine
Only Child is a communication tool devoted to one of the fastest growing segments of our society... only children of all ages. There are an estimated 20 million only children in the United States alone. This newsletter addresses the concerns and interests of only children, their parents, grandparents, and friends. Only Child News explores issues about raising, being and knowing an only child, and provides a forum for questions and answers. While this is not a specifically "homeschooling" magazin...
Homeschool Conference Information & Tips
The Value of Homeschool Conventions
Cheer up! Homeschool convention season is just around the corner! Homeschool conventions are a great place to learn what went wrong and to share the excitement of what went right during your homeschooling year. You can learn how to get better organized, find new answers to puzzling problems, grow encouraged, and do what homeschooling moms love to do most-shop for new school materials!
Should Christians Attend Secular Homeschool Conferences?
A Christian homeschooling mom talks about the issue of Christians attending secular homeschool conferences. She relates her own personal experience of attending the Homeschool Association of California conference, and how it expanded her perception of this type of event. She also gives some caveats for those who are concerned about what they or their teens might hear at a secular conference.
Why Attend a Homeschool Convention?
Some great reasons for attending a homeschool convention, including fellowship, encouragement, educating yourself, and getting to take a look at new curriculum.
Homeschooling Conferences: Learning, Bonding, and Recharging
Dawn Davis talks about her own experience attending homeschooling conferences and how they can recharge you and help prevent burn-out. She also discusses the benefits of teens attending conferences.
Getting the Most Out of Your Homeschool Conference
A great primer on how to get the most out of attending a homeschool conference. Details who should go with you, how to prepare for the event, convention manners, what to expect at the convention, networking opportunities, and what to do once the conference is over.
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They're Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate
For many people, their schooling was uncomfortable, tedious, and sometimes a waste of time and energy. This book offers the idea that the public school system is tragically flawed and that we are able to do better for our own children. Sam Sorbo, mom of three and wife of actor Kevin Sorbo, took the leap into homeschooling and found the joy and success she was seeking. Included are strategies for working parents, those who are scared to take the leap, and anyone who wants the best for their child...
Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families
For a comprehensive guide to home-based education, that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing curriculum that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth. Parents will turn to their favorite chapters again and again. Features interviews and tips from many homeschool parents as well as long lists of resources...
Kids' Poems (Grades 1)
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free verse poems written by first graders that will inspire your second graders to think, I can write poems like this too! Regie provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: learning to skate, disliking asparagus, playing with a best friend, and more. She describes the way she invites children to study the model poem, beginning by asking kids, What do you notice? She sh...
Climb Inside a Poem for Children Big Book of Poems
The poetry anthology, Climb Inside a Poem: Original Poems for Children, uses the writings of contemporary children's poets, whimsical illustrations, and an expansive big book format (14"x 18") to create a 36-page poetry playground. The children's poems crafted expressly for this collection are written by acclaimed children's authors.
Visual Brainstorms
Children who love word games, logic puzzles, secret codes, mazes, and math mysteries will stretch their mental muscles with Visual Brain Storms. This set of 100 cards, each of which includes a humorous, full-color drawing, promises "the world's best brainteaser questions." The characters in the questions often have funny names (Professor Pith Bugby pops up often) or faces or dilemmas to solve. The answers and explanations are on the back of each card, along with a related bonus question. Many of...