Wednesday, December 19, 2007

All Kansas Area Homeschoolers are Invited!

Great Wolf Lodge: February 26 & 27, 2008

The dates are on the calendar!

Send me an email at goobmom23 AT yahoo DOT com for reservation requirements. If you can let me know where you heard about the gathering and what part of Kansas (or surrounding areas) you are coming from, I would appreciate it.

At this point, we are the only group with plans at the Great Wolf Lodge for these dates. Feel free to share this information with your local homeschool groups.

February 26th $129.00 plus tax
February 27th $103.00 plus tax

LOFT SUITES (sleeps 8) - RATE
February 26th $209.00 plus tax
February 27th $169.00 plus tax

Deadline for reservations is January 15.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me!
goobmom23 AT yahoo DOT com

I look forward to meeting you all again (or for the first time!) at the Great Wolf Lodge in February.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mind The Gap

Article by Diane Flynn Keith

So, why are you minding the gap? What is it exactly that you are afraid your child will miss? Reading? Writing? Arithmetic? Building missions with sugar cubes? Face your fear. Give it a name. Make a list. Then really look at that list and determine what is most important in order to give your child the educational foundation that will allow him or her to become an autonomous, self-directed learner. If that is your goal, following a curriculum and agenda created by the state (or anyone else) is counter-intuitive.

Thanks, Tracie, for the link.

Expanding the horizon for home-school students

Expanding the horizon for home-school students
The Boston Globe
December 6, 2007

The home is no longer where all the action is in this new wave of home schooling. Although some instruction takes place at home, parents now choose from an increasing number of options that allow their children to interact with and learn alongside other home-schooled peers. The opportunities for socialization are numerous - swim lessons at the YMCA, staging a play with like-minded friends found over the Internet, or any of myriad academic courses offered at cooperative schools in the area.

Thanks, Shelley, for the link.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Show and Tell: Art by Kaisha

submitted by Kaisha, age 17

All Kansas Homeschoolers are invited to submit items for Show & Tell. Email goobmom23 AT yahoo DOT com.