Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Homeschooling Meet n' Greet

The library is naturally one of the first places most home-schoolers visit for their work.  In light of this, I have planned a general get together for all interested families.  We will be holding a Meet n' Greet where parents and kids can get to know each other and exchange ideas about testing, curriculum, assignments etc.  It's a great way to socialize and meet others of like-minded attitude towards education.

Here is a list of places one can browse for more information:


I’m Not Consumed http://www.notconsumed.com/
About: "Whether it's death, divorce or deployment, many women find themselves "suddenly single." Circumstances rage out of control and questions beg for answers." Resources offered: This website offers support and resources for single parents doing homeschooling, provided by a single mom homeschooler who has an M.A. in Early Childhood Education and a strong Christian faith.

Secular Homeschool www.secularhomeschool.com
SecularHomeschool.com provides information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. It highlights secular homeschool resources, provides a blog forum for discussion groups, online interest groups, and more.

Homeschool Christian Youth Association www.hcya.org 
The Homeschool Christian Youth Association is a nonprofit Christian service organization serving home school families and students via sports programs in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, swimming, track, and volleyball for boys and girls.

Extraordinary Education http://www.extraed.net/
About: Extraordinary Education is a cooperative non-profit learning community of families and teachers who educate children outside the traditional school setting. Services offered: It provides onsite classes, activities, and support services to families as they seek to meet the customized educational needs of their extraordinary students according to the parents’ goals for their child’s education. Services include clubs, classes, teams, competitions, field trips and social activities for students and support, information and educational workshops for parents.

Homeschool Reviews http://homeschoolreviews.com/
This website provides users’ reviews of various homeschool curricula and resources.

The Homeschool Store www.thehomeschoolstore.com 281-890-4295
This privately owned store run by a homeschool family buys and sells new and used homeschool curricula, novels, manipulatives, and other school-related materials. Located at the junction of FM 1960 and Highway 249, at 12315 Ann Lane, Houston, TX 77064, it is open 10-5 Tuesday to Saturday and also open Mondays during July and August.

Rainbow Resource www.rainbowresource.com 1-800-841-3456
This private, for-profit store run by a homeschool family offers curriculum and other school products as well as free curriculum consulting. Located in Illinois, sales are online, or by phone or mail. The website has a chat line. The mailing address is: 655 Township Road 500 East, Toulon, IL 61483