September 29th -Open House: Come and see our new facility and learn more about what we are about! There will be a drawing for a copy of Homeschooling the High Schooler by Candice Childs and Diana McAlister; and for a free Program Planning session. This is a free event, bring the family! Time: 3:00-6:00 PM October 13- How to Avoid Burnout!: The school year has just begun and things may be going smoothly now, but wait until the winter slump sets in, or the trudge to the end of the year! This workshop is designed to give you some practical ideas for preventing burnout, gain some encouragement, and connect with some other homeschool parents. Time: 3:00-4:30PM. Fee: $5 November 17- Read Aloud Workshop: There is so much value to reading aloud to our children from birth through high school. This workshop is designed to help you understand the importance of reading aloud, and give you some tools to take with you to enhance your reading time, regardless of the age of your children. You will also receive a copy of The Read Aloud Handbook, by Jim Trelease. Fee: $18 Time: 3:00-4:30PM December 8- Executive Function Skills Workshop: This workshop is for every parent, whether you homeschool or public school, who struggles to stay organized or help their students stay organized and on track; manage their time, or set goals and follow-through to completion. This workshop is full of practical strategies to help at home or at school. Fee: $15 Time: 3:00-4:30PM January 13- Babysitter and CPR Training: This training is for anyone 13 and older who would like to gain some useful tools, and safety training to be a safer and more effective babysitter. There will also be CPR training available! Fee: TBD Time: TBD February 16 &23: Public Speaking Workshop: This workshop is for any student who wants to learn the art of public speaking! It is a two day workshop so students have a chance to put what they learned into practice. Time: 1:00-3:00PM Fee: $10 March 24: Intro to Homeschooling: Thinking about homeschooling? This workshop is designed to help you get started by reviewing and clarifying the Washington State Homeschool Laws; discussing curriculum, schedules, and how to determine if homeschooling is for you. Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM Fee: $5 April 14: Homeschooling in High School: This is the area I get asked the most questions about. Come and learn about what your options are, what is required, and tools for getting through it with your sanity intact! Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM Fee: $15/Family May 19:Curriculum Review: This workshop is strategically planned before the annual curriculum sales and conventions to help you learn about what to look for in curriculum, how to select the right one for your student, and even preview a variety of curriculum with your own hands. The beginning the of the workshop is the informational time, the rest of the time is sort of an open house style where you can spend some time looking through the curriculum and leave when you are ready. Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM Fee: $10 June 23: Great Planning Extravaganza! This is an event for every homeschool parent to attend. This is a time of collaboration and community building. Planning for the next school year can be daunting and exhausting. This event is designed to provide an opportunity for parents to collaborate, meet, inspire, encourage, and plan together. You don't have to reinvent the wheel every year! Learn from some homeschool veterans, pick up some new ideas and fresh inspiration. Time 10:00AM-4:00PM. This is open house style, so feel free to come and go as works for your schedule. Fee: $10
Beginning Writer's Class, ages 6-8
Starting this Fall: Class for beginning writers! Get your student off to a great start with this class. Students will learn sentence structure, composition, basic punctuation, and more while exploring creative writing. Handwriting will not be taught, but will be emphasized. $120/student for 12 week course. $95 for each additional student.
Photography Class, Grades 7-12
This class will include a brief history and timeline of photography and famous photographers. We will then move on to using manual settings on our cameras, composition, lighting, and more! This interactive class will be online, for a full semester. It will meet .5 credit requirement for fine art or elective. Must have use of your own camera with ability to change settings manually. Class can start at any time. $150/student