Teacher: Kris Cox
When: April 16, 2020, 9:30am - 4:15pm
Where: Mayo Civic Center, Suite 107
Home education offers significant opportunities to shape the lives of our children and their world and has been proven to be a thriving educational choice for over 35 years. However, for new homeschoolers, it is a giant first step into an unknown world ... and it can be quite unnerving!
You've probably asked yourself questions like:
"What if I can't do it!" "What if I ruin my kids!" "What if they fail their annual achievement tests? "What if they don't get enough 'socialization'!" "What if CPS comes after my family!" "What if ...!" (You fill in the blank.)
The FirstClass Homeschool sessions will help answer these questions for you ... and more. We invite parents who are considering home educating in the fall or who have home educated their children for a couple of years now and just want to "bone-up on the basics again" to join us for these four informative workshops taught by Kris Cox. (Listed below.) You will leave encouraged, equipped, and enthusiastic about taking that first step.
Both parents are encouraged to attend if possible. Registration begins on January 1, 2020.
🌼 KRIS COX and her husband Bruce, home educated their four children for 17 years, finishing their homeschool journey when their youngest child graduated in 2011. Kris went on to become a homeschool consultant, blogger, writer and speaker (www.krismcox.com). She has published The Homeschool Life All-in-One Planner, Homeschooling with Confidence, and co-authored a family Bible study guide called Growing the Fruit of the Spirit. She currently co-presents the Community Homeschool Workshops put on by MÂCHÉ in cooperation with various support groups throughout the state. In all these endeavors, Kris strongly encourages seeking God for guidance in every decision, believing that the key to successful homeschooling is depending on Him. Her heart’s desire is to serve the Lord by supporting and encouraging homeschool parents, giving them insights on how to successfully home educate their children.
🌼 Session 1
(9:30am - 10:45am)
Homeschooling: Starting Off Right
There are so many details and things to learn as you get started in homeschooling your children! This session will cover the most important things to know as you get started, such as the Minnesota homeschool laws and details on how to follow them, making learning a lifestyle rather than just “doing school”, the importance of discipleship, and building relationships while homeschooling, the value of the team approach, and also how to foster a love for learning and a love for the Lord. This session will help you start your homeschool journey off right!
🌼 Session 2
(11:00am - 12:15pm)
Choosing Curriculum to Fit Your Family
How do you choose the best curriculum for your children? This session will give you a better understanding of what to consider when choosing curriculum. We’ll also go through the most popular teaching methods out there to help you determine which ones might work best for your family. The goal of this session is to help you think through all the aspects of choosing curriculum so you can make the best choices for your family.
🌼 Session 3
(1:30pm - 2:45pm)
Understanding Your Child's Learning Style
Although most children can learn in a variety of ways, we all have preferences that can be capitalized on. Knowing your child’s learning preferences can help you choose curriculum and teach your children more effectively. This workshop will help you determine your child’s learning style preferences plus you’ll be able to figure out your own learning/teaching style!
🌼 Session 4
(3:00pm - 4:15pm)
Managing Your Home and Homeschool Well
Home educating your children requires some forethought and planning to make things run smoothly and efficiently, both in your school day and in your home. This session will provide suggestions for organizing your school plans and schedule to fit your family best. You’ll also come away with ideas for organizing your home, meal planning, and getting children involved in household chores. Routine and planning can make your home life calmer and more relaxed, with children knowing what’s expected and parents feeling less overwhelmed and stressed!