Are you giving up your rights to homeschool? Many of you are … without even realizing it. If this trend doesn’t reverse itself, the only way you’ll be able to homeschool is by doing it illegally, under the cover of darkness, hiding your children from the truant officers during the day.
Treon Goossen, co-author of the Colorado Homeschool Law, takes a look at the current homeschool situation and why so many of us are innocently standing knee-deep in quicksand, completely unaware that we’re in danger.
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More articles can be found in the Homeschool Wisdom section.
Grand Junction, Centennial and Denver parents — yep, it’s that time again. Curriculum Fairs and Homeschool Conferences abound, all across Colorado.
Launched in 1983, HEM is the most respected, diverse and inclusive homeschool magazine available. And this year, HEM went digital! Check it out!
Homeschooling for Excellence by David and Micki Colfax.
Probably the most famous of all homeschoolers; this is their saga of how 3 of 4 of their homeschooled kids had ‘no formal teaching’ yet were accepted into Harvard.
The 2012 SPICE CURRICULUM FAIR will take place Friday, June 8th in Grand Junction, at the Appleton Christian Church. Tables are $5 each, and there are several sizes available. They will be made available on a first come-first served basis on the day of the sale. Check SPICE’s website for more details, along with directions to the church. If you’re interested in reserving a table, call Stuart & Susan Gardner at 970-242-4154 or email them at spicebooks @ earthlink.net.
You don’t need to be a support group member to participate, and there’s no entrance fee. Complimentary child care will also be available while you shop! How COOL is that?
The 2012 Rocky Mountain Catholic Home Educators’ Conference is slated for July 6-7th this year. It will be held at St. Thomas More School & Parish, 7071 E. Otero Ave. in Centennial. There is no Teen Track this year, but there will be the usual vendor hall overflowing with curriculum and other learning materials, plus a nicely informative “Homeschooling for Beginners” session on Friday.
Peak Academy of Dance in scenic Conifer, Colorado is launching a specialized, daytime program specifically for homeschoolers. Classes are for ages 3-adult, beginner to advanced, covering a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, poms, and gymnastics. Other possible inclusions are zumba, theater and voice.
Peak is also willing to develop specific dance programs for your family or support group if you need something more tailored to a particular schedule or curriculum.
PC Don’s Music
Listen to 100 years of music, from pop to crooners to classical and opera. (Don can also fix your computer, but that’s not why I like his site.
Peak’s New Homeschool Program will start with a “Summer Sampler” that runs from June 11 – July 12, 2012. Earlybird registration ends June 1 so you’ve only got a couple more days. But (and I love this) you can register online, while still in your jammies and fuzzy pink bunny slippers. Have more questions? Contact Wendy Westwood at wendy.westwood AT peakdance.com, call her office, 303 838 5556, or track her down on her cell 720 340 9395.
Peak Academy of Dance is located at 26437 Conifer Road, in beautiful why-don’t-I-live-there? Conifer, Colorado.