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Nature study ideas for homeschoolers

Spring is here! And with it beautiful weather: sunny, rainy, or windy, each day is an invitation to get outside. As homeschoolers, we have the unique ability to incorporate that into our school day through nature study!

We often overlook nature study, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated. It is important for children […]

By |April 28th, 2017|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

Summer activities for KC-area homeschoolers

We have a number of summer activities for homeschoolers in the Kansas City area! See the ones we’ve compiled in this list (and add your own in the comments below). NOTE: Fees are involved for many of these programs.
Summer programs and workshops, grades K-12

Camp Shakespeare. The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival offers numerous […]

Child abuse and homeschooling: What’s going on?

Kansas is reeling from a child abuse story that has made national headlines.

In 2015 the remains of 7-year-old Adrian Jones was found in a barn in Wyandotte County. His body had been fed to pigs. His stepmother and her husband, Adrian’s father, have pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

The story is shocking. It is beyond horrific. And it […]

By |April 18th, 2017|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

5 ideas for homeschool extracurricular activities

“What are your favorite homeschool extracurricular activities?”

Ask any homeschooling family this, and you’re sure to get a million different answers!

We’ve compiled a helpful list of area opportunities and activities, as well as local field trips, for anyone who just wants to dive in there cold turkey and start gathering ideas. But we also wanted to […]

15 homeschool teen activities in the Kansas City area

We may all roll our eyes when asked the socialization question, but there is an element of truth to it. Sometimes homeschooling means we have to search a little harder for opportunities for our kids to participate in events and activities. Not to worry! We’ve compiled a list of 15 homeschool teen activities to make it easier […]

By |April 12th, 2017|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

How do homeschool graduates compare with others?

We’ll celebrate our MPE class of 2017 at this year’s graduation ceremony on May 12! Come see the success and triumphs of these young adults as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives.

If this class is like previous homeschool classes, they have a bright future ahead.

Surveys have consistently shown homeschool graduates to thrive […]

Conference time: Are you coming?

It’s almost conference time! Why should you plan on attending this weekend’s MPE Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair?

Registration shows that 50 percent of the MPE members take advantage of the conference annually. This is the most significant benefit MPE offers members.

I believe you would be doing yourself and your family a big favor by […]

Shanxi Omoniyi: MPE online content director

Shanxi Omoniyi is MPE’s online content director — overseeing the website and other online accounts, social media, and email marketing. She also works with different MPE committees, such as the conference and Women’s Encouragement Day committees.

Why did you first get involved with working for MPE?

I started officially “working” in August 2014, with the […]

By |March 29th, 2017|MPE Blog|0 Comments|

Here’s your last-minute conference checklist!

We’re excited to see you at our upcoming conference on April 7-8! It can be intimidating to remember all the things you need to get ready, but don’t fret – we’ve got you covered.

With this handy conference checklist, you can feel totally prepared and in control … at least, for the next 10 minutes. 😉
Note workshop […]

Homeschooling through a busy season

Every family experiences a busy season. It could only happen once every couple of years, or it could hit as regularly as clockwork.

Whatever the reason for your busyness, it can make homeschooling a lot more complicated. There are several steps that you can take to calm the crazy and keep your kids learning during […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|MPE Blog|0 Comments|