SAVE THE DATE! There will be two “How to Homeschool” workshops at different locations this year to serve you better. Attend the one that suits you best!
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the West Wyandotte Branch, Kansas City Kansas Public Library, 1737 N 82nd, Kansas City, KS 66112. Check out our Facebook Event page
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Central Resource Library, Johnson County Public Library, 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212. Check out our Facebook Event page
All parents interested in homeschooling are welcome! Learn from experienced homeschool veterans as they share from personal experience, answer your questions and encourage you in your educational journey.
No childcare is available because of limited space. Please make arrangements for children younger than 13 years.
How to Homeschool: Beginning the Journey
Beginning any endeavor well is a key to long-term success. Let Micah and Johanna Gelatt help you set expectations, meet legal requirements, tailor curriculum, and choose philosophies for your unique family. You will leave with resources and confidence to begin or continue your homeschool journey.
Micah and Johanna have seven children ages 1 to 15 years and have been homeschooling for over a decade.
Organizing My Family, Home, Time, and School Records
Is there a way to get my family ready for this change? Is there a way to make my house “homeschool friendly”? Is there time for household chores? How do I organize my day with schoolwork for more than one child? How do I handle interruptions like the phone, media, or life just happening? What records do I need to keep?
Kathy Roggow is the mother of three young adults who were homeschooled K-12 and grandmother to ten. (Two families have started their homeschool journey.) Her ideas are designed to encourage you in finding solutions that will work for you.
Teaching Multiple Grades
‘How do you teach all of those children?’ is perhaps the second most common question homeschooling mothers are asked. In this workshop, you will learn to shift your thinking from ‘school’ to a ‘family learning’ approach, and you will receive practical ideas for teaching multiple grades. Topics covered will include how to organize your children (and yourself), approach different subject areas, and encourage independent learning.
Dawn Pittman has been homeschooling multiple grades since 2003. She and her husband, Dustin, live in rural Johnson County and have been blessed with seven children who range in age from 24 to 8. Dawn enjoys encouraging other parents to answer the call to homeschool and to continue the journey through high school graduation.
Businesses or services serving homeschoolers are welcome to bring flyers to the location on Friday, the day before the workshop, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. during setup or Saturday, the day of the workshop, between 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. You may also mail the flyers to the MPE office at PO Box 14391, Lenexa, KS 66285 to arrive Wednesday, three days before the workshop.