NWACHEA

Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: October 2014

‘Teaching the Distractible Child’ Workshop – Monday, Nov. 10

All parents are invited to a FREE workshop on Monday, November 10, from 7-9 p.m. at  the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale/Tontitown.

TOPIC:  Teaching the Distractible Child

Attendees will be listening to an audio CD of a two-part workshop that Marni attended at a convention in Oklahoma City, given by speaker/author Carol Barnier.  It was so relevant and funny that Marni wanted to share it.  Parents will go home with many teaching ideas they can apply immediately.  If you have a child who gets distracted easily, or is perpetually moving, or is ADHD or ADD, or is a kinesthetic learner, the information presented at this workshop will help you.

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All homeschooling parents are invited to attend the free Homeschool Help Workshops organized by veteran home educators Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder. Both Marni and Shelley have many years of experience and have homeschooled children through graduation. These workshops are FREE but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts. The event is not sponsored by a support group, and you do not need to be a member of any group to attend.

Childcare is not provided at the workshop. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

Directions to Circle of Life hospice:

– From I540 (now called I49), take the 412 / Sunset exit (#72) in Springdale, and drive west toward Tontitown.

– Turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight (the intersection with the Harps store on the right/north side of 412). Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd. It says Circle of Life on the building, but the sign at the entrance reads Willard and Pat Walker Family Center.

Registration Now Open for 2014 NWACHEA Scripps Spelling Bee

Parents, please read the following carefully to be certain that you understand the deadlines and requirements that we have placed upon this event.  They are there to prevent extra work and confusion at the last minute.  There are many items of paperwork and awards that have to be prepared ahead of time.  Thanks for your understanding! 

DATE:    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014   

TIME:     1:00 P.M.  

LOCATION:   Mt. Comfort Church of Christ in Fayetteville   (please note the location change from the past several years)

COST:   This event is free for current NWACHEA members. Non-member registration fee is $5 per participating child; fees are non-refundable after the sign-up deadline.

The winner of this bee will have the opportunity to participate in the Washington County spelling bee.

Although we generally refer to this as a 4th-8th grade bee, younger students are allowed to participate; contestants simply cannot be beyond 8th grade. (Contact bee coordinator Marni Hendrix with any questions about eligibility.) NWACHEA typically holds a separate bee for K-3rd grades students, but if your younger child is an exceptional speller, s/he is welcome to compete in the older bee.

SIGN-UP DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, by 10:00 P.M.

This deadline is absolute; no exceptions will be made. Marni must RECEIVE registration requests AND PAYMENT (if applicable) by 10 P.M. on Nov. 7th. Please provide student’s name and grade level, parent’s name, and a contact phone number.

Current NWACHEA members: please let Marni know that you are a member, and whether you are registered under the Rogers or Fayetteville group.

Non-members: Please contact Marni via email or at 479-444-6405 for instructions on mailing registration fees. All checks should be payable to NWACHEA, and must be received by Nov. 7.

A note to parents from bee coordinator Marni Hendrix:

When you sign up, I will email you a list of practice words.  If for some reason you don’t receive it within a couple of days, notify me!

If you would like to look at the practice list in order to make a decision whether or not to participate, that is totally OK.

Some other things to practice:

– When it is their turn, they should say the word, then spell the word, then say the word again to end their turn. They don’t HAVE to say the word at the beginning and end, but it is a very helpful signal to me to know they are done.

– They should THINK before they speak, rather than think with their mouth, because I will not be allowing:
“number. n, n, n, n….u, m, b, e, r. number”
or
“number. n, u, n, I mean m, b, e r. number”
or
“n, u, m….number, n, u, m, b, e, r, number”
or
“n, u, can I start over?”

Once it comes out of the mouth, that’s his/her literal spelling of that word.  This all sounds quite strict, but once you let things slide, it becomes unfair very quickly.

‘Homeschooling Through High School’ Workshop – Oct. 21

All parents are invited to a FREE workshop on Tuesday, October 21, from 7-9 p.m. at  the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale/Tontitown.

TOPIC:  Homeschooling Through High School

This workshop will include information on high school courses and credits, grades and transcripts, ACT/SAT tests, graduation, etc.

A note from Marni:  I have been asked before if this workshop would benefit someone whose student was just entering junior high. This is how I replied: “Absolutely.  I went to my first class like this when my son was in the 8th grade and I wish I would have gone earlier.  It is needed to get a big picture of what classes they need to take over those last 4 yrs, what colleges want to see, etc.  I think I would have been more diligent about what he completed in 7th and 8th grades in order to be ready to do certain classes in 9th grade + if I would have been more prepared.  Plus, just getting rid of my ignorance helped me not to dread that season as much.”

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All homeschooling parents are invited to attend the free Homeschool Help Workshops organized by veteran home educators Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder. Both Marni and Shelley have many years of experience and have homeschooled children through graduation. These workshops are FREE but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts. The event is not sponsored by a support group, and you do not need to be a member of any group to attend.

Childcare is not provided at the workshop. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

Directions to Circle of Life hospice:

– From I540 (now called I49), take the 412 / Sunset exit (#72) in Springdale, and drive west toward Tontitown.

– Turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight (the intersection with the Harps store on the right/north side of 412). Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd. It says Circle of Life on the building, but the sign at the entrance reads Willard and Pat Walker Family Center.

Upcoming Homeschool Help Workshops

Mark your calendar and plan to attend these Fall Homeschool Help Workshops:

Tuesday, Oct. 21 @ 7 pmHomeschooling Through Highschool (This topic will be repeated in the spring)
— Information on highschool courses and credits, grades and transcripts, ACT/SAT tests, graduation, etc.  Relevant for parents with students in 6th grade and up.

Thursday, Nov. 6 @ 7 pm – A repeat of Getting Started Homeschooling
— Information on how to file intent-to-homeschool forms, encouragement and what to expect for the first year, local support groups, legal support organizations, requirements and the law, and more.
If you know someone who is considering homeschooling for the first time, or someone who started last year but has never attended a workshop like this, please invite them.

Monday, Nov. 10 @ 7 pmTeaching the Distractible Child
— We will be listening to an audio CD of a two-part workshop from a convention in OK City, given by Carol Barnier.  It was so relevant and funny that Marni wanted to share it.  You will go home with many teaching ideas you can start immediately.  If you have a child who gets distracted easily, or is perpetually moving, or is ADHD or ADD, or is a kinesthetic learner, it will help you.

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All homeschooling parents are invited to attend these free Homeschool Help Workshops, which are organized by veteran home educators Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder. Both Marni and Shelley have many years of experience and have homeschooled children through graduation. These workshops are FREE but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts. The event is not sponsored by a support group, and you do not need to be a member of any group to attend.

Childcare is not provided at the workshop. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

Directions to Circle of Life hospice:

– From I540 (now called I49), take the 412 / Sunset exit (#72) in Springdale, and drive west toward Tontitown.

– Turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight (the intersection with the Harps store on the right/north side of 412). Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd. It says Circle of Life on the building, but the sign at the entrance reads Willard and Pat Walker Family Center.