It's that time of year. It doesn't matter if you call it cabin fever
or winter doldrums
or just plain ol' homeschool mom burnout
. Whatever it is, it can leave you feeling inadequate, guilty, isolated, and alone
. So, we hope you'll join us on our Facebook page
on Thursday, January 30, to recharge, rejuvenate, and rediscover your passion as a homeschool mom
We're going to be talking about learning together, as a family, and instilling a love of learning in our kids.
In traditional school settings, kids are segmented by age and grade level. Subjects are broken up into 50 minute increments for each topic - history, science, literature. At Geography Matters, we believe that the best learning takes place when we bring it all together - families, grade levels, and subjects
. Join us as we talk about how to create a love of learning as a whole and complete family unit.
We'll be joined by Cindy Wiggers, Ashley, Wiggers, Kay Chance, and a special guest to be announced.
, author and founder of Geography Matters, says, "Time spent watching the Olympics provides natural connections for students to learn geography, about other cultures, and more. We'll share ideas and tips to help you make those connections with your family."
She'll also cover the basics about using an atlas and the benefits of including outline map activities in your school plan.
is the Editor-in-Chief of Homeschooling Today magazine, Public Relations Director for Geography Matters and the author of the Profiles from History
series. She says, "The gray days of winter can be a difficult season to keep a love of learning alive, for you and your kiddos! Let's talk about some practical ways to do just that."
is the author of the Trail Guide to Learning Middle School Supplements and High School Extension. She'll be offering practical tips on how to learn together as a family, even if you aren't using a curriculum such as Trail Guide to Learning that spans multiple grade levels.
And, of course, what's a party without party favors? We're offering a special gift for everyone in attendance.
In addition, we'll be doing drawings to win prizes from our friends at:
Of course, we're going to have some fun geography giveaways and we'll be offering one really exciting grand prize giveaway
Our grand prize winner will win their choice of a complete package from our Trail Guide to Learning Series
! The winner can select their choice of Paths of Exploration
, Paths of Settlement
, or Paths of Progress
! The complete set includes both hardcover volumes, access to the printable student and teacher resources, all of the readers, maps, and resource books!
Here are the details that you need to know:
Thursday, January 30
The Geography Matters Facebook page
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (ET)
You and your friends - be sure to tell them about the party, so they can join us, too!