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April 25th, 2011, 12:25 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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I'm putting together a program with another member of our HS group to welcome newbies in August. What sorts of questions would you want answered in a Q&A sort of environment among either new homeschoolers or curious homeschoolers? The biggies that come to my mind are TX laws, socialization, and curriculum. Those are the three that people almost always ask, so I've got that covered. What about others, though? We want to have plenty of time to research things that perhaps we haven't dealt with ourselves.

(The other person doing this with me taught elementary for years before getting her masters in gifted education. I taught middle/high school and have experience with gifted. Neither of us have much experience with learning disabilities, so we'll have to research local options for that, too. We'll be speaking mostly to parents of preschool & elementary, but there may be a few older ones there as well.)
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April 25th, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Being new, the things I am still curious about involve the different ways families do things. I like to know the different ways they split up the year for vacation time, what they do for rewards/discipline, what their average daily schedule is like, ect. (I don't know if this is along the lines of what you're thinking, but maybe the veteran members could provides samples of the way they organize things). I love learning the way a family does something and thinking to myself, "That's a great idea, I think that would work for us."
I'm guessing that included when talking about socialization would be a list of activities and events in the area for HS kids. Older kids might be interested in job shadowing or work study programs.
Like I said, that's just me... Jet is still pretty young and we are only working on preschool, so I'm sure there is a lot more that I would be curious about as he got older. Good luck with your presentation!
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April 25th, 2011, 03:55 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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Yes, I plan on listing several things in the area that kids can get involved with.

"A day in the life" is a great idea, though! I hadn't thought of that! ... and since it's been a long time since we've done it, I'll post a new topic for that here as well, so you can see what we all do.
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