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Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Preparing for your first year of homeschooling (4)

Beth Mora Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 am Ash/Magnolia
You have made the decision to homeschool, or maybe you are still exploring the possibility. You want to know what it will take to adopt homeschooling as an educational choice. What are the sink or swim decisions that need to be made? What are the quick-start steps to homeschooling? What homeschool resources are valuable for additional research? Join Beth Mora, veteran homeschool mom for an overview of home education and get your questions answered!

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Dream Bigger (11)

Beth Mora Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Ash/Magnolia
Question: What is the end goal of Christian home education? Answer: To love God more and serve more. Parents, your elementary-aged child needs an education in dreaming big. “But wait!” the parent says, “He can’t even complete his regular assignments!” Dreaming big can turn your ho-hum learner into an active one. We all need purpose behind even the simplest of tasks. We, as home educating families can get buried in a pile of book learning and forget what education is really for, to serve others. Please bring your wiggly child with you to this inspiring talk that just might change your city, state, country, or even the world. Disclaimer: There may be no stopping your child!

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Finding Pieces to the Puzzle: How to develop an educational plan for your student with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD and other special needs (23)

Beth Mora Friday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Pistache
Beth brings her background as a case manager, and certified rehabilitation registered nurse (C.R.R.N.) to this session. She is a student of her patients and has learned a great deal from the families she has served. In this workshop, Beth will introduce the S.O.A.P. method to help you develop an educational plan for your child with special needs and help you locate that missing puzzle piece. Plan to leave this workshop feeling strengthened and empowered to continue your special needs journey.

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Keeping Your “SmartCookie” Challenged (32)

Beth Mora Friday, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Ash/Magnolia
Is your second grader building a fusion reactor in your backyard or calculating rates of speed and velocity? Forrest and Beth Mora’s daughter, SmartCookie #1 received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in three short years at 21 years of age and is a state certified teacher. Their son, SmartCookie #2 and twin to #1, received a 104% in Calculus 2 in his senior year of high school and reads C++ programming textbooks for enjoyment. Join Beth Mora as she travels back through time to when their “Smartcookies” were in their elementary years. Beth candidly shares about her journey home educating her two academically advanced children and learn how she kept the wheels of opportunity turning. She will also share the results of an interview she did with each of her “smartcookies” who are now adults. Learn what worked and what didn’t. If you have a “Smartcookie”, you won’t want to miss this unique perspective.

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Treating Writing Allergies (38)

Beth Mora Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30 am Ginko
Do you have a student who is allergic to writing? You are not alone! It seems there is an epidemic, especially in the elementary grades. Could it be that we as educators might have lost sight of the goals of writing in the younger years? Join Beth Mora, 20-year homeschool veteran and the creator/author of Here to Help Learning‘s Writing Program, as she shares effective teaching strategies that will unlock your child’s ability to write. She’ll also unpack the latest research in elementary school writing education. You won’t leave empty-handed because you’ll walk away with ten teaching techniques that you can immediately implement and see results!

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Moving On to the Next Writing Level (52)

Beth Mora Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm Ginko
If “old school” is reading, writing, and arithmetic, then why is learning to write or the skill of composition left out for “someday” when your student is older? Did you know your child begins their journey as a writer in pre-school? Each growth and development milestone is important, and there are practical ways you as a parent can help your child move to the next writing level. Beth Mora, homeschool mom, co-op teacher, and author of Here to Help Learning’s Writing Program, will identify growth and development benchmarks and present sensible teaching tips for each writing level. She will also address how to correct a child’s paper without squelching their spirits and what you can do as a parent to create a culture for writing in your home.

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Managing Anger and Conflict in Your Home (59)

Beth Mora Saturday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Ginko
Conflict happens. Anger happens. Siblings fight. Mom and Dad don’t see eye to eye. Feelings get hurt. Things are said that shouldn’t be said, and things are done that shouldn’t be done. We each have different points of views on how life should go. Add the personal character flaws of each family member to the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for calamity. Unchecked anger and unresolved conflict can undo the best of homeschool plans. Teaching your child how to manage anger and conflict far outweighs any school subject. Beth Mora, author, blogger, and homeschool mom tackles real-life tensions that happen behind all of our homeschool doors and offers practical solutions for messy moments.

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