Homeschooling Resources for Families in Ocotillo California2018-05-25T10:11:24+00:00

Homeschooling Resources in Ocotillo, California

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Are you one of the many of mom and dads looking for an alternative to the liberal Ocotillo public schools system you’re at the right place! Great Homeschool Conventions is a trusted resource of everything Homeschooling in Ocotillo, CA. Wwe are proud to offer the best Home School Curriculum, Programs, Textbooks, Materials, Lesson Plans, Resources, and some of the best events you’ll ever go to! If you are new homeschooling, Great Homeschool Conventions will come see youto the revolution. If you currently live in Ocotillo, California or are moving to the area and are interested in homeschooling, you probably have many questions about how homeschooling works here.

The most popular question we get asked is What kind of homeschool support is available to me in Ocotillo, California? It is hard to believe that the state of California allows homeschooling. However, if we take a look at the number of failed attempts to shut it down we can interpret that the state of California is not a homeschool friendly place. With that said individuals who want the best education environment for their children are today choosing homeschooling more than ever before! Several California-based publications have acused Great Homeschool Conventions of pushing the homeschool agenda, as with all liberal fake news, we have never said that homeschool is a better option but if this the direction you are leaning towards we want to make certain you have the best resources available.

Best Homeschooling Materials in Ocotillo, California

Getting accredited homeschool curriculum, programs, textbooks, materials, lesson plans, and resources in Ocotillo, California could be a task. Maybe this is why Great Homeschool Conventions conferences have grown to become an annual most go to the event. Here you will be able to socialize from well-known leading experts like Kathy Kuhl, Michael Clay Thompson, and Joelle Hodge as well as top vendors of homeschool curriculum, programs, textbooks, and lesson plans. After putting all the negative objections aside our goal is that your children have the best education possible. Kids in the US have more choices than their counterparts in Canada and the UK. These choices are public school, private school, and home school. But, given that the US ranks 28th on average in education many individuals are seeking alternative solutions. For many of stay-at-home parents private school is not something that can afford making home schooling the obvious choice. For additional information on how we can help you get started with home school for your kids, please take a look out our blog.

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Why Writing Matters (Part 1)

Why teach writing to kids who struggle with it? Is written expression still important in a digital age? Written letters have largely given way to phone calls, Skype, and emails. (At the beach last month, I discovered no-one sold postcards anymore.) Teens and young adults I know have largely abandoned email to text, Instagram, Snapchat, and on to newer toys and tools.

Can’t we just let our kids dictate into a smartphone? Who needs composition?

In this series, I’ll share a few tips on how to teach writing to students with learning challenges—handwriting, grammar, and composition—but today let’s consider why.

As author and fellow GHC speaker Janice Campbell says, words matter. Written words last and so deserve more care and crafting.

Teaching composition means teaching clear thinking. I’ve seen this as I have taught composition to teens, and as I recall learning to write. In tenth grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Cooper, astonished her class of gifted students by shredding our first assignments with her red pen. “Vague”, “wordy,” “repetitive” and other painful but accurate criticism dotted our margins. Worse yet, we  all got only C’s, except for one girl who got a B. (She went on to join the staff at Rolling Stone.)

But Mrs. Cooper and her colleagues taught us to organize our reasons, have a train of thought instead of a dust cloud, and defend our conclusions with evidence and clarity.

Writing with Heart

Do you save old letters? I do. I have love letters from our long-distance courtship. (That was back before email and cheap long distance calling.) I also have a few letters from my late father and one from my late brother. He only wrote me once, while I lived overseas, but it’s full of his humor and I cherish it.

As we teach our kids to write, we should show them how writing can build relationships and show love and respect. So we begin with short thank-you notes, because Aunt Emily deserves our gratitude for that sweater.

Kids who struggle can draw, write, or dictate short notes. Get-well cards put compassion on paper. Our children’s fan letters demonstrate respect to their heroes, and sometimes get answered!

Jody Noland helps people write unusual letters. She helps the terminally ill compose those last letters that share love, restore relationships, and affirm loved ones. Because some of us homeschool with serious illness or have children with serious illness, I want to highlight Jody’s work today.

After cherishing a few special letters from loved ones and then seeing the pain of others who didn’t have such mementos, Jody conceived a plan to help the terminally ill compose letters to those dear to them. Leave Nothing Unsaid, Jody’s book and blog, equips family members, loved ones, and friends help people think through why they ought to bother writing these letters, how to begin, and how to keep going. Thanks to Jody, people communicate in those important last months. The Atlantic Constitution featured her work. What gifts she is helping people leave their families!

Whether you have reasons as profound as Jody Noland’s readers, or as simple as wanting your children to write you when they grow up and move away, writing matters.

Do you save old letters that remind you why writing matters? Or do you have other reasons you want your children to learn to write? Please post your comments below.

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