Spring is in the Air!  Do You Feel Like Quitting?

Spring is in the Air! Do You Feel Like Quitting?

I just felt a sigh in the air as we wrap up this school year.

I know that many parents are deciding whether they want to do this again next year.

It’s the end of spring, the battle lines have been crossed many times.  You are frazzled, your kids don’t want to see another book.

AND You have not finished the book, and some may think this makes them a failure.  Surprise!  No one finishes the book.

You wonder if the battle is worth it.  If the lack of funds is worth it.  If the family can afford to do this again.

For those of you who wonder if it’s worth it, I suggest going to one of the Homeschool graduations in your area.  These are the best perk ups around.  You see young adults launching out.  Some graduation allow the YA’s story to be told, and you hear how the family struggled and overcame.  If they have tables with the teen’s awards, you see that over 12 years it does add up.

If you are wondering about how to afford it, did you know there are ways to do this for free?  Many homeschoolers teach their children with just a computer and library card.  This may mean that you have to actually teach your children and not drop them at co-ops.  But you know what?  Both of you grow and learn when you teach them.
If it’s the battle (particularly if you have a tween/teen) then take the summer off.
Have fun,
be a Mom,
love them,
hug them,
pray for them.
Make your decision about homeschooling after July 4th, when you are more rested.

So take a moment and see how far your children have come.  Don’t look at what was not done this year, look at what you did.  I know a Mom who made a scrap book for her sons for each year of their homeschool adventure.  Once she made the book, she knew her boys had grown, reaching another level that year.  Whatever you do, look at your Facebook wall, check your photos, make a scrapbook, look at last year’s writing samples, do something to see how far you and the children have come.

It’s Spring, time to celebrate.
Decisions can wait until after you have had some rest.
Hug those kids!!

Astros Career Day & Game

Astros Career Day & Game

Monday, April 7th | 10:00 a.m.

Come out to Minute Maid Park and get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to run your Houston Astros baseball team! This fun and educational field trip caters to students of all grade levels!
Elementary School Students
• Students will hear from both baseball
and business operations personnel.
• Students will learn key components
of the game including how to use a
scorecard.
• Special appearance by the Astros
Shooting Stars team.
• Event includes a ticket to the Astros vs. Angels game at 1:10 p.m. immediately following the presentations.

High School & Middle School Students
• Special presentation regarding the
importance of continuing education.
• Students will learn the value of
internships with real world examples
from Astros Front Office Staff
Members.
• Learn about the keys to success
including hard work, character,
persistence, leadership and more.
• Event includes a ticket to the Astros
vs. Angels game at 1:10 p.m.
immediately following the
presentations.

Presentations from the Houston Astros Front Office Staff to include
the following departments*:
●Baseball Operations ● Marketing ● Human Resources
● Sales & Service ● Corporate Partnerships

Cost per student is $10 and includes the Career Day event and a ticket to
the Astros vs. Angels game at 1:10 p.m.

This is not on their website, so click the flyer and register.
http://texashomeeducators.com/PDFs/2014Astroscareerday

SETHSA Summer Workshops

SETHSA Summer Workshops

SETHSA Summer Workshops at HEP Bookstore on June 8, 2013

HEP is having a 15% off SALE on most items during the day as well.
(not including used and a couple of other items)

SETHSA will also have drawings for door prizes and a $100 HEP gift certificate included in the drawings.

Cost: FREE – No Registration required

Joanne Juren, owner of the HEP Bookstore, will present several seminars along with Cheryl Red and Karen Freeman

These are our workshops:

Time Slot Speaker Topic/Title

9-10am Joanne Juren “Getting Started Homeschooling”

10-11am Joanne Juren “Choosing Curriculum”

Cheryl Red “Teaching Science at Home”

11-12 am Cheryl Red “Teaching Math at Home”

Joanne Juren “The High School Four Year Plan”

12-1pm Karen Freeman “The College Essay”

Joanne Juren “Teaching Writing at Home”

1-2pm Cheryl Red “SAT Math”

Karen Freeman “Be Verbs and other Rules of Grammar”

2-3pm Karen Freeman “SAT Reading”

3-4pm Joanne Juren “SAT Writing and General Tips”

The HEP Staff and SETHSA Staff will be on hand to assist you with your homeschooling questions and needs.
The store will open at 8:45 am. There are plenty of restaurants located near HEP Bookstore and there is plenty of parking! So, bring a friend and plan to stay all day.

Thank you HEP for offering us a free space and helping homeschoolers.

Holly
SETHSA
10592-A Fuqua #503, Houston, TX 77089
(281) 756-9792
for more information email: staff@sethsa.org

Events- DFW & North Texas

Events- DFW & North Texas

Fort Worth Home School Day: Thursday, October 3, 2013

All home-schooled children and their families are invited to a fun-filled educational day in the wilds of the Zoo. Learn amazing facts from our zookeepers at more than 20 Wild Encounters and enjoy asking Zoo staff your best animal questions around the Zoo’s world-class exhibits!

http://www.fortworthzoo.org/education/home-school/

Raising an Olympian–The Homeschool Way

Came across this video about Gabby Douglas and thought I’d share with you.