Welcome To

Teaching Homes for Christ

 

Teaching homes for Christ is a collection of Christ centered families that support each other in the endeavor of teaching some or all of our children at home.

 

 

Activities

Parents need support and encouragement when taking on the daunting task of teaching children at home.  Teaching Homes for Christ tries to come alongside parents with many optional activities in discipling, parenting, and teaching children.

Homeschool 101

Topical discussion of relevant issues led by 26 year veteran homeschooling mom.

LIBRARY

A large collection of homeschooling materials and other books that can be checked out by members for a month at a time.

Outdoor Excursions

​Interactive gatherings of member families with an educational purpose.

Book Club

​Discussion of topical books giving time to relate to other members of the community.

Our Upcoming Events

15

August

Annual Used Book and Curriculum Sale

Looking for homeschooling curriculum or just something good to read? 

Event Info

Come on out!

21

August

Homeschool 101

 The Homeschool Basics 

Event Info

This meeting is geared toward all those thinking about homeschooling, just starting to homeschool with 5- or 6-year-olds, those pulling kids from a public or private school setting, or those opting to homeschool as an alternative to COVID online learning.  Come armed with questions, concerns, fears, doubts, and leave with a vision, confidence, and tools to help formulate your plans.

 

*what to teach when/subject guide by grade/defining grade levels

*curriculum/resources/co-ops

*state requirements

*%, letter grades, standardized testing, assessments

*supplies/projects

*daily living

*involving husbands or other family members/facing opposition from family and friends

*arts

*socialization

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

05

September

Start of the Year Picnic

Come celebrate the beginning of the school year with us. 

Event Info

Come when you can and bring your own meal for your family.  Spend some time getting to know and chat with other homeschool families in the THC community.

11AM to 2PM, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the address.

11

September

Homeschool 101

Creating Work Spaces (and cutting clutter/homemaking)

Event Info

We will talk about ways to make good use of the space you have, optimize the materials you have, and being creative about how to make home, school, housekeeping, marriage, and work all meld together without losing your sanity.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

25

September

Homeschool 101

Scheduling (and combining subjects/setting goals)

Event Info

This evening will focus on how to fit the subjects you plan to teach into daily/weekly/yearly chunks, how to combine subjects, different ways to organize your school hours, ways to accommodate different ages/needs, and how to set reasonable goals. 

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

16

October

Homeschool 101

Building Character (and discipline/keeping Christ at the center)

Event Info

 We all need to jolt ourselves back into getting and keeping our priorities straight.  Come to discuss ways to reboot the entire family with Christ at the center, kick the bad habits and discordant living in the rear, compare punishment with consequences, and set up a system to encourage Godly living.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

23

October

Homeschool 101

Teaching Multiple Ages

Event Info

Most families have children in multiple stages of growth and development, so this evening will outline strategies for keeping little ones occupied while offering important one-on-one time with older kids, how to use family dynamics to everyone’s advantage, and thinking outside the box to take much of the stress and contention out of the homeschooling equation.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

6

November

Homeschool 101

Keeping Our Parenting/Teaching Positive

Event Info

Motherhood is exhausting and certainly under-appreciated with very few opportunities for regular support and encouragement—never mind adding homeschooling into the picture!  There are ways to focus on God’s blessings and to train ourselves, and therefore our children and our families, to keep a positive outlook on school, chores, and life’s ups and downs.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

20

November

Homeschool 101

Accountability (and making time to read/tips for staying off the internet/communication)

Event Info

Many homeschool moms wonder about how to keep themselves accountable to God, to the plans, to their long-term goals for their children, and we will discuss strategies for doing so.  Also, it is easy to be sidetracked from what is important by getting sucked into inane internet traps and unimportant daily interruptions.  However, developing a routine to better ourselves through reading and focusing on healthy communication aid us in holding on to the good, the true, and the beautiful.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

11

December

Homeschool 101

Special Needs Kids (and labels and how to avoid them/different learning styles)

Event Info

This session addresses the overwhelming issue of kids who don’t fit into the prescribed version of what school is or should be.  Every child is created in the likeness and image of God and can learn!  Come find out about how to get to know your own child better and to shift your thinking from “she can’t” or “I can’t” to “she can” and “I can.”

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

18

December

Homeschool 101

Rest/Renewal (and reading list for moms) 

Event Info

This is the perfect time of year to discuss resting and renewal; Christmas is around the corner, and you’ve survived the first semester.  So take time to enjoy the month before next semester begins by embracing the peace of Christ.  Some reading ‘assignments’ will be given, along with encouragement, so we can head into the new year with courage and confidence born of a well-rested soul. 

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

8

January

Homeschool 101

Post COVID (and how to be 24/7 diplomats for homeschooling)

Event Info

 Coronavirus has changed the world—for good and ill.  It is time to discuss how to forge our way as homeschoolers in a world in which education itself has been in upheaval and the world has been forced to look at non-traditional options for education.  Remote learning is not an equivalent to homeschooling, so we all need to prepare ourselves to encourage those who have not chosen homeschooling, but find themselves with kids at home doing school, while not losing our own focus in our individual home schools.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

22

January

Homeschool 101

Battling the Modern Paganism (and dealing with a secular world/how to negotiate literature and all forms of media through a Christian lens)

Event Info

Most of us like to think paganism a thing of the past, but like it or not, most of the world is sinking into indifference or unbelief and/or, worse, falling into rampant paganism and calling it ‘freedom.’  It is more important now than ever to identify modern paganism and arm our children with the proper tools for combat.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

5

February

Homeschool 101

PE/Boys in Winter

Event Info

Enough said.  It is February and we are all stir crazy.  Let’s figure out how to keep our children, and our boys especially, healthfully and heartily occupied while we are cooped up for long stretches—and how to count this activity as school.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

19

February

Homeschool 101

Attitude (and keeping kids interested and filled with enthusiasm/sibling rivalry)

Event Info

It’s that time of year when a character/attitude reboot is in order.  Close living brings out all our habits—good, bad, and ugly—so let’s discuss ways to train our children to be Godly disciples filled with obedience, respect, and diligence.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

5

March

Homeschool 101

Finding Balance (and saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to requests)

Event Info

We are mostly through with our year and more likely than not things have strayed from our original plans and too many things have been added to our schedules.  We need to rethink our priorities and discern when to say ‘yes’ and when to say ‘no’ to things asked of us.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

19

March

Homeschool 101

Discerning for High School (and record keeping/transcripts/vocations)

Event Info

This meeting is for those of you who have 6th, 7th, or 8th graders and are looking with some trepidation toward those high school years: can you do it?  should you do it?  what is best for the kids?  what do the kids want?  how do you meet requirements?  what about languages or upper level math and science?  How to discuss and find solutions to these questions as well as helpful tips on planning the high school curriculum and creating college-approved transcript will feature at this meeting.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

16

April

Homeschool 101

Service (and how involved should kids be in the planning of school/chores/life)

Event Info

Service is my knee-jerk reaction to any difficulty in life because it forces oneself and/or one’s children out of the Self and into the Selfless.  There is no such thing as talking too much about different ways to serve others, especially as we look ahead to the summer months and begin planning for next academic year.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

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April

Homeschool 101

Transitions

Event Info

The world and the media expect us to transition from one thing to something completely different within nanoseconds, but our natures require time to deal with transitions in a healthy way.  Every year brings transitions of growth, new abilities, kids growing up or moving on, job changes, you name it.  We need to find ways to cope with transitions because they will never stop.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

14

May

Homeschool 101

Marriage

Event Info

Keeping up on our marriages often gets lost in the to-do of raising children and homeschooling.  We need to remember that we are modeling Christ’s love in the love we show for our spouses; our domestic churches are our children’s first taste of what is to come.  We will talk about how to prioritize cultivating our marriages without dipping into the saccharine or the unrealistic.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

21

May

Homeschool 101

Godly Roles for Male and Female

Event Info

God created us male and female, but according to our secular world, gender is yet another ‘choice’ available to humanity.  Never did we suspect that we’d have to teach our children about Godly roles for men and women, not did we ever suspect it would be so difficult to find public role models of Christian men and women.  It is time to face this issue head on and arm our children with confidence in who God created them to be while teaching them to love all our brothers and sisters in Christ.

7pm-9pm, email teachinghomes@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

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