I am so grateful for the amazing group of homeschool friends and leaders that is coming together to make the Wholistic Learning at Home conference a success! And, our generous vendors are donating some wonderful raffle prizes! Take a look!
Basket of handwork supplies courtesy of Colors of Nature
$25 Gift Certificate to Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore
Books from Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore
$25 Gift Certificate for Wholistic Learning Resources 2016-17 school year
1-hour Ceramics Party for 6 children from Express Yourself Ceramics
For those brand new to home education, we have a number of workshops that will help you find confidence and connect with your inner resources as you begin this amazing journey.
And we just made it easier for you to attend with your homeschooling friends! Special group pricing is available:
5 people for $75 ($15 each)
10 people for $100 ($10 each)
How does it work? Call, e-mail, or Facebook message your friends! Share this page with them. One person in your group registers and pays online for the full amount (or you may pay with one check for the entire group to WLR, PO Box 19676, Sacramento, CA 95819; if paying by check, be sure to also complete the online registration form so we know who’s coming in your group.)
Rick will lead participants through a hands-on activity to develop a practical understanding of five key areas that impact homeschool life. Using the senses and imagination, gain insight and inspiration into your path as a home educator, while learning to balance personal health, homeschooling goals and family life. What an excellent way to kick off our mini-conference theme of “avenues and inspiration!”
WLR is pleased to welcome Audra Sterrett to our program!
Audra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature and has been credentialed to teach in California public schools. In addition, Audra has been homeschooling her own children for seven years.
Learning Spanish in high school piqued Audra’s interest in different languages. She subsequently studied French, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) while earning her degree at U.C. Santa Barbara. When Audra learned that her sister was teaching her nephew to sign before he could speak, she realized that ASL would be helpful with young children. As a public school kindergarten teacher, Audra used sign language and other movement as a way to engage her students. ASL helped them actively engage in the learning process and improved their memory. Audra also used ASL to communicate with her own children before they could speak.
Audra has taught ASL classes to parents and toddlers through Mother’s Support Network, “1st 5 Sacramento,” and to children of all ages through the University of California’s 4-H Youth Development program.
Audra will be teaching ASL at WLR on Thursdays this Fall. Check the Class Descriptions page and the Thursday Class Schedule for more information.
Since the inception of WLR, I have been looking to add Charlotte Mason-inspired programs. So I was thrilled when teacher Lorna Burkhard contacted me to propose a new class: Nature Notebooks.
Lorna is a credentialed teacher who homeschooled her own children all the way through high school. She is enthusiastic in her approach and understands the needs of homeschoolers from direct experience.
Lorna’s nature journaling class offers many benefits including coverage of core curriculum areas such as science, art, math, language arts, and social studies; growth in appreciation and observance of nature; and curiosity and independence in personal study. Students will discover new facts and skills in their study of nature. The class offers a platform for children to communicate their experiences and prioritizes a time for drawing and notating details. Students will concentrate on a variety of topics ranging from detailed studies of flowers, insects, sea animals, birds, weather, or topics of their choice.
Nature Notebooks is scheduled for Mondays, beginning September 8 at 11 a.m. for Grades 4-8 and at 12:30 p.m. for Grades 1-3. The Fall Session runs for 10 weeks. Register here.