Kids Zone Program

     Optional KidsZone Program: Choose one, two or three days, April 7-9. Your children ages 4-12 can attend their own child sized homeschool conference while you attend Expo events. Alternatively, children are always welcome with their parents anywhere at the Expo.

Attend the Alabama Homeschool Expo where learning is always the main priority.

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Are You Training Your Child To Complain?

Do you find yourself second guessing the amount of work you assigned your child based on their moaning and groaning? You know your child’s capabilities and have given out the assignments. As time passes your student is taking a long time and starts appeals of, “It’s too much writing and my hand hurts! All my assignments are long today, can you shorten some? I’ll never get this done in time.”

There are times to reevaluate, but do not let your child regularly manipulate you into changing your mind about the day’s lesson plan. If it works once, they’ll try again and a bad habit of complaining has started.

Be encouraged, if this has already started as a pattern in your homeschool you have the power to turn it around. Stand firm for a few days and your children will come to know that you have a NO WHINING HOMESCHOOL ZONE!

Homeschooling 101

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What Is Kids Zone?

Kids Zone at the Alabama Homeschool Expo! 

While parents attend Homeschooling For Excellence 101, their children can attend a variety of workshops given by speakers who will challenge them to become active and excited learners. Our goal is to remind children that learning is rewarding and interesting and that learning can happen anywhere, at anytime.

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What Is A Unit Study?

A unit study combines several subjects to cover a single topic.   A study of the solar system could include science, art, language and math.  Benefits of a unit study are:

  • Covers several subjects
  • Capable of include different aged children
  • Prepackaged curriculum available
  • Offers flexibility for maximizing each students strong points

There are several books available on how to conduct a unit study.  If you purchase one, don’t feel obligated to do everything the author suggest.   Beautiful Feet publishers have very nice unit studies using the Hollings S. Hollings books to cover geography.  They also have one on the history of horses.

Beginning homeschooling classes available at the Alabama Homeschool Expo, titled  Homeschooling For Excellence.

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Take Responsibility For Your Homeschooling

“If I showed up late this often to any other job, I would have been fired a long time ago.” Those words of a friend have stuck with me for years.  Am I late for the doctor or dentist?  Probably not, the consequences are often unpleasant.

The consequences of chronically starting your school day late are also unpleasant.

  • You become impatient trying to play catch up or from the guilt of skipping planned activities.
  • It is hard to get children motivated if they had too long of a down time before starting  morning work.
  • Your children are watching and learning from everything you do, show them the importance of a good start.

I could go on, but you get the idea.  In honor of my friend’s husband who is in the army: Homeschooling, the toughest job you’ll ever love.

Alabama Homeschool Expo

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Worldview Teen Track,  http://alabamahomeschoolexpo.com/worldview-teen-track/

Early Learners: 7 Secrets

Randi St. Denis, educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom cautions parents not to overlook some important childhood activities that actually set the stage for later learning skills.  Enhancing these early skills prevents learning problems and also builds a firm foundation for future academics ease and success.

Register now for the Alabama Homeschool Expo where you can learn from several seasoned homeschooling parents and visit the large exhibit hall.

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Questions Answered!

The Homeschool Expo is your place for answers.  Randi St. Denis, Director of Home Educators Encouragement Alliance (HEEA), is an educator, popular homeschool speaker, and a seasoned homeschooling mom.  Randi works as a consultant to  homeschool families; providing teaching expertise and assistance to all types of children.

Come to the Alabama Homeschool Expo and get your questions answered by Randi and other experienced homeschool speakers.