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Northside Unschoolers parent meeting update from Amy: Our monthly parent meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday- when it was scheduled the topic was “Family Mission Statements”. While this is a great topic, considering that most of us are jumping back into the’ classes and activities starting up mode’ next week, I am changing the topic […]

  The next NUG Parents Support meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14. This month, the topic is: *Trusting kids (and ourselves!).* Bring your success stories and Aha! moments. What does your kid know/is able to do that you didn’t “teach” him? How is your relationship different from what you observe among your traditionally-schooled […]

The In Home Potluck Picnic is Just 1 Day Away! It’s this Sunday! The much anticipated InHome family potluck picnic. Clear your calendar and come out for a day of good food, fun games, and great conversations. WHEN: Sunday, October 7th, from 10 am to 2 pm WHERE: Busse Woods, Grove #2, located in Elk […]

Next session at  AJCW I am leading two classes. Details below. Please send me an email if you would like more information or would like to sign up your children.These classes take place on Thursdays in Skokie starting October 25th. See the website link above for location and time details as well as a complete […]

TEEN WORKSHOP ONE   Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Jason Sudeikis – SNL, 30 Rock. Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers – Saturday Night Live. Neil Flynn – Scrubs, Mean Girls. Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit – 30 Rock. Mike Meyers – SNL, Shrek, Austin Powers, Wayne’s World. Learn What They Learned Where They Learned! Wednesdays Sept. 19th-Nov. 7th at iO Theatre 13yrs and up […]

Please join us Monday Join us for the Northside Unschoolers Group Parents Meeting. We will be discussing and creating Family Mission Statements. Monday evening November 14, 2011 7:00pm-9:00pm Irving Park United Methodist Church 3801 N. Keeler (at Grace St.) Just off the Irving Park stop on the Blue Line and Irving Park, Kennedy exit. There […]

On the tenth anniversary of  the September 11th attacks on America when there were memorials and reflections upon the day and what it meant to the world I paused in my reflecting to recall how I felt that day about homeschooling. It was my daughter’s official 5th day of homeschooling kindergarten. We were making green […]

Virtual schools and homeschooling in Illinois have long been separated as a precaution against the public confusing the two. It isn’t easy to keep them delineated like that. People want to blur the edges and that seems to be what’s going on in a new bill in the Illinois House now. Details here. Although I […]

Since the holidays are coming around I thought I’d let you know about a picture book Rain Fordyce wrote about homeschooling which is geared towards children. She guest starred on my radio program Relaxed Homeschooler (show #8) a few weeks ago and shared her experiences writing and DIY producing the book. In the homeschooling […]

Hi All: Tuition for this class has been discounted to $75 per adult/child pairs and $50 per single child or adult! Enrollment deadline is Halloween. Corcoran School is offering this, seriously fun 2-day workshop for the kids in all of us. Grab your light saber and go at it Jedi style with your partner. All […]

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