Whether you’re just starting your homeschool journey or have been at it a few years, you’ve likely encountered some difficulties. When we decided homeschooling was the best option for our oldest, I wanted to learn all I could about it. We didn’t have the money for me to attend a homeschool convention, so I read all I could online and talked to homeschooling friends.
Fast forward a few years to this past summer. We’ve now been homeschooling almost 8 years and our youngest daughter had just turned 5 in August. She was so excited because she got to “do school like the big kids and not just the play time learning we do until kindergarten. I had ordered the curriculum and we were ready to go. Only…it didn’t go as planned.
She loves coloring and picks up on some things very quickly, while others are a real struggle. We have yet to complete the entire alphabet, because she can’t remember all the letters, their names or even what they sound like. She can count up to nearly 50, but can’t recognize numbers above 7. To say this year has been difficult, is an understatement.
After talking with several homeschooling friends and expressing my concern in homeschooling groups, I realized we’re not alone. I had placed such high expectations on her to “conform” to the kindergarten mold, that I failed to see maybe a little more learning directed play time was in order. Maybe she just wasn’t ready for school.
This year I was invited by the Primary Parents to share my thoughts and ideas for parents struggling with this same issue. They have teamed up with Great Homeschool Conventions and are hosting an Online Homeschool Convention with over 40 speakers and parents just like you. In my interview, I was able to address ways to determine whether or not your 5 year old is ready for Kindergarten as well as helping your elementary child transition to middle school.
You might be thinking…”There’s no way I can afford that right now.” And you might be right, if the people at Primary Parents weren’t so amazing. They have set up this entire Online Homeschool Convention at no cost to you! That’s right…it’s FREE!
Each day they release four different sessions. Those sessions are then available for 48 hours, free of charge. All you have to do is reserve your free ticket.
So what if you can’t make the sessions? No problem! You can purchase a Lifetime Access Pass for just $99!! That means you will have 24/7/365 access to all the speakers for a fraction of what it costs to attend a homeschool convention in person. And they just sweetened the deal! For a limited time only, you can Buy One, Get One Free with a Lifetime Access Pass! That means, you and a friend can split the cost or simply bless another homeschool family!
But hurry…this deal won’t last long. The convention runs through May 22, but after May 24th the price increases!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.