Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Curriculum Show & Tell Schedule & Speakers

Here is a tentative schedule for our Curriculum Show & Tell.  This is a list of people that have committed to showing us some of their favorite curriculum & telling us all about it.   If you are not on the list & would like to share please keep in mind you will have an opportunity to do so between the people speaking below & offer any input for a further discussion after they have offered their opinion on a particular curriculum. 

We are hoping for this to be an opportunity for moms (& dads) to get together & just talk curriculum in a relaxed friendly environment.  Please do not feel intimidated in offering your opinion - we'd love to hear what is working for you or hasn't worked for that matter. 

For those listed below - THANK YOU!


10:00 - Welcome by Nicki & Tiffany

10:15 - Devotional by Liberty Davidson, (Homeschool High School, Junior)

10:30 – Gary & Kari Davidson:  Seasons of Homeschooling

11:00 – Becky Turner:  Wordly Wise & Apologia Science

11:10 – Beth Fox:  Sonlight, Horizons Math, Saxon Math, Mother Goose Preschool, Story of the World, Shurley English

11:45 – Classical Conversations

12:00 – Nichole Hackney:  Bob Jones, Sonlight, & Teaching Textbooks

12:15 – Nicki Truesdel:  Five In A Row, Math-U-See

12:35 – Michelle Yosten:  K-12

12:40 – Corrine French: Organizing your homeschool & making it work for you

12:50 – Misty Pearson: Write Shop & Apologia Science

1:00 – Alison Lewis:  Abeka, Shurley Grammar, Veritas Press, & Story of the World

1:20 – Christy Lewis:  Total Language Plus

1:30 – Tiffany Scott:  Winter Promise, Tapestry of Grace, Sue Patrick’s Workbox System, Preschool

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Curriculum Show & Tell Q & A

When is the Curriculum Show & Tell?

Saturday, April 24 from 10am-2pm

Do you have to attend the entire time?

No, it is an open door policy.  Come & go as you please.  *Tentative schedule coming soon!

Where is it at?

Cross Timbers Church in Valley View

6134 E. FM 922

Is child care provided?

Yes, for ages 4 years old & under.  A snack will be provided, but we ask that you please bring a lunch for your child.

Are children welcome?

Yes, but we ask that they stay with you at all times & are respectful of the speaker & displays.

What should I bring?

Bring any curriculum you use (even if you don’t plan on speaking on it – others may just want to look at it or ask you about it privately – you can show instead of tell).

A pen & paper/notepad for taking notes.

Any used curriculum you have for sale (marked clearly with prices) & a container to collect money.

Own a home business?  Feel free to bring samples or advertise at a table.

Cash &/or check for purchasing any used curriculum or books.

A lunch if you plan on staying the entire time.  *We will have snacks & little mini-sandwiches for sale.

Do I have to speak on curriculum if I come?

No.  You are welcome to come & listen, browse used curriculum, & look at what everyone else is sharing.

What do I talk about if I am sharing my curriculum?

We are allotting 5-10 minutes per curriculum for speaking time.  We suggest you introduce yourself & share the ages of your children, how long you have homeschooled, & how long you have used the curriculum you are sharing.  You may want to give a personal testimony on the success or failure of using it or discuss the pro’s & con’s.  Information on pricing & where to find it would also be helpful.   Just give your opinion - what you liked, disliked, any suggestions, or ways that you tweaked.

If you have any other questions regarding the Curriculum Show & Tell please leave a comment & we will be happy to address them.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Child Care At the Curriculum S & T

Child care will be provided at our Curriculum Show & Tell (on April 24 from 10-2pm) for children 4 & under ONLY.  We did not require any pre-registration & are not sure how many of our guests will take advantage of this offer so we are adamant about the age range.  We also ask that only parents check on children in the child care area not older siblings. 

If you choose to bring older children with you we ask that you keep them with you at all times.  Please do not allow them to play outside unattended either. 

The cost of child care is free however, donations would be greatly appreciated.  We have several homeschool girls that are donating their time & earning money for special upcoming activities – ask them about it – they’d love to share with you other fundraisers they are doing as well.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Little Inspiration

As our 1st Annual Curriculum Show & Tell quickly approaches we are coming up with all sorts of ideas to inspire you to attend.


Homeschooling is work!  Hard WORK!

Often as we draw close to the end of another school year & begin to think about the next, we can quickly become overwhelmed.  Sometimes we just get a little burned out & need a little “pick me up.”  Or maybe you are just beginning this journey & are eager to soak up all the information you possibly can . . .

Are you tired?  Plum worn out?  Does your homeschool need a little pick me up?  Are you eager to learn more about homeschooling?

I have just thing for you . . .

There is just one condition:  You must come to our Curriculum Show & Tell

On April 24 from 10-2pm we will be giving away 6 inspiring CD’s from prior convention speakers at our Curriculum Show & Tell:

  • The Power of a Focused Mother by Renee Ellison, Homeschool How-To’s
  • How To Avoid the Two Most Common Pitfalls in Home Education by Renee Ellison
  • Keepers of the Home High Call for Daughters of Destiny by Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler, Mantle Ministries
  • Four Faces of Mount Rushmore – Landmark Lessons for All Times by Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler
  • Help!  What Do I Do With My Pre-Schoolers? by Lyndsay Lambert, Texas Home School Coalition
  • Building Character and Strong Work Ethics in Your Children by Shirley Solis, Lifetime Books & Gifts


Now hopefully this has inspired you to get a little inspiration at our 1st Annual Curriculum Show & Tell !

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Great Door Prizes at the Curriculum Show and Tell!

The RRCH Curriculum Show and Tell will be a great way to meet people, buy and sell used books, learn about other curriculum choices and ask questions of Moms who actually use the products.

But did you know it's also going to be a great day for door prizes?

Everyone attending will get their name put in a drawing for the following:
  • $25 Gift Card to Home Educator's Resource in Lewisville
  • Free Admission to the Home School Book Fair in May
  • RRCH Lanyards
  • Great Books

So come on out on Saturday, April 24 and join the fun!

See the full details here, and follow us on Facebook, too!