Florida in the Fall

Florida in the Fall

Florida in the Fall–  Episode 79

 

Let’s talk about Fall — specifically, Fall in Florida.

It may not be the same as most other states, but we can certainly still enjoy the season. But, Florida does have theme parks in the fall! What better time of the year to go to the parks? Disney does what Disney does best – decorations! Check out the parks to see what each one has to offer this year.

Why do we love Fall? Cool weather, warm scents, and cozy homes.

Take the time to find some local festivals, pumpkin patches and more!

Find events in your community at our website here.

Resources mentioned on the show:

Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

Fall Simmer Scent Recipe

Fall Unit Studies Pinterest Board

Fall Recipes Pinterest Board

Fall Pinterest Board

 

Literature Based Homeschooling

Lit Based LearningLiterature Based Homeschooling–  Episode 78

Join us we talk about the different approaches to homeschooling.

Four ways to enjoy the stories.
• you read aloud to the kids
• one of the children reads aloud
• the children read independently
• you all listen to an audiobook together

Whether you have all littles, all bigs or a mix of both, literature based learning can work for your family. The beauty of this method is that you can school everyone together for several subjects.

Resources mentioned on the show:

Books mentioned on the show:

Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight

The Blades of Acktar Series by Tricia Mingerink

These books are excellent choices to continue your journey in literature based homeschooling:

  • The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
  • The Read-Aloud Handbook
  • Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace
  • For the Children’s Sake
  • Honey for a Child’s Heart
  • Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young
  • The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page

 

 

Homeschool Your Way

Homeschool Your Way

Homeschool Your Way–  Episode 77

Join us we talk about the different approaches to homeschooling.

The beauty of homeschooling is it really gives us, the parent, the opportunity to teach our kids according to what works best for them. We all have different learning styles and interests.

There are many education methods, and we discuss a few of the more popular ones on this episode.

  • Traditional
  • Classical
  • Charlotte Mason
  • Montessori – for early years and beyond
  • Waldorf approach
  • Unschooling
  • Unit Studies
  • Ecelctic

 

Resources mentioned on the show:

Books mentioned on the show:

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

For the Children’s Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola

The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori

Montessori at Home Guide: A Short Guide to a Practical Montessori Homeschool for Children Ages 2 to 6 by A.M. Sterling

Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World by Ben Hewitt

How Children Learn by John Holt

 

Travel Journaling

Travel Journaling #homeschool #fieldtrips #journaling #traveljournalTravel Journaling –  Episode 76

Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn talks about Travel Journaling.

Florida Summers – a perfect time for a staycation, or even a vacation. Have you kept a travel journal? This is a great way to both learn from the experience, but also to create lasting memories. In years to come, you and your kids can look back and relive the memories you made on your trips. As they say, the days are long, but the years are short.

List in for ideas on both the why and hows of travel, or field trip, journals.

There are numerous options for field trip journals or travel journals. You can purchase pre-made journals, or you can let those creative juices flow and create your own. There are also many printables available online. Be sure to check our Pinterest boards for some ideas.

 

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Florida Keys

Florida KeysFlorida Keys –  Episode 75

Join Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn  and Sharon Rice to talk about the Florida Keys.

Do you think the Keys is just for adults? We shed light on why the Keys is the perfect family destination.  FPEA just returned from our 2nd Fun in the Sun Field trip. And what a good time we all had! There is more to do down there than we could fit in those 2 short days. So, pack up your family and head south. We have listed just a small number of the things the Keys has to offer families.

Here are some things to do in the Keys.

  • Snorkel or Dive John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park – a must!
  • The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West
  • Truman Little White House in Key West
  • The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
  • Take photos at the Buoy.
  • Key West Aquarium
  • Theater of the Seas – Islamorada
  • The African Queen –  Key Largo
  • Everglades
  • Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
  • Turtle Hospital – Marathon
  • Dry Tortugas
  • History of Diving Museum – Islamorada
  • Pigeon Key
  • Dolphin Research Center
  • and of course, eat Key Lime Pie! We highly recommend the Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory

 

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Summer Reading List

Summer reading ListSummer Reading List –  Episode 74

Join Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn  and Sharon Rice to talk about our Summer Reading List. What better time to sit back and relax with a good book? This summer, we want to enjoy a good book for the sake of enjoyment. So, we have some suggestions for you! Listen in and pick one to dive into this summer … or more than one!

Some of the ideas mentioned in the show.

Sharon’s Reading List

Suzanne’s Reading List

 

Consider creating a summer book club with friends. Make it simple and fun. Choose books. Maybe create some games or projects for the end of the summer to coincide with the chosen books.

 

Join the conversation in the comments or on Facebook page your Summer reading list ideas. What is your family reading this year?

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Join us June 28-29, 2019 for Fun in the Sun!

Sherri Seligson will be joining us for this FUN and INFORMATIVE field trip in the FLORIDA KEYS!

There will be opportunities to Snorkel, Dive and many other fun events over the weekend.

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Summer Playlist

Summer PlaylistSummer Playlist Episode 73

Join Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn  and Sharon Rice to talk about our Summer Playlist. What? Music?? No, not that kind of playlist. Although, music is often involved. In this episode, we talk about being intentional with fun during the summer. We discuss some of our favorite things to do over the summer and what we would like to do this Summer.

So listen in and then get outside with your family this summer. Enjoy time just playing and relaxing!

Some of the ideas mentioned in the show.

Sharon’s Playlist

  • Visit Florida’s Springs and Rivers
  • Kayaking
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba
  • Crabbing, Lobstering, and Scalloping
  • Volunteering – plant mangroves, clean beaches, and similar summer activity volunteering.

Suzanne’s Playlist

  • $5 Movies .. or similar events
  • Bowling Nights with friends
  • Beach time  – Fireworks, night time beach walks
  • Escape Rooms
  • Wax Museums

 

Be sure to check the many opportunities online for opportunities in your area. Some helpful links for resources:

Share in the commets or on Facebook page your Summer Playlist ideas. What is your family doing this year?

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

Join us June 28-29, 2019 for Fun in the Sun!

Sherri Seligson will be joining us for this FUN and INFORMATIVE field trip in the FLORIDA KEYS!

There will be opportunities to Snorkel, Dive and many other fun events over the weekend.

FPEA Fun in t

 

STEM and Marine Science with Sherri Seligson

STEM and Marine Science with Sherri SeligsonSTEM and Marine Science

In this episode,  Sherri Seligson joins Florida Parent Educators Association’s (FPEA) Chairwoman, Suzanne Nunn to talk about STEM and Marine science what it is and how you can get excited about it and incorporate it into your homeschool. Specifically, focusing on Marine Science. Listen in and get excited about the many ways to explore Marine Science! Make plans to join us and Sherri this September for our STEM Conference. Find more information at the link below.

Please join us as we travel along this journey on our podcast adventure. Let’s get connected! Learn more about the Florida Parent Educator’s Association and homeschooling in the beautiful state of Florida.

Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

Join us June 28-29, 2019 for Fun in the Sun!

Sherri Seligson will be joining us for this FUN and INFORMATIVE field trip in the FLORIDA KEYS!

There will be opportunities to Snorkel, Dive and many other fun events over the weekend.

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Preparing for High School with Cheryl Bastian

Preparing for High School Preparing for High School with Cheryl Bastian

Podcast #72

Does High School scare you? Are you concerned your children won’t be ready? Many people feel overwhelms at the prospect of homeschooling the high school years. Well, put those fears aside! You can do it! With a little planning, you will be ready to successfully teach prepare your student to graduate.

Cheryl Bastian joins us as we talk about preparing your teen for high school.

About Cheryl

Cheryl Bastian can’t remember a time when she wasn’t teaching. What started with making her brothers play school evolved to job shadowing and tutoring in high school. Through experiential learning, Cheryl’s passion for education grew. She completed post-secondary coursework and internships at Illinois State University, first as a special education major and then continuing in early childhood education. Concerned she would miss once-in-a-lifetime milestones in her children, Cheryl left the classroom and brought learning home.

Twenty-four years of homeschooling, eight children—ages twenty-eight to toddler— allow Cheryl and her husband Mike to journey alongside families at many stages of parenting and learning, from toddling to adulting. As a magazine columnist, blogger, and speaker, Cheryl shares her experiences, stories and challenges as she enthusiastically encourages parents to be intentional, real, and relational as they raise life-long learners. Her resources are available at Celebrate Simple www.cherylbastian.com.

High School Information

Register for Convention   Deadline to register – May 3rd

 

Talks Cheryl will be presenting at the 2019 Convention:

Register for Convention HERE

Gameschooling with Hannah Kartagener

Gameschooling with HannahGameschooling with Hannah Kartagener

Podcast #71

Gameschooling.. what? Learning with games. Since the beginning of time, children have learned through play. This was a fun topic to cover, because who doesn’t like games?   We are joined with Hannah Kartagener, who we consider to be a “game expert” and she talks with us about “Gameschooling”

While many electronic games and apps can be a good addition to your homeschooling experience, today we are talking about traditional board games and cards.

 

A great resource for reviews and instructions for play is YouTube. There are many channels dedicated to the review of board games. Have a hard time with reading instructions for play? You are not alone – YouTube is a great place to find instructions on how to play a game.

Games mentioned on show:

Traditional Games:

  • Aggravation
  • Yahtzee
  • Rummikub
  • Clue
  • Monopoly
  • Life
  • Trivial Pursuit

Modern Games:

  • Trash Panda
  • Azul
  • Forbidden Island
  • Everdell
  • Indian Summer
  • Tiki Topple
  • Cottage Garden
  • Potion Explosion
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Outfoxed
  • Sushi Go

Educational Games

  • Use Your Manners
  • Pizza Fractions
  • Scrabble
  • Jr. Scrabble
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Various math games on the market
  • Puzzles

The FPEA Homeschool Convention is a great place to find games for learning and fun – or BOTH! Register to join us and peruse our huge exhibit hall to stock your game shelf!