Hosting the Holidays

Hosting the Holidays

Hosting the Holidays – Episode 90

 

In this episode, we talk about some ideas and tips on how to host the holidays stress free!

 

Tips:

  1. Plan your menu

  2. Make a schedule

  3. Plan your table – create a table setting

  4. Don’t forget serving dishes

  5. Make a shopping list

  6. Prepart ahead – make and complete tasks ahead of time if you can.

  7. Keep to your schedule.

And breathe! Relax and Enjoy!

Holidays: Off the Shelf

Holidays: Off the Shelf

Holidays: Off the Shelf! – Episode 89

 

In this episode, we talk about some books for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season.

Books Mentioned on the Show

  • Dear America: Journey to the New World by Kathryn Lasky

  • Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz

  • Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac

  • Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf

  • Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims by Rush Limbaugh

  • Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

  • The Miracle of the First Poinsettia: A Mexican Christmas Story by Joanne Oppenheim

Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play

Get Out and Play – Episode 88

 

In this episode, we discuss the importance of outside play. So take some time to get outside and play.

Mentioned on the Show

 

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Fall Unit Studies

Fall Unit Studies

Fall Unit Studies – Episode 87

 

In this episode, we discuss Fall Unit Studies. Fall is the perfect time to take a look at Unit Studies.  Fall provides so many opportunities to take advantage of Unit Studies.

Mentioned on the Show

  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
  • Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie
  • Johnny Appleseed

Things to Do:

Pumpkins

  • Pumpkin Patches
  • Baking and Cooking with Pumpkins and Pumpkin Seeds

Leaves

  • Nature studies
  • Drawing leaves
  • Cutting Leaves
  • Crafts with leaves
  • Science projects with Leaves

Hurricanes

  • Tracking
  • Study the Science behind
  • Home preparedness projects

 

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Wild Florida Spotlight: Key West

Wild Florida Spotlight: Key West

Key West – Episode 86

 

Travel Florida’s overseas highways to one of the most unique cities in the US. We highlight some of the interesting facts and history of Key West, FL.

Key West is like no other. It is unique, rich in history and culture. Take a road trip with us as we explore this wonderful little island in Florida.

 

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Break New Ground: 2020 Victory Gardens

2020 Victory Gardgens

Victory Gardens – Episode 85

 

We are living in interesting times.  Take a look a Victory Gardens with Suzanne. We talk about the history of the gardens and reasons your family should consider digging up  your own garden!

 

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Lighthouses of Florida

Lighthouses of FloridaLighthouses of Florida

Episode 84

Florida’s lighthouses have provided constant beacons of light to sailors for many years, bringing them home
safely. Effectively helping them to navigate the treacherous and sometimes dangerous reefs and jetties that must be avoided in order to reach our coastal paradise.
It is inspiring to see the lighthouses, to hear the stories of those who were the keepers of the light, the stories of those saved by the light and to see them still standing, still doing their job — constant.
I’d like to invite you to explore some of these lighthouses that have been a welcome sight for so many
through the years. – Suzanne Nunn, FPEA Chairman

Lighthouses Mentioned in the Show

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Wild Florida Live Free: Florida’s Homeschool Convention

Wild Florida Live Free: Florida's Homeschool ConventionWild Florida Live Free: Florida’s Homeschool Convention

Homeschooling Florida #NOREGRETS

Episode 83

The Premier Event for Homeschool Families

May 21-23, 2020

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Make your plans now to join us in Orlando in May. This is the biggest and BEST homeschool convention in the nation. There is something for everyone–great workshops, exciting events, a huge vendor hall and plenty of opportunities for fellowship!

  • Early Bird: January 2 – March 9   $65 for FPEA Members; $105 for Non-Members
  • Regular Registration: March 10 to May 1    $75 for FPEA Members; $115 for non-members
  • Advance Registration Required by May 1 for: Leaders Forum, Cutting Edge Youth Leaders Forum, Teen Program, Children’s Program, Graduation Dinner, Dance, and Luncheon, and other Add-on events.
  • Onsite At-the-Door Registration May 21-23   $95 for FPEA Members; $135 for non-members

You’re Invited!

On behalf of the Florida Parent-Educators Association, I want to invite you to attend the 2020 Annual FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention. We are celebrating this year with the theme, Wild Florida – Live Free! #noregrets.

Our freedom to explore is intricately aligned with our freedom to homeschool — and to do both in a way that best suits our family. The Convention is scheduled for May 21-23 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, a venue that truly embraces Florida’s wild heritage and vintage charm.

We are the biggest and the best Convention for homeschooling families in the country. There is something for everyone — education, entertainment, encouragement and great shopping! This year we are excited to bring you two incredible keynote speakers. Rick Green will be greeting us Friday morning with a message of inspiration and encouragement to jumpstart the weekend. Saturday morning, Zan Tyler will join us with a fantastic session that will remind you just how precious this season of homeschooling really is.
These are only two from the exciting slate of speakers we have in store for you. You’ll see some familiar faces, but some, like Tricia Goyer and Linda Lacour Hobar, are making their first appearance at our convention. All of our speakers and each of their sessions have been carefully selected to help us celebrate our freedom to homeschool as we see fit.

Take your time to peruse these offerings as well as the many exciting events for the entire family. Then, log onto www.fpea.com and REGISTER!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Loving Florida – Living Free,
Suzanne Nunn, Chairman

Event Details

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Florida Christmas Roadtrips

Florida Christmas Roadtrips

Florida Christmas Roadtrips

Episode 82

Florida Christmas Roadtrips. As you probably already know, we love Christmas around here! In this episode, Suzanne lists some new places to visit for Christmas this year. Well, they are new to us. If you haven’t been, or are looking for something new to do this year, make plans to visit some of the places we have discussed on this episode.

It’s sure to be a bright and merry Chrismas here in Florida!

 

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Thank you to our Sponsor – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie!

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.

12 Stories of Christmas

12 Stories of Christmas

12 Stories of Christmas

Episode 81

12 Stories of Christmas. It’s our favorite time of year! We love Christmas time around here. In this episode, we talk about some of our favorite Christmas stories… both books and on the big screen.

Listen in for some great book and movie suggestions for your family this holiday season. Get ready to snuggle in for a good Christmas story this year.

If your Christmas library is looking bare, we have suggested some of the books you might want to add to your collection. These books also make really great gifts. It’s always nice to receive a good book that can become part of your family’s Christmas tradition.

Books mentioned on the show:

    • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
    • ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
    • The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers
    • The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
    • How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
    • Letters From Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien
    • Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp
    • The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg
    • The Carpenter’s Gift by David Rubel
    • The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry – Illustrated by P.J. Lynch
    • Apple Tree Christmas by Trinka Hakes Noble
    • A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

Hallmark Christmas Movie List

 

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