Vintage HS Moms – Cleaning with Kids

 

Cleaning with KidsCleaning with Kids! 

with host Felice Gerwitz 

This is the time to BEGIN cleaning with  your kids if you don’t already! Felice shares her story … self-taught to cleaning lady, to back at it again! It is always and adventure and while the “saying” Cleanliness is next to godliness is a myth (it is not found in the Bible!) althought we all know the phrase — Felice gives practical tips for keeping your house so neat that if guests pop-in, you’ll welcome them instead of cringe in embarassment!

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Vintage HS Moms – Creation Camp

 

Creation Camp - Media AngelsCreate a Creation Camp at Home! 

with host Felice Gerwitz 

Special OFFER – Creation Camp Download on Sale – ONE week only

Summer is here and now is the time to create your own, personal, in-house Creation Camp … and better yet, invite over a few of your kids friends! Creation is the study of the amazing world the Lord created studying nature, as well as experimenting with fun experiments and of course arts-and-crafts. More details coming…

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Vintage HS Moms – Games That Teach Part Two

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Let’s Talk About Games that Teach – Part 2

with Felice Gerwitz & Tara Jenner

Stretch those brain cells and those of your kids with these fun board games!

Felice Gerwitz hosts Tara Jenner , for this part two session, who is a cognitive trainer and has great ideas for using fun activities to train the brain to its highest potiential and this helps with remediation as well! This time we tackle board games and how to work on specific cognitive skills. 

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Vintage HS Moms – Games That Teach Part One

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Let’s Talk About Games that Teach

with Felice Gerwitz & Tara Jenner

This is part one of a two part series…

Felice Gerwitz hosts Tara Jenner who is a cognitive trainer and has great ideas for using fun activities to train the brain to its highest potiential and this helps with remediation as well! Take out a pen and paper – this is one you will listen to again and again.

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Vintage HS Moms – Becoming An Author

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Let’s Talk About Becoming a Published Author

with Felice Gerwitz 

Writing for pleasure or for profit?

Okay, so it was my dream to become an author for ten years before I published my first book. And then it was not the fiction bestseller I dreamed about but a non-fiction-how-to for homeschoolers. How did that happen? Join your host, Felice Gerwitz as she shares the tips you need if you are considering becoming a published author. Here’s what she wished she had known! Inteviews with best selling authors as well as information about her best selling book, Information in a Nutshell “Writing and Publishing” by Felice Gerwitz and Information in a Nutshell “Business Tips & Taxes” by Carol Topp.

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For ONE week only receive $5 off any of the writing and publishing books that are currently on sale – coupon offer code is 5off – link is here – http://bit.ly/writingpublishing

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Vintage HS Moms – Help! I’m Going to a Convention

Homeschool Conference Help Now

Let’s Talk About Homeschooling Conferences

with Felice Gerwitz & Medith Curtis 

Conference Help for the Overwhelmed …

Whether you are new to homeschooling, are a veteran homeschooler or are thinking about maybe homeschooling some day this session will help you with the undaunting task of going to a homeschool conference and not being overwhelmed! Meredith and I have both homeschooled for many years and are both veteran homeschool moms who attended conferences LONG before we acutally wrote books and sold and spoke at them! In this session Meredith and I hope to give you key points to make your conference attendance fun, educational and a blessings.

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Vintage HS Moms – End of the Homeschool Journey

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Let’s Talk About Homeschooling Highschool

with special guest Sherri Seligson 

Oh, you are in for a great show! My friend Sherri is an author, a science geek, and just one of the nicest people I know! I enjoyed having lunch with her at the Teach them Diligently Marketplace convention in Ft. Myers last August and it was a treat to meet someone I had talked to on the phone but never sat face-to-face and shared our hearts! We’ll discuss homeschooling and coming to the end of our journey and a great book that Sherri has authored (yes, besides the Apologia Marine Biology book which was my son Nick’s favortie highschool text!) Interning for Highschool Credit.

Bring your how-to-homeschool highschoolers questions or if you are just interested in homeschooling or hanging out with us join us as well!

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Visit Sherri’s blog here! http://www.just-extraordinary.com

Vintage HS Moms – Putting Liberty First – KrisAnne Hall

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Let’s Talk About Liberty & Homeschooling

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Liberty First with special guest KrisAnne Hall

So you believe in the liberty of the US – right? KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. KrisAnne will connect the dots for you like no one else can! Host of The KrisAnne Hall Show, she pulls no punches,puts Liberty First and gives no quarter to those who hide behind party labels. Like no other host KrisAnne you will tell you what the founders had to say on today’s relevant issues . Join us to ask your question – and learn more about her books and products. –

Visit Kris Anne here – KrisAnneHall.com 

 

 

 

Common Core – Fact or Fiction?

nocommoncorePart One – Common Core Fact or Fiction?

Common Core is something that has been in the works for a long time but just crossed my radar about a year ago. I received a lengthy letter from a well-meaning homeschool mom asking if my curriculum was alligned or not.

Deer in the headlight time. I had no idea!

1. What is Common Core?

2. How does it affect my business, Media Angels? [So that I could answer this well meaning parent-run group leader against common core.]

3. And more importantly how does it impact my children and my rights as a homeschool parent?

This is a complex issue for those outside of the educational jargon. I was trained as an elementary education, specific learning disabilities and early childhood educator with a BA degree from a noted Christian college. However, in the world of education the ABC’s of jargon prevail and words like “standards,” “national norms” and “rubrics” while not bad in and of themselves take on a sinister hue when coupled with funding from private sources.

Let’s tackle the issues here:

1. What is common core?

First of all it is a FACT and something we need to be aware about and if you’ve never been mobilized politically here is your chance!

According to the website on Common Core  the standards sound wonderful! They are “consistent – strong – and clear” they are “benchmarks for English, Language Arts and Math” no matter where the child goes to school and are created to make all kids equal in what the local state schools are teaching.

Who wouldn’t want clear strong and consistent guidelines in all states? Sounds good but we need to dig deeper.

For a good overview of the common core standards this movie demonstrates the crux of the issue, which I will share in upcoming posts visit this website – Common Core Movie

2. How does common core affect Media Angels?

My curriculum is focused on a Christian-Worldview and a literal six-day creation philosophy. I believe that God created the world as the book of Genesis clearly demonstrates. Therefore, my curriculum which is science based falls out of the scope of common core, however since it is unit studies it does touch on language arts – which again because of the Christian content would not be aligned. This hurts those of us who sell to Christian schools who have become common core aligned – they can no longer purchase our curriculum as it does not follow their benchmarks.

So, Media Angels(R), Inc. is not common core aligned.

3. What about my kids in the here and now – will they be impacted?

The good news is regard to number 3 that currently there is no impact on my family and my curriculum choices because we carefully select curriculum we know is not common core aligned. In fact many of us will be using – NO COMMON CORE HERE as advertising in our promotions for our products. Why is that? Because of who backs common core, moreso than what the standards indicate.

Listen to the audio with Meredith and Felice on curriculum selection here for more information about their thoughts on good curriculum which is an independent family choice and common core.

More coming soon.

What are your thoughts on common core?