Monday, January 30, 2012

Classical Conversations Training ~ Challenge A!

Classical Education, It's NEVER boring!


Classical Conversations has been a life-changing experience for our home/homeschool!  After 13 years of homeschooling on our own (and loving it) we made the switch to this amazing program and it's been an AMAZING experience!

Today, I had the honor of driving all the way over to the Orlando area to be trained by the incredible Lynn Cook.  This woman is an amazing tutor.  Her love of Jesus shines through in how she so beautifully connects with her students and those around her.  My dear friends Lynn and Tara went with me for moral support and fellowship.  It turned out to be such an incredible day!   
 Mrs. Cook had her students bring in a 3D model of a tooth since that's what they were studying as part of the human body. 

 A 3D cake! (Give that girl an A+)

 A model of what smoking can do to teeth.

 An edible mouth.

 A diagram.

 Jeopardy for review!

Thank you, Mrs. Cook for a FABULOUS day!




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Sunday, January 22, 2012

NEW Strengths Dinner Club Starting Soon.....



Discover!  Uncover!  Develop!

"You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed." ~ Psalm 139:16


 Discovering your God-given strengths and those of the important people in your life can be an incredibly exciting, fun, and even life-changing event!  We only get one shot at this life and we want every single second to count for HIS glory!  As busy women, it's so easy to get burned out or stuck in a rut. 

Come find out how incredibly energizing and revitalizing your relationships can be!  (Especially the one with your Savior) Learn what roles line up with your natural talents and and those of your family.  Discover how to connect and communicate effectively with your children, your spouse, your friends and even complete strangers.  Be prepared to laugh, cry, and share (only if you want to) in this exciting, interactive, fun-filled dinner club aimed to re-ignite your vision while allowing you to remember what you love most about your life!  









WHEN:  2/17, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15
 
WHERE:  Piccadilly Cafeteria Private Banquet Room
                 1900 34th Street North
 
TIME:  6-8:30
 
COST:  Donation baskets will be available for you to give as the Lord leads.  All donations go towards covering personal cost involved to hold monthly dinner clubs.

COMMITMENT:  Barring emergencies, we ask that you only commit if you are able to attend all five dinner clubs.  This is a team event and your presence is vital.
 
MATERIALS:  Strength Finder 2.0 book or print out of completed test results, highlighter, notebook with pen.
 
R.S.V.P  ONLY:  Swshmary@yahoo.com



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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Classical Conversations....So glad to be officially back!


WOW!  
 
This was our first week back and it was wonderful.  I have four new students and they jumped right in.  We had a GREAT first day back after a very long break.  It felt so good!

 Presentations!

 I love this picture.  It really captures L's personality.  He'll be our next Tim Hawkins.


























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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Gearing Up For Graduation!


Pinellas Parent Educators Association Class Of "2012"


My precious friend Dawn and I are honored to lead these amazing seniors and their families through the graduation process.  We had our first official meeting yesterday and it went GREAT!


Getting the kids hearts and heads into the event!



Rebecca, auditioning to give the class challenge.  She did an amazing job.










 Yearbook!

 Graduation Chords.









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