Great Ways to Home Educate (GWHE) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supporting homeschooling families in Connecticut's Litchfield, New Haven, Fairfield, and Hartford counties.

Homeschooling Our Special Kids in CT

Upcoming Events/Activities ~ 2015

For more information about any of these events and/or to post your own event, please feel free to contact Terri via e-mail horizonviewschool@gmail.com. All activities are tentative based on weather and interest. If you are ever unsure whether or not an event has been canceled, please call Terri directly [(203) 758-6698 or (203) 525-1205)]

Winter Bowling Gathering
Where: Highland Bowl, 1211 Highland Avenue (Route 10), Cheshire
When: Friday, February 13th at 2:00
RSVP by February 6th

Monthly Gatherings
We will meet the 2nd Friday evening at 6:30 of each month beginning in March. The location will depend on the response. We are considering some local coffee shops in the Cheshire/Waterbury area, or perhaps my home. Some months we will have a focus/topic, while others we will simply just gather to enjoy each other’s company. If you have any ideas for topics, please let me know.
When: Friday, March 13th, April 10th, May 8th, & June 12th 6:30-9:00
RSVP one week prior to each gathering.

Yoga for the Whole Family

Breathe...Sweat...Transform

This homeschool family offers kids’ classes at their studio, Sanctuary Power Yoga in Torrington, every Saturday, 10-11am, ages about 6-12 years (but it's flexible). The adult class happens at the same time in a different room, so the whole family can come! Please see their website for updates: http://www.sanctuarypoweryoga.com

Heather Rems Korwin, Owner
Sanctuary Power Yoga
23 Franklin St, Torrington, CT
http://www.sanctuarypoweryoga.com
http://heather-offthemat.blogspot.com

Homeschooling the College-Bound Student - Online

Hello Fellow Homeschoolers:

Last November, I launched the one-day workshop on how to homeschool high school and the college admissions process. Dozens of home-educators in CT, NY & NJ have completed it, and, to a person, they have communicated how helpful and thorough the workshop was. If you are considering homeschooling high school or are currently homeschooling a teen, and you have questions about creating a comprehensive plan for academics and the college admissions process, this workshop will help you. Use this link for more information or to read testimonials.

You'll walk away with tools that will save you hundreds of hours of work and help present your student in the best light -- including a soft-file with templates for all the most important documentation, useful websites, guidelines, and more.

Feel free to contact me with questions.

--Diane Speed

dspeed@hscollegebound.com

203-744-2321

Homeschooling Our Special Kids in CT

Upcoming Events/Activities ~ 2015

For more information about any of these events and/or to post your own event, please feel free to contact Terri via e-mail horizonviewschool@gmail.com. All activities are tentative based on weather and interest. If you are ever unsure whether or not an event has been canceled, please call Terri directly [(203) 758-6698 or (203) 525-1205)]

A Special Meeting & Discussion: “How Difficult Can This Be?
The F.A.T. City Workshop” (A Video Presentation by Richard Lavoie)
In this 70 minute video, Richard Lavoie demonstrates the “frustration, anger, and tension that the learning disabled children typically experience… The purpose of this video is to sensitize parents, teachers … and to educate them towards different modes of interaction with the students.” This meeting will be facilitated by our very own, Jill Bishop!
Where: TBD based on responses
When: April 10th or May 8th

Park Days
Weather permitting please join us on the following Friday afternoons, at 3:30/4:00 at the Field of Dreams in Prospect! The kids can bring a soccer ball or basketball or Frisbee! There is plenty of room to play an organized game of some sort if they wish. There are picnic tables in the shaded areas for the moms. Feel free to bring a friend! RSVP one week prior to each gathering.
May 1st ~ May 15th ~ May 29th ~ June 5th

Happy Almost First Day of Summer
Cheshire Walking & Biking Path
The moms can walk and talk, while the kids can bike or roller blade, etc. Feel free to bring a friend or two! More information will be forthcoming. Let me know if you might be interested! Weather permitting please join us!
Where: Cheshire Walking Trail, North Brooksvale Drive
When: Friday, June 19th at 2:30/3:00
RSVP by June 12th

College-Bound Shakespeare Intensives

Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth

For more than 10 years homeschoolers in western CT have been able to take courses created and delivered by homeschooling dad and writing consultant Roy Speed. His classes have covered works by Shakespeare, Herodotus, essayists, women writers, and other great authors.

The online classes now offered present honors-level high school content and are in-depth studies that provide learning of the content of the work but also serve as a platform for developing essential skills for college work such as how to:
--tackle sophisticated material across the spectrum of the college curriculum;
--dissect difficult passages included in standardized tests.

Students expand their vocabulary, strengthen their facility with complex ideas, and deepen their understanding of what makes great writing great. These online sessions provide an in-depth study of the work -- imagery, meter, word usage, symbolism -- as well as the historical, cultural, and literary background needed to bring the play to life.

HS College-Bound now proudly offers three intensives to choose from:

  1. Romeo & Juliet: 10 sessions, $220; begins Jan. 21
  2. Hamlet: 10 sessions, $265; begins Feb. 2
  3. Macbeth: 6 sessions, $159; begins early April - NEW THIS SPRING

Questions? Contact info@hscollegebound.com or call 203-744-2321 or visit hscollegebound.com/courses

Western Connecticut Homeschool Co-op New Milford, CT

We have classes for ages 6 -18, each within their age group. We also have a 3-5 yr. old group for younger siblings.

For the winter session, we have the following classes and many more: chess, Lord of the Rings book discussion, needle felting, CT stories, creative thinking, art journaling, deconstruction, current events, science fiction book club, poetry, modern classics book club, mock trials, improv, hiking, and more!

Contact Patricia Huegi, New Family Coordinator, to schedule a visit! You can then join us for our 10-week Spring Session (March-May).


Support Us

Great Ways to Home Educate is an all-volunteer, nonprofit that relies entirely upon donations to support the numerous activities we provide throughout the year. There are three easy ways to support us:

Direct Donation
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