Homeschool parents, have yo ever had that last-minute panic thought that the school year is already rolling along, and you don’t feel totally prepared? That something BIG in the homeschooling plan has been overlooked, or you just aren’t sure you are able to deal with it?
Here is a common list of questions and a few key places to find the answers.
Does teaching Biology really mean I need to help with all the dissections?
- There are several places to get classes for many of the subjects you may not desire to teach for whatever reason. Covenant Home School Resource Center (CHSRC) has classes that begin September 7, 2010, and offers:
* Science: 1st-6th grade, Jr High, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Forensics
* Math: 1st-6th grade enrichment, Jr High Math, Algebra 1, Chemistry Math Tutoring,
(SAT Math Prep begins September 11 Contact Clare Willis ph# 480-235-3095)
* Spanish: 1st-6th, 6th -8th, Spanish 1 and 2
* Arts & Crafts: Pre-K -6th grade
* Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting, mixed media) 2nd-4th, 5th and up-monthly workshop
* Literature based unit study: Pre-K, 5-6 year-olds
Classes are about to start and I don’t have the textbook!
- Covenant Home School Resource Center has a wonderful bookstore of new and used homeschool texts, readers, and supplementary materials. Prices are low, avoid shipping fees for what is in stock, and you can even have books mailed to you if you can’t get in to pick them up.
I need to sign my high schooler up for the PSAT test.
- Your one-stop shopping for homeschool needs, CHSRC, also provides the PSAT test for homeschool students on October 16, 2010. Registration deadline is September 17.
I want my students to take classes at CHSRC, but finances are really tight!
- CHSRC is the only group class setting that allows you to earn credit for your books and class fees by buying groceries! You can purchase a Fry’s or Basha’s grocery card from CHSRC. Everytime you load it with money for your gas, groceries or furnishings, a portion gets returned to CHSRC and credited to your account. Some families regularly earn $50-$75 per month that can go toward any purchase at CHSRC. You can also bless CHSRC by turning in your Fresh and Easy receipts.
I have loads of curriculum materials that I need to move out to make room on the shelves. Can I get any benefit by donating them to CHSRC?
- Your donations of homeschool books, DVD’s, CD’s, resource materials benefit both you and CHSRC in several ways:
* You can get a coupon to Create Your Own Book Sale worth 50% a used book shopping spree anytime you want to use it.
* Or, if you prefer, you can use the donation as a tax deduction
* CHSRC has more materials to sell in the bookstore, thus keeping paid staff on hand to answer your questions and meet your needs
* CHSRC can keep prices low by funding expenses with sales of used books.
I am just starting to homeschool and I have lots of questions.
- Whether you are a newbie or a long time veteran, you can benefit from workshops that are held periodically at CHSRC. In September, you can get three different sessions on the same day, for the best workshop price in town. Mary Diehm will be teaching the fundamentals needed for training excellence in the writing process, and Holly Craw will do a double-header on Getting Started with Homeschooling and Homeschooling on a Shoestring.
Covenant Home School Resource Center is located at 1117 E. Devonshire Ave. , Phoenix, AZ 85014; 602-277-3497 and is a 501(c)3 organization.