PEACH hosts Melinda Boring in March

PEACH is hosting a workshop, “When Socialization IS an Issue” by Melinda Boring for our March 14th meeting. She shares her personal and professional experiences with humor and compassion. Her workshops offer practical suggestions and fresh perspectives that can help newbies as well as  experienced homeschoolers.

This particular seminar, “When Socialization IS an Issue” will assist parents with these questions about their child’s behavior:

  • Does your child have difficulty when trying to join an activity?
  • Does your child fail to make eye contact, or respond inconsistently to others’ attempts at interaction?
  • Do they tend to monopolize conversations?
  • Does your child have a limited number of subjects he/she prefers to discuss?

Parents of children with special needs such as Learning Disabilities, Autism, or Attention Deficit Disorder will find the information presented in this workshop particularly helpful. Special needs children often require extra practice and specific instructions to develop important social skills, and  Melinda will help parents learn how to identify specific aspects of social skills and ways to gently teach them through daily activities and games.

Melinda has been a regular columnist for the Ohio Home School Companion, a bimonthly publication of Christian Home Educators of Ohio. She is the author of  Heads Up Helping!, and is owner and president of  Heads Up! She has a degree in education and a M.A. in speech/language pathology, and brings a wealth of information from over 17 years as a homeschooler and 25 years as a speech/language pathologist.

Event Details
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What: March into spring with Melinda Boring
Who: PEACH – Parents Educating at Christian Homes, Inc.
When: Thu March 14, 2013, 7-9pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
Where: Arrowbrook Baptist Church, 1124 Upper Bellbrook Road Xenia, OH 45385

Invite friends and family to attend- all PEACH meetings are free and open to the public.

February Curriculum Fair Recap, or what you missed if you weren’t there!

Last night’s meeting was what happens when a homeschool support group gathers together to support homeshooling. So many PEACHes volunteered to make last night’s meeting such a success!

The meeting began with  an important explanation of  our officer nomination and voting process by current President Heather Lee. Even though we use terms such as ‘nominate’ and ‘elect’,  the Leadership Team works together to fulfill PEACH’s homeschool mission.
We are a Christian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement and fellowship for homeschoolers in the Southern Ohio area.
Next, one of our homeschool veterans gave a fun and informative workshop on “How To Survive a Homeschool Convention”, complete with display of her favorite convention survival gear and an outline for planning your next convention visit.
Our fair volunteers brought so much energy and excitement with them, as well as tables full of materials for people to look at and ask questions about. Some of the curricula on display were:
And that’s just a sample of what was represented last night. The entire meeting was positive and encouraging- our PEACHes are awesome!
We also had drawings for door prizes to celebrate Valentine’s Day:
  • a Tim Horton Donut Date
  • James Dobson’s Night Light for Couples Devotional Book
  • His and Hers 1 lb. chocolate bars
  • Popcorn and a movie
  • Cheryl’s cookies
One of our PEACH parents organized a Valentine exchange for the kids. We simply could not be a ‘support group’ without all the support we get from our PEACH members. Each and every one is SO appreciated.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet all of our amazing homeschool families- come visit us soon!
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Want to know more about learning styles and teaching methods? Interested in seeing a variety of resource and curriculum choices used by fellow PEACHes? Come to the February Curriculum Fair! In accordance with our Valentine’s Day theme, there will be door prizes and other fun ways to beat those February blahs! Event Details ———————- What: […]

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PEACH January Testing and Assessment Workshop

Our January meeting will focus on the yearly testing and evaluations required in the state of Ohio. Two of our PEACH Testing volunteers will answer the what, why, where, and when about our PEACH testing, and address how to fill out the order forms. Then two PEACH members who are also qualified to provide yearly assessments are on […]

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PEACH Annual Children’s Craft Sale

When: Thursday, December 13th, 7pm-9pm Where: Arrowbrook Baptist Church, 1124 Upper Bellbrook Road, Xenia OH 45385 Come out and support our PEACH kids as they display and sell crafts and foodstuffs that they’ve made themselves (OK, maybe with a *little* help from Dad and Mom). Invite friends and family to this event- All PEACH Meetings […]

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