Manitoba Association for Schooling at Home

Winnipeg Manitoba Homeschooling Support

U of M Gym and Swim

Posted on | August 19, 2016 | Comments Off on U of M Gym and Swim

U of M Gym and Swim

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 12, 2016 (12:00pm)

Wednesdays September 28 – November 30, 2016 (10 weeks)

 

Phys Ed Program (1-1:55pm) ($50.00) – ages 6-12 will participate in PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other games

Swimming Programs

      I Can Swim (2:00-3:00pm) ($100.00) – ages 6-12 years

Tots (1:00-1:30pm) ($78.00) – ages 3-5 years

Tots (1:30-2:00pm) ($78.00) – ages 3-5 years

Swim Fit (1:00-2:00pm) ($121.00) – improve endurance and technique for ages 11-16 years

Name of Individuals Coordinating the Event: Ashley Gagnon and Drew Sheffield – Mini U Programs

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 12, 2016 (12:00 pm)

Download 2016 Fall Swim-Gym Waiver  and submit with payment to Drew Sheffield at the U of M not later than September 12 by:
Email: Drew.Sheffield@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-480-1458
Fax: 204-474-7503
Mail or Hand Delivery: 145 Frank Kennedy Centre. The University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

If you are having trouble with the download, here is a PDF version of the waiver: 2016-Fall-Swim-Gym-Waiver (6)

MASH Fall Picnic

Posted on | August 13, 2016 | Comments Off on MASH Fall Picnic

Thursday, September 8, 2016

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Nature Playground at Assiniboine Park

 

Spend the day with homeschool families of all ages at MASH’s annual Fall Not back to school picnic.

Please bring a peanut/nut-free picnic lunch.

Rain date will be Thursday September 15th

An Introduction to Homeschooling and Help with Notification Forms

Posted on | August 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

MASH is hosting an evening to share information about beginning homeschooling and help with filling out the notification forms that let the government know you intend to homeschool.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

St. James Library, 1910 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

6 pm – A Short Introduction to Homeschooling

7 pm – Help with Filling out Notification Forms

MASH Homeschool Conference: Meeting the Challenge

Posted on | August 4, 2016 | Comments Off on MASH Homeschool Conference: Meeting the Challenge

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Join the Manitoba Association for Schooling at Home (MASH) for a day of homeschooling encouragement!


September 17, 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Bord-Aire CC, 471 Hampton Street

REGULAR PRICE

Individual Tickets $40 each
Couple’s Tickets for married and common-law partners $50 for two


Tickets




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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Workshops, titles and speakers will by subject to change)

9:30 am Meet and Greet

10:00 Keynote – Homeschool Graduate Open Panel
Meet a panel of homeschool graduates who are pursuing their education and careers after having completed a homeschool education. Find out what their insights in ideas as they reflect on the ins and outs of their alternative educations.

11:00 Workshop Slot #1

  • Flexible Learning: Adapting to Learning Challenges by Linda Thorklason
  • Frustrated learners start to turn off and feel like they can’t learn. Through using different tools and by using multi – modal teaching strategies children will reduce their counter – will to learning and will increase their knowledge base.
    We will talk about different resources and ideas for creating a positive and effective learning experience.

    Linda has been homeschooling her 2 children for 6 years. In those years Linda has needed to work with aspergers, ADHD, tourettes, anxiety, ‘non – specific’ learning disabilities, dysgraphia and dyscalcula. Her children have shown success at the regional heritage fair, regional science fair, and at various science competitions. From years of developing curriculums and working with different ages and skill levels of learners Linda thought she was well prepared to take on homeschooling her children. Quickly she found that typical classroom methods didn’t work. After consulting professionals through conferences, appointments and personal research she found following non-conventional learning strategies brought out the best in her children beyond original expectations.

  • Constructing Knowledge by Sean Giesbrecht
  • With emphasis placed on creative expression, iterative design, collaboration, and hard fun – maker education is well equipped to meet the curricular and so-called “real world” expectations our students face. This talk will include hands-on and minds-on activities to enhance your appreciation of learning through making. You will leave this session with the theoretical rationale to implement the principles of maker education as well as practical activities you can adapt and apply for your individual needs.

    Sean Giesbrecht is currently a Middle Years Teacher with Pembina Trails School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is passionate about inquiry-based education, maker education, and helping students meet their goals through authentic, personally meaningful learning activities. Sean believes in creating a positive learning environment where all students can both work towards, as well as expand, their potential as social, emotional, and economic actors in their communities.

    Sean is the founder and facilitator of MakerJam: A gathering of student makers to celebrate collaborative creativity. He is also a Graduate student at Queen’s University. Sean studies inquiry-based program implementation and evaluation at the classroom level. At home, Sean is married to the most amazing singing accountant this side of wherever super-talented singing accountants congregate. Together, they have a Miniature Schnauzer, Oliver.

12:00 Bring Your Own Bag Lunch and a refillable water bottle.

1:00 Workshop Slot #2

  • Does Homeschooling Work? Prove It! by Ross McCallum
  • For homeschooling parents, conviction is often enough to compel us to educate our kids. However, for family and friends who see us living out this conviction, and for those who are still investigating homeschooling for themselves, many questions remain: “Do homeschooled kids learn enough to be prepared for the marketplace/university/life? Can parents without degrees in education teach their kids? Won’t kids miss the opportunities of the traditional school system? Will they turn out weird? What about socialization?” Using up-to-date educational and psychological research, and stories of past and current homeschoolers, the talk will equip investigating parents to make an informed decision about homeschooling and provide active homeschoolers with the knowledge to address the questions of others.

    Ross and his wife, Jen, have been blessed with a unique mosaic to call their family, with one biological son (age 8), one adopted daughter (age 3), and three foster children (ages 21 months, 14 months, and 2 months). Ross is nearly finished his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba and is applying his training in mental health, child development, and educational assessment to his passion for the institution of the Family.

  • How to Create a Transcript and Build a Portfolio for you Homeschool Graduate by Jennifer Gehman
  • Learn how to create a transcript and portfolio for the post-secondary application process.

    Jennifer Gehman is a long-time homeschooling mother. She has graduated two homeschool students and is still homeschooling her youngest three. Her oldest daughter spent a year at UW before entering CreComm at RRC and her second oldest will be attending a the Post High Photography program at Tec Voc before pursuing university.

2:00 Break

2:15 Workshop Slot #3

  • Self-Care for the Care Giver by Linda Harrison
  • Homeschooling can be a difficult job. Too often, homeschooling parents are so busy caring for their children that they forget to look after themselves. This can lead to stress and burnout. In this workshop, you will be given an opportunity to think about how you are spending your time, and you will be given strategies for integrating self-care activities into your daily life.

    Linda Harrison is an Occupational Therapist who has specialized in mental health. She is the author of Daily Living Skills Worksheets: Reproducible Resources for Teaching Independent Living Skills. She has been homeschooling her two children for five years. She is a member of the MASH Advisory Committee.

  • Poetry: Playing With Words by Derek Eidse
  • Kids can play words like instruments, take risks with expression, add flavour to thoughts, and jump off the page into performance. In this session, you’ll learn how to encourage these skills in your kids through word games, field trips, watching the best new poets, and presenting pieces to peers.

    Derek Eidse is a part-time high-school teacher at the University of Winnipeg Collegiate, and a part-time home-school parent.

3-4 Veteran Homeschool Question and Answer
Bring your questions and this group of long-­time veteran homeschoolers will try to provide answers and insights into the very rewarding but often difficult adventure of homeschooling.

VENDORS who will be present include:
The Possibility Centre
Suzuki Music Winnipeg Inc.
Touch of Equine
Linette Stanton Music
The Whole Child Education Centre
Usborne Books at Home
Canadian Mennonite University
Tutor Doctor     
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TICKETS – Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another individual. Please email info@manitobahomeschool.com with names of original purchaser and new attendee.

There is NO NEED to print paper tickets or confirmation emails. Your name will appear on the attendee list at the door.

LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED: Please bring your own brown bag lunch and a refillable water bottle.

NURSING BABIES ONLY: While we at MASH love toddlers and children, this event cannot accommodate them!

Individual Tickets $40 each
Couple’s Tickets for married and common-law partners $50 for two

(If digital payment is a concern, please contact MASH for assistance.)


Tickets




(If digital payment is a concern, please contact MASH for assistance.)

MASH Morning Sound Farm Day 2016

Posted on | May 11, 2016 | Comments Off on MASH Morning Sound Farm Day 2016

Information regarding our yearly trip to Morning Sound Farm was mailed to the membership May 11, 2016. Let us know if you did not receive it!

MASH Homeschool Family Camp 2016

Posted on | May 11, 2016 | Comments Off on MASH Homeschool Family Camp 2016

Information regarding a MASH Homeschool Family Camp was mailed to the membership May 11, 2016. Let us know if you did not receive it!

Homeschool Mom’s Spring Tea and Used Curriculum Sale

Posted on | May 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Homeschool Mom’s Spring Tea and Used Curriculum Sale

Friday, May 27th
2005 St.Mary’s Road (St.Vital EMC Church
6:30pm to 9:00pm
FREE ADMISSION
You are invited to an evening of coffee, tea, and treats.  An opportunity to connect with other homeschooling moms in and around Winnipeg.  A chance for new homeschoolers to connect with experienced ones and to hear about support groups, co-ops, and homeschooling organizations in and around the city.  Everyone welcome.
At the same time there will be a used curriculum sale going on. So you can visit old friends, make new ones, and peruse books all at the same time.
If you are interested in selling curriculum at this event please contact Christie by email christie.santschi@yahoo.ca.  There is a table rental fee of $5.00. They will also be collecting homeschool related books for a free table if you would like to make a donation.
If you have a support group or co-op you would like to share about at the event, please contact Christie by email as well.

Science Rendez-Vous

Posted on | May 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Science Rendez-Vous

Get Your Hands on Science
Saturday, May 7th 2016
University of Manitoba
Fort Garry Campus
E.I.T.C. Bldg
75 Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us in the Engineering Atrium and around campus for a free, family-friendly festival celebrating science, curiosity, and human ingenuity. Be awed by the Chemistry magic show, touch a starfish, visit the flesh-eating plants, take a look at the stars, paint with a robot, and fire the smoke cannon! There is something for everyone at Science Rendezvous – from walking on water (and cornstarch) to investigating our scientists’ latest discoveries.  This promises to be a day of fun and adventure!

More at www.sciencerendezvous.ca

Daniel Koulack and the Knappen Street All-Stars Homeschool Concert

Posted on | April 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Daniel Koulack and the Knappen Street All-Stars Homeschool Concert

Rebecca Hiebert is excited to announce that she’s organizing another homeschool music concert in Steinbach!
Daniel Koulack and the Knappen Street All-Stars are an amazing band that have been playing together for over 15 years! Their music is an eclectic mix of Jazz, Old-time, Clawhammer, Klezmer and Classical. Daniel Koulack is an fabulous musician and a wonderful teacher. He really knows how to connect with kids.
It’s going to be a great event!
Friday, May 13, 2016, 1pm
Steinbach Arts Council
304 2 St, Steinbach
Tickets: $6 each for kids and adults (1 years old and under are free)
**Payment in advance required** by mailing a cheque or paying electronically
rebecca_hiebert@yahoo.com, 204-326-3919
Address: Rebecca Hiebert, Box 1095, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1M8
The band will bring two saxophones, a marimba, a banjo, a full drum kit and more! We will also be treated to some beautiful vocals and dancing. Everyone will learn about the different instruments, interact with the band and hear some great stories.
Check out the All-Stars youtube video: https://youtu.be/bxWsrDSlG0E
Here’s another link! http://danielkoulack.com/knappen-street-all-star-band/

U OF M HOMESCHOOL GYM AND SWIM SPRING 2016

Posted on | March 27, 2016 | Comments Off on U OF M HOMESCHOOL GYM AND SWIM SPRING 2016

U of M Gym and Swim

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2016 (4:00pm)

Wednesdays: April 13 – June 15, 2016 (10 weeks)

Phys Ed-Wednesday (1-1:55pm) ($50.00)

    Students ages 6-12 will participate in swimming lessons and/or PE activities such as, but not limited to: archery, racquetball, walleyball, lacrosse & other games

Swimming Programs

    I Can Swim (1:00-2:00pm) ($90.00)

    I Can Swim (2:00-3:00pm) ($90.00)

    Tots (1:00-1:30pm) ($65.00)

    Tots (1:30-2:00pm) ($65.00)

    Swim Patrol (1:00-2:00pm) ($130.00)

    Bronze Cross (12:30-3:00) ($325.00)

    For descriptions of the swimming programs please visit: UM Aquatics

Name of Individuals Coordinating the Event: Ashley Gagnon and Drew Sheffield – Mini U Programs

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 1st, 2016 (4:30pm)

Download HomeSchool Waiver Spring 2016  and submit with payment to Drew Sheffield at the U of M not later than April 1st by:
Email: Drew.Sheffield@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-480-1458
Fax: 204-474-7503
Mail or Hand Delivery: 145 Frank Kennedy Centre. The University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2

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