Thursday, December 8, 2011

We're now on Facebook!

Come visit us on the Gifted Homeschoolers of Central Phoenix page and leave us a note!

Holiday Food Drive

The Gifted Homeschoolers of Central Phoenix homeschool group is hosting a food drive for our winter community service project.  With your help we can provide nourishing meals to those in need this holiday season.  If you would like to make a donation, (and we hope you do!) please contact our group administrator for details.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!  I encourage group members to share pictures and info about what your family did over the weekend via the Face book page.  Don't forget about park day this Friday!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Community Service Opportunity Friday November 18 
   One Day each month our Group volunteers with the USDA Food Distribution Program.  The distribution point where we help is located at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9424 N. 7th Ave.  We start at 12:30 and are usually done by 2pm. Contact Kim for more info

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Free Craft, Cookies and milk at Wildflower

Did you know that Wildflower Bread Company offers a free cookie, cup of milk and group craft for kids every Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm?  And did I mention that it's... FREE!

(Available at all locations)

Park and Library Days!

Did you know that our homeschool group meets twice each week for park and library days?  We would live to have you join us!

Park Day- Friday mornings, 9:30am on the playground of Encanto Park.  15th Avenue and Encanto
                 This is just an opportunity for the kids to play together and for our families to socialize
Library Day- Monday afternoons, 2:00 pm at the Burton Barr Central branch, Central Avenue
                  This is another chance for the kids to hang out together while taking advantage of the library.

See You There!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Info!

Our Community Service and F.A.Q.s sections are up.  Please take a minute to check them out and tell us what you think.  Don't forget to check back often both here and on the Facebook page for details.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Coming Soon!

Please check back soon as we are almost finished with our calendar of events. We have so many great things planned for this Fall and we hope you will join us!

What we're working on now:
                                       - a new article on Sensitivity and the highly sensitive child

Friday, September 9, 2011

Books We Like

     There are so many amazing and informative books available to help you learn about gifted children and how to homeschool them,  this is just a sampling. Let us know if you have another to recommend!

Creative Homeschooling, A Resource Guide For Smart Families by Lisa Rivero
     This is one of the best books available on homeschooling the gifted child.  The 'Big Ideas For Big Thinkers' method for unit studies is the one we use in our homeschool.

Growing Up Gifted by Barbara Clark
     This one reads like a textbook but is a great reference tool to learn about giftedness.

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook by Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore
     Considered the grandparents of homeschooling and developers of the Moore Formula.
     Also, any other books by these authors, there are several!

What Do I Do on Monday? by John Holt
     The founding father of the modern unschooling movement.  (Check out other titles by him too!)

The Relaxed Homeschool by Mary Hood, Ph.D.
The Unschooling Handbook, How to Use the Whole World as Your Child's Classroom by Mary Griffith

The Big Book of Home Learning by Mary Pride
     From a religiously conservative standpoint but extremely comprehensive and helpful.

The Successful Child, What Parents Can Do To Help Their Child Turn Out Well by William Sears, M.D.
     and Martha Sears, R.N.
     From the same authors of the Attachment Parenting books

Living With Intensity- Edited by Susan Daniel, Ph.D and Micheal M. Piechowski, Ph.D.
     Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents
     and adults.

The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Child both by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
     Understanding the characteristic of sensitivity often found in the gifted.

The Duggars: 20 and Counting by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar
     You may have seen the reality T.V. show '19 Kids and Counting' featuring this family.  They have
     successfully homeschooled all of their children, (they have 19 of them!) and have lots of wisdom on  the

Make it Fast, Cook it Slow by Stephanie O'Dea
     This is the best crock pot cookbook in the world! So helpful when your busy teaching or your
     counter tops are covered with science experiments. There is a chapter called Fun Stuff which shows you
     how to do crafts and make cool stuff . (In your crock pot!)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Join us on Facebook

If you are a current member of this group, be sure to join us on Facebook.  This is a place for our group members to post pics, dates, times, announcements and to chat. This is a private page available only to members of Gifted Homeschoolers of Central Phoenix homeschool support group.  See you there!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Welcome to the blog for our home school group, 'Gifted Home Schoolers of Central Phoenix.' Browse through the info and please check back often as we add new stuff all the time!