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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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!)
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!