It’s Labor Day – meaning summer is ending. It’s time to prepare for fall! For many fall means Back 2 School. Mi Families is preparing back-2-school programs for providers, parents, and youth. Our learning adventures have an “education through recreation” focus. This means we’ll learn through hands on and open ended activities, using our bodies and brains to heighten our senses, while making us stronger and smarter.
One of our classes is actually called “Body and Brain Builders,” and another is “Sensory Studies.” Our director, Christi Morgan, will be teaching these classes, along with Journalism, Debate, Child Development, and Early Education at a homeschool partnership – through a Northern Michigan public school program. These programs (and others) are also available through other public and private groups.
Christi also offers group and individual tutoring sessions, parent and me preschool playgroups, family workshops, and teacher trainings… One training teachers, caregivers, and homeschool parents have enjoyed is “curriculum combat.” Deciding which curriculum to use is a challenge with so many options, and most are pre-packed for particular age groups. Students need stage before age options…
Every student learns at their own pace and in their own way. Open ended curriculums, such as Mother Goose Time, make lesson planning easy and can be simplified for the littlest of learners and expanded upon for older students. Students need open ended experiences and environments to learn through. Environments outdoors, in centers, and in homes can be maximized for learning.
Christi is trained to help maximize learning environments. As she sets up her program areas, feel free to ask her to come help set up yours! Providers can earn credit hours for environment education! This past week kids learned lots about learning environments during the last week of Mi-mini-camps. We prepared our bodies and brains for school, while exploring fables and folktales about sharing our knowledge, interests, and talents with others.
For more information about how we share knowledge through Mi Families (“my families”) LLC – visit www.MiFamilies.com. Also feel free to network with our team and family members on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn… and feel free to learn more about Mother Goose Time at www.MotherGooseTime.com (Some of the pics posted showcase their curriculum materials.)
Email Christi@MiFamilies.com to sign up for programs!
Also email Christi for more information about the Homeschool Partnership or services her husband (Jeff Morgan) provides from film/video work and instructional courses, photography/photoshop work and classes, computer programming and robotics courses, self defense classes and more!
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