We are a Christian support group of homeschooling parents who meet monthly in the Burnaby, B.C. area (virtually at the moment!) to encourage each other, share information and resources, and learn new ways to help our children learn. Our meetings are generally held on the first Monday of each month (September to June). Check the Calendar to see when our next meeting is due. Anyone is welcome and these meetings are usually free, however, certain presentations may incur a small registration fee for non-members (refundable if you decide to join!). Whether you're an experienced home learning family or just thinking about it, this is the group for you! Our members are from Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster and other communities of Greater Vancouver. If you decide to join the group, the $35.00 annual membership fee will give you access to our great library, specially organised field trips, annual activities and free monthly meetings. If you still have questions at the end of a New Life meeting, or just want some social time, just plan to stay later after the meeting. It's a good time for us to get to know each other as people, not just parents!
Other activities we are planning for the coming year:
- Friday Nature Co-Ops
- Tweens/Teens Monthly Meetups (virtual or in person)
- A social studies fair (April 2021)
- Book Clubs for students
- Learning Co-Ops
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TOPIC: What sort of daily schedule do you follow? How structured is your school time? What about chores? What tricks have you found to help you manage your time? ANSWERS: Through the years we have moved to a much less structured approach to schooling. By nature I live...
TOPIC: What are some ideas for the summer? ANSWERS: 1) Join the summer reading club at your library. 2) Go to story time at the library. 3) Go for a family bike ride. 4) Make lemonade from fresh lemons. 5) Go to a cheap movie. 6) Plant a small garden. 7) Make smiley...
TOPIC: I would really like to know what people do for the summer. How do they schedule, do they take a complete break, or only from some things? Do they find any disadvantages to the kids by taking a full summer break? ANSWERS: We have traditionally taken a full...