Sunday, October 28, 2007

New Provo-Orem Reading and Colloquium Group

Greetings Fellow TJEDers:

We have started a reading and colloquium group. All are invited to participate. We currently plan to choose one article published by George Wythe College each month, this Thursday will be “A Thomas Jefferson Education in our Home: Educating Through the Phases of Learning” by Rachel DeMille. We will also be choosing fiction and non-fiction books; next Thursday is “The One-Minute Teacher” by Constance and Spencer Johnson. We will be devoting one Thursday a month to readings on government—we're beginning with the Federalist Papers (nice and easy, starting with Federalist 1 and 2 on November 29).

The goal of the group is two fold. First is to establish a group to further the educations of adult home educators. Second is to develop a community for transitional and scholar-aged young adults.

We have structured the group so that individuals who are not able to come to a weekly meeting can choose to attend only the colloquia of most interest. For example, the busy beginner may choose to participate in only the George Wythe Articles, or the adult who is not a homeschool educator may choose only the government colloquia.

This Thursday we plan to fill in some of the future schedule, so come and help shape the direction of the group. We will meet from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in our home at 854 N 1375 West, Provo. We are making long-term arrangements for child care. Please email me () if you need to bring your child or children this Thursday so I can be sure we are covered.

We are looking forward to developing a long-term group that can work together to meet the needs of TJEd families in the valley. Call or email me for more information.

Hoping to see you soon:

Nickie Allen

1 comment:

Maureen said...

Enjoyed reading through your blog this morning.