GG2H Episode 7: Prepare mentally and keep your why for homeschooling before you with Chenoa Alamu (YouTube video)

Today was an amazing interview with professional violinist, homeschooling Mom from Illinois………..

Episode 7:   Prepare mentally and keep your why for homeschooling before you with Chenoa Alamu

Favorite quote: “Help, Lord Jesus. Help!”

Must have curriculum:

“Our History Revealed” by Alizah Israel

Homeschooing with Dyslexia website African American Homeschool fb group

Find Chenoa Alamu on fb

Chenoa Alamu is a homeschooling mom of two beautiful children, Victoria and Jonathan, ages 12 and 10. She’s in her second year of homeschooling. Playing the violin since the age of 3, she earned her Bachelor and Master of music degrees from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music both in violin performance.

She’s completed 4 yrs toward her Doctorate of Musical Arts also in Violin Performance! Chenoa is the founder of AlaMusic Academy where she teaches violin and viola students. She teaches a beginner strings class at the local gifted school. As a violinist, she’s a member of the Illinois Symphony, Peoria Symphony and the Millikin Decatur Symphony. Her talents can be heard on the CDs of singer/songwriter Michael Card, whom she frequently tours.

 

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool co-op director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, racial injustice activist and follower of Yahweh. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC

Episode 1: Homeschooling is a journey not a race with Angel Batson. (YouTube recording)

Girlfriends’ Guide to homeschooling FIRST interview episode with Angel was a great start to our journey together!!!

Angel’s Bio:
Angel Batson is a wife of 25 years to a wonderful man and mother of 3 plus an amazing daughter in love. She is in her 8th year of homechooling and has experienced all forms of education, public, private and homeschool. She is passionate about helping her children to not only be educated but live out their hopes, passions and dreams. She enjoys all the parts of homeschool but will admit her favorites are literature, history and arts and crafts!!!

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(Please share this with other homeschooling Girlfriends’. This may be just the encouragement they need to hear! )

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool co-op director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, racial injustice activist and follower of Yahweh. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC

How is a student to know his/her strengths, skills and likes?

Homeschool students come in all sorts of flavors.

Those who know clearly from birth what they’d like to do with their lives.

Those who know they want to do something specific with their lives but just aren’t clear on what it is.

Those who have no clue about nothing and are enjoying being a student, staying home and chilling. (They do eventually figure it out but maybe later on down the road)

The reality is that each of our children, as well as we as parents, are given gifts, skills strengths, talents and abilities that are entrusted to us by God-Yahweh.

Often, these treasures aren’t tapped into or thought on until they are well into their adulthood.

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Well…what if you have a way to *help* discover these beautiful seeds of blessings that the Lord has given to each of them while they are seeking direction for their future?

Here is a resource I’d like to share with the homeschooling community that may help, could provide direction or provide some consideration.

Cliff Strengths Test may be a great help for our homeschooling high school students.

This test is often given to students while in college.

But why wait……this may be key to helping our students hone in their God-given talents  and strengths sooner than later which in turn could put them on a direct course for their life.

There is a small fee to take the test if you’d care to have your student do so.

The website (link below) will direct you as needed.

Click on the link to the website >>>> Strengths Quest Test

Also…..<<clearing my throat>> I am not receiving any compensation nor kickback for sharing this test.

My college daughter who attends a private Christian college recently completed the test and it is SPOT on correct. To the ‘T.’

So I thought I’d share it this resource with YOU! 🙂

This is suggestive. I don’t promise you anything. But offer you a resource to try at your own risk. 🙂

Share results or thoughts if you choose to allow your student to take part in this Strengtsh Quest Test. 🙂 I love to hear about it!

(Share this post with a friend. They may just be *hoping and praying* for a resource for their high school student during these formative years of preparation into adulthood.)

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

The thrills of tight rope walking….I mean, homeschooling.

It’s that time of year!!!

For many, their 2017-2018 homeschooling year has begun.

For others, they are preparing to get started in a week or so.

For people like me who are use to living in Virginia and school starting after Labor Day, we have a few more weeks of planning, thinking and enjoying the summer as we approach fall.

This year I’ve had a record number of new families join UCHU-AA.

I look forward to speaking with each of you by phone in the coming weeks during my care calls.

The returning families that I have the pleasure to serve another year under Option 3 AA – Thank you! Here’s to another smooth sailing year!

Members of my association I want you to know that I pray for my families. Each and every one.

I believe that each person I have the wonderful privilege to serve is divinely positioned for that year, for that season.

In other words, you are NOT with UCHU-AA by accident. 🙂

My words of encouragement for you today…

Part of my job is to provide legal accountability as well as help you navigate your ‘walk across the tight rope.’

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Many families I’ve spoken to have have expressed different levels of uncertainty regarding homeshooling.

As always, I encourage them in the fact that, THEY CAN DO IT!

They CAN make it across the tight rope.

Well, let me explain.

Here are some facts about walking a tight rope. It’s much like homeschooling.

  1. Walking a tight rope is not as easy as it appears. Just like homeschooling. But it’s doable.
  2. Tight rope walking is done across a wire with tension applied between two points. Much like homeschooling. The ‘wire of tension’ is the day in and day out of homeschooling. The two points in which this ‘tension’ is applied is at the first day you start and the finish line (Whatever the finish line is or you. Up to high school, graduation, finishing elementary).
  3. In tight rope walking the use of an umbrella, bar or something to help with balance is used. Likewise, for homeschoolers we use various types of support, books, videos, tutors etc. to help us balance along this journey towards success.
  4. Tight rope walking can and often will take you across some dangerous areas. Likewise, homeschooling promises to do the same.
  5. Tight rope walkers and homeschooling parents equally have a high percentage of making it to the other side safely. Yay!!!

As one that is afraid of heights (me)……I’ll take homeschooling ANY old day over tight rope walking.

If you are one who enjoys the thrill, the racing heart and exhilaration then homeschooling is definitely FOR YOU!!!

You’ll walk away with all of those ‘feels.’

So what do you have to loose? Enjoy homeschooling and don’t worry about the possibility of dying.

Tight rope walkers learn, practice and strategize in such a way they are pretty sure they aren’t going to die.

Parents/Guardians you can count on not dying as you homeschool. 🙂

I’ve not heard of that happening. Not once. <<wink>>

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Unity activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

UCHU-AA Director Fun…..Ha!

Option 3 Association directors have fun too!
Count down to homeschooling start day for our family.

Wife.

Mom of 8.

Farmer.

SC Option 3 Association Director.

Academy director and coordinator.

Racial Reconciliation advocate.

etc. etc. etc.

A full plate of responsibilities require time out for silly fun.

I’ve been trying to *make a fire* on Snap Chat with a fellow homeschooling Mom friend. We’ve not done it yet.

Soon the fun of life will slow down and back to the serious grind of *getting it done.*

Until….having some miscellaneous fun! #SnapChatting 

Looking forward to continued services to my homeschooling families with UCHU-AA!

Snap chat fun

 

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 25 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, Racial Reconciliation activist and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

Live Recording: The Real Truth About Homeschooling Special Needs Children

Join me in just a bit for this live recording!!! And live chat on Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Jordan Perry!!

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Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, President of Women’s Empowerment Toastmaster-Greenville and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

Racist Homeschooling (Part 3): Choosing the Perfect Racist Curriculum for Your Homeschool (YouTube live video)

Before you have a straight-out heart attack…… look. at. the. video.

I will never condone nor suggest that you choose *racist curriculum.*

Though I’m sure there are those who do.

Let’s not fool ourselves with this thought process! Many do.

The purpose here is to suggest you take a look at your homeschooling curriculum to see if it *is* racist…….providing a sense of superiority over other races. And if it does….what it looks like when it does.

And make sure that your homeschool curriculum does not shine a bad light on other races.

I’m guilty of this in the past for my own homeschooling family.

When I realized my error in choice our family made a change! Quick and in a hurry.

Let’s dive in the conversation Girlfriend!! It’s a good one.

Your comments and thoughts are welcome!

If this video hits a nerve…..well let’s talk through it. What’s going on? Why does it not set well with you?

If it has illuminated your thinking…great. Start on the journey to awareness and change. 🙂

(Share on your fb page or social media connections. This topic just may be the information your homeschooling friend, neighbor, relative or other is needing to hear.)

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Weary Homeschooling Moms says, “Straighten Up or I’m sending You to public school.” (live video)

Today on Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Jordan Perry…..

Weary Homeschooling Moms says, ‘Straighten Up or I’m Sending You to Public School.”

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, President of Women’s Empowerment Toastmaster-Greenville and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

UCHU-AA Kindergarten & Senior Graduation AND 6th Grade Recognition 2017!!

Oh Parents!!!

It’s just around the corner.

Your students are about to move on to their next milestone of their lives!!!

Be sure to check your email inbox for the details regarding these memorial events!!

If you have already registered and satisfied the graduation fees be sure to let me know if you don’t see the details in your inbox.

If you are a UCHU-AA member and is interested in having your child join the celebrations of homeschool advancements please let me know. 🙂

Kindergarten graduation 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017

 

6th Grade Advancement Recognition
Wednesday, May 19, 2017
2017 Senior High Homeschool Graduation
Friday, June 2, 2017

Serving You and Yours,

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Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, mentor, entrepreneur, Young Living direct marketer, mad’am farmer, homeschool Academy director, President of Women’s Empowerment Toastmaster-Greenville and follower of Jesus Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.