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Literature & Crafts [message #818262] Tue, 13 September 2016 19:55 Go to next message
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I attended this year's first MOPs meeting (Mothers of Preschoolers), which mainly consisted of introductions for each new mentor, leadership team, etc. During which, a roster w/ discussion topics was left, some already with designated speakers, and a request that we volunteer (we might know someone on the outside who has experience, for example).

While glancing over the list, I questioned what was Literature & Crafts. I was thinking "Book Club" and "Knitting Club." One of the leaders said, "Actually, with your homeschooling experience, I'm sure you've done a lot of crafts, and we were hoping you'd speak on the subject."

I declined...because I'm still thinking "Book Club" and "Knitting Club" despite the context of our being a Mommy Preschoolers group.

My husband, later in the evening, suggested they might be thinking more along the lines of BFIAR projects (children's book inspired projects, some of which are "crafty"). A teacher-acquaintance said it made her think more of Cat In The Hat and using phonics.

I've already turned the request down, as I said...but in two weeks we're meeting again and I think I might try my hand at it IF their definition (they never really explained) matches more the BFIAR end of things.

I'm curious though, since we're a bunch of homeschoolers: If you went to a homeschooling convention and saw a speaker's topic for preschool mothers entitled "Literature and Crafts" ... what would you think would be covered?

Re: Literature & Crafts [message #818319 is a reply to message #818262 ] Sun, 18 September 2016 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Karen in TN  is currently offline Karen in TN
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What would pop into my mind would be that you read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and then do a scissor glue craft with bears, etc.

Karen in TN

wife of 31 years to Richard, Mom to Matthew (26), Adra 24, Shelby 15, Samuel 13, and Ruby Grace 11. Homeschooling for 19 years.
Re: Literature & Crafts [message #818332 is a reply to message #818262 ] Mon, 19 September 2016 08:11 Go to previous message
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Well, within 24 hours they gave the spot away to another homeschooler who is already on the leadership team. She told me that she's been assigned this since before the first meeting. So, I'm thinking they mixed up the only two homeschoolers in their head before approaching me last week. And she has a completely different spin. She's asked a preschool teacher to come in as guest speaker at address the art half and "isn't sure what to do with literature" herself, but I could help there. I told her that I'm not sure what they had in mind, that the two combined, Literature and Crafts, could go in another direction and I could share that if she's interested...and haven't heard since.

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