BONNIE LANDRY

Bonnie Landry is an ordinary wife and mom, living on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  She and her husband Albert have raised (and are still raising) seven children who range in age from 14-33.  Six are graduated (homeschooled all the way) and off doing grown up things: university, jobs, raising families. She has only one high schooler left at home! Bonnie’s mission is joy.  To attain joy, education in her home is simple and orderly, relationship-based, and heavy on coziness.

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2021 CONFERENCE SESSION

SESSION: HOMESCHOOLING HIGH SCHOOL - TIPS FOR GETTING TO GRADUATION WITH GRACE

The idea of homeschooling high school can be daunting. Most people start asking questions about it while their children are in kindergarten! You can do it. Here are some helpful tools that Bonnie will offer: negotiating the teen years graciously and developing your high schooler’s transcript. Parents with kids in high school, or entering high school in the next couple of years should attend. But if you have kids in kindergarten, you are welcome - just bear in mind, things may be different ten years down the line!

SESSION DATE: FEB. 4. 

PAST CONFERENCE SESSIONS

CANHSCON2017

SESSION: THE BIG PICTURE OF EDUCATION. WHY DO WE EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN?

It's hard to stay focused on the day-to-day busy-ness of raising our children if the big picture isn't firmly in our minds. We need to see the end goal, every day. This session will focus on the "why" of educating children, and the role of home education.

CANHSCON2018

SESSION: DICTATION, LOVE, & LANGUAGE

Dictation, used well, is the single most effective and efficient tool at our disposal to teach all aspects of language arts. In a joyful learning environment, we discover the world of language one-on-one with our children. Each lesson is perfectly tailored to skill level and aptitude, from K to high school. Learn how all of the language arts can be taught in one 5-10 minute lesson daily.  

CANHSCON2019

SESSION: KEEPING THE RELATIONSHIP INTACT

Keeping our relationships intact with our children will be the way we gain their cooperation, but more importantly, how we maintain our influence with them as we raise them. Creating a sphere of influence, respect, and love is the way to joyful family living. 

CANHSCON2020

SESSION: FAMILY CENTRED LEARNING

That cozy image you had when you considered homeschooling, reading together, cuddled up, the kids interested and asking questions...it's not a dream! You can achieve the homeschool you imagined. This session covers : the importance of reading aloud, essentials for developing a rich learning environment, the value of hardcopy encyclopedia, suggestions for the use of computer in home education, using space effectively, how reading aloud looks for our family, what age to start family reading, resources for choosing literature, we are developing an environment of learning, how to force kids to learn stuff you think they should know, developing an outline of study.  Keep it cozy, love doing what you do.