Monday, August 6, 2012

Homeschool Support

If you are considering homeschooling, new to it, or want to meet other homeschoolers, please contact us!

We are an all volunteer, nonprofit support group. We are homeschooling moms doing our best to help others on this journey.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Introduction to Homeschooling Event

Silas Bronson Library




Introduction to Homeschooling

Thursday, June 7, 2012

6 -7:30 pm

Are you considering homeschooling?

Or are you new to homeschooling?

Come and ask away! We’ll have lots of information for you to take home: library resource ideas, homeschool curriculum catalogs, the support of others, and more…

Coordinators: Tonya Mankowski & Karyn Bigham; Great Ways to Home Educate, Inc. (GWHE)
Attorney, Deborah G. Stevenson & Maria I. Correa, Silas Bronson Library

All programs are free and registration is requested.

Children’s Services Division (2nd Floor)

267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

Call to register:  (203) 574-8213

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Thursday, May 31, 2012

10 am - 4 pm

[Rain date June 7]

Veterans' Memorial Park

570 Nova Scotia Hill Road

Watertown, CT

These organizations will have displays set up for you to visit:

CT State Parks/No Child Left Inside
Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
New England Air Museum
Children's Museum, West Hartford
Rainforest Cafe
Litchfield Historical Society
Sharon Audubon Society
Turner Astronomy Classes
Macaroni Kid
Two Coyotes Wilderness School
Junior Audubon Society
Litchfield County Children's Choir
Fresh Air Fund

Kids will receive a passport to be stamped at each table and get a prize for a completed passport!!!

In the afternoon, we'll organize kickball and soccer games!

Pack your own lunches.
Bring frisbees, kites, balls, bikes, scooters, blankets, chairs, etc. for fun at the park.

The park has playgrounds, soccer fields, baseball fields, paved bike path, basketball courts, bocce courts, and a pond.


Organized and sponsored by Great Ways to Home Educate

Friday, January 27, 2012

Spelling Bee

The GWHE Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Middlebury. I had the opportunity to be a judge and really enjoyed the experience! The kids were all so focused and did a wonderful job. And they seemed to have had a great time! There were 15 contestants.

The winner, Dominic Morlino, will compete in the New Haven Register Spelling Bee in March, for a chance to go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in D.C. He won on the word, “militant”. Congrats, Dominic!!!

Grant Oberle came in second place and in third place was Joseph Suess.

Great job, chickabiddies!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Homeschool Curriculum/Enrichment Event

A few homeschool moms will be displaying curriculum. This is a great opportunity to peruse through homeschool curriculum that you've been considering and to learn about ones that are new to you.

We will display:  Spelling Power, Easy Grammar, The Story of the World, Wordly Wise, All Through the Ages, Write Shop, Winston Grammar, The Harp and Laurel Wreath, Vocabulary Through Classical Roots, Beautiful Feet guides, Writing Strands, Critical Thinking Company workbooks, The Well-Trained Mind, Total Language Plus, Wordsmith, Sing Spell Read & Write, etc.
Considering homeschooling? Please come!

This will be a nice time to network with other homeschoolers! Bring the kids, they can play together!

Interested in coming? Please email Tonya at
January 23, 2012
2:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT