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Virtual Family Retreat for Homeschoolers

Watch the recordings of the live event below.

Break up your routine with a homestyle family retreat! Take part in The Canadian Schoolhouse’s virtual family retreat for homeschoolers, “A Purposeful Life,” where you’ll gain new insight about God’s plan for your family and your commitment to home education.

The whole family has a place in this retreat. While the live event is over, we have recorded four days of daily inspiration from engaging speakers, kids activities, and conversation. There were live giveaways, but you won’t miss out on all the giveaways. We offered a few digital giveaways each day from The Old Schoolhouse® Store and the SchoolhouseTeachers.com full curriculum member site. 

Sign up for direct access to the many free resources from the event.

  • Activity sheets, lessons, and courses for your kids
  • eBooks just for parents
  • Encouragement for your faith and your journey in home education

 


Bookmark this page and come back whenever you need to be encouraged and strengthened in your family life!

Recordings of the 2022 Virtual Family Retreat

Enjoy the event on your own time. The Canadian Schoolhouse’s virtual family retreat for homeschoolers, “A Purposeful Life” is filled with encouragement for loving, learning, living and leading in a purposeful way.

The digital resources that were shared each day are available below the videos along with time stops for each segment and some additional bonuses.


Purposeful Loving

Loving each other through the ups and downs is the goal for our families each day. Kind acts, gentle words, and a hope in more than we can ask or imagine - that’s the type of loving on purpose we can expect from a God-inspired life!

By living the educational life with our children, we deepen the parentchild relationship and put our confident hope in God’s plan for them. Through the ups and downs of parenting, hope and loving God’s way is how we overcome. 

Retreat agenda - Day 1

Craft Instructions: https://momquesttoteach.blogspot.com/2022/11/crafts-god-is-love-painting.html

Novel Unit Studies

Lower elementary: Loving Literature Through Chapter Books Apples to Oregon Unit Study & answer key.

Upper Elementary: Loving Literature Through Chapter Books Misty of Chincoteague Unit Study and answer key.

High School: Classics of English Literature–Unit 1

 

0:25 - Welcome: Love and Hope in Family - 1 John 4:7-8

5:00 - Devotional

24:04 - Kids Spot: God is Love - Create a Painting

28:36 - Just for Moms: Strengthening Your Marriage with Heather Vogler

51:25 - Pillar Talk: Purposeful Loving - Divine Interruptions with Deborah Wuehler

1:32:12 - Q&A

1:36:42 - Giveaways! Live and description of digital giveaways available to all. Links in section above.

 


Purposeful Learning

Most parents want their children to have a lifelong love of learning. Parent-led education is the way to ensure that our children know learning isn’t just something you do in a specific building at a set time. It is essential in daily lifeeven into adulthood.

The most important knowledge for our children to attain is the ongoing knowledge of God: knowing Him and allowing His Spirit to work through them.

Retreat agenda - Day 2

Craft Instructions: https://momquesttoteach.blogspot.com/2022/11/crafts-wisdom-keepsake.html

Share what works for your homeschool family and get a digital gift pack (survey open until Nov. 30, 2022): www.homeschoolsurvey.com

Curiosity Files - EXPLORATIONS WITH PROFESSOR ANA LYZE, EXPERT IN OUTLANDISH ODDITIES Red Tide  

Homeschool Freebies from Ana Willis

From Steve Demme's talk, Dad's Teaching

Steve's website, Building Faith Families

0:30 - Welcome: Knowledge for Life - Proverbs 1:57:15 - Devotional

27:00 - Kids Spot: Book Craft

33:21 - Just for Dads: Fathers Teaching Your Children with Steve Demme

1:09:42 - Pillar Talk: Purposeful Learning - The Knowledge of God Above All Knowledges
with Ana Willis

2:25:30 - Q&A

2:31:18 - Giveaways! Description of digital giveaways available to all. Links in section above.


Purposeful Living

The world is filled with distractions that compete with our God-given purpose. As followers of Christ, our faith is what keeps us on target to the purpose and plan for our lives. You are equipped to be the guide, alongside God, to nurture your children to take the path that is right for them. 

In fact, you are the only one that has been intentionally equipped for just what your children need. 

retreat agenda day 3

Craft Instructions: https://momquesttoteach.blogspot.com/2022/11/crafts-purposeful-living-bring-light.html

Homeschool Moms Teach the Psalms

HomeschoolBlogger.com - Social media at it's finest! Join and start groups, start a blog, chat with other homeschoolers

Homeschooler Magazine: The Old Schoolhouse Magazine   Magazine App

The Canadian Schoolhouse

Uncover God's Purpose with Your Children presentation slides

From Steph Morrison Family Pillars worksheet 

The Myth of Socialization eBook 

 

 

0:20 - Welcome: Faith Filled Walk - Psalm 119:105

2:40 - Devotional

14:24 - Kids Spot: Window Decoration Craft

20:45 - Just for Moms & Dads: Uncover God's Purpose for Your Children with Steph Morrison

1:11:45 - Pillar Talk: Purposeful Living - One Faithful Step at a Time with Barbori Garnet

1:40:20 - Q&A/Closing

1:44:10 - Giveaways! Description of digital giveaways available to all. Links in section above. 


Purposeful Leading

We want our children to have a good future, to be successful in their relationships, careers, and in their commitment to God. Learning is for life. 

We can’t direct the paths of our children with the same impact after they are out on their own, but while we’ve got them under our care, we need to be the ones to raise them and not let the ways of this world be their main influence. Lead each of your children to a future that includes God’s blessings and promises.

retreat agenda day 4

Craft instructions: https://momquesttoteach.blogspot.com/2022/11/crafts-praying-for-our-leaders.html

TCS Live Stream - SchoolhouseTeachers.com Membership Highlights

Video interview with Peter from HSLDA Canada

Education Reformation - A teachers call for Christians parents to abandon the public schools and return to the Word of God

Career Training, Mentorship, and Parenthood

0:53 - Welcome: Lead the Future - Hebrews 13:7

7:54 - Devotional

22:07 - Kids Spot: Prayer Tool for Leaders

28:30 - Just for Dads: How Dads Can Shape Homeschool Success with Peter Stock

1:01:40 - Pillar Talk: Purposeful Leading - Homeschool through High School with Patty Marler

1:42:00 - Closing comments

1:45:34 - Giveaways! Description of digital giveaways available to all. Links in section above. 

 

Recordings of the 2021 Virtual Family Retreat

You can still enjoy the event on your own time. The Canadian Schoolhouse’s virtual family retreat for homeschoolers, “Let’s Stay H.O.M.E.,” will renew you in God’s plan for your family and in your commitment to home education.

The digital resources that were shared each day are available below the videos along with time stops for each segment and some additional bonuses.


Let’s Stay Hopeful: Hope in the Family

Hope rises in the family when we spend time together, encourage each other, and witness each other mature.

Let’s stay hopeful, even when we’re in those valleys of life! By living the educational life with our children we deepen the parent–child relationship and put our confident hope in God’s plan for them. Through the ups and downs of parenting, hope is how we overcome.

Agenda for Let's Stay Hopeful - Day 1

00:25 - Welcome, Agenda Review & Announcements

06:24 - Scripture (Romans 5:1,2) Hope in Family

07:00 - Devotional

22:37 - Kids Spot

34:09 - Pillar Talk - Hope for the Family

1:07:35 - Giveaways

1:10:40 - Q & A and Closing


Let’s Stay Open: Knowledge for Life

Parents want their children to have a lifelong love of learning. Parent-led education is the way to ensure that our children know learning isn’t just something you do in a specific building; it is essential in daily lifeeven into adulthood. 

Family Retreat Agenda for Day 2

00:00 - Welcome, Announcements, Agenda review

06:57 - Scripture (Proverbs 18:15)  Knowledge for Life

15:31 - Storytime - Esther the Chosen Bride

32:12 - Devotional / Praise 

43:30 - Pillar Talk - Open to Learn

1:13:12 - Giveaways

1:17:18 - Q & A and Closing

THANKFUL

By Anita Mills
V1
With a heart if gratitude I come to You
Jesus, You’re the light that brings me truth
All I have is Yours and what You’ve given me
Is all I need to live, to breathe, to see

CHORUS
How could I not say thank you
When You gave your life for mine
there is so much more I have
Yet to find
Jesus, Your goodness is the peace my heart is craving
I am holding to Your truth and I am thankful

V2
In the darkness I know You still have the answers
With any doubt I face in You I will not waiver
In my life i have only sown the smallest seed
Yet by Your love it has become a fruitful tree


Let’s Stay Mindful: Faith that Passes All Understanding

The hearts and minds of our kids need to be protected from, and prepared for, this world. It is difficult to train our children in the way they should go if we do not have full control of what they are being taught.

Parents educating their children are able to adjust how they are learning and what they are learning as maturity and life circumstances change. Curriculum is easy to come by and there are varieties for every learning style. There are a vast number of companies whose mission is to help parents educate their children. You don’t need to know how to teach, you just need faith that you will be equipped by God to train them up for His plan for their life!

Agenda for Let's Stay Mindful Day 3

Fall Harvest: Where’s the Fruit?  By Deborah Wuehler

An article published on The Canadian Schoolhouse about Viola Desmond:  Viola Irene Desmond - Her Legacy Our History

00:00 - Welcome, Announcements, Agenda review

09:50 - Devotional / Praise

23:55 - Storytime

40:25 - Pillar Talk - The Purpose of Christian Education

1:21:43 - Giveaways

1:24:50 - Q & A and Closing


Let’s Stay Eternal: Securing the Future

We want our children to have a good future; to be successful in their relationships, careers, and in their commitment to God. Learning is for life. Learning is for this earthly life and the eternal life with Jesus.

We can’t direct the paths of our children with the same impact after they are out on their own, but while we’ve got them under our care, we need to be the ones to raise them and not let the ways of this world be their main influence.

Let's stay eternal Agenda Day 4

Strengthening the Homeschool Marriage and Family Expo  (audio file)

The Familyman - Todd Wilson (Podcast host of The Familyman Show: Podcast for Dads and many other titles) 

00:00 - Welcome, Announcements, Agenda Review

05:25 - Devotional

19:02 - Kids Spot

34:02 - Pillar Talk - The Purpose of Christian Education

1:34:10 - Giveaways

1:40:45 - Q & A and Closing

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).
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