Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default Destination Imagination, anyone run a group before?

    I am looking at starting a Destination Imagination group for my boys and other home schooled kids near us. I would really like a realistic view of how much effort goes into it on my part and how much work I am in for. I have some health limitations currently and I don't want to take it on and find out I can't do it.

    Anyone have experience?

  2. Thank You Leaderboard
  3. #2

    Default

    My kids have done it for three years (this will be their fourth). I organized our initial team and have coached twice and will coach again this year (but not my kids' team - our group is splitting into two teams and I'm going to take the Rising Stars group, while my kids will have their first year on the elementary division).

    Compared to other things I've done, I think it's less work overall in terms of organization, but I think this can depend a lot on your own sense of organization and your team... I think the age group makes a difference as well. Remind me how old your kids are, Sionnon?

    The main thing to make it work, IMO, is to really focus on helping the team develop as a group and to do things around that. If you're doing Rising Stars, you can basically interfere as much as you like. With older kids, you can't interfere with the team challenge, but you can help them prep for the instant challenges and do activities where you do help them and model how to get them to come together as a team.

    I can answer more specific questions. I LOVE this program and I think it's a perfect homeschooler activity for a lot of reasons.
    Want to read about my homeschool?
    http://farrarwilliams.wordpress.com
    Children's Books, Homeschooling and Random Musings...

    Want help homeschooling or sending kids to college?
    http://simplify4you.com/

  4. #3

    Default

    I have more questions, I'll try and post them tomorrow. Long day today and my brain is mush.

    Thank you

  5. #4

    Default

    My boys are 9 and 12 (about 10 and 13 birthdays coming up). Would we need to meet once a week? A couple times a week? Once a month? Are there materials available to guide us? I was reading on the website but I wanted to hear from someone who has done it the pros and cons.

    Thank you

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us
Destination Imagination, anyone run a group before?