MISTER JIM: Children’s Performer/Educator/Songwriter

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Dear Homeschool provider!
I know you’re busy, so I’ll be brief. 
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am James Schattauer, better known as the children’s performer “Mister Jim.”
For over 3 decades, I’ve been helping educational professionals and parents, like yourself, enhance students’ motor skills, self-expression, confidence, play and engagement skills through music, while providing a fun, morale-boosting environment for all.
My wife and I just moved to beautiful Prescott, Arizona and we love it!  We are originally from the Midwest and Prescott feels like home.
Because I’m establishing myself in Arizona, I’m offering a FREE live mini concert as a way for you to get to know my profession as a songster for young children and families. It demonstrates how I use fun and uplifting music to engage, inspire and motivate people of all ages.
Here are a couple of videos on my Mister Jim YouTube channel so you can see for yourself how the music moves the kids.
The FREE live mini concert can be done at your home, potluck or gathering, any time at your convenience.  It will last approximately 20 minutes.
You can schedule your free live mini concert or find out more about my services in one of three ways: 
1. Contact me on my website: James Schattauer

2. Email me at: jamesfullheart@yahoo.com
3. Call or text at: 651-402-1288
When we connect, we can also discuss other music enrichment programming needs you might have, or some great musical options to offer at your location.
With Smiles,
Mister Jim
651-402-1288 (cell)

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P.S.  I can also be a regular monthly visitor, do annual full “Mister Jim” concerts, inservice for your site and conference keynotes.
But first, let’s get your FREE live mini concert scheduled so we can get to know each other!
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Online Courses for Home School

Jennifer Tharp, of My Online High School, submitted the following information for a complete online homeschool experience.

Good afternoon!

I would like to share a great program with you that is perfect for homeschool students as well as co-op groups. Whether you work with your children in your home or in a group setting our courses are a great addition to what you’re currently doing.
I’ve attached a benefit sheet for additional details. Your child will be able to experience and learn the discipline needed to be successful in the next level of education in a supported environment.
If you’re running into a course that you’re not completely comfortable with or your student would benefit from being accountable to an outside instructor we’ll be a great fit!
Our courses can be taught by you or one of our highly trained instructors.
Please email me to request a detailed course listing for your review. We are always adding more courses….like our trade certification courses in Electrical, HVACR & Plumbing. Learning one of these skills means a job for life!
Feel free to email any questions you might have or for additional information. Our website for non-traditional learners is currently under construction.If anyone would like to see a demo, I can also provide the log in information for that. I look forward to hearing from you! Have a fabulous day!
Jennifer W Tharp

Director of Sales & Marketing
jtharp@myonlinehighschool.com
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Homeschool Information Night

Are you thinking about homeschooling your children? Do you know how to get started? Are you nervous?

Or are you a current homeschooler that would like to help someone who is wanting to homeschool? Or do you want a different perspective?

Come to our Homeschool Information Night

January 30, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
The Montes Home
Please RSVP to Lisa Montes

freedommom@1791.com

We will have some current homeschoolers who will briefly tell us why they homeschool and we will have some curriculum that we use for you to take a look at. We will also have a Q&A session.

We serve appetizers and desserts.

Husbands and Wives are both welcome to come. We ask that if all possible, you find someone to watch your kids. If it’s not possible, but would still like to come, contact me.

Introducing Angie

You might have seen me around town–at the store, the park, the library, or the zoo–with 4 kids in tow…during regular school hours. We might have passed, shyly smiling at each other and thinking, “I wonder if their family homeschools, too?”

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Let me introduce myself. I’m Angie. I created this website as a way to bring Prescott area homeschoolers together in an online forum. In the last few years, I’ve come in contact with many homeschooling parents who want to be a part of a local homeschooling community. As I waited for “someone else” to build it, I realized that the “someone” could just as well be me. However, I would love to build a team of homeschooling parents to post to and manage this blog. If you’re interested in joining the team, comment below or shoot me an email (prescotthshub@gmail.com).

We moved here 3 years ago after we had fallen in love with the Prescott area after visiting my SIL and her family a handful of times. My husband, aka Dr. Rob, is the owner and orthodontist at Patterson Orthodontics. I have 4 kids ranging from 8 to 1 1/2, and I decided a couple of years ago to really homeschool.

My SIL that lives here has always homeschooled her children. Per her example and a great one-week homeschool experience in high school, my husband planted the idea that we could homeschool our children. I resisted. I flopped back and forth. I studied many books and websites on educational philosophies and homeschool systems (I still do). How could I do it? What would I teach them? How would I do it? When would I find time for myself? What about class plays, school choirs, band, orchestra, school sports? On the flip side, what about the wrong kind of peer pressure? What about watered down textbooks? What about the inability to customize education to a child’s needs/speed of learning/style of learning due to class sizes and mandated topics of instruction (aka common core)? What about teaching history without God and teaching life skills without morals?

What about the 1+ to 2+ hours I would spend in the car each day to take my kids to my favorite charter school and back (because I figured I would have a Kindergartener every other year for awhile) and the limitations on family vacation time?

This may sound silly, but it was that last question that really tipped me onto the side of homeschooling. I just love having more flexibility and freedom with my schedule.

Since then, I have only added a dozen other reasons why I’m glad I homeschool.

Now that I’ve introduced myself, I would like to get to know you better. Especially why you chose to homeschool. You can either share right here in a comment or share with me at one of the activities you might see us attend.

If you are new to homeschooling and just want to talk about things, I would be happy to talk with you. Please email me (prescotthshub@gmail.com) your name and phone number and I’ll call you.