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Writer’s Jungle Webinar: Dec. 10, 2017

Writer's Jungle Free Webinar
FREE Writer’s Jungle Webinar

December 10, 4:00 PM ET

Hey hey, ho ho!

I’ve scheduled another “Getting to Know the Writer’s Jungle” webinar and I scheduled it for a Sunday afternoon! YAY! That way I hope many of you can make it live.  I’ll share about each chapter in The Writer’s Jungle and the activities you will do with your children. I’ll also answer your questions—any about writing and language arts you might have!

Get the word out! I won’t be doing another one until much later next year. And yes, there will be a discount offer at the end for Live Attendees (only). 🙂

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Look at all the places we can hang out!

2018 Speaking Schedule 

Summer Camp Recap + Prize Winners

Brave Writer Summer Camp Recap

Wow! What a magical two days. We had so much fun with you during our online Summer Camp: Brave Writer Style.

We are so thrilled with the incredible energy you put into your summer camps. I got tickled seeing so many versions of tents, s’mores, face paints, creating indoor picnics, splashing in pools, and hiking through forests.

You know what happened this week? You enchanted the learning atmosphere in your homes both for your kids and for yourselves! Learning was nearly effortless as a result and memories were made. I loved watching all of it unfold.

We had fun giving away prizes too! So without further ado, here are our winners of all the prizes. Thanks for playing!

Here are the winners:

Our GRAND PRIZE winner won the Charlotte Mason Original Homeschool Series republished by Simply Charlotte Mason:

Charlotte Mason Original Homeschool Series

Nicole Hixon!

We’re also tossing in an autographed copy of our Poetry Teatime Companion as well as the DVD set of my best convention talks: Nurturing Brave Writers. So happy for Nicole!

Next, we asked you to post photos to the Instagram #bwcamp hashtag and hundreds of you did!

It was so hard to pick a favorite, but we couldn’t resist this fabulous act of selfcare posing as camping:

2017 Brave Writer Summer Camp Hashtag Winner

Brave Writer training while soaking in a hot tub.

Lindsay Wyllie (lwyllie23)!

Lindsay will receive a set of A Gracious Space books. A Gracious Space is a collection of 50 non-sectarian essays for daily reading intended to help you sustain your brave homeschooling commitment.

And check out more camp photos below.

We also rewarded our live attendees who braved Kirsten Merryman’s Online Class Q&A. Our winner gets to pick an online writing class to try for free!

Brave Writer Students

Congratulations Carisa Zglobicki!

Carisa will have a huge variety of online classes to choose from: everything from Story Switcheroo to Advanced Comp! Brave Writer classes are for kids ages 8 to 18, they require no special software or books, and all our instructors are homeschoolers as well as published authors, as you’ll see in the next prize!


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Two campers won the book Whatever the Weather by Annie Riechmann and our very own Dawn Suzette Smith.

Whatever the Weather

Winners:
Jen Dobridge
Audra Lewis

Whatever the Weather includes science experiments and art activities that explore the wonders of weather.

“Let the weather take the lead and never be bored again! Paint in the rain, send kites soaring in the wind, build ice orbs, and become a snowflake scientist—let the wonders of nature inspire your next adventure.” —Amazon

Laying a Path: Annotating literary Elements

Rita Cevasco and Tracy Molitors (Rooted in Language) led our summer camp session that addressed learning challenges, and two attendees won the Annotating Literary Elements Curriculum.

Congrats to Heather Schott and Kendra Rousseau!

“Annotation is a broad concept that can be confusing: What should the reader notice within a story? Which details of a story are worth annotating? How will making notes lead to deeper understanding? This curriculum is full of strategies, taught within multiple lessons. It provides literature for practice, but the strategies can be practiced again and again with other texts throughout the school year and for years to come!”

Plus five ladies won our Brave Camper T-Shirt!

Brave Camper Shirt

Angie Zarzana
Amanda Hohnstreiter
Rebekah Byson
Christy Kafka
Jubilee Carr

Congratulations to all and a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the sessions!

Camp may be over but don’t be a stranger. We love hearing from you and seeing how you implement Brave Writer principles into your homeschools. We’ve got more fun up our sleeves for fall. For instance…well, I can’t tell you yet. It’s a doozy though! Another free romp that is sure to turbo boost the writing life in your house.

Stay tuned for September!

Until then, join me on Facebook Live on Monday at 11:30 AM Eastern and enjoy more summer camp pics below.

2017 Brave Writer Summer Camp Instagram Images
ellarinalindette, mywindycitylife, chantelle_grubbs / marcharme, hsadventuresofawallflower, caffeinated_homeschooler / buttercup2001, saintritagirl, alexson.heather

Reading the Writer’s Jungle

Reading the Writer's Jungle

Brave Writer mom, Jennifer, writes:

Julie,

Thank you so much for doing the [Writer’s Jungle] webinar. I was not able to participate live, but just finished watching the replay. I have owned a copy of The Writer’s Jungle for years but never got around to reading it or implementing it in our homeschool. Why was I hesitant? What was my fear? As a writer, I totally do all the things that you recommend. But as a teacher, I honestly felt it was too loosey-goosey for my teaching style. I wanted clear instructions to follow. I wanted step-by-step writing assignments. So instead of just doing something…I did nothing. (Ok…not nothing…we regularly do poetry tea time, read alouds, discuss books, observe writing, talk about words, read Shakespeare, watch Shakespeare, but I don’t feel that we write enough. After watching your webinar, perhaps I need to rethink that. 😉 )

One way to make sure I started doing more writing with my 12 year old son was to make myself accountable. I was approached by a couple of mothers in our music co-op about the need for a middle school writing class. After thinking it over, I agreed to put a class together. Next I had to decide what curriculum to use in my class. I pulled out my copy of The Writer’s Jungle and finally started reading it. After going through the first couple of chapters, I skipped to the Appendix where you map out a course of study for each level. This was exactly what I needed and didn’t realize was in there! I was able to easily pull together a semester’s worth of writing assignments and activities. Thank you for including that in the book. I only wished I’d known about it sooner. Hopefully others who watched the webinar won’t wait so long to implement your great ideas.

My class meets for 90 minutes once a week. I have 8 students including my son. We just finished our 4th week. We’re doing the eight week freewrite project. We’ve played the communication game (which they loved). We did limericks and tongue twisters. We did a keen observation exercise. They wrote lovely paragraphs about their pets full of amazing details. We had cupcakes and lemonade and tore apart Jabberwocky just yesterday. My son (and others) have said how much they enjoy the class. It is their favorite thing all week! But I cannot take credit for much of it because the ideas are all coming from your book and your blog. Thank you!

Thanks again for all that you do! What a blessing Brave Writer is to families everywhere.

All my best,
Jennifer


Brave Writer Summer Camp

Summer Camp Brave Writer Style!

Summer Camp Brave Writer Style

Join me for our first ever
Summer Camp Brave Writer Style!

August 1-2, 2017

#BWCAMP

We’ll host two days of wall-to-wall FREE live online webinars hosted by me and two other powerhouse homeschool speakers. Sign up for FREE, bring your own beverage, look out the window at an outdoorsy view, and get all the help you need to kick off the school year with a bang. What do you think?

We’re including a slew of fun PRIZES for participants and we’ll sing a camp song at the start of our sessions (ha!).

  • The webinars are hosted through our Zoom platform (easy to use).
  • Each session is offered twice (at different times on each of the days).
  • You only need to attend one of the two identical sessions in each category.
  • We only have space for 500 people per session; pick the sessions that work with your schedule.
  • There will be NO replays. All participation has to be live. Camp is not a recorded experience—it’s a live one!

Here is the Schedule (all times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time):

Tuesday, August 1

10am – The Writer’s Jungle: How to implement it this fall! with Julie Bogart
2pm – Online Classes Q & A with Kirsten Merryman
4pm – Brave Writer Living for Multiple Ages with Julie Brave
7pm – Learning Challenges with Rita Cevasco

Wednesday, August 2

10am – Brave Writer Living for Multiple Ages with Julie Brave
2pm – Learning Challenges with Rita Cevasco
4pm – Online Classes Q & A with Kirsten Merryman
7pm – The Writer’s Jungle: How to implement it this fall! with Julie Bogart

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Mathematics & Poetry for All

Mathematics and Poetry Online Workshop

For years, I’ve received emails and phone calls with a common request:

Where is the Brave Writer for math?

Today, I can finally give them an answer! Natural Math is a program designed by a passionate home educating mathematician: Maria Droujkova. She immerses kids in the properties of math, helps them develop a “math-rich lifestyle” (sound familiar!?), and then releases them to become math proficients!

Maria and I are teaming up to introduce you to her strategies and to use poetry to showcase what your kids learn. We’re holding a two part webinar for 50 lucky families. Kids are welcome and expected to participate!

Mathematics & Poetry for All

  • What: An online workshop where participants learn to write math-rich poems.
  • Why: Learn practical techniques for building beautiful word patterns that explore mathematical patterns.
  • Who: 50 parents, teachers, group leaders, and their children (ages 5 and up), with Dr. Maria Droujkova and Shelley Nash of Natural Math and Julie Bogart of Brave Writer as organizers.
  • When: Live meetings November 2nd and 9th at 4:00 PM EST (New York).
  • Where: Online video-talk software Zoom (similar to Skype).
  • Price: Registration is $49. Work-trade stipends are available upon request.
  • Supplies: Paper, markers, scissors, glue, tape, ideas.

Sign up here …and do it soon! It’s already filling fast!