piano / voice lessons during the day
I got a call from Jen Arbaugh, former public school teacher who is now home with her own children. She is willing to offer piano and voice lessons during the day, and wanted home educators to know. [We always used to look for activities "during the day" instead of the usual "after school" times.] I don't know this person at all, so I can't give a reference. Just passing along information I received!
piano / voice lessons during the day
I had been asked by a member family how we celebrated our son's graduation last year with a support group in a neighboring county...and if some type of year-end graduation celebration ceremony could be planned for the graduates in Ashland county.
The mother and I have spoken several times about such a celebration she'd like to plan for her son. We are wondering if there may be other families who would like to join us for a ceremony type celebration for their graduates also for 2012. I know it's early to be thinking about already, but, it is necessary to begin planning early since churches /speakers book quickly due to weddings/graduations, ect. in May and June.
My husband and I have taken part in such ceremony/celebrations with other homeschooling families as hosts/hostess, assisting with planning, serving refreshments, organizing and typing/printing programs, and cleaning up the facility after the event. We are willing to assist and help organize something in Ashland as the efforts of the parents and students to homeschool through highschool are worthy of celebration! (Personally, I think the parents deserve a trophy! ;)
If you have a 2012 graduate , and are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org We would like an idea of who may be interested so we can begin planning.
If you know of a homeschooling family who is not a member of ARCHE or on facebook, feel free to forward this message.
Thanks and have a great week, Lori Neiswander
I am having a sale this weekend, and want to extend a special offer to homeschoolers. I have curriculum (Sonlight,BobJones, Abeka, Rod &Staff,Story of the World,and more) misc. books, art curriculum, Bible curriculum.
A box filled with an art curriculum book (to teach from)construction papers, acrylic paints, class notes, samples ETC to teach a co-op class or your very own for $20.
Plus a drawing curriculum, a box to have your child's own book made, some misc. Sonlight Core 5 books, a few American Girl things, lots of horse stuff, all this with maybe 1 exeption is in very good condition.
***I also have a microscope used with Apologia biology, (paid $200)with the microscope kit that contains prepared slides(paid $50.95)will sell both for $150. ***
Adventures in Odyssey cassettes, and the Character building cd set, Bible on tape~New Testament, Classical music 5cd set, and lots more!
Plus a girls Roadmaster bike.
Lots and lots of great resources!
My sale is this Friday and Saturday, but will take early homeschooler ONLY shoppers Thursday evening from 5:30-7pm. Please call if you're interested in looking on Thursday,otherwise we're NOT doing early sales. I can give you directions to our home in Orrville. My cell:330-988-2637~Sherry Miller
Great Lakes Science Center now offers free general admission to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, Great Lakes Science Center and special exhibitions on Tuesdays to all youth (visitors 18 and under or any student up through 12th grade.) Reservations are required for school groups and subject to availability. One chaperone is admitted free for every seven students. Please call 216-621-2400 for more information.
My name is SaRee' Lamb, and I am just putting out some feelers to see if there is any interest in the home school community with regards to a Spanish class. Our family has home schooled for the past 9 years, and we have really enjoyed the adventure! I have taught a small Spanish class out of my home for the past couple of years, but am considering the possibility of moving it to Ashland so that it would be more accessible to others who may have interest. My family and I were missionaries in Bolivia, South America for 6 years and learned to speak Spanish there. To me, languages are a blast, like a giant jig-saw puzzle that you get to take apart, see how it works and then put it back together again. So I really enjoy the challenge of teaching Spanish to young people. I use the TPRS curriculum (Total Physical Response with Storying) as my base and then throw some grammar exercises in just for fun. The focus of this approach to languages is on building the comprehension basis of usable Spanish through the use of many pictures, objects, and stories to peak the interest and provide context. I can teach entry level, intermediate or higher levels of Spanish, depending on interest and how much Spanish the student has already taken in the past. The entry level Spanish class would focus mainly on listening and understanding while the higher levels would add some reading and writing exercises, as well.
I also am flexible as to the time frame. The days that I have available are Fridays, so I could teach up to 3 one hour classes on every other Friday morning, or we could do up to 3 different blocks of classes, 6 weeks each, one for each level. It is important that the classes be close enough together that the students are able to retain the information without having to do extensive reviews each class session.
Hoping to begin classes on Friday mornings (meeting every other Friday), starting October 21st at the Ashland Brethren in Christ Church. Cost would be $5 per student per class. ($10 cap for families with more than one child.) This first session would be 10 weeks. (Possibly 12 weeks) No materials would be required, just paper and pencil.
Please contact me at email@example.com or call 440.935.9235 if you are interested
The Creation Museum presents a unique and unparalleled experience, a walk through time portraying significant, life-altering events from the past, illuminating the effects of biblical history on our present and future world. Be prepared to experience history in a completely unprecedented way. Our state-of-the-art exhibits, Stargazer's planetarium, life-sized dinosaur animatronics and beautiful outdoor gardens with paved walking trails and petting zoo make this an exciting addition to every homeschool curriculum.
For the months of September and October (Sept. 1 - Oct. 27), the Creation Museum will be running special pricing just for Homeschool families.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday's are Homeschool Days. Admission to the Museum is only $12 for adults (13 and up) and $8 for children (5-12). The Stargazer's Planetarium is also specially priced at only $5.
To take advantage of this special Homeschool offer, please present the attached PDF at the Creation Museum on the day of your visit. This pricing is ONLY available with the PDF coupon.
** As a special bonus, when your admission tickets are printed, they will be coded with the word "BLUE." Simply present your tickets in Noah's Cafe or the Dragon Hall Bookstore to receive a 5% discount on all purchases. The ticket must be presented at the time of purchase.**
Please pass this along to any, and all, homeschooling families you know. This is not a group rate. It is available to ALL Homeschool families. When you forward this message on, please be sure to include the attachment. If for some reason the PDF is not attached, you can access it here: http://tinyurl.com/3g7jbsp
If you have any questions at all regarding the Fall Homeschool Days, contact Eddie Lutz at 859-240-6642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFORMATION TO ANY AND ALL OF YOUR HOMESCHOOL CONNECTIONS!!
phone (888) 582-4253 ext. 377
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someone sent this to another of my subscription loops, so I thought I'd pass it along.
Winner’s Circle Network with Lou Tice - 9/6/11 - “Everyone Can Learn”
Do you know people who talk about kids who can learn and kids who can’t? Or, kids who can be helped and kids who can’t? Well, they are wrong, and I’ll tell you why.
Some 30-odd years ago, the great Japanese teacher, Dr. Suzuki, who taught over 20,000 children to understand and play the violin like virtuosi, had some words of wisdom to share with us. He said, “People today are like gardeners who look sadly at ruined saplings and shake their heads, saying the seeds must have been bad to start with - not realizing that the seed was all right, and that it was their method of cultivation that was wrong. They go on their mistaken way, ruining plant after plant. It is imperative that the human race escape from this vicious circle.” These words have value even today.
You see, Dr. Suzuki did not believe that some children were gifted while others were not. He believed that every child could be superior, and that every child could be educated. Talent, he believed, was no accident of birth, but a purposeful effort, a powerful creation.
Let’s teach our children to understand that when they see someone of ability, they see a person who has been carefully taught, and who has worked hard to realize their unlimited potential. Let’s teach them that they have the same unlimited potential. And let’s teach them to believe in sustained effort, self-discipline and self-determination.
We have the opportunity and the ability to raise an entire generation of superstars every day. Why would we settle for less?
The Pacific Institute, Inc.
The next Narnia class (in which we plan to study Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader ) will be held on Thursdays at the Brethren in Christ Church on Mifflin Avenue, beginning September 29 at 1:30 p.m.
I am working out a syllabus that will get us done before Christmas (but probably not much before--as we are starting later than in previous terms).
If you are interested in having your student(s) participate in the class, please call (419-289-9714) or e-mail me, and I will contact you with additional information.
I'm looking forward to this next installment. These books are some of my favorites--although I think I like best whichever book I'm teaching at the time.
Barb Shelton, veteran home-schooling mom, has focused for years on organizing and documenting high-school work. She has "just today" finished a work on younger-level learning, and the CD with all the instructions, forms, rationale, etc. is ON SALE until 3:00 tomorrow. (Pacific time? I don't know!)
Below is the announcement that came from Barb herself. Take advantage of the sale price now!
From: Barb Shelton email@example.com
I'm soooooooooooooooooooo excited to announce the completion of my "e-book + forms on CD" called "Real-Life Homeschool Tools 'n' Tips for Tots-Tweens"!!! The subtitle is "Forms (plus explanations) for Organizing, Notebooking, Record-keeping, and Real-Life Learning"!! It's actually three books PLUS the forms ~ 145 of them!!! ~ on CD!!! So the forms, like the high school ones, you can open up on your computer, edit, and print!! This will replace the Booklet Building Book and The Jumpstart Navigator and "Real-Life Homeschool Record-Keeping" (which was a stack of forms plus an audio tape), so now EVERYTHING is on ONE comprehensive, user-friendly, full-of-pictures, explanations AND "the heart stuff" behind and undergirding it all!!!!!! It's the culmination of 22+ years of pre-high school homeschooling, and I am thrilled with how it has turned out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got it done last night, and am sending out the CD's to those who pre-ordered it today!!!!!!!
The orginal price was $25, but that was before I knew how much it was going to include... and when it was only 120 forms. I have since added on 25 more, plus over a hundred pictures (each of which "speaks a thousand words," so that's why I like to include them as much as possible!), so the price will be $30. BUT I'm going to keep it at the $25 price ~ plus free shipping (on that item) ~ till tomorrow at 3pm. At that time, I will change it to the regular price (and shipping will be added). So if anyone wants to order it at the old price, you have until tomorrow at 3pm to do so!
Here's a link to it: http://www.homeschooloasis.com/shop.cfm?page=list.cfm&action=list&criteria=303
Click on the pink "Details" button to see the list of most of the forms. And it still says in the write-up that it's 120 forms, but it's actually 145! Haven't had time to change the write-up; too busy getting them printed and OUT!!!!
Hugs of sheer JOY!!!!