If you are thinking about home schooling, we would love for you to join us at our Introduction to Home Education seminar. The event is free and open to anyone who is considering home schooling this year or in upcoming years.
You will not only be able to hear a lot about the nuts and bolts of home education, but you can also interact personally with some experience home schoolers from the area.
Speakers for the evening include Pastor Matt Timmons and Glenna Amiralian, who will cover topics such as “A House that Fears the Lord” and “Starting Homeschool on the Right Foot.” A panel of homeschooling families will also be available to answer questions and give personal testimony to the benefits of home education.
There will also be information available for the local Classical Conversations group. Other possible groups may be represented too, such as the Ashland home school gym class, the Mansfield area homeschool support group (Training Leaders for Christ), and other local home school activities/groups.
The event is tentatively set to be held at the Ashland Public Library on Tuesday August 6th from 6:30-8:30. Children are welcome to attend with their parents and refreshments will be available.
Just thought I'd pass this along . . . .
The Columbus Museum of Art received a grant that has allowed them to offer free admission every day of the week for the rest of this month. Parking is free in the museum lot. If it is full, there are meters nearby.
I'd like to encourage those of you with children you might think are too young for the museum to stop by & check it out. I took my kids (6&9) for the time last winter & there was plenty to interest them. "No touching." Yes, I repeated that lots but there are many opportunities to touch--including a children's room on the main floor where children can create a face on a giant magnetic head, customize a fort, work with clay, make mobiles and more. Other rooms had a battleship game on a table free for the playing, magnetic shapes for creating your own landscape, & a variety of other art stations.
The museum is free on Sunday year round. I'd always avoided that figuring there'd be crowds & my kids would crash into the elderly. So this free admission for the rest of the month, esp. as schooled children return, is a great chance to check it out.
We are up and running ready for another fun maple-syrup season. We have 500-600 tapped trees here and will be having a homeschool day when the sap begins to run. We will probably give a day or two notice and all are welcome to come to our sugar shack to see how the syrup is made.
My husband has many area schools come each year to watch and "taste" the excitement. The children will be able to walk through the woods (with good mud boots) and trudge down to the cabin to get a tour. Parents, grandparents and anyone else who is interested are welcome.
Directions, dates and times will be posted later. Hope all of you can come. Bring a camera along to capture a memorable time with your kids!!!