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How to Start Homeschooling in Philadelphia!!!!

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Informational Meeting:

WHENTuesday, May 7th 2019

TIME:  6:30PM TO 8:30PM

WHERE:  Northeast Community Church – Basement Chapel

3300 Tyson Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149

COST:Free!!!!

PLEASE RSVP TO:  Sarah Lambert

(sarah@thelambertfam.com)           by 4/30/2019

Meeting Will Cover the Following Topics:pile of books

  • Benefits of Homeschooling 
  • Required Paperwork (by law)
  • Homeschool Education: Statistics to Prove it Works
  • Traditional Homeschooling / Virtual Charter Schools
  • Curriculum Options
  • What about Socialization?
  • Support Groups for Parents & Kids
  • Classes/Activities/Programs for Homeschoolers in Philly
  • Questions and Answers about Homeschooling

 

Meeting Presented by: Sarah Lambert (Philadelphia Homeschool Blog) & Angela Chung

 

Planning on homeschooling high school? Come check out
How to Homeschool High School
Thursday, May 23rd (same place and time). A new flier will be posted after this meeting!

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Rock Climbing Open House, Choir Class, Science Festival

 

Philadelphia Rock Gym Homeschool Open House!

WHAT:  Any Home Schooled student between the ages 4-15 can come in and climb for FREE at PRG East Falls! This is a drop in event with no reservations necessary.

WHEN: this Monday, April 15th

TIME:  11 am-1 pm

WHERE: B-3 3500 Scotts Lane     Philadelphia 19129

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

While there you could sign up for their NEW Homeschool Classes!

Continue reading “Rock Climbing Open House, Choir Class, Science Festival”

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April & May Happenings

Freedom’s Journal: The Art of Jerry Pickney

WHAT:  Master watercolorist and renowned illustrator, Jerry Pinkney (born 1939) is celebrated worldwide. The exhibition focuses on the subject of civil rights and the pursuit of freedom and includes over 100 of the artist’s illustrations.

On view are Pinkney’s watercolors for a book he considers to be among his most important accomplishments, The Old African (2005).

Pinkney was born and raised in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art (now the University of the Arts). He has illustrated more than one hundred books and received many awards, among them the Caldecott Medal, five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King Awards. He has been honored by the Society of Illustrators with a Lifetime Achievement Award and, in 2012, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

WHENnow until May 12, 2019

WHERE:  Woodmere Art Museum  9201 Germantown Ave. Phila  19118

COSTFREE on Sundays, $10 adults, FREE for children

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE
Here’s an article about the exhibition from The Inquirer, with some extra input!

 

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Pennsbury Manor Homeschool Day

WHAT: “The Fabric of Our Lives” We will learn about life in colonial Pennsylvania through all-things fabric, including laundry, wool spinning, fashion, fur trading and more! Families and groups of all ages are welcome to attend.

WHEN: Thursday, April 11th

TIME: 12:30-3:30 pm

WHERE: William Penn’s Country Estate: Pennsbury Manor 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road  Morrisville, PA 19067

COST:  Advance registration is preferred. Admission is $9 per person, with one adult FREE per family group.  Call 215 946-0400 for reservations and information. We cannot make reservations via email.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Check out the facebook page for updates and links! Facebook

And the website!

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Save the dates for these two local “How to Homeschool” meetings, hosted by Philadelphia Homeschool Blog! More details to come!

How to Start Homeschooling in Philadelphia
Informational Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30
Location: Northeast Community Church
3300 Tyson Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149

How to Homeschool High School Informational Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Time: 6:30-9:00
Location: Northeast Community Church

3300 Tyson Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149

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Refreshing Mountain Homeschool Days

WHAT: Looking for a field trip option for your home school group?  Come to the outdoor classroom at Refreshing Mountain! Our Home School Daysprovide a variety of outdoor adventures and activities designed to provide fun and educational experiences for your students.

WHEN: May 6, 9 & 10

TIME: 10am-3:30pm

WHERE:  Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center  455 Camp Road Stevens, PA 17578

Chaperone(s): This is not a drop-off event. Parents will be scheduled to chaperone on a rotating basis.

COST: $20 per student or $60 family cap.

REGISTRATION: Register online using the Register Now button below. Space is limited to 20 students per age group.  Wait list is available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: click HERE

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Spring 2019 Home School Day at Valley Forge Park

WHAT:  A new format is being introduced this year which will hopefully provide opportunities for ALL who wish to participate!

   Registration will be limited ONLY for the Curriculum Sessions for four different age groups: 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-15. These will be offered at 10 am, 12 noon, and 2 pm with a limit of 20 students per session for each age level.

   NEW this year will be Exploration Stations at the Muhlenberg Huts that are OPEN TO ALL regardless of whether you have signed up for a Curriculum Session or not.   These will be open continuously from 10 am-3 pm and will cover a variety of topics related to Valley Forge such as the Revolutionary War and  18th century crime and punishment, economics, sewing,  and medicine.  Presenters will discuss iron forges and furnaces, park history, native and non-native wildlife, and watersheds.

   IN ADDITION there are plans for Field Sessions at various areas in the park for activities such as bird walk, history hike, and historic writing session. These 30-60 minute sessions will be led by “experts” with limited participation based on a “1st come/ 1st served” basis.

   The goal is to demonstrate the many ways in which Valley Forge Park can both enhance the home school studies as well as inspire – whether in history, science, the arts or writing!

WHENWednesday, May 22

WHERE: Valley Forge National Historic Park 1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406

COSTFREE!!! Registration for the May 22, 2019 Home School Day at Valley Forge will open on May 1st at 9:30 am, but REMEMBER – there is NO CAP on registration for the Explorations Stations!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Lightlab class and Outdoor Soccer!

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South Jersey Homeschool Sports 

WHAT:  Join other homeschoolers for outdoor soccer!

WHERE:  3 Locations in New Jersey!
To play in Tabernacle: Prickett’s Mill Park . Prickett’s Mill Rd.
To play in Eastampton: Cliver Park . Woodcrest & Powell Rds.
To play in Cinnaminson: Memorial Park . Lenola & Forklanding Rds

WHEN:  Starts this Thursday, April 4th- May 30th (9 weeks)

TIME:  1-3 pm

AGES:  5- 13+ boys and girls co-ed teams; all levels practice at the same time and same place (but different fields)
Levels are:

  • Level 1: 5-7
  • Level 2: 9-10
  • Level 3: 10-12
  • Level 4/5: 13-18 Split if enough kids sign up

COST: $8 per child, or family cap of $40. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click 2019 Soccer registration to view the printable PDF document with information and registration form. Email Ruth at rutharock@yahoo.com to let her know you’ll be joining.

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SAT’s, NJ Conference, Homeschool Meetings

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THE DETAILS:

WHEN:   Friday, Saturday, May 24-25, 2019

TIME:   9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

WHERE:  Crossing Community Church, Newtown, PA

More info about the bootcamp HERE

Biography of our trainer, Donna Steir

Testimony test prep success!!

WHO:  Students can prepare for their SATs as early as 7th grade. This is a course for 7th, 8th, 9th grade and up.

There is a minimum of 13 students required in order to bring the bootcamp to us.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Chenwen Huang in the flier below

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Here’s a pdf file of the above if you’d like to print it out,
or it seems a little blurry to you!

SAT BootCamp

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Interested in other things High School related? Check out PHAA High School at Home Post

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New this year:

nj homeschool fair flyer (2)

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Save the dates for these two local “How to Homeschool” meetings, hosted by Philadelphia Homeschool Blog! More details to come!

How to Start Homeschooling in Philadelphia
Informational Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30
Location: Northeast Community Church
3300 Tyson Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149

How to Homeschool High School Informational Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Time: 6:30-9:00
Location: Northeast Community Church

3300 Tyson Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149

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Lightlab, Gym Downtown, Art & Sewing

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What is That Color ?

Spring will soon be here with its attractive colors!  This is a great time to teach your kids about how our amazing eyes perceive color.LightLab_cover

“What is that Color?” is a lesson from the book Lightlab written for 8-12 years old. The lesson has three main parts:

  • Describe how our eye perceives close to 17 million color shades
  • Combine colors with spinning wheels and perform color math
  • Tell the Gospel message with the colors detected in eight Bible verses

Contact the author Suzanne Shera for a free copy of the lesson or invite her to teach it at your homeschool group! For more info on the book, check out lightlabetc.com and read reviews by The OldSchoolHouseMagazine, and others found on Christianbooks.com and Amazon.

Contact Suzanne at lightlabetc@gmail.com

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Home School Fit Club

WHAT:  We keep kids engaged in a fun, high-energy boot camp style environment. Through play and group exercises participants will increase their overall fitness level while having fun and making new friends. Our program is designed to help develop coordination, endurance, strength and healthy eating habits in a positive atmosphere.  Every class is different to keep participants excited about accomplishing new challenges and attending each session. Continue reading “Lightlab, Gym Downtown, Art & Sewing”