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Looking Ahead to April

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Junior Ranger Day

WHAT: National Park Week kicks off with our annual Junior Ranger Day. Experience life as a child in colonial America–play games, see demonstrations and living history characters, collect NPS centennial trading cards, earn a junior ranger badge, and win prizes.

WHERE: Franklin Court and Independence Mall next to the Liberty Bell Center

WHEN: Saturday, April 15; from 10 am to 2 pm

Cost: FREE

For More Information: Click Here

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Homeschool Geography/History Fair

WHAT:  This is a fun time for homeschooled children to showcase their knowledge of a geographical region or era in history without the pressure of being judged for their work.  It is also an easy way to teach children presentation skills in an area they are enthused and excited about.  All participants will receive a participation certificate, and students traveling through the exhibits will receive passports.

WHERE:  Collingdale Christian Family School  814 Andrews Avenue  Collingdale, PA

WHEN:  Saturday, April 22

FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Pat Burns by email at pat.burns@rcn.com  or by phone at 610-626-4846 if you have a question, or to reserve a table.

  Some guidelines follow:

  • Fair set-up will begin at 9:15 a.m., with the fair opening at 10:00 a.m.  The fair will end at 11:30 a.m., and clean-up must be done by noon.
  • Decide if your exhibit needs a full 2.5′ x 6′ table or half that size.  Tables will be provided.  Tables will need to be covered with a cloth.
  • A tri-fold board is needed to stand in the back of your exhibit, labeled with the title of your exhibit (geographical region or historical period).  Anything else you decide to display—pictures, charts, fact pages–can go here, as well as on the table.  A map of your region is also good for display.
  • Have a rubber stamp and ink pad or stickers available to mark in each student’s “passport” as he/she visits your exhibit.  The stamp should have something to do with the region/era you’re presenting, e.g., an eagle to represent the United States, the Irish flag for Ireland, etc.
  • You may include samples of food to represent your region/era, but this is not necessary.  We used Goldfish crackers one year for our presentation of Japan, and this was a big hit with visitors.  Remember to keep it small and simple.
  • You can hang things from ceiling tiles, play music, do cultural dances, etc.  Children love to dress up in costume, and this is recommended but not required.
  • Someone must be at the exhibit at all times—whether it’s a parent, sibling or friend who has worked on the project.  Know your material and be ready to explain what your visitors are seeing.

You can do as much or as little as you wish.  Some students use art projects they have made, some concentrate on posters, some build models of things to represent their region/era.  Dolls and artifacts are nice to display, but please don’t use something that will devastate you if it is broken or ruined.  This is a very hands-on fair, and children like to touch and taste.  Have fun and enjoy!

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Glencairn Museum Glass Blowing Day Open House
for Homeschoolers

WHAT: Glassblowing demonstrations, learn how stories were told using stained glass windows and more.

WHERE: Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Road  Bryn Athyn, PA, 19009

WHEN:  Thursday, April 27th from 9:30-12:30

COST: $5 per person, children 3 and under are free. no reservations required.

FOR MORE INFO: Check out this flier- Glass blowing Homeschool Day 2017 (1) and their website here

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SHEEP SHEARING DAY

WHAT: Watch as the sheep are sheared, and learn what is done with the wool. Enjoy hayrides, games, crafts and more.

WHERE: Fox Chase Farm

WHEN:  Saturday, April 29, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

COST: $3.00 Adults and Children

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here

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SAVE THE DATE: 

WHAT: How to start homeschooling in Philadelphia informational meeting

WHERE: Northeast Regional Library — Basement Meeting Room,  2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16; 6:30-8:30

COST: FREE!!

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS WE GET CLOSER! 

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