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Check out the Blog!

Head on over to the actual blog, not just an email in your inbox!
And see what’s been added!

It’s taken quite some time but all in ONE click you can click on a website to (MOST) every place that has been listed on the blog at some point!! Whew!!! Check out the Quick Links Tab. 

All in ONE spot, to this organized crazy woman, that’s awesome!! Use this to find some classes you could organize and visit with a group of homeschoolers!

And scroll to the very end to find links to each of the Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips posts! (7 sets of great trip lists!) 6 years of posts!!!!

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Newly added is also a listing of “all known to me” Annual Homeschool Days. Check on the tab with the same title to see that listing! Most are located here in Philly, but I did throw in some a little further away.

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Do you have a teen or soon to be homeschooling thru high school? Check out the Teen Tab for a listing of Internships, Classes, Programs, Dual Enrollment, and Diploma Programs!

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Looking for a class for your homeschooler to take? There’s a growing list of locations that offer homeschool specific classes (some at great discounts!). Check out the Classes Tab! This list is continually being added to, as new classes are being created all over the city! There are so many opportunities! There are some local establishments that offer a discount to homeschoolers to visit during certain times (not necessarily a class).

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Are you looking to join a co-op, group or some sort of support network for yourself and your child? Check out the growing list of groups in and around Philadelphia that other homeschoolers are involved in at the Groups/Co-ops Tab.

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Do you need some encouragement on this homeschooling Journey? Check out the Christian Encouragement Tab for a listing of past posts written by Gwen Fredette over the years!

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Do you have a little one or a friend with some littles that’s considering homeschooling, or has some big kids and some littles in the mix that need some structure to the day? Check out the Toddlers, Pre-K Tab for a full FREE! 35 day plan for teaching them, keeping them busy and enjoying them during your day!

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Again, these are all ‘known to me’. I am sure I have missed a few in every spot. Would you shoot me an email or comment and let me know what you have participated in or know about so it can be added to bless other homeschoolers who find this blog? Thanks!

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upcoming classes

KNITTING

WHAT:  Learn to Knit! Your child will learn about different fibers and where they come from, basic knitting stitches, how to read a pattern, and how to knit in the round using both double pointed and circular needles. They will be making a cotton dish cloth and a hat. Students are responsible for their own supplies, about $30, use my contact information below for a full list.

WHEN: 10 week course on Tuesdays starting November 28th

TIME: 11 am to noon

WHERE:  Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard St, Philadelphia

COST: $200 with a nonrefundable deposit of $50. The class size is limited to 10 children, but if there is enough interest I may be able to book another class.

AGES: 9 and up

FOR MORE INFO: and to sign up, please contact Jennifer Crimmins at Knittykeen@gmail.com.

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DRAWING TECHNIQUES

uncorked artist

WHAT: Join Terri Waterman as she guides you through 4 weeks of drawing techniques that will have you on your way to creating awesome pictures all your own!

Week One : Faces ( composition and techniques)
Week Two : Upside Down Drawing Technique
Week Three: Contour Drawing
Week Four : Pointalism
You will need to provide your own sketch pad and pencils. We will have professional supplies on hand that the kids can experiment with during class.
You will recieve a summary for each workshop that can be included in your portfolio on what was covered.

WHEN: 4 Tuesdays in November (come as many as you want)

TIME: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE:  held at the beautiful and newly renovated Uncorked Artist Studio in Warminster, PA Located at 1414 Old York Rd

COST: $15- ($10 additional sibling); Pay up front for ALL 4 weeks you will receive $10 TOTAL off of the class fee. Payment can be made online via paypal to: Coyne4now@aol.com  Please choose friends and family so no fees are incurred. If you want to pay in person, you can bring cash the day of the class.

AGES:  8 and Up (This is open to kids AND adults!!! )

FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Wendy at gogreenwithwendy@gmail.com

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2-3D DIGITAL FABRICATION

WHAT:  Home School Makerspace Creative Time with Terrence Scott Cooper. Learn how to use the Laser Cutter and 3D printer in our Innovation Center. Create gears, animal sculptures and other three dimensional objects. Materials are provided.

WHEN: Tuesdays, January 16-February 13

TIME: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

WHERE:  Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046

COST: $125/$115 members

AGES: 7-12

FOR MORE INFO: Innovation Center Info; Abington Art Center information will be posted in December on their website; contact Marge Horner with interest at mhorner@abingtonartcenter.org

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In Case You Missed These….

KIDSONG II

What: Your child is invited to participate in a four-week music program at Cairn University KIDSONG II. An opportunity to learn to develop music skills such as listening, singing, moving, and creating.

Who: Children 4TH – 8TH grades will be instructed by Cairn Music Education Majors under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, Professor and Chair of Music Education, Cairn University

When:  Tuesdays, Nov. 14 – Dec. 5

Time: 3:30-4:15

Where:  Room 108 of the Music Building

Price:  Registration fee of $10 per child to be paid at the first class (Cash or check made out to Cairn University)

To register, email Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, dwolf@cairn.edu with subject:  Kidsong!  Please include name of child, age, and phone. Space is limited to the first 20 registered students for each session

For more information: contact Dr. Wolf: dwolf@cairn.edu or 215-702-4323

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Nature Discovery Day for
Homeschool & Cyberschool Students

WHAT: Nature hikes, bird identification, crayfish investigation & science journaling. Students will explore and learn about the refuge through hands-on, inquiry-based science lessons.  

WHEN:  Next Wednesday, November 9th

TIME: 9 am-1 pm

WHERE: John Heinz Refuge at Tinicum   8601 Lindbergh Blvd   Phila. 19153

WHO: upper elementary students, but all are welcome

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click on this flier link:  Nature Discovery Day;
To register email Kelly Quain  kelly_quain@fws.gov
You can also email her to be added to the homeschool email list for future events!

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Little Mermaid Matinee

Click HERE (google doc) to register for this
FREE!!!! Dress Rehearsal open to Homeschoolers!

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NextMove DANCE

WHAT: Dance engages students in activities that focus on problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. Young audiences will be awed by how these world-class dancer/athletes express themselves through movement language. Programs address laws of motion, physics, mathematics, history, geography, life skills, earth science, technology and cultural studies. Educators can effectively connect the performance to the curriculum to fulfill standards while helping to cultivate the next generation of artists and advocates.

WHEN: 3 performances: Friday: December 15, April 20, May 11

TIME: Fridays at 10:30 am; Programs are an hour-long and include a talk back with the company. Teachers receive a complimentary Study Guide.

COST: All Tickets $5

TO ATTEND: Please email Rossana Jaffe at h0mesch00l1ng@yahoo.com with dates you would like to attend and contact information. She has an order form. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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PA Ballet Nutcracker

WHAT: Student Matinee for the George Balanchine’s Nutcracker

WHEN: Friday, December 15

TIME: 11 am

COST: $16/person

TO ATTEND: Please email Rossana Jaffe at h0mesch00l1ng@yahoo.com with the number of attendees and your contact information. She needs to have a minimum of 10 people to purchase tickets at this rate.  

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paradise lost

Genesis: Paradise Lost (Part 1) 

WHAT: If there is one part of the Bible that has undergone more scrutiny and abuse than any other, it is the beginning—Genesis. The heated debate over origins has questioned the Creation and ultimately the Creator. So what exactly happened at “Creation,” in the “Beginning”? Enter GENESIS: PARADISE LOST!

Cutting-edge cinematography meets proven science and biblical accuracy to deliver GENESIS: PARADISE LOST, bringing the first book of the Bible to life in both 2D and 3D formats on the big screen. Stunning visual effects and field research invite audiences to explore the much-studied and debated opening chapters of the Bible.

WHEN: November 13 & 16

TIME: 11 am

WHERE: Center City theater and in multiple locations near Philadelphia!

COST: $12.50

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click here to buy tickets. Click here to learn more.

 

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Art Class open to Homeschool High Schoolers

WHAT: A 13 week art class for High Schoolers taught by Mr. Stippich. Drawing is the fundamental way of expressing ideas. In this class, students move through the concepts of form, shapes, shading, perspective, and figure drawing. The course sets up a base for learning all areas of art as well as assisting students in thinking visually when working out problems. It will cover the seven principles of art as well as other media like charcoal, calligraphy, etching, and color pencil.

In the works- Second semester:  the second semester course will build on this, extend it, and move into other media. $300 for this semester also.

WHEN: Once a week on Mondays from Sept. 18 through December 11, 2017

TIME: 2:45 to 3:30 pm

WHERE: Held at International Christian High School, 413 E. Tabor Rd. Phila 19120

WHO: grades 8-12

COST:  $300 (can use a payment plan)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: To register, call Priscilla Strapp at Sophia Academy–267-595-4723

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September Happenings & Start Ups

Can you believe September is the next month? Here are some classes, open houses and some FREE days scheduled annually.

 

Homeschool Bowling Group

WHAT: Join other homeschoolers in some fun bowling! (This can count as PE credits!)

WHEN: Fridays (September 8-December 15, none on Black Friday)

WHERE:  Thunderbird Lanes, 1475 W. Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974

TIME: 1-2:30 PM

COST:
 only $5 per bowler for 1 1/2 hours of bowling and shoes!!!

FOR MORE INFO: feel free to contact Lisa at LMBMommyof4@comcast.net

Here is a link to Thunderbird’s invite to homeschool groups to start a program at one of their locations and some more information about the Lanes themselves.

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Penn Museum Archaeological Adventures

WHAT: Sensing History: Join us for a sensory-friendly adventure around the Museum! Whether your family has special needs or likes to explore with their senses, all are welcome to take part in this Homeschool Day. Explore the past and travel around the world through guided tours or Storytime Expeditions in select galleries. Participate in activities that bring history to life by activating the senses. Try out some hands-on history by taking part in an interactive workshop that investigates daily life in ancient cultures or the process of mummification.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13

WHERE:  Penn Museum  3260 South St.  Philadelphia, PA 19104

TIME: 10 am-1 pm

COST:
 $12 per adult/child; children 3 and under are free

FOR MORE INFO: Click Here; check out their 4 other scheduled days!

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Homeschool Hop 

WHAT: Bring your kids to our Home School Hop! A designated time every Friday to ensure homeschoolers are staying active while still having fun! (Walk-Ins Only) Wear your socks!

WHEN: Fridays, starting September 15th

WHERE: SkyZone Trampoline Park  2834 Route 73 North      Maple Shade, NJ 08052

TIME: 11 am-3 pm

COST:
$10 for 60 minutes; $15 for 90 minutes; $20 for 120 minutes;

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

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Graeme Park Homeschool Day

WHAT: Homeschoolers are invited to join us to discover Graeme Park and life in 18th century America. Demonstrations and hands-on activities will include open hearth cooking, militia drills, colonial games and toys, tin punching, and quill writing.  Please save this date, and join us at the Colonial home of Governor Keith!

WHEN: Friday, September 29

WHERE: Graeme Park   859 County Line Road Horsham, PA 19044 

TIME: 10 am -2 pm

COST:
 $6 per person; members are free

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; they have multiple Homeschool Days throughout the year!

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 Constitution Day

WHAT: On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today.

Every year, the National Constitution Center hosts the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country.  We are the place to turn to help you commemorate that historic day while meeting your federal education requirements.  Join us at the museum for outstanding and engaging programs or use our fantastic on-line resources in your classroom.

WHEN: Observed on Monday, September 18

WHERE: National Constitution Center INDEPENDENCE MALL 525 Arch Street 19106

TIME: Events from 8:30 am-6:00 pm

COST:
 FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; Spots fill quickly!  Call 215-409-6800 to make your reservation!

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CERAMICS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS

WHAT: In this course children of all ages will develop their skills with clay. The instructor will offer a variety of fun projects that step-by-step explore techniques for hand-building for those students who are new to working with clay or who want to expand on their current knowledge. Students with specific projects in mind will have the time, space, materials, and technical support to pursue their visions. Those familiar with wheel throwing will have the facilities and materials to develop those projects independently. Enrollment is limited to ensure that each child will be provided adequate space and the instruction/technical assistance he or she needs.

WHEN: Mondays, 10 weeks, September 25-December 4th (No class October 23rd. Make up days December 11 and 18.)

TIME: 10:30 AM-Noon

COST: $200.00 for 10 weeks ($150.00 for additional siblings); Price includes all tools and materials

INSTRUCTOR: Martha Knox has over 15 years of experience as a teaching artist, working with children of all ages through schools, nonprofits, art centers, and museums. She has also taught Creativity and the Arts for the Developing Child at LaSalle University. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2006 and is a homeschooling parent. More can be learned about Martha at her   website www.marthaknox.com

WHERE: Six Senses Collaborative Clay Studio  20 East Mount Airy Avenue

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click HERE

TO ENROLL: Interested families contact the instructor Martha Knox at marfknox@gmail.com or 330-242-4741.

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Smithsonian magazine museum day live!

WHAT: Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd

COST: The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Cherry Crest Homeschool Days

WHAT: Homeschool families are invited to join us for our Homeschool Days!
Come and enjoy the farm’s educational opportunities including butter making demonstrations, Farm Tour Wagon ride and problem solving in the maze.

WHEN: September 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2017

WHERE: Cherry Crest Adventure Farm   150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks PA 17572

TIME: 10 am-5 pm or 10 am-10 pm (check out the calendar page for exact dates)

COST:
 $12 per person for immediate family members; ages 2 and under are FREE


FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE; scroll down to Homeschool Days listing. You will need to provide proof of homeschooling in order to receive the discount.

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Crayola Experience

 

crayola group rate 2017

crayola homeschool 2017

WHAT: Discount tickets

WHEN: the month of September for group rate

WHERE: Crayola Experience  30 Centre Square Easton, PA 18042

TIME: 10 am-6 pm

COST:
 $8.99 rate for groups of 15 or more; $9.99 homeschool rate (no group minimum)


FOR MORE INFO: Click HERE

 

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Art Museum Homeschool Open House!

Come check out

                                                  During:

Homeschool Program Open House

WHAT: Come and learn about next year’s program, the Resource Center and meet other homeschool families. This is the first day you can sign up for next year’s (October 2017-June 2018) classes.

What is the Homeschool Program? The program consists of 2 hour classes held on the first Wednesday of the month from October to June. The theme of each class changes from month to month. Participants are divided into small groups by age, and each group works with the same Museum Educator throughout the year. Each class takes place in the Museum’s permanent galleries, and is designed to be an interactive lesson that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities including discussion, drawing, writing, role playing, and games. Families can sign up for as few or as many classes as fit into their schedule.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wachovia Education Resource Center, Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave  Philadelphia, PA 19130

For More Information: Visit HERE ; or contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or email Ah-Young Kim at akim@philamuseum.org

Note: From July to September, we don’t offer specific programs for homeschool students, but please come and enjoy Art Splash where everyone in your family can enjoy.