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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.
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Get Together With Others Tomorrow!

2017 Annual End of the Year Homeschool Hang Out!

WHAT:  Come join other homeschoolers for a day of playing and talking in the park!

WHEN:  Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7th   Raindate: Wednesday, June 14th

TIME: 10:30-1:30

WHERE:  Wall Park in Elkins Park, PA. Located on Church Road in Cheltenham Township, near the corner of Old York Road and Church Road. To see a map of the area, click HERE.

COST: FREE!!!

PLEASE BRING:
  • Lots of water
  • Balls, Rackets, Baseball Gloves, Skateboards, Scooters, etc.  Whatever your kids like to do!
WHY:  For Fun!  This event is open to anyone!  If you have friends interested in homeschooling and want to find out more about it, please invite them!

AMENITIES:
  • Beautiful, clean playground
  • Large field for soccer, other sports
  • Sandbox
  • Additional toddler playground area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Skate Park (for skateboards, scooters, and trick bikes)
    Hope you can make it!
    If you’d like to send a message to let the organizer, Rosanna Jaffe, know you are coming, she’d love to hear from you!  You can send her an email at h0mescho00l1ng@yahoo.com.  Thanks!

 

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4 More Days to Get Your Entry Postmarked! 

Check out the details for Wondern Awe
Art Contest HERE

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Paint & Draw with Wondern Awe

Here’s the information for the Art Contest! All entries MUST be postmarked by June 10th! 

Dear Fellow Homeschooler,

We run a small ministry called “Wondern Awe” and one aspect of our work is encouraging artistic pursuit.

For this reason, we have taken over Gwen Fredette’s National  “PHB Homeschool Art Contest” and are partnering with Philadelphia Homeschool Blog to offer a great opportunity for Homeschooled kids across America.

Here are the details:

For Who:  Any child currently being homeschooled (either traditional or virtual charter school) in the U.S. in grades K through 8.

Categories:   Entries will be separated into 3 categories:

  • Grades K – 2
  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Grades 6 – 8

What: Create a work of art according to this theme: “Art through the Ages”.  Your artwork should also meet these requirements:

  • Art work should reflect the theme “Art through the Ages”.
  • Any homeschooled student in grades K – 8 can participate.
  • Must be on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper
  • Art work can be done in any medium (pencil, marker, crayons, colored pencil, paint, markers, etc.)
  • Art work must be created from the student’s imagination or through direct observation. (No copying!  See contest rules for details.)

Deadline:  All entries must be post-marked by Saturday, June 10th, 2017 

Prizes Include:

For more details, including an entry form, mailing directions and the contest rules, please click links below:

Wondern Awe Entry Form (doc)
Wondern Awe Contest Rules (doc)

Wondern Awe Entry Form (pdf)
Wondern Awe Contest Rules (pdf)

Also, please feel free to let your homeschool friends and Co-ops know about the contest.

May God continue to bless your homeschool adventure!

Sincerely,

Sara Klein and Anne Macha

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Feel free to contact Sara & Anne with any questions or further details at emailwondernawe@gmail.com or thru their website Wondern Awe !

Special Thanks to the Sponsors who helped make this contest possible!

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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine:                                          

Imagine the frustration you would feel if you couldn’t access the              ST-Main-900x900-1
right tools for a job you were expected to do.  Do you ever feel
that kind of frustration with homeschooling?  Just as a carpenter
needs tools, you need the proper equipment in your teaching toolbox. At http://www.schoolhouseteachers.com/, you will find an abundance of inspiring lessons and helpful resources to fill your toolbox.  Do you need homeschool inspiration, support, or advice?  Discover http://www.tosmagazine.com/, a FREE digital magazine. On the go?  Read TOS on your mobile device with FREE apps at http://www.tosapps.com/.  Need homeschooling resources? Order a free Homeschool Welcome Basket. Let TOS supply the tools you need to squelch your frustration and boost gratification!

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K Loveklove

K-LOVE is a pioneer in the non-commercial, listener supported Christian music format. With over 446 signals across the United States, K-LOVE reaches millions of listeners each week and strives to deepen their relationships with Christ. K-LOVE features positive and encouraging music 24/7. Through the support of listeners, K-LOVE is committed to improving local communities by building strong partnerships with churches and other organizations. You can listen to K-LOVE in Philadelphia at 106.9, on our free app, or online at klove.com.

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Trailblazer Books:

trailblazer logo  The award-winning Trailblazer Books are action-packed historical fiction novels introducing great Christian heroes to readers ages 8—12. Each page-turning book portrays a significant period in a hero or heroine’s life and ministry as seen through the eyes of a young protagonist. A page in the front of each book explains exactly what is fiction and which events and characters are historical, and a “More About” chapter at the end provides a brief biographical overview of the hero’s life. We want kids to learn about pioneer missionaries and other important Christians . . . and have fun doing it.

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Rainbow Resource Center

In business since 1989, it is our mission to provide the best
educational products to rainbow resource logo.jpghomeschoolers, parents, and educators at the lowest prices we can offer. We currently carry over 50,000 quality educational products in all subject areas, for grades PK-12 and beyond! In addition to our great prices, you can count on us for additional perks – such as free shipping on prepaid domestic orders over $50 and free curriculum consulting services.  Visit www.rainbowresource.com for more details.

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Classical Conversations 3-Day Practicum

 

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Don’t forget to enter the Wondern Awe Art Contest!

Click Here for all the details!

 

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 C.C. 3-Day Practicum

WHAT:  Please join together with other Eastern Pennsylvania homeschooling parents at our Cairn 2017 Parent Practicum. Join confident veterans and brand new homeschooling parents alike for three days of encouragement and inspiration as we seek to understand the classical model of education and learn how to apply it in Christian homeschooling. This year we will be digging deeper into understanding the art of relationships.


WHEN:
 Tuesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 8

WHO: parents at all stages of the homeschooling journey along with their children

COST: Student camps are offered at low cost for families attending together and parents attend FREE. Check out the website below for pricing according to age
 
WHERE:
 Cairn University 200 Manor Ave.  Langhorne, PA, 19047
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click Here and to register, or contact Marla Ashton at mashton@classicalconversations.com

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Coming Up!

Annual End of the Year Homeschool Hangout
at Wall Park 

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Paint & Draw with “Wondern Awe” Contest

I’m excited to announce a great art contest!

Dear Fellow Homeschooler,

We run a small ministry called “Wondern Awe” and one aspect of our work is encouraging artistic pursuit.

For this reason, we have taken over Gwen Fredette’s National  “PHB Homeschool Art Contest” and are partnering with Philadelphia Homeschool Blog to offer a great opportunity for Homeschooled kids across America.

 

Here are the details:

For Who:  Any child currently being homeschooled (either traditional or virtual charter school) in the U.S. in grades K through 8.

Categories:   Entries will be separated into 3 categories:

  • Grades K – 2
  • Grades 3 – 5
  • Grades 6 – 8

What: Create a work of art according to this theme: “Art through the Ages”.  Your artwork should also meet these requirements:

  • Art work should reflect the theme “Art through the Ages”.
  • Any homeschooled student in grades K – 8 can participate.
  • Must be on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper
  • Art work can be done in any medium (pencil, marker, crayons, colored pencil, paint, markers, etc.)
  • Art work must be created from the student’s imagination or through direct observation. (No copying!  See contest rules for details.)

Deadline:  All entries must be post-marked by Saturday, June 10th, 2017 

Prizes Include:

For more details, including an entry form, mailing directions and the contest rules, please click links below:

Wondern Awe Entry Form (doc)
Wondern Awe Contest Rules (doc)

Wondern Awe Entry Form (pdf)
Wondern Awe Contest Rules (pdf)

 

Also, please feel free to let your homeschool friends and Co-ops know about the contest.

May God continue to bless your homeschool adventure!

 

Sincerely,

Sara Klein and Anne Macha

logo

 

Feel free to contact Sara & Anne with any questions or further details at emailwondernawe@gmail.com or thru their website Wondern Awe !

 

Special Thanks to the Sponsors who helped make this contest possible!

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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine:                                          

Imagine the frustration you would feel if you couldn’t access the              ST-Main-900x900-1
right tools for a job you were expected to do.  Do you ever feel
that kind of frustration with homeschooling?  Just as a carpenter
needs tools, you need the proper equipment in your teaching toolbox. At http://www.schoolhouseteachers.com/, you will find an abundance of inspiring lessons and helpful resources to fill your toolbox.  Do you need homeschool inspiration, support, or advice?  Discover http://www.tosmagazine.com/, a FREE digital magazine. On the go?  Read TOS on your mobile device with FREE apps at http://www.tosapps.com/.  Need homeschooling resources? Order a free Homeschool Welcome Basket. Let TOS supply the tools you need to squelch your frustration and boost gratification!

–     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –

K Loveklove

K-LOVE is a pioneer in the non-commercial, listener supported Christian music format. With over 446 signals across the United States, K-LOVE reaches millions of listeners each week and strives to deepen their relationships with Christ. K-LOVE features positive and encouraging music 24/7. Through the support of listeners, K-LOVE is committed to improving local communities by building strong partnerships with churches and other organizations. You can listen to K-LOVE in Philadelphia at 106.9, on our free app, or online at klove.com.

–     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –     –

Trailblazer Books:

trailblazer logo  The award-winning Trailblazer Books are action-packed historical fiction novels introducing great Christian heroes to readers ages 8—12. Each page-turning book portrays a significant period in a hero or heroine’s life and ministry as seen through the eyes of a young protagonist. A page in the front of each book explains exactly what is fiction and which events and characters are historical, and a “More About” chapter at the end provides a brief biographical overview of the hero’s life. We want kids to learn about pioneer missionaries and other important Christians . . . and have fun doing it.

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Rainbow Resource Center

In business since 1989, it is our mission to provide the best
educational products to rainbow resource logo.jpghomeschoolers, parents, and educators at the lowest prices we can offer. We currently carry over 50,000 quality educational products in all subject areas, for grades PK-12 and beyond! In addition to our great prices, you can count on us for additional perks – such as free shipping on prepaid domestic orders over $50 and free curriculum consulting services.  Visit www.rainbowresource.com for more details.