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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.

Posted in art, Contests, Free!, Programs, Uncategorized

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

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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!

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

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.

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

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.

Posted in Contests, Free!, Groups, Helpful Information, Misc., Uncategorized, Writing

A Few Contests!

Don’t forget (this coming Tuesday, the 18th)
FREE Homeschool Futsal and Music Classes!

 

Open House Talking Stick

WHAT:  Open House at Talking Stick Learning Center

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19; 10am-12pm

WHERE:  The Garden Classroom at Awbury Arboretum (please look at directions in link below)

COST: FREE

FOR MORE INFO:  Open House

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2017 Student Book Scholars Contest

WHAT:  Attention young writers and artists! Have you ever wanted to create your own book? Well, here’s your chance!  You and your team could become published authors and win cool prizes! The theme for 2017 is Tolerance.  All entries submitted must incorporate the theme.
Form a group of 3-10 students and work together to write a 20-30 page book!

WHEN: Postmarked by July 30, 2017

AGES: K-8 and live in Greater Philadelphia, PA

COST: FREE!! (just shipping)

FOR MORE INFO: National Youth Foundation; Click HERE for contest rules!

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The Boxcar Children Voice Contest

WHAT:  To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Boxcar Children®, Albert Whitman & Company and Hammerhead Productions are sponsoring a nationwide contest to select a child between the ages of 5 and 14 to win a part in the animated movie Surprise Island, which is set to launch in fall 2017.

WHEN: now through April 22, 2017

AGES: 5-14

FOR MORE INFO: Voice Contest or check out the Facebook Page

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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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A Few More….

 HSLDA Poetry Contest

WHAT: Write a poem on the theme for your age category.

WHEN: Now till May 1st, must be postmarked on or before May 1st

AGE
: 7-19

COST
: $15 per entry fee, or $10 if you are a member of HSLDA
  Cash Prizes!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
HSLDA Poetry Contest
FYI, the HSLDA also holds Art, Essay and Photo contests during the year!

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The Talking Stick Open House

WHAT: Stop by to talk to staff and participants about our programs. We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. We have several families attending with young people in different age groups, so we are planning to have all ages, all programs meet in one location.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 15

TIME:
10am-noon

WHERE
: The Garden Classroom at Awbury Arboretum (Check the link below for specific directions)

AGE
: programs for ages 4-17

COST
: FREE but kindly RSVP

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Homeschool “Wild” in the City

WHAT: Hike the trails in search of birds and other wildlife that call the nature sanctuary home. Discover signs they leave behind to tell us that they were here, such as scat, tracks, bones and fur!!

WHEN: Thursday, March 30th

TIME:
10 am -noon

WHERE
: Pennypack Environmental Center 8600 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115

COST
:  $5 per child, please pre-register: Please call 215-685-0470 or email pec@phila.gov for a registration form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Click Pennypack Environmental Center’s Facebook Page

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A Few Things Outside the City, But Still Great Finds!

 

If you live near the Haverford Library and homeschool, you have a great resource within reach! Have you checked out their classes? If you don’t live near, their webpage has some good information too!

Here’s the link: Haverford Library

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BOWLING

Interested in an outing for your kids, for a good price and daytime hours? How about bowling?

WHAT:  Kids Play Date Bowling


WHERE
: DEVON LANES 300 Lancaster Avenue  Devon, PA 19333

WHEN:  Monday through Friday – Open to 3pm

COST: 2 Games Bowling including shoe rental $8.00 per person (including adults with kids)

FOR MORE INFO:  Check out: Devon Lanes or call 610-688-1920  click on “specials” tab and scroll down

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 YMCA Homeschool Group

WHAT:  Homeschool Group in Lansdowne


WHERE
: Lansdowne YMCA 2110 Garrett Road Lansdowne, PA 19050

WHEN:  Tuesdays, 8 week program

AGES: 4 1/2-12 years old

COST: Members: $45; Community: $90

FOR MORE INFO: Spring Program Guide Scroll down to page 2.

Main Lansdowne YMCA page

Posted in Contests, Free!, Language, Uncategorized, Writing

Looking for Some Writing Contests?

Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

WHAT:  Jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers in Sports, in Life Essay Contest is a chance
for diverse students in grades 4–9 to share their personal stories and how they use Jackie Robinson’s values to face their own barriers. Robinson’s Nine Values: Citizenship, Commitment, Courage, Determination, Excellence, Integrity, Justice, Persistence, Teamwork. 10 National Winners will be selected.

WHEN
: Contest Deadline March 14, 2017. Submit entries via mail or online.

WHO: Grades 4-9th

Click HERE for more information, Official Rules, Judging Criteria and Essay Requirements.

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Creative Communication Essay Contest

WHAT: Poetry Contest. Must be 21 lines or less on any topic.

WHEN
: Contest Deadline is April 6, 2017

WHO: Students in grades K-12. 4 different age divisions

Click HERE for more information on this contest. Click HERE for the main information page.

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WHAT: Essay Contest. Write a non-fiction essay on any appropriate topic using between 100-250 words, not to exceed 300.

WHEN
: Contest Deadline is February 16, 2017

WHO: Students in grades 4-12. 4 different age divisions

Click HERE for more information on this essay contest. Click HERE for Creative Communication’s main page.

Looks like these contests by Creative Communication
are held in Spring, Summer and Fall!

Posted in Contests, Field Trips, Free!, Misc., Programs, Social Gatherings, Uncategorized

Science Fairs Competitions & The Philly Contraption Contest

Why enter a Homeschool Science Fair? A science fair gives homeschool students the opportunity to experiment using the scientific method, to practice their writing and oral presentation skills, to observe other students’ experiments and to compete (or not- see Greater Phila. H.S. Fair)  with other students in the area of science.  Plus, it’s fun!

 

Chester County Homeschool Science Fair

WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2017 (tentative date)

WHERE:  Calvary Chapel Church in Exton, PA

FOR WHOM:  The CCHSF is open to all homeschooled students, grades K-12.  For Chester County residents 4th grade and up, it is the gateway fair to the bigger science fairs.  That is, by the CCIU rules, in order to enter the Chester County Science Research Competition, homeschooled students must first compete in the CCHSF.

COST: FREE!!

Registration Forms MUST be sumbitted by Saturday, December 31, 2016

All participants receive ribbons.  There are prizes for outstanding projects. There will also be some science activities/demonstrations to participate in or watch when you are not talking to the judges.

For More Information and Registration:  Check out the CCHS Science Fair

Need an extra resource? Check out Western Chester County Science Fair Club Blog

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Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair 

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017

WHERE:  Springton Lake Presbyterian Church Newtown Square, PA

FOR WHOM:  Homeschoolers and Pa. Cyber Charter School Students in grades K -12

COST: $8 per student ($6 if you register before December 1st)

Registration Forms and Fee due by Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Earlybird Registration and Discounted Fee Due by Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2016

To download a registration form, click here: Registration Form

FOR MORE INFO:  Check out the Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Fair

Because several parents have questioned the necessity of competition and judging, we have created a “non-judged” category of the GPHSF. Students may enter projects to be displayed at the GPHSF but will not have to be interviewed by judges.

Homeschoolers can attend the fair even if they are not participating in it. If your child(ren) cannot participate this year, your family may enjoy going to see other students’ work.  There is no entrance fee if your family just goes to see the projects. FREE!!  This program would make an excellent field trip!

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In grades 6-12 and considering competing further than the homsechool fairs?
Check out this page for more information: Advanced Competition

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George Washington Carver Science Fair

Open to students grades 4-12, in the City of Philadelphia. This includes private, charter, public, Catholic, homeschool, and virtual students.

AGES: students in grades 4-6

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21-Thursday, Feb. 23; Awards Program March 3rd.

WHERE:  Academy of Natural Science of Drexel University

AGES: students in grades 7 -12

WHEN: Monday, March 13-Wednesday, March 15; Awards Program March 24, 2017

WHERE: Temple University Student Athletic Pavillion

COST: FREE!

Registration DEADLINE:  Complete online registration and mail completed Application and form by MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017To find registration and application forms, click here: Registration and Application links

FOR MORE INFO:  Carver Science Fair

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Homeschoolers: Build a Rube Goldberg Machine

The Philly Contraption Contest was formerly known as the Philadelphia Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. Elementary school, middle school and high school students from the Philadelphia region will compete to build the best Rube Goldberg-style machine that accomplishes the assigned task: Water a plant.

What is a Rube Goldberg machine?  It’s a machine similar to the game “Mousetrap” that was popular when I was little.  Basically it is a machine that uses lots of funny, complicated, and clever steps to perform a very simple task.  Mythbusters created a RubeGoldberg Machine on one of their Christmas episodes.  You can check out their machine by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCYg_gz4fDo

Here are the details for the contest:

WHAT:  Philly Contraption Contest (Machine must water a plant.)

WHERE:  Friends’ Central School located at 1101 City Avenue in Wynnewood,  PA

WHENSaturday, March 18, 2017

CATEGORIES:

  • High School Division
  • Middle School Division  (Ages 11 – 14)

TEAM SIZE:  Each team must have at least 3 members, a maximum of 12 members.

REGISTRATION BEGINSNow!  Registration is currently open.

REGISTRATION FEE:  $100 (which is refunded upon participation!)

PRIZES:  Cash prizes and other awards

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this site: http://rubegoldbergphilly.com/

TO REGISTERPhilly Contraption Registration

Posted in Books, Contests, Free!, Uncategorized, Writing

“A Book That Shaped Me Contest”

Have you seen a flier at your local library here in Philly?

The “A Book That Shaped Me” summer writing contest is a reading and writing enrichment initiative that the Library of Congress has hosted for the past four years.

This contest encourages rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives. Deadline to turn in essays to a local library (local participating libraries) is July 18, 2016. So don’t delay!

Click this link to find all the details and print the contest entry form.

A Book That Shaped Me

This is the fifth year operating the contest. The contest began with only D.C. Public libraries and has since expanded to the participation of over 350 libraries throughout D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.

 

Happy Writing!

 

Posted by Sarah Lambert on July 7, 2016