Archive for the ‘Field Trips’ Category

Just thought I’d let homeschoolers know of some great upcoming homeschool classes and other programs!  I’ve listed them in chronological order.  Would you like to add your homeschool program/class/event to this site?  Please send me an email: gwen.silverliningpress@juno.com.

Anytime

Homeschool Computer Classes

WHAT:  Free Homeschool Computer Classes:

WHERE: Webucator (online) is offering their computer classes free of charge to homeschoolers!  This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Photoshop, Dreamweaver and many others.

DETAILS:  Courses provided free of charge by the CEO of Webucator, a Homeschool Father

TO REGISTER:  Please do the following:

September 2015

Sight & Sound Theaters Huge Discount for Homeschoolers!

WHAT:  Sight & Sound Theaters

WHERE: Lancaster, PA (300 Hartman Bridge Road – Ronks, PA 17572)

WHEN: August 25th – October 2nd (weekends excluded)

COST: Adults $25; Children (ages 3 – 12) $10  (That’s approximately halfprice!)

FOR MORE INFO:  Book online using code LC15SC or call 800-377-1277. Based on availability.  Website: https://www.sight-sound.com/WebSite/home.do

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Science Academy Homeschool Classes

WHAT:  Science Academy Homeschool Classes:

  • Physical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Science Skills Workshop

WHERE:   Newtown Square, PA

WHEN:  Courses begin early September.

COST:  $30 – $550 depending on course (some courses meet weekly all year long)

TIME:  Times vary depending on course chosen

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://academy.science-resources.org/2015SACourses.htm  Or contact their course instructors.  Their email address is: news@science-resources.org

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Homeschool Classes

EVENT: Classes vary per age group

WHEN: First Wednesday of every month

WHERE: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway  Philadelphia, PA 19130

TIME: 10am to 12 pm

COST: $11 per class non-members; $9 per class members

AGES:  Specific class for each age group

FOR MORE INFO: Please click on this site: http://www.philamuseum.org/education/32-606-507.html?page=5

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Homeschool Workshops Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

EVENT: Homeschool Workshop  (45 min. tour & 45 min.art lesson)

WHEN:  First Friday of Every month

WHERE: 128 N. Broad St.,  Philadelphia, PA 19102

TIME: 1 pm – 2:30pm

COST: $10 for non-members; members are free

AGES:  All ages

FOR MORE INFO: Please click on this site: https://www.pafa.org/homeschool

There are also free afterschool programs for students in grades 9 – 12.  Click here for more information: https://www.pafa.org/teen-pre-college-programs/after-school-studio-arts-program-high-school-students

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Landry Academy Homeschool Classes

WHERE:   Just south of Philadelphia

WHAT:  Welding  or Blacksmithing Intensive

COST:  $277

WHEN:

  • September 11th & 12 (Welding)
  • September 14th & 15th (Blacksmithing)

TIME:  9 to 5pm for 2 days

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://landryacademy.com/live-classes/course-catalog/  Scroll down the side bar and click on “Philadelphia” on the city tab.  Then click “submit” and you will see a list of classes in Philly.

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Potter School Homeschool Classes 

WHAT:  The Potter School.  If you are looking for science, math, and other courses for junior high and high school students, the Potter School is a great resource.  They offer a variety of online classes.  You can check out their website by clicking here: http://www.pottersschool.org/courses-and-enrollment

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Discount Admission to Please Touch Museum

WHERE:  Please Touch Museum

WHAT:  Target First Wednesday

COST:  $2 ADMISSION!

WHEN:  September 2nd (Wednesday)

TIME:  4pm to 7pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  please click on their calendar on the “First Wednesdays” events http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/upcoming-events/events-calendar-2/

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Free Homeschool Programming Class

WHAT: Basics of Web Programming Class

WHERE:  Online

WHEN:  Begins Monday, September 7th; 14 Lesson Course

COST:  Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site: http://www.forthuntparent.com/academy/HTMLFrontPage.cfm?from=PhillyHS&CFID=242932&CFTOKEN=a232b12aec47f8a6-3F7D83D0-AB9E-A15D-99D5E9112484744E&jsessionid=252EC05B87D5FEF9924126B69BF90C19.cfusion

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Cairn University’s “Kidsport” Homeschool Gym Classes 

WHAT: “KIDSPORT” Fall  2015 Physical education program for homeschoolers

WHERE: Cairn University Homeschool Physical Education Program (formerly called Philadelphia Biblical University) 200 Manor Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047

WHEN:  Tuesdays – Sept. 15th, 22nd, 29th, Oct. 6th, 20th, & 27th

TIME:  1:30 – 3:00pm

AGES: 5 – 17   Grades K – 12

COST:  $30.00 per student;  $70.00 max per family

NOTE:  This year enrollment is limited to the first 100 students who register!

NEW! NOW REGISTER ONLINE & Prepay: Click HERE

FOR MORE INFO:  Email kidsport@cairn.edu or call 215.702.4283

NOTE:

  • Ages 5-7 Kidsport kids explore how and where the body moves. Students participate in manipulative activities using bats and balls, jump ropes and jump boxes, hoops and scooters, gator balls, parachutes, and games galore!
  • Ages 8-17 Kidsport kids learn to lead healthy, active lives. Students take part in fantastic fitness activities, team-building challenges, tennis, volleyball, flag football, soccer, rapid relays, speedstacks, juggling, softball, capture the flag, gymnastics, aerobics, and much more!

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Free Admission to Franklin Institute

WHERE:  Franklin Institute

WHAT:  Target Community Night

COST:   FREE ADMISSION!!!

WHEN: September 16th (Wednesday)

TIME:  5pm to 8pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  click on this website: http://www2.fi.edu/visitor-guide/events/community-events.php

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National Constitution Center (Free Admission)

WHAT:  Constitution Day (FREE Admission!)

WHERE:  National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

WHEN:  Thursday, September 17th, 2015

COST:  Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site: http://constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day/at-the-center

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Homeschool Festival, 18th Century Plantation

WHAT:  Homeschool Festival

WHERE:  Graeme Park, 859 County Line Rd, Horsham, PA

WHEN: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015    10am – 2pm

COST:  $6 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Click here to check out their website: http://www.graemepark.org/event/homeschool-day/

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October 2015

Free Homeschool Programming Class

WHAT: Basics of Web Programming Class

WHERE:  Online

WHEN:  Begins Monday, October 5th; 14 Lesson Course

COST:  Free!

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site: http://www.forthuntparent.com/academy/HTMLFrontPage.cfm?from=PhillyHS&CFID=242932&CFTOKEN=a232b12aec47f8a6-3F7D83D0-AB9E-A15D-99D5E9112484744E&jsessionid=252EC05B87D5FEF9924126B69BF90C19.cfusion

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Discount Admission to Please Touch Museum

WHERE:  Please Touch Museum

WHAT:  Target First Wednesday

COST:  $2 ADMISSION!

WHEN: October 7th (Wednesday)

TIME:  4pm to 7pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  please click on their calendar on the “First Wednesdays” events http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/upcoming-events/events-calendar-2/

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Landry Academy Homeschool Classes

WHERE:   Just south of Philadelphia

WHAT:  Biology Lab Intensive (Complete 1 year of science labs in 2 days) or Blacksmithing or Hairstyling Intensive

COST:  $277

WHEN:

  • October 9th & 10th (Hairstyling)
  • April 28th & 29th 2016 (Blacksmithing)
  • May 13th & 14th (2016) (Biology)

TIME:  9 to 5pm for 2 days

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://landryacademy.com/live-classes/course-catalog/  Scroll down the side bar and click on “Philadelphia” on the city tab.  Then click “submit” and you will see a list of classes in Philly.

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Free Admission to Franklin Institute

WHERE:  Franklin Institute

WHAT:  Target Community Night

COST:   FREE ADMISSION!!!

WHEN: October 28th (Wednesday)

TIME:  5pm to 8pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  click on this website: http://www2.fi.edu/visitor-guide/events/community-events.php

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November 2015

Discount Admission to Please Touch Museum

WHERE:  Please Touch Museum

WHAT:  Target First Wednesday

COST:  $2 ADMISSION!

WHEN: November 4th (Wednesday)

TIME:  4pm to 7pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  please click on their calendar on the “First Wednesdays” events http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/visit/upcoming-events/events-calendar-2/

 

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Free Admission to Franklin Institute

WHERE:  Franklin Institute

WHAT:  Target Community Night

COST:   FREE ADMISSION!!!

WHEN: November 18th (Wednesday)

TIME:  5pm to 8pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  click on this website: http://www2.fi.edu/visitor-guide/events/community-events.php

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Posted by Gwen Fredette on August 2oth, 2015

 

 

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Homeschool Freebies & Money $aving Tips

Homeschooling doesn’t have to be expensive.  There are so many wonderful free (or almost free) resources to take advantage of.  Here are some helpful freebies I’ve found:

HOMESCHOOL FREEBIE SITES:

ART:

  • Grades K- 3: Skip buying an art curriculum and check out one or more of the following books from the library.  Each book contains approximately 8 lesson plans.  They’re wonderful and easy for young children to follow.  Drawing and Learning about Bugs, Drawing and Learning about Cars, Drawing and Learning about Cats, …. Dinosaurs, Dogs, Faces, Fashion, Fish, etc.
  •  Grades 4 – 6: Skip buying an art curriculum and take a trip to your local library.  Check out one or more of the following books from these two series.  The first series, Start With Art, has 4 titles:  Start With Art: Still Life, Start With Art: Landscapes, Start With Art: Animals, and Start With Art: People.  Each book contains approximately 12 lesson plans.  Kids view work done by a famous artist, learn a bit about the artist and his style, and then use the same technique in art work of their own.  Wonderful!   The second series, Come Look With Me, has at least 8 titles: Exploring Landscape Art with Children, Animals in Art, Exploring Modern Art, American Indian Art, etc.  Each book contains approximately 12 lesson plans.  Kids view work done by a famous artist, learn a bit about the artist and his style, answer questions about the famous piece they are viewing, and then can try a similar technique in their own work.
  • Grades 7 – 12: These You-Tube instruction videos by professionals are excellent and a wonderful supplement to your art curriculum.  Some of my favorites are the following: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQOQucZQiqs&feature=relmfu  (teaches students how to draw faces), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfQzHDcvSBQ (how to paint a tree in acrylics), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZfzz_z6NY (how to paint a mountain scene), and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rriZ2WssTCI (how to paint an evergreen tree).  There are so many free online classes to choose from!

MUSIC:

  • Grades 4 – 6: Check out this book from your local library: Lives of the Musicians, Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought).  The book explores the lives of approximately 19 famous composers, offering some humorous information about their private lives.
  • Grades K – 6: http://www.classicsforkids.com/   This website is wonderful.  It gives brief biographies of famous composers and gives kids the opportunity to push a button and listen to some of the composers’ most famous pieces.
  • Grades K – 6: http://www.makingmusicfun.net/  Another fantastic website.  It also gives brief biographies of famous composers.  Free word search worksheets can be printed based on  each composer’s biography.  Parents can also print free sheet music and free manuscript paper.

SPELLING:

  • Grades K – 8: http://www.bigiqkids.com/SpellingVocabulary/Lessons/wordlistVocabularyEighthGrade.shtml  Skip buying a spelling curriculum.  Get your child a good notebook and use the spelling/vocabulary words listed for your child’s grade from this list.  There are 40 weeks of word lists provided for each grade.  Have your kids practice writing their spelling words in their notebooks everyday, and have them practice writing sentences with their spelling/vocabulary words.
  • Grades K – 8: http://www.aaaspell.com/grade1.htm  Similar to website above.  There are 30 weeks of word lists provided for each grade.  Have your kids practice writing their spelling words in their notebooks everyday, and have them practice writing sentences with their spelling/vocabulary words.

HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY:

SCIENCE:

MATH:

LITERATURE:

  • Grades 4 – 12: http://www.nt.net/~torino/novels3.html  This site has free literature discussion questions for each chapter of many award-winning novels.  Click on the name of the novel you are interested in, and the discussion questions will come up.

CREATIVE WRITING:

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING:

  •  Webucator Courses provided free of charge by the CEO of                               Webucator, a Homeschool Father

    TO REGISTER:  Please do the following:

  •  Basics of Web Programming Class – 14 Lesson course created by a Computer Consultant and Homeschool Father.  For more info:  Check out their website by clicking HERE.

TYPING: http://www.freetypinggame.net/  This site has free typing games and free typing lessons.  The games help your child build speed and accuracy.

PRE K – KINDERGARTEN:

Hope these tips/sites are helpful to you!

Posted by Gwen Fredette on August 10, 2015.

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Fantastic Philadelphia Field Trip Ideas Here’s a list of some more fabulous places to take your homeschool group, class, or family for a field trip!

1.  Johnson House:  Make a visit to a stop from the Underground Railroad.  This is a great history field trip for students of all ages.  It is located in historic Germantown, Philadelphia.   Approx. $5 per student.  For more information, see their website: http://www.johnsonhouse.org/

2.  Phillies Baseball Stadium Tour:  This field trip at Citizen’s Bank Park is a great one for the history of Phillies baseball.  Tourists get to see many parts of the stadium that are normally off limits to the general public. $5 per student; $8 per adult.  For more information, see their website:   http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/ballpark/tours/index.jsp   

3.  LaSalle University Art Museum Class & Tour:  Students who attend this class get a great lesson on art history.  Best of all, it’s free!  Recommended for students of all ages.  For more information, see their website:  http://www.lasalle.edu/museum/index.php?section=lesson_descrips

4.  Next Fab Tour (Digital 3 – D Printing): This field trip is an excellent one for students interested in the latest forms of computer art technology.  It’s free to attend but small groups are necessary and the information is best understood by junior high and high school students.  For more information, see their website:  Philadelphia’s Gym for Innovators | NextFab http://www.nextfab.com/

5.  NASTAR Aerospace Education Classes: This was my favorite field trip this year.  Students learn how pilots and astronauts train to fly in high altitudes and zero gravity.  It’s free and it’s recommended for kids in junior high and high school.  The facility is located just outside of Philly in Southampton, PA.  For more information, see their website:  Field Trips and Scout Programs | NASTAR Center  www.nastarcenter.com

6.  Wild Life Refuge Tour:   Yes, believe it or not, there is a wild life refuge here in Philly.  The classes are free and recommended for kids in grades K – 8.  For more information, see their website:  Field Trips – John Heinz at Tinicum – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  www.fws.gov

7.  Italian Market History & Tastings Tour:  Kids learn about the Italian immigrants to Philly and how they’ve impacted our city.  This is a wonderful history lesson!  Kids also get to sample great foods.  Recommended for kids in grades K – 8.  For more information, see their website:  South 9th Street Italian Market – Philadelphia, PA  italianmarketphilly.org

8.  Eastern State Penitentiary:  Students learn about this historic prison located here in Philly which was once the most famous and expensive in the world.  They also learn how prisons have changed over the past century and the escape attempts by past inmates.  I highly recommend this trip for students in junior high and above.  For more information, see their website: http://www.easternstate.org/

This post is the sixth in my “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trip Ideas” series.

  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part I, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part II, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part III, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part IV, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelplhia Field Trips” Part V, click HERE.

Posted by Gwen Fredette on May 7th, 2015

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Cairn University’s “Kidsport” Homeschool Gym Classes will be starting soon!

WHAT: “KIDSPORT” Spring 2015 Physical education program for homeschoolers

WHERE: Cairn University Homeschool Physical Education Program (formerly called Philadelphia Biblical University) 200 Manor Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047

WHEN:  Tuesdays – 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21

TIME:  1:30 – 3:00pm

AGES: 5 – 17   Grades K – 12

COST:  $30.00 per student;  $70.00 max per family

NEW! NOW REGISTER ONLINE & Prepay: Click HERE

FOR MORE INFO:  Email kidsport@cairn.edu or call 215.702.4283

NOTE:  For this session Kidsport is limited to the first 75 kids that sign up.  Cairn University is hoping to host a second Spring Kidsport session to take place through the month of May and early June. (This has not yet been confirmed.)  During the second session, there would be no limit to the number of kids who could participate.

 

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Homeschool Skating Days, Cherry Hill, NJ

WHAT: Homeschool Skate Days

WHERE: Cherry Hill Skating Center 664 Deer Rd Cherry Hill, NJ

WHEN:  March 20th & April 17th (Both are Fridays)

TIME:  1:00 – 3:30pm

AGES: All ages

COST:  $3 admission; $3 skate rental

FOR MORE INFO:  Please contact the skating rink.  Their # is 856-795-1919

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  Homeschool Day at Glencairn Museum

WHAT: Glencairn Museum Homeschool DayHomeschool Day Molas 2015 final

WHERE: 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn College-New Church, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 17th

TIME:  9:30am – 12:30pm

AGES: All ages; Children 3 & under are free

COST:  $4 per person

FOR MORE INFO:  Email  Diane Fehon diane.fehon@glencairnmuseum.org or call her at 267-502-2995

FLYER: Click on the flyer (see right) to enlarge.

 

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Free Admission! Charter Day at Pennsbury Manor

WHAT: Pennsbury Manor Charter Day

WHERE: 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 19067

WHEN:  Sunday, March 8th

TIME:  1 – 4pm

AGES: All ages

COST:  FREE!

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this web link: http://www.pennsburymanor.org/event/charter-day/

FLYER: Click here to see their flyer: pennsbury manor

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Free Tours, Free Admission! Charter Day at Washington Crossing State Park

WHAT: Washington Crossing State Park Charter Day

WHERE: 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA

WHEN:  Sunday, March 8th

TIME:  10am  – 4pm

AGES: All ages

COST:  FREE!

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this web link: http://patch.com/pennsylvania/newtown-pa/washington-crossing-park-host-charter-day-celebration

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Blacksmithing demonstrations, military drilling by Revolutionary War reenactors and and 18th century chocolate making demonstrations.

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Free Tours, Charter Day at Graeme Historic Park in Horsham

WHAT: Graeme Park Charter Day

WHERE: 859 County Line Rd, Horsham, PA 19044

WHEN:  Monday, March 9th

TIME:  12pm  – 3pm

AGES: All ages

COST:  FREE!

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this web link: http://graemepark.org/Events.htm

HISTORY: Graeme is a 42-acre historic park, featuring the Keith House, the only surviving residence of a Colonial Pennsylvania Governor. The mansion has remained virtually intact since the late 18th century.

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For more homeschool events, please check out the “Upcoming Events” tab at the top of this blog or click here: https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

Posted by Gwen Fredette on March 4th, 2015

 

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Upcoming Programs/Classes/Events Spring 2015 (Many are free!)

Just thought I’d let Philadelphia Homeschoolers know about some of the great programs, classes, and events that will be taking place soon.  Many are specifically for homeschoolers.  Many are free!

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FEBRUARY

WHAT:  Homeschool Day at Penn Museum

WHERE:  3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

COST: $12 per child, first adult is free!

WHEN:  Wednesday, February  18th

TIME:  10am – 3pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: http://www.penn.museum/events-calendar/details/1491:homeschool-day

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, February  18th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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MARCH

WHAT: Free HTML class, “Basics of Web Programming” for homeschoolers

WHAT:  Spring Homeschool Art Classes (8 week sessions)

WHERE:  Francis Cope House at Awbury Arboretum in Germantown.

WHEN:  Every Wednesday, beginning March 4th

TIME: 

  • Morning class: 10 am – 12pm
  • Afternoon class: 1pm – 3pm

COST:  $200 for 8 week session

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click on this site: http://indigonaturearts.com/classes/

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WHAT:  Target First Wednesdays at Please Touch Museum

WHERE: Please Touch Museum,  Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TIME:  4PM – 7PM

COST:  $2 per person

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Click on this site: http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/first-wednesdays/

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WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Bartram’s Gardens

COST:  $10 for first student; $8 for each additional sibling – (Pre-registration required).

WHEN: March 11th “Nest Building”

TIME:  10am or 1pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.bartramsgarden.org/events/category/homeschooler-days/   You can also email or call: lgale@bartramsgarden.org or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

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WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Longwood Gardens

COST:  $7  – (Pre-registration required)

WHEN: March 11th “Capture It”

TIME:  10am – 11:30am

GRADES: K – 8

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/k-8-programs/onsite-lessons-and-activities/arts-and-humanities

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WHAT:  Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (Machine must erase a chalkboard.)

WHERE:  1101 City Avenue in Wynnewood, PA.

TIME: 9am – 4pm

COST: FREE!  (This might make a fun science field trip!)

CATEGORIES:

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

WHEN CONTEST HELD:  Saturday, March 14, 2015

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

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 18th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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APRIL

WHAT: Free HTML class, “Basics of Web Programming” for homeschoolers

WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Bartram’s Gardens

COST:  $10 for first student; $8 for each additional sibling – (Pre-registration required).

WHEN: April 8th “Plants & Insects”

TIME:  10am or 1pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.bartramsgarden.org/events/category/homeschooler-days/   You can also email or call: lgale@bartramsgarden.org or call 215-729-5281 ext. 110.

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 15th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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MAY

WHAT:  Valley Forge Homeschool Day

WHERE:   Valley Forge, PA

COST:  FREE (But Pre-Registration required at least 2 weeks in advance)

WHEN:  May 13th

TIME:  10 am

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://www.nps.gov/vafo/forteachers/classrooms/homeschooldays.htm

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WHAT:  Landry Academy’s Biology Lab Intensive (Complete 1 year of science labs in 2 days)

WHERE:   Just south of Philadelphia

COST:  $270

WHEN:  May 18th & 19th (2015) (Biology)

TIME:  9 to 5pm for 2 days

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://landryacademy.com/live-classes/course-catalog/  On the tab that says “Intensives” click on the tab for “View Intensives”.  Under “Basic Search” click on “Intensives Fall 2014 Spring 2015″.  Under “Advanced Search” click on Philadelphia.

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 20th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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JUNE

WHAT:  Homeschool Day

WHERE:  Longwood Gardens

COST:  $7  – (Pre-registration required)

WHEN: June 1st “H2O”

TIME:  10am – 11:30am

GRADES: K – 8

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Check out their website by clicking here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/k%E2%80%938-programs/onsite-lessons-activities/longwood-led-curriculum-programs/science-technolo-1

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WHAT:  Target Community Night  (Free Admission to Franklin Institute!)

WHERE:  Franklin Institute 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 17th

TIME:  5pm – 8pm

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website: https://www.fi.edu/special-events/target-community-nights

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ANYTIME

WHAT:  Free Homeschool Computer Classes:

WHERE: Webucator (online) is offering their computer classes free of charge to homeschoolers!  This includes courses on web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), Photoshop, Dreamweaver and many others.

TO REGISTER:  Please do the following:

 

 

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Homeschoolers, I’m hosting a Nationwide Homeschool Writing Contest on this blog!  Click here to find out more about it and print out the entry form: https://phillyhomeschool.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/homeschool-writing-contest-2014/  phbwritinglogo

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Free Tickets to Six Flags, Great Adventure with Six Flags Read-to-Succeed 2014 – 2015

Homeschool kids can earn free tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure by completing 6 hours of reading by March 2nd, 2015.  In the past, homeschool teachers also received free complimentary tickets by signing their students up for the program.  It’s free!  When my children were younger we participated in the program.  We’ve loved it!

How it works:  Homeschool Educators sign up their students in grades K – 6 for the program.  https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/default.aspx

FAQ: The website has a “Frequently Asked Questions” page you can access once you’ve signed up for an account.  It will answer any questions you may have. (see link above)

Keep a Log:  The website has log forms that Homeschoolers can download for their students.  Students must keep track of the leisure reading they do and write it down on their logs.  Books read for school assignments can not count towards their reading hours.  Homeschool teachers must monitor the student’s log keeping.

Log Complete:  If students complete 6 hours of reading by March 2nd, the Homeschool teacher must submit their students’ reading time online and mail their completed logs in to the appropriate address.  (see link above)

Information received: After the program receives the students’ logged hours, a Great Adventure ticket will be emailed to the Home Educator for each child who has completed his/her reading.

 

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Homeschoolers!  Free Admission to “Honk” the Musical

WHERE: Phil-Mont Christian Academy, 35 Hillcrest Ave. Erdenheim, PA 19038

WHEN: Wednesday, November 19th

TIME:  10 am

COST: FREE!  (but please RSVP)

PLEASE RSVP: admissions@phil-mont.com

FOR MORE INFO: Please double click on the flyer below or call the school: 215-233-0782  Honk the Musical

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For more Upcoming Homeschool Events, please click on the “Upcoming Events” tab at the top of this site or click HERE.

Posted by Gwen Fredette on November 2, 2014

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2014-2015 Pennsylvania Ballet Dress Rehearsal Program

Every year homeschoolers have the opportunity to see Pennsylvania Ballet Dress Rehearsals for FREE!

My oldest daughter and I have loved being a part of this program!

To participate, you must fill out an ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM by Friday, October 3rd.  To access the online form, please click here: https://www.paballet.org/accent-dance-registration-2014-2015-season   Note:  Depending on the number of submissions, you may not necessarily be able to attend all of the ballets you have requested.

This year the Pennsylvania Ballet will be performing the following shows:

1.  THE NUTCRACKER (ACT II)

When: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m

Where: Academy of Music

2.  PRODIGAL SON

When:  Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Where: Merriam Theater

3.  SWAN LAKE

When: Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1pm – 2:30pm

Where: Academy of Music

4.  TRIBUTE: JEROME ROBBINS

When:  Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Where: Academy of Music

5.  FONTE & FORSYTHE

When: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Where: Merriam Theater

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There will be a special Homeschool Day at National Museum of Jewish History!  Here’s the details:

WHAT: Homeschool Day at the National Museum of American Jewish History

SPECIAL:  There will be a special emphasis on American Baseball History.

WHERE: 101 South Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHEN:  Friday, October 17th  10am to 2pm

COST:  $10 per student; children under 5 are free

DISCOUNT:  Register by October 10th and receive $5 off admission!

PLEASE RSVP:  Call 215-923-3811  x 118 or email vdavinci@nmajh.org

FOR MORE INFO:  See the flyer printed below:  image001

Posted by Gwen Fredette on 9/21/14

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