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Some more activities!!!

Don’t forget to come out:

Wall Park Homeschool Hang Out

WHAT:  Come join other homeschoolers for a day of playing and talking in the park! Some have asked for regular days to get together— so here’s your chance!! (Hopefully occurring the 3rd Wednesday of each month!)

WHEN:   This Wednesday, October 17th   (no raindate);
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 20th

Click back to this post for more information

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House Paws: Vets in Training

WHAT:  Children are fascinated by animals and display a deep passion for animal welfare and well-being at an early age. The HousePaws Vets in Training Program embraces the human animal bond through interaction and education.

By providing hands-on experienced based education to each student in the program the children are empowered to explore the human animal bond and the many facets of veterinary medicine.

During Fall Session I, students will spend 5 weeks exploring in an interactive, hands on, age appropriate approach many aspects of veterinary medicine.

WHEN: multiple times available for various ages or one homeschool time for all ages: Wednesday or Thursday 100-2:30; have older children 6-12th grade?-check out Tuesdays 130-30

WHERE:  HousePaws Vets in Training Education Center located at 833 Centerton Road, in Mount Laurel, NJ

AGES: classes available for all ages!

COST: about $100; ask about homeschool family class discount!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: vets in training They also have a mobile unit that you can schedule classes with!

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Elite Climbing

WHAT: Discounted climbing for homeschoolers and their families.  Looking for a family – friendly environment where kids can socialize or just spend their energy? Climbing is an enjoyable activity for kids and parents too!
We also have two rooms with tables and chairs used by some kids for studying or snacks or lunch.

WHEN: Thursday mornings Continue reading “Some more activities!!!”

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Upcoming

You’re invited!!!!

Wall Park Homeschool Hang Out

WHAT:  Come join other homeschoolers for a day of playing and talking in the park! Some have asked for regular days to get together— so here’s your chance!! (Hopefully occurring the 3rd Wednesday of each month!)

WHENWednesday, October 17th   (no raindate);
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 20th 

TIME: 1030-3 (or whenever you want to leave)

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! If you have books you would like to give away, bring them and set them out (just make sure you take leftovers back with you!)

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!

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Guided Nature Walk

WHAT: Students in kindergarten through third grade are invited to join me at Lardner’s Point Park for a guided nature walk. We will look for signs of the season changing and explore as detectives, looking for clues and inferring their meaning. The walk will begin with a short prep time and end with a sharing time.

WHENTuesday, October 23 from 1:00-2:00

WHERE: Lardner’s Point Park 5202 Levick St, Philadelphia, PA 19135

COST: $10 / student (payable in cash on the day of class)

Sign-up deadline: October 16

Contact info: Jessica Glick | jessicasuzieq@gmail.com

Bio

Two of Jessica Glick’s favorite pastimes as a child were playing school with her little brother (she as the teacher and he as the sometimes-willing student) and finding bird’s nests to watch. Working with children and spending time in nature are still two of her strongest passions. She completed Faith Builders Training Institute’s two-year Teacher Apprenticing Program and was a lower elementary homeroom teacher for four years. After leaving the classroom fulltime, Jessica taught classes for a homeschool co-op and tutored children with dyslexia. As a stay-at-home mom of a toddler, she is still learning about child development and education.

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The Nutcracker at George Washington High School

WHAT: It’s that time of year for making plans to bring your children to see The Nutcracker.  International Ballet Exchange presents the world-class Donetsk Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker in a performance exclusively for Philadelphia’s school students. We invite you to bring your students to see the Donetsk Ballet’s professional dancers and our diverse youth cast in this visually rich, fully staged story ballet. Combining exciting and varied dance, the magic of theater, timeless music, and engaging narrative, this story ballet is a great way to introduce students to the performing arts. We provide a free extensive educators’ guide to the ballet with pre- and post-performance classroom activities using the ballet as a context for reading, writing, and creative play.

WHEN: Thursday, December 13 at 10am- 1130 am

WHERE: George Washington High School 10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116

COST: Tickets $6/student.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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FIGMAGO Homeschool Tour

figmago

YOU’RE INVITED: 

This summer, renown artists Meg Saligman and Brian Sanders inspired and delighted audiences with FIGMAGO, the newest attractions on the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia.

This fall, we invite you to bring your kids/students to an exclusive tour of the whimsical world of FIGMAGO which is noted as “clever and brilliant and lots of fun” and will “blow your mind.”

WHAT: FIGMAGO is described as part art installation, part museum and part escape room adventure. Students come for a tour of Meg Saligman’s working mural studio Continue reading “FIGMAGO Homeschool Tour”

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music lessons & a few more Cairn invites…

PRIVATE LESSONS

STRINGS

Lessons for String Instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass):
Weekly private lessons at my home in South Philadelphia
$50 per 60-minute lesson
$40 per 45-minute lesson
Group lessons and ensemble conducting are also available.
Bio:
Eric Jones is a cellist with performance degrees from Stetson University and Temple University.  He also has over 20 years of experience teaching instrumental music in college, public school, church, and private lesson settings.  He is currently on the faculty of Cairn University School of Music, Cairn Community Arts Academy, Philadelphia Classical School, and the Csehy Summer School of Music.
Contact information or to request a reference:
Eric Jones
Eric Jones
Ericpjones@hotmail.com

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Music Instruction for Grades 1-12

Musical activity engages and develops multiple aspects of a person—physical, intellectual, and emotional.  Music lessons strengthen individual discipline and creativity.  Music-making also builds social skills such as collaboration and communication.

Types of Instruction

  • Private lessons
    • Beginning piano / introduction to reading music
    • Intermediate-advanced tutoring in theory
  • Group classes
    • Focus area options
      • music listening and history
      • reading music: rhythm and solfège
    • Organization guidelines
      • coordinate your own group of 4-8 students
      • choose a focus area and length of class term (4-10 weeks)

Bio

Anthony Glick received his earliest musical formation through a cappella singing at home, school, and church in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  As an adult, he took private voice lessons with Joe Myering and Michael Popovsky and piano lessons with Paya Palchuk.  After graduating from the two-year Teacher Apprenticeship Program at Faith Builders Training Institute he went on to study at Eastern University, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in music.  He is currently in his 7th year as choir director and music teacher for Grades 1-8 at Pequea Christian School in Narvon, PA.  In addition to his work at school, he teaches private lessons in piano and theory and offers occasional music classes for homeschooled students.  For the past two seasons he sang with the Mendelssohn Club Chorus of Philadelphia under the direction of Dr. Paul Rardin.  Along with teaching and singing, he also enjoys composing and arranging music and is currently expanding his composition skills under the tutelage of Dr. David Bryant.

Contact info:

AG bio

anthonyglick@gmail.com

717.468.1593

(references available upon request)

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Cairn Music Invites you….

Continue reading “music lessons & a few more Cairn invites…”

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october happenings

yes before we know it… it will be October ahhh!!!

On the bright side, here are some learning opportunities!!! (There’s plenty of them!)

Don’t forget to check out the calendar page when you are looking for something to do!

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Philadelphia Museum of Art 

WHAT: Two hour art class on Knights & Armor and Art Investigation! Classes take place in the permanent galleries. Lessons are interactive and encourage students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities, including discussion, drawing, writing, role playing, and games.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3

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: Art Museum

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

WHAT: Endangered Species – What are some ways that animals can become endangered? Learn about some of the reasons why and the steps we can take to help protect them.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3

WHERE: The Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia 1700 West Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121

TIME: 10-1130am

COSTFREE, DONATIONS are appreciated, a donation of $10 per adult and $5 per child is suggested, but any contribution will be appreciated. Pre-registration required

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out their website by clicking here:
Wagner Free Institute 
You can also email or call: (215)763-6529 x 17 or reservations@wagnerfreeinstitute.org

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Newtown Market Day

WHAT:  An outdoor craft fair for all ages that celebrates the colonial tradition of local farmers & homesteaders bringing their crops, livestock, and homemade wares into town to sell to neighbors & townspeople. It is our proud tradition to feature high-quality crafters, artisans & fine artists; colonial-era demonstrations, reenactments & children’s activities; produce stands; entertainment for all ages; and food from local restaurants. Continue reading “october happenings”

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Wall Park Hang Out

You’re invited!!!!

Wall Park Homeschool Hang Out

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

WHENthis coming Wednesday!, September 19th   Raindate: Wednesday, September 26

TIME: 11-3 (or whenever you want to leave)

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! If you have books you would like to give away, bring them and set them out (just make sure you take leftovers back with you!)

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!

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more upcoming classes

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for: 

Wall Park Homeschool Hang Out

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

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 19th   Raindate: Wednesday, September 26

TIME: 11-3 (or whenever you want to leave)

Check out this Post for the rest of the details!!! See you there!

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ART CLASSES At Sophia Academy 

 

Sophia Academy @ International Christian High School offers two art classes this year:

Drawing I                                                                              Mondays at 2:30 pm
In this class, students move through concepts of form, shape, shading, perspective, and figure drawing while learning to think visually when working out problems.

Painting I                                                                              Mondays at 3:15 pm
This class clovers oil, watercolor, and acrylic paints. Students will learn how colors interact as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various types of paints.

Instructor:  Joshua Stippich, founder of Sophia Academy’s William Gildart School of Arts, holds an art education degree from Lycoming University. He taught art and video production for ten years and had his own art showcased at the Williamsport Community Arts Center. He is committed to helping students experience the value of self-expression as they think creatively and learn to problem solve. The art program at Sophia Academy bridges the gap between school and real life.

Details

  • Discounted Cost: $20 per month
  • Class Duration: 45 minutes
  • Course Duration: You may sign up for one semester or for the entire year
  • Who Receives Discount? Any homeschooled or ICHS student

Classes begin on Monday, September 17.

Call Sophia Academy @ ICHS (267-595-4723) to register or come to ICHS 5500 Tabor Avenue.

 

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Home School Programs Fall 2018

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Charlotte Mason Book Club 

WHAT: Are you interested in Charlotte Mason, her educational philosophy and teachings? How about joining some other adults for a book study?

WHEN: once a month on Sunday’s at 7 PM.  Our first meeting can be Sept. 16th.

Here is a link that includes free online links to the book and print copies: Charlotte Mason
It’s Volume 1, Home Education. 
Here is our reading to do for our first meeting:
Session 1
Preface and Part I Section I through Part I Section VI (pp. 1-36)
 
COST: FREE!!!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION: email Liz Wann at  wann.elizabeth@gmail.com to be on the email group list and for location!!!