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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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Upcoming Tomorrow and Next Week

Delaware County STEM Expo 

hosted by Eastern Pennsylvania Robotics Alliance

WHAT: Come out for a day of fun for the entire family! Free science and robots all day long! Watch robots! Drive robots! Learn about robots! Science experiments and fun for all ages all day long! Hot dogs and water provided. Plan on getting your hands dirty with lots of hands on science to have fun with! Watch things explode. Never a dull moment!

WHEN: THIS Saturday! TOMORROW! 

WHERE: Performing Arts Complex of Delaware County  Stage One: 101 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086

TIME: 10 am- 3 pm

COST:
 FREE!!!

AGES:
 the whole family!

FOR MORE INFO:
Check out their Facebook Page HERE

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Open House at Greystone Academy

WHAT: Greystone is a hybrid school offering classes to homeschooled students 3 days per week. Classes are for grades 7-12. Come see what Greystone is all about!

WHEN:  Friday, August 11

TIME: 3-5 pm

WHERE:  Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Rd., Newtown, PA

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: see our website:   Greystone Academy Or contact us via email at: greystoneacademypa@gmail.com

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PA Homeschool Recreation Day

 

WHAT: The Global Sports School will be at Core Creek Park, in Langhorne.   Homeschoolers in grades K-12 will participate in a variety of recreational, gym class activities.   Register now!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 22nd

WHERE: Core Creek Park  901 E. Bridgetown Pike   Langhorne, PA 19047-1597

TIME: 1:30-3:30 pm

COST:
 $25 per student

AGES:
 K-12

FOR MORE INFO:
and to register click HERE

 

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Open House at Sophia Academy

Open House 

Sophia Academy@ICHS (ICHS), an arts-based Christian high school offering a multi-sensory and multi-modal curriculum for students with language-based learning differences, is now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year.

         Sophia Academy provides personalized intervention in a “Home-schooling” environment, enabling students with dyslexia and dyscalculia to thrive.

Students entering grades 9-11 are encouraged to apply.

Want to learn more and check out what Sophia Academy has to offer? Then come on out to their Open House!

WHAT: Open House at Sophia Academy

WHEN: Thursday, August 17 from 3:00-5:00 pm

WHERE: International Christian High School  413 East Tabor Road  Philadelphia 19120

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact us via our website at www.sophiaphila.org or by calling 267-577-8020.

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This Week! Teen & Tween Hike

Teen/Tween Hike

What: 3-mile round trip walk from Lorimer to Pennypack Environmental Center
Snack/Lunch at Lorimer picnic area
Play in the creek
Open field for games and running around

When: This Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10am

Where: Lorimer Park (http://www.montcopa.org/872/Lorimer-Park).  Parking lot is on Moredun Ave. across from Lorimer Park.

Who: 10+ crowd geared but all welcome

CostFREE!!!

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, bug spray, lunch, balls/games for field play, change of clothes/shoes/towel for water play

Notes: Your lunch and games can be left in your car since we will be coming back through parking area at the tail end of our hike.

For More Information: or to RSVP contact April at ummadam3@gmail.com

 

 

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Outdoor Meetups

Tyler State Park flier

You can email Leah at loverofamily@gmail.com  for more information and rescheduling!

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Tuesday Forest Explorers

Join families exploring the forest in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

When: Every Tuesday, 11:00 am, year round! Rain or Shine!

What: From the leader, Krisitn: “One thing about our group that I really love is that there’s no curriculum so the kids are free to follow their interests and explore nature as they like (this always seems especially important as we live in the city with a tiny concrete slab for a backyard). The kids love finding bugs, feeding the geese and goslings, exploring new parts of the park, getting wet in the creek, and playing together.”

Where: Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia, PA (directions here) Meet near the picnic benches outside Valley Green Inn

Who: All ages and abilities are welcome!

Cost: Free to join!

For More Information: Visit Forest School For All’s Forest Explorer Groups, here. Or visit Forest School For All -PA Facebook Page. You can email Kristin, the leader, at KristinPhillyPAForestSchool@gmail.com with any questions.

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Teen/Tween Hike

 What: 3-mile round trip walk from Lorimer to Pennypack Environmental Center
Snack/Lunch at Lorimer picnic area
Play in the creek
Open field for games and running around

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10am

Where: Lorimer Park (http://www.montcopa.org/872/Lorimer-Park).  Parking lot is on Moredun Ave. across from Lorimer Park.

Who: 10+ crowd geared but all welcome

Cost: FREE!!!

What to bring: Water, sunscreen, bug spray, lunch, balls/games for field play, change of clothes/shoes/towel for water play

Notes: Your lunch and games can be left in your car since we will be coming back through parking area at the tail end of our hike.

For More Information: or to RSVP contact April at ummadam3@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 Summertime Ideas

 

Are you looking for some activities or things to do this summer? Philadelphia is a city full of fantastic summer activities!  Here are a just a few:

  1. Science in the Summer at your local Philadelphia library.  This program is available to all kids in Philadelphia entering grades 2 through 6.  This summer kids will be learning about Science of Sports.  They also get to do fun, interesting experiments.   If you’ve already submitted your goals and objectives for the next school year, you can count these classes as school time.  Best of all, its FREE!  Registration has begun and space is limited.  Check this website to find out when the classes will be held at your branch.

  2. Summer Reading Game at your local Philadelphia library.  Kids in grades K – 6 are encouraged to read books at their local library.  You can participate online or in person at the library. It’s FREE!  Check this website for more information:  Summer of Wonder

  3. Palace Roller Skating Rink Family Fun Night. Wednesdays, 6:30-9 PM. Up to 5 members of a family. 1 PARENT MUST attend.  $30 includes rentals a pizza & a pitcher of soda.  Single admission is $4 if you have more than 5 in your family/group. Palace Roller Skating Rink
  4. Upper Darby Performing Arts Theatre.  If your kids like drama, this is a great program and its very inexpensive.  This year’s shows include Annie, Jr; Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, Jr.; Shrek the Musical, Jr; Curious George and the Golden Meatball and several others.   Check out this website for more information: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

  5. It’s not too late to sign your kids up for Summer Camp.  There are numerous great Christian camps out there.  Some great Christian Camps:  Spruce Lake Christian Wilderness Camp, Camp Iroquoina (Christian) Soccer Camp, High Point Christian Camp and Camp Haycock.

  6. Don’t forget Vacation Bible School!  If your home church is not doing one, there may be other good churches nearby that are.  Kids have the opportunity to play games, do crafts, learn great new songs, and hear the Word of God.
  7. Free  Movies:   Families can watch movies for free at Penn’s Landing and the Schuylkill Banks.  Check out these links for more information: Schuylkill Banks Movie Nights
  8. $1 Movies at select Regal Theatres.  There are a few near Philadelphia.  Check out this link: Regal Cinemas
  9. Free Young Peoples Concert Series at the Mann Music Center:  Give your children the free entertainment of music and dance at the Mann.  They are hosting two free shows this summer.  Check out this link for more details: the Mann.
  10. Don’t forget to take your kids parking! To the Fairmount Park system, that is! Take a bike ride, a hike or a picnic, this great park system gives families the opportunity to “get out of the city” while they’re still in it.  The Pennypack TrailWissahickon Valley ParkDelaware River Waterfront and Fairmount Park
  11. Two Free Nights at the Franklin Institute:  Target Community Nights at the Franklin Institute are fantastic, and they’re free.  This summer the free nights are on June 21st, July 19th and Aug. 16th from 5 to 8pm.  Check out this link for more details: Community Nights
  12. Barnes and Nobles free book program:  Barnes and Nobles will give each child a book after completing an 8 book reading record during the summer.  Check out this link: Barnes & Noble Free Book
  13. Kids can bowl for FREE at participating bowling alleys.  Check out this link for more information: Kids Bowl Free
  14. Kids learn to make movies for FREE at “Apple Camp” at Apple Retail stores.  Ages 8-12, 90 minutes for 3 days. There are a few nearby.  Check out this link for more information: Apple Camp
  15. $5 Michael’s Crafts camps for kids: 7 weeks of camp to chose from held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, ages 3 and up Camp Creativity.  They also have inexpensive summer classes for teens and adults: Michaels Classes
  16. Free Roller Skating: Kids can receive free roller skating passes if parents register their email address with a participating rink, located in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Click here for participating locations and details: Kids Skate Free
  17. Check out Uncovering PA for “The Ultimate List of Completely Free Things to do in Philadelphia”.
  18. And don’t forget to check out Visit Philly.com as they always have great things listed!

Hope some of these ideas are helpful to you! What do you do in Philly over the summer?