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Focus Groups Need Homeschool Input!

Free Library Survey

I received this email and thought I would pass it along to you all,
if you would like to participate.

     My name is Elizabeth Kenny, and I am the School-Age and Outreach Coordinator in the Youth Services and Programs office of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Currently, the Free Library is looking to increase the services and programs we provide for homeschool students and their caregivers. To further this goal and ensure we are moving in the right direction, we would like to organize a focus group for homeschool caregivers. If this is something you would be interested in participating in, please complete the following survey: https://goo.gl/forms/Y3NazsVP3JoVhrYn2. Also, please forward this email to anyone else you know might be interested.

Once we have gathered contact information for a small group of interested participants for this this focus group, we will work to schedule a convenient time for caregivers.

Thank you!

Liz

Elizabeth Kenny
School-Age & Outreach Coordinator
Parkway Central Library
Youth Services and Programs
1901 Vine Street | Rm 5
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
215-686-5372 | Fax: 215-686-5374
kennye@freelibrary.org | www.freelibrary.org

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Museum of the American Revolution
Focus Group & Survey

Again, another email I am sharing with you all, if you would like to join.

Greetings All,

Thank you again for your interest in participating in a focus group to help the Museum of the American Revolution plan useful digital interactives for 5th grade students and teachers.

We are excited to say that we have rescheduled the focus group for Tuesday, December 12th. 

From 6 – 7:30pm, we’re looking for both classroom and homeschooling educators to give us your opinions on our digital interactives. From 7:45 – 9pm, we are asking any educators who have previously brought students to the museum to share your thoughts on the best/most important/most interesting stories from our exhibit as a whole.

Refreshments will be provided and all participants will receive a $25 gift card. Any who stay for Part II will receive an additional gift.

To RSVP, please email the following to education@amrevmuseum.org:

Name
School / District (if a classroom educator)
Homeschooling Association Affiliations (if a homeschooling educator)
Grades taught
Subjects taught
Best # to reach you at

Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends and colleagues – we are looking for as many opinions as we can get!
Also, if you have not already, please fill out our survey – it only takes 10 minutes and 1 lucky respondent will win a $100 gift card! http://bit.ly/2BKu8HO

Thank you,

Adrienne G. Whaley
Manager of School Programs and Partnerships
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Office: 267.579.3992
awhaley@amrevmuseum.org
http://www.AmRevMuseum.org

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Check out the Blog!

Head on over to the actual blog, not just an email in your inbox!
And see what’s been added!

It’s taken quite some time but all in ONE click you can click on a website to (MOST) every place that has been listed on the blog at some point!! Whew!!! Check out the Quick Links Tab. 

All in ONE spot, to this organized crazy woman, that’s awesome!! Use this to find some classes you could organize and visit with a group of homeschoolers!

And scroll to the very end to find links to each of the Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips posts! (7 sets of great trip lists!) 6 years of posts!!!!

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Newly added is also a listing of “all known to me” Annual Homeschool Days. Check on the tab with the same title to see that listing! Most are located here in Philly, but I did throw in some a little further away.

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Do you have a teen or soon to be homeschooling thru high school? Check out the Teen Tab for a listing of Internships, Classes, Programs, Dual Enrollment, and Diploma Programs!

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Looking for a class for your homeschooler to take? There’s a growing list of locations that offer homeschool specific classes (some at great discounts!). Check out the Classes Tab! This list is continually being added to, as new classes are being created all over the city! There are so many opportunities! There are some local establishments that offer a discount to homeschoolers to visit during certain times (not necessarily a class).

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Are you looking to join a co-op, group or some sort of support network for yourself and your child? Check out the growing list of groups in and around Philadelphia that other homeschoolers are involved in at the Groups/Co-ops Tab.

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Do you need some encouragement on this homeschooling Journey? Check out the Christian Encouragement Tab for a listing of past posts written by Gwen Fredette over the years!

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Do you have a little one or a friend with some littles that’s considering homeschooling, or has some big kids and some littles in the mix that need some structure to the day? Check out the Toddlers, Pre-K Tab for a full FREE! 35 day plan for teaching them, keeping them busy and enjoying them during your day!

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Again, these are all ‘known to me’. I am sure I have missed a few in every spot. Would you shoot me an email or comment and let me know what you have participated in or know about so it can be added to bless other homeschoolers who find this blog? Thanks!

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upcoming classes

KNITTING

WHAT:  Learn to Knit! Your child will learn about different fibers and where they come from, basic knitting stitches, how to read a pattern, and how to knit in the round using both double pointed and circular needles. They will be making a cotton dish cloth and a hat. Students are responsible for their own supplies, about $30, use my contact information below for a full list.

WHEN: 10 week course on Tuesdays starting November 28th

TIME: 11 am to noon

WHERE:  Old Pine Community Center, 401 Lombard St, Philadelphia

COST: $200 with a nonrefundable deposit of $50. The class size is limited to 10 children, but if there is enough interest I may be able to book another class.

AGES: 9 and up

FOR MORE INFO: and to sign up, please contact Jennifer Crimmins at Knittykeen@gmail.com.

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DRAWING TECHNIQUES

uncorked artist

WHAT: Join Terri Waterman as she guides you through 4 weeks of drawing techniques that will have you on your way to creating awesome pictures all your own!

Week One : Faces ( composition and techniques)
Week Two : Upside Down Drawing Technique
Week Three: Contour Drawing
Week Four : Pointalism
You will need to provide your own sketch pad and pencils. We will have professional supplies on hand that the kids can experiment with during class.
You will recieve a summary for each workshop that can be included in your portfolio on what was covered.

WHEN: 4 Tuesdays in November (come as many as you want)

TIME: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WHERE:  held at the beautiful and newly renovated Uncorked Artist Studio in Warminster, PA Located at 1414 Old York Rd

COST: $15- ($10 additional sibling); Pay up front for ALL 4 weeks you will receive $10 TOTAL off of the class fee. Payment can be made online via paypal to: Coyne4now@aol.com  Please choose friends and family so no fees are incurred. If you want to pay in person, you can bring cash the day of the class.

AGES:  8 and Up (This is open to kids AND adults!!! )

FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Wendy at gogreenwithwendy@gmail.com

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2-3D DIGITAL FABRICATION

WHAT:  Home School Makerspace Creative Time with Terrence Scott Cooper. Learn how to use the Laser Cutter and 3D printer in our Innovation Center. Create gears, animal sculptures and other three dimensional objects. Materials are provided.

WHEN: Tuesdays, January 16-February 13

TIME: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

WHERE:  Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046

COST: $125/$115 members

AGES: 7-12

FOR MORE INFO: Innovation Center Info; Abington Art Center information will be posted in December on their website; contact Marge Horner with interest at mhorner@abingtonartcenter.org

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This coming week

Were you thinking about Sophia Academy for your High Schooler but weren’t sure because you wanted to ‘see’ it in action? Here’s your chance!

COME SEE
MULTI-SENSORY EDUCATION
IN ACTION!

WHEN: THIS Monday, November 6  

TIME:  9:00 am- whenever you would like to leave

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

COST: FREE!!!

TO RSVP or FOR MORE INFORMATION:  email info@sophiaphila.org or by calling either number: ICSchool: 267-595-4723 or Priscilla Strapp at 267-577-8020.

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TEEN TOGETHER

WHAT:  Hang out with other homeschoolers/cyberers teens (13+) & families

WHERE: Sedgley Woods Disc Golf Course, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia (map.)

WHEN: THIS Thursday, November 9

TIME: 2:30 pm

COST: FREE!!

OTHER:  Bring frisbees, discs (Sedgley sells new & used for very reasonable cost as their fundraising), snacks, drinks!  It’ll be chilly and we’ll be in the woods so wear long pants and a jacket.  We’re pretty horrible at disc golf but we’re looking forward to hanging out.  Portapotties are available.  Parking is free & plentiful either in the parking lot or on street.  Meet at the info board.

FOR MORE INFO:  Click on this site or contact April at ummadam3@gmail.com or 610-800-5562.

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In Case You Missed These….

KIDSONG II

What: Your child is invited to participate in a four-week music program at Cairn University KIDSONG II. An opportunity to learn to develop music skills such as listening, singing, moving, and creating.

Who: Children 4TH – 8TH grades will be instructed by Cairn Music Education Majors under the supervision of Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, Professor and Chair of Music Education, Cairn University

When:  Tuesdays, Nov. 14 – Dec. 5

Time: 3:30-4:15

Where:  Room 108 of the Music Building

Price:  Registration fee of $10 per child to be paid at the first class (Cash or check made out to Cairn University)

To register, email Dr. Debbie Lynn Wolf, dwolf@cairn.edu with subject:  Kidsong!  Please include name of child, age, and phone. Space is limited to the first 20 registered students for each session

For more information: contact Dr. Wolf: dwolf@cairn.edu or 215-702-4323

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Nature Discovery Day for
Homeschool & Cyberschool Students

WHAT: Nature hikes, bird identification, crayfish investigation & science journaling. Students will explore and learn about the refuge through hands-on, inquiry-based science lessons.  

WHEN:  Next Wednesday, November 9th

TIME: 9 am-1 pm

WHERE: John Heinz Refuge at Tinicum   8601 Lindbergh Blvd   Phila. 19153

WHO: upper elementary students, but all are welcome

COST: FREE!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click on this flier link:  Nature Discovery Day;
To register email Kelly Quain  kelly_quain@fws.gov
You can also email her to be added to the homeschool email list for future events!

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Little Mermaid Matinee

Click HERE (google doc) to register for this
FREE!!!! Dress Rehearsal open to Homeschoolers!

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NextMove DANCE

WHAT: Dance engages students in activities that focus on problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. Young audiences will be awed by how these world-class dancer/athletes express themselves through movement language. Programs address laws of motion, physics, mathematics, history, geography, life skills, earth science, technology and cultural studies. Educators can effectively connect the performance to the curriculum to fulfill standards while helping to cultivate the next generation of artists and advocates.

WHEN: 3 performances: Friday: December 15, April 20, May 11

TIME: Fridays at 10:30 am; Programs are an hour-long and include a talk back with the company. Teachers receive a complimentary Study Guide.

COST: All Tickets $5

TO ATTEND: Please email Rossana Jaffe at h0mesch00l1ng@yahoo.com with dates you would like to attend and contact information. She has an order form. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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PA Ballet Nutcracker

WHAT: Student Matinee for the George Balanchine’s Nutcracker

WHEN: Friday, December 15

TIME: 11 am

COST: $16/person

TO ATTEND: Please email Rossana Jaffe at h0mesch00l1ng@yahoo.com with the number of attendees and your contact information. She needs to have a minimum of 10 people to purchase tickets at this rate.  

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paradise lost

Genesis: Paradise Lost (Part 1) 

WHAT: If there is one part of the Bible that has undergone more scrutiny and abuse than any other, it is the beginning—Genesis. The heated debate over origins has questioned the Creation and ultimately the Creator. So what exactly happened at “Creation,” in the “Beginning”? Enter GENESIS: PARADISE LOST!

Cutting-edge cinematography meets proven science and biblical accuracy to deliver GENESIS: PARADISE LOST, bringing the first book of the Bible to life in both 2D and 3D formats on the big screen. Stunning visual effects and field research invite audiences to explore the much-studied and debated opening chapters of the Bible.

WHEN: November 13 & 16

TIME: 11 am

WHERE: Center City theater and in multiple locations near Philadelphia!

COST: $12.50

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click here to buy tickets. Click here to learn more.

 

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This Wednesday Come Hang Out!

Homeschool Hang Out 

We had so much fun last month when we got together,
we thought we’d have another time!! Will you join us? 

WHAT: Get together with other homeschoolers for a lunch-time picnic and play time!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 18th
TIME: noon until you want to leave!
WHERE: Burholme Park 1400 Cottman Avenue, 19111
Burholme has gotten a new playset and upgrade! Come check it out!
WHO: homeschoolers of all ages!
COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
: or to let someone know you are coming, email Rossana at h0mesch00lng@yahoo.com
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Mostly FREE!!!!

 DON’T FORGET TOMORROW!!! 

Those of you with teens/tweens…

Who?  Homeschoolers (and Cyber-ers) aged 13 & above (okay, the younger siblings are welcome, too!)

What?  Disc golf (throwing those unpredictable frisbees around a course…you must bring your own discs or frisbees)

Where?  This time at: Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA (park in Upper Plantation lot…Click HERE for the Tyler State Park map)

When?  TOMORROW! Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:30 pm & beyond

Bring?  Discs and/or frisbees (you need one for each person) and the normal park items like water, snack, bug spray, good walking shoes

More info and RSVP?  Contact April at ummadam3@gmail.com
(plans are to make this a regular teen get-together on the 2nd Thursday afternoon of each month…activities will mostly be park gatherings when weather permits and indoor activities such as board games, movie day, events in the area, etc. to be planned with some feedback from our youth)

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Nutcracker Performance

WHAT: 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.
WHEN: Thursday, December 14th at 10 am-11:30 am
WHERE: George Washington High School   10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
COST: $6 per student; Complimentary tickets for teachers and chaperones!
FOR MORE INFORMATIONnutcracker 2017 Please click the link to access the order form; to reserve your seats call Elaine at 215-694-4564 or Joleen at 215-219-9368

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ACES Program

WHAT: The ACES program will feature six exciting experiments, including ‘My DNA Bracelet’, ‘Emulsions’, ‘Polymers’, and much more! The ACES program is run primarily by graduate students in the Chemistry department at Penn. The students come to campus, where they will be split into small groups according to grade level. Each group of students will then participate in three interactive science experiments, led by several grad students. For each experiment, the station instructors will lead discussions about the scientific concepts with the students and provide them with some information that they can take back to their homes and classrooms. Additionally, each student will be able to take home at least one souvenir from their experiments that day.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st

TIME: 1-4:15 pm

WHERE:  231 S 34TH ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19104

WHO: 3rd-8th graders

COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Click HERE

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Homeschool Hangout 

WHAT: Get together with other homeschoolers for a lunch-time picnic and play time!
WHEN: next Wednesday, October 18th
TIME: noon
WHERE: Burholme Park 1400 Cottman Avenue, 19111
Burholme has gotten a new playset and upgrade! Come check it out!
WHO: homeschoolers of all ages!
COST: FREE!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
: or to let someone know you are coming, email Rossana at h0mesch00lng@yahoo.com