Homeschool Items – November 28, 2012

Posted on Nov 24 2012 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Classical Conversations Open House – Chester – December 3
1.2 The Nutcracker Ballet – Multiple Locations – Begins December 7
1.3 Youth With A Mission Audio Book Special – Expires December 20
1.4 National History Bee – Online and at Multiple Venues – First Deadline Is December 23

 

1.1 Classical Conversations Open House – Chester – December 3

Ironbridge Baptist Church
10900 Ironbridge Road
Chester, VA

Monday, December 3, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house is free of charge and is designed for students in K4 through grade 12. Stay part or all of the day. An RSVP is not required but will help them plan.

See Classical Conversations in action for a day. You and your child (or children) can come and see how the one-day-a-week program operates. Programs for middle- and high-school students run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and programs for K4 through age 12 run from 9 a.m. to noon. There is an additional program for grades 4 through 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

See the first website for more information about Classical Conversations and the second for information on this event. Contact Rhonda Kester at 804-640-8011 or rhondakester@gmail.com with any questions.

www.classicalconversations.com

www.classicalconversations.com/open-houses/icalrepeatdetail/2012/11/12/14636/25/chester-va-open-house

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1.2 The Nutcracker Ballet – Multiple Locations – Begins December 7

Schultz Theater
9357 North Congress Street
New Market, VA

Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, 2012, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 9, at 3 p.m. Cost: $12/adult; $10/student (preschool and up). Purchase tickets at the door or, to assure seating, buy them in advance by calling 540-740-9119 or visiting the Vendini website ($2 fee).

Bring the whole family to see this Christmas performance. Both dancers for the lead role of Clara are homeschooled, and approximately 10 others in the production are currently homeschooled or are recent graduates. The Nutcracker in New Market is a limited version because of the smaller stage.

www.vendini.com

Cole Hall, Bridgewater College
402 East College Street
Bridgewater, VA

Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 16, at 3 p.m. Cost and ticketing is as above.

Enjoy the full production of The Nutcracker ballet at the Cole Hall performance of this Christmas-season tradition.

For more information, contact Ballet Extension at kepcrew@comcast.net or 540-828-0026.

http://www.rockinghamballettheatre.com/cms/index.php/performances/19-the-nutcracker-2012

 

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1.3 Youth With A Mission Audio Book Special – Expires December 20

Expires December 20, 2012. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is offering a “buy-two-for-the-price-of-one” special for four of their audio books. Buy the stories of WWII Christian heroes Corrie ten Boom and Dietrich Bonhoeffer (normally $22 each) now both for a total of $22–and that includes shipping! Use web code AB11CH12 in the search line on the web site, like you would if you were searching for a title. The stories of missionary heroes Gladys Aylward and Eric Liddell (Chariots of Fire) are included in this web-only special if you use the web code AB22CH12 at checkout. Again, you must put the code in the search line in order to pull up the special.  Tell your support group and homeschooling friends!

Be sure to see the bonus page for coloring, word puzzles, sample chapters, and more related to the hero biography series.

www.ywampublishing.com/c-39-hero-biographies.aspx

www.ywampublishing.com/c-78-heroes-series-bonus-material.aspx

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1.4 National History Bee – Online and at Multiple Venues – First Deadline Is December 23

Registration–and optional Intramural Bees–end December 23, 2012, with a series of other deadlines following. Open to students who have neither finished eighth grade nor reached the age of 15. (Last year, the youngest students were in sixth grade, but this year elementary school entrants will generally not be younger than fourth or fifth grade.) See the website for information on the high school division. Cost: $125/individual or any school, homeschool group, co-op, or other association. Form a group for this event! Last year’s winner received $50,000 in scholarship money. Prizes depend on the amount collected from entrants.

Register now for the History Channel’s National History Bee, an individual academic competition for elementary- and middle-school students that tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics. The three stages are as follows: first, an optional Intramural Bee (before December 23) and a mandatory Online Regional Qualifying Exam (January 2013) taken at school or home; second, Regional Finals (February through April) at 35 sites across the U.S.; and, finally, National Championships in May 2013.

See the website for more information and to register; direct questions to them via the contact form on the website, or call 864-475-1776.

http://historybee.com

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