Homeschool Items – December 6, 2012

Posted on Dec 1 2012 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Cupcakes with the Curator – Smithfield – December 12
1.2 Free Answers in Genesis: Answers Conference – Williamsburg – Registering Now
1.3 Homeschool Swim Class – Mechanicsville – Begins in January
1.4 The Teaching Home Newsletter #298: Rejuvenate Your Home School

 

1.1 Cupcakes with the Curator – Smithfield – December 12

Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Look for this quarterly program to repeat. Free; no registration is required. Bring your lunch and the museum will supply dessert. Arrive early or stay later to see the museum.

Typewriters, flamethrowers, spurs, signs, salt bricks, and hog-bristle scrapers–what else is in the museum’s closet? The museum’s curator will pull an item from the collection to discuss its significance. Interpreting local history, the museum’s exhibits include prehistoric fossils, Native American and Colonial artifacts, a country store, and the museum’s most notable artifact–the world’s oldest, edible cured ham. The 1902 pork product exemplifies the patented Smithfield curing process.

For more information, contact the Isle of Wight County Museum at 757-356-1223 or jwilliams@isleofwightus.net.

www.historicisleofwight.com

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1.2 Free Answers in Genesis: Answers Conference – Williamsburg – Registering Now

Williamsburg Christian Academy
101 School House Lane
Williamsburg, VA

Friday, January 25, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. (K through grade 6) and 9:30 a.m. (grades 7 through 12). Each session lasts 50 minutes. Free and open to local Williamsburg area homeschoolers. Childcare for ages four and up will be provided by JandY Ministry (see the second link for more information); a freewill offering will be accepted for childcare. Homeschoolers must pre-register by phone at 757-258-1099. Space is limited for these sessions, so register early.

This Answers Conference is sponsored by CrossWalk Community Church of Williamsburg January 27 and 28, but this session on January 25 is specifically for homeschoolers. Hear Terry Mortenson of Answers in Genesis speak on the creation-evolution controversy and why it’s important to us. See 2.6 for information, including an additional session at the college of William and Mary on Friday evening for grades kindergarten through adults.

See the website for more information, especially topics and schedule, or contact Lynne Wells at lynne.wells@crosswalk.cc or 757-258-2825.

www.answersoutreach.org/Williamsburg13

www.jandyministry.com

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1.3 Homeschool Swim Class – Mechanicsville – Begins in January

Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club
9120 Burkwood Club Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Begins in January. This month-to-month class will be offered Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. with the option of changing the time back an hour if that is more convenient. Cost: $25/month (Burkwood Club member); $20/month (each additional sibling); $75/month (non-member); $60/month (each additional sibling). Open to children of all ages up to 18, who are able to swim the entire length of the pool in both freestyle and backstroke without assistance.

George Massey, Aquatic Director for Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club, is starting a homeschool swim class in their indoor pool. This class will not be a “learn-to-swim class,” but they do offer beginner’s classes to members and non-members. Please see their website for further details. The homeschool class will be geared toward getting children into shape for their summer swim team while working on technical development of all four strokes. It also will be an option for high school students to get PE credits and give children who enjoy swimming an opportunity to improve their physical fitness.

Contact the Aquatics Director, George Massey at bsrcaquatics@gmail.com or 730-2472 for further details. See the website for more information about the club and other classes.

www.burkwoodclub.com

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1.4 The Teaching Home Newsletter #298: Rejuvenate Your Home School

Getting ready for the new year during your holiday vacation time? Does your homeschooling need a little boost? Do you? Rest assured that although this issue of The Teaching Home online magazine was written for 2011, the points to ponder, and questions to ask yourself and pray over are still valid for 2013.

www.teachinghome.com/newsletters/newsletter298.cfm

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