Homeschool Items – January 23, 2013

Posted on Jan 20 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 24th Annual Homeschool Science Fair – Manassas – Register by January 28
1.2 Classical Conversations Information Meeting – Virginia Beach – RSVP by January 28
1.3 Richmond Flying Squirrels Education Days – Richmond – Register by April (Space Limited)
1.4 The Teaching Home: “Learning How to Stay Well During Cold and Flu Season”
1.5 Article – Why Spelling Still Matters–or, “Spell Check Syndrome”

 

1.1 24th Annual Homeschool Science Fair – Manassas – Register by January 28

Manassas Church of the Brethren
10047 Nokesville Road
Manassas, VA

Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost to register: $7.50/child; $15/family. Guests may attend at no cost; childcare is not available. The registration deadline has been extended until Monday, January 28, 2013.

The Home Organization of Parent Educators is sponsoring a science fair for students of all ages to display their work and explore projects other homeschooled children have done. Competitive exhibits will be judged on accuracy, neatness, interest, and complexity applicable to child’s age.

See the website for more information or to register. Contact Jeff Bailey at jeff_bailey@verizon.net with questions.

https://www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/member/custom_public/custom.cfm?memberid=585&customid=9454

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1.2 Classical Conversations Information Meeting – Virginia Beach – RSVP by January 28

Panera Bread – Pembroke Mall
300 Constitution Drive
Virginia Beach, VA

Tuesday, January 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; additional dates are Tuesday, February 19 and Tuesday, March 26, both from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The information meetings are free; learn program costs and other information about Classical Conversations at their website. RSVP by 9:00 p.m., Monday, January 28 to attend the January 29 meeting. Families must attend an information meeting to be eligible to attend an Open House class with their children. Classical Conversations offers programs for children ages four through eighteen.

If you are interested in learning more about using the classical method in your homeschool, this meeting is for you. You will learn how the classical method works, about an exciting program that combines a biblical worldview and the classical tools of learning, as well as how Classical Conversations can support you, the teacher, offer a richer experience for your students. This will also be your opportunity to view some of the materials used by Classical Conversations and ask specific questions to your situation.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Rebecca Moon at 757-285-4090 or learningmoon@cox.net.

www.classicalconversations.com
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1.3 Richmond Flying Squirrels Education Days – Richmond – Register by April (Space Limited)

3001 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, or Wednesday, April 24, at 10:35 a.m. Cost: $7/Education Day package (includes a General Admission ticket, a Lunchable®, and an educational packet with baseball-related activities); $7/parent (no lunch included); free for children age three and under who will be sitting on a lap (will also not receive lunch). To reserve your tickets for either date, fill out the order form (second link) and send it in according to the form. Individual families may fill out their own form. Registration ends April 1, but space is limited for both games, so send in your order form as soon as possible.

The Flying Squirrels Education Day is a learning experience designed with students in mind to promote and celebrate baseball in education. Each student will receive an Education Day Packet full of activities combining baseball and education through history, math, science, geography, English, and more. These packets act as a positive problem-solving tool and encourage students to boost their minds and accomplish goals through curriculum designed to expand their logical and rational thinking.

See the website for more information, or contact Camp Peery at 804-359-3866, ext. 339 or camp.peery@squirrelsbaseball.com. See the second link for the form to download, print, and return by e-mail, by fax to 804-359-1373, or by postal mail to the address on the form.

www.milb.com/team2/page.jsp?ymd=20120208&content_id=26614308&vkey=team2_t3410&fext=.jsp&sid=t3410

www.milb.com/documents/2012/11/16/40319640/1/2013_Education_Day_Flyer.pdf

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1.4 The Teaching Home: “Learning How to Stay Well During Cold and Flu Season”

This issue of the Teaching Home magazine on “Learning How to Stay Well During Cold and Flu Season” contains sections on “Five Ways to Avoid Infection,” “Nine Ways to Enhance Your Immune System,” and “Eight Ways to Continue Learning While Sick.” Check the sidebars for lesson plans and much more.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs158/1101229843312/archive/1112127099266.html

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1.5 Article – Why Spelling Still Matters–or, “Spell Check Syndrome”

Do you–or your students–wonder if teaching spelling still has a point? By the way, they neglected “cite” from the example in the article. Do your students know this one? A quick read of this article (and comments) is enlightening.

www.dailywritingtips.com/site-sight-and-the-spell-check-syndrome/comment-page-1/#comment-410624

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