Posted on Jan 28 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin
1.1 Colonial Williamsburg Homeschooler Experience – Williamsburg – Best Prices by February 5
1.2 Andrew Pudewa Workshops – Chesterfield – Register by February 8
1.3 Jamestown Settlement – Yorktown Victory Center Homeschool Programs – Williamsburg and Yorktown – Best Price by February 8
1.4 REACH Homeschool Formal – Williamsburg – Best Price by February 10
1.5 National Museum of the Marine Corps Homeschool Day – Triangle – February 11
107 Visitor Center Drive
This Presidents’ Day Weekend, meet three founding fathers–Washington, Jefferson, and Madison–whose Williamsburg experiences led to the creation of a nation. Take advantage of hands-on activities and special programs at the museums, and mingle with these great leaders during Breakfast with the Presidents at the Williamsburg Lodge.
February 16 through 18, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event cost varies depending on how many days you visit, but children five and under are free. For pricing information, call 800-228-8878 or see the form online. Some special programs require additional fees. Pull up their calendar once you get to the website to see detailed information. Plan for lots of walking and consider taking a supply of drinks, snacks, and/or sack lunches.
The Colonial Williamsburg Homeschooler Experience offers admission to the historic buildings and programs of Virginia’s old colonial capital at greatly discounted prices, plus optional special programs. Deadline for advance purchases is February 5; walk-in rate available after this date.
Be sure to take advantage of the extensive website resources before you go, especially if you have never visited Williamsburg. You can explore the online offerings again and again and never exhaust them!
Andrew Pudewa High School Essay Intensive Workshop
Bishop Ireton Center
3300 Old Courthouse Road
Thursday, February 14, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $50/student (high school); $25/adult. Price includes the workshop and handouts. Register online by February 8.
The High School Essay Prep class is an excellent way to acquire immediate experience and inside tips on how to do one’s best on the 25-minute response to a prompt required on the SAT. Participants will write two full essays and receive a detailed booklet of resources and suggestions for continued practice.
Free Family Seminar with Andrew Pudewa
Hyles Baptist Church
7220 Courthouse Road
Thursday, February 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free for parents, grandparents, teachers, and students (ages 12 and up; nursing babies are also welcome–no childcare is available). Register online by February 8.
Andrew Pudewa will present “Conquering Corrupt Culture by Raising Christian Communicators.” We are in an extended campaign contending for our society, now corrupted by a continuous onslaught of relativism in thought, art, and morality, resulting in a culture of death, debt, and despair. We, as Christian homeschoolers, must have more than just “nice” reasons to homeschool. It’s not about academics; it’s about reclaiming Western Civilization for Jesus Christ. The choices we make every day have eternal significance.
Student Workshops with Andrew Pudewa
Hyles Baptist Church
7220 Courthouse Road
Friday, February 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Cost: $25/student (grades two through eight); handouts are included. Register online by February 8.
Choose the Introductory Student Workshop for grades two through four, or for grades five through seven; or choose the Advanced Student Workshop for grades three through eight.
Mini-Conference with Andrew Pudewa
Hyles Baptist Church
7220 Courthouse Road
Saturday, February 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Cost: $50/family of four (ages 12 and up); $15/each additional family member; $30/individual half-day pass for two workshops. The Mini-Conference is for parents, teachers, and students. Note: those signing up for this event are given priority admittance to the other student workshops.
Freedomship Education: Rebuilding Your Education Paradigm, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Nurturing Competent Communicators, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Lunch, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day, from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Mastery Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
See the website for more information, or contact Ann Hoopsick at 804-720-9605 or email@example.com. Register online at the public calendar on the CornerDesk website.
1.3 Jamestown Settlement-Yorktown Victory Center Homeschool Programs – Williamsburg and Yorktown – Best Price by February 8
2110 Jamestown Road
Yorktown Victory Center
200 Water Street
February 16 through 24, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special times for guided tours and classroom programs. Take self-guided tours anytime. Please see the website for detailed schedules.
Cost: $11/family member (youth or adult) if purchased before February 8; $12/family member after February 8. Children under age four are free. The homeschool ticket is good for unlimited admissions to both museums throughout the entire date range. In addition, optional hands-on programs and guided tours are available for students and their families. Each ticketholder is entitled to one hands-on program and one family tour at each museum. Purchase homeschool tickets most easily online (also available by phone at group reservations or in person). Hands-on programs and family tours must be scheduled separately following ticket purchase by calling group reservations at 757-253-4939. There is no deadline for registering, but space is limited. Walk-ins will be accepted if space is available.
At Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center, homeschool students will discover the sights and sounds of the 17th and 18th centuries while learning about their nation’s history. Trained museum educators will lead a variety of curriculum-based education programs for a range of grade levels. All programs address Virginia and United States standards of learning for history and social studies. Students can enroll in one of three programs at each museum, according to grade level, and families can register for an interactive, two-hour guided tour at each museum.
See the website for more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Great Wolf Lodge
549 E. Rochambeau Drive
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cost: $49/attendee if paid before February 10; $55/attendee if paid between February 11 and March 13; $62/attendee if paid between March 14 and May 1. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 1; no tickets will be sold at the door. There are no refunds, but you may sell the ticket to another homeschooler. Note: Please identify “seniors” when you purchase tickets (graduates will receive complimentary gifts). Twenty chaperones are needed and will be admitted at no cost. This event sells out each year, so be sure to RSVP early if interested. If you would like to attend, e-mail Wanda Sloper at email@example.com. Once you RSVP to attend, you will receive the codes for staying at Great Wolf Lodge if you want to stay there during this event. Room rates are $139/room (plus tax)/night.
The annual REACH Homeschool Formal includes dancing, refreshments, door prizes, a DJ, senior recognition, prom king and queen, and more. A photographer will be on hand to take pictures (available at an additional cost). The formal is open to teen homeschoolers (who may bring a non-homeschooling guest); mature 12-year-olds are allowed. Be sure to review the dress code and other standards at the REACH website.
See the website for more information, or contact Wanda Sloper at 540-423-9502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
February 11, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking and admission are free.
There will be special educational stations set up in the galleries just for homeschool teachers and students. To get the most out of your visit, see the education section on the website and virtual tour before–and after–you go.
See the website for information about the museum or contact 877-635-1775 with questions.