Homeschool Items – February 6, 2013

Posted on Feb 3 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 American Mathematics Competition – Lexington – Register by February 12
1.2 Classical Conversations Meetings – Multiple locations – Multiple Dates
1.3 Common Soldier of the Civil War Homeschool Day – Richmond – Register by March 1
1.4 Irish Dance Lessons – Yorktown – Ongoing (Next Session Starts March 9)

 

1.1 American Mathematics Competition – Lexington – Register by February 12

Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
Center for Leadership and Ethics, Letcher Avenue
Lexington, VA

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open to students ages 13 through 18. There is no cost; additionally, VMI pays for the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 10B and 12B tests and for lunch. Challenge, stimulate, and reward your math students as you generate greater interest in mathematics. Students will also learn more about historic VMI through a campus tour. Register by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12; space is limited, so respond as soon as possible.

Math students can participate in the AMC 10B and AMC 12B high school mathematics competitions designed to challenge tenth- and twelfth-grade students. The contest will start promptly at 10 a.m. in the Center for Leadership and Ethics and end at about noon, followed by lunch on campus and a tour of VMI. This is an outreach and recruitment activity of the Department of Mathematics and the Mathematics Education and Resource Center at VMI, along with the (AMC) program for the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

The mission of the MAA Competitions is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition. The emphasis is on problem solving, not just computation. The problems are for all students with a healthy mix of easy, challenging, and fun questions. Top scorers receive recognition through special honors and awards, including an honor roll and merit roll featuring high-scoring students. These contests are the first in the series that lead to the US team at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

See the website for information on the International Mathematical Olympiad. Contact Dr. Randall E. Cone at conere10@vmi.edu or 540-464-7337 to register for the VMI event (include number of students testing and accompanying adults), or to ask questions.

http://amc.maa.org

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1.2 Classical Conversations Meetings – Multiple locations – Multiple Dates

Information Meeting
Braithwaite Studios and Cafe
415 Mason Street
Dayton, VA

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and open to anyone who is interested in Classical Conversations (CC).

Come learn about the CC Community in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area.

See the website for more information about Classical Conversations; contact

Sherry Sweet at ssweetshl@comcast.net or 540-280-5691 for more about this event.

www.classicalconversations.com

Open House for Classical Conversations
Ironbridge Baptist Church
10900 Ironbridge Road
Chester, VA

Monday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to interested parents and their children in grades kindergarten through high school. An RSVP to rhondakester@gmail.com would help them to know how many to expect.

If you are interested in a one-day-a-week program to help you on your homeschooling journey, then you are invited to attend the Classical Conversations Open House.

See the website for more information about Classical Conversations; contact Rhonda Kester at rhondakester@gmail.com or 804-640-8011 for information about this event.

www.classicalconversations.com

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1.3 Common Soldier of the Civil War Homeschool Day – Richmond – Register by March 1

Museum of the Confederacy
1201 E. Clay Street
Richmond, VA

Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Specify the morning session (10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) or the afternoon session (1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.) when you register. Cost: $5/adult or student (ages 6 through 12); free for children under age 6. The cost includes admission to the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, a craft and hands-on program, and lesson plans for parents. Register by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1.

Learn about the common soldier of the Civil War! Learn drills, what they wore, what they ate, and what life was really like in camp. Explore the exhibits in the Museum about the battles of the Civil War and life between the battles. Tour the restored White House of the Confederacy. Make a craft! Join in the fun!

See the website for more information; alternately, contact Hilliary Turner at 804-649-1861 or hturner@moc.org to register or ask questions

www.moc.org

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1.4 Irish Dance Lessons – Yorktown – Ongoing (Next Session Starts March 9)

The Dance Center
110 Dare Road
Yorktown, VA

Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Although St. Patrick’s Day classes begin March 9, classes are offered year-round and they may be joined at any time.) Cost: $45/weekly Saturday class (ages four through adult); $25 annual registration fee. Dance shoes (ghillies and/or hard shoes) are not included. Please inquire about intermediate and advanced classes (also ongoing) if the student has experience with Irish Dance. Instructors will evaluate dancers and place them accordingly.

If you always wanted to know how to “Riverdance” now is your opportunity to learn in classes taught by a veteran homeschool mom. This class is designed as a new beginner homeschool Irish dance class for anyone who has never done Irish dance and would like to learn!

See the websites for more information, or contact Kathy Nelson at 757-253-2437 or bnelson44@cox.net with questions or to sign up; alternately, register at the Nelson Academy website. Links are to the academy, their performing company, and Facebook pages, respectively.

www.nelson-academy.com

www.nelsonproductionsllc.com

www.facebook.com/TheNelsonAcademyOfIrishDance

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