Homeschool Items – April 8, 2013

Posted on Apr 1 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 CHESS Open House – Centreville – April 15 or 17
1.2 Article – Using Contests as Part of Your Curriculum


1.1 CHESS Open House – Centreville – April 15 or 17

Centreville Baptist Church
15100 Lee Highway
Centreville, VA

Monday, April 15, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or Wednesday, April 17, from 11:25 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. There is no cost and childcare is provided for younger siblings, but not infants (provided so that teens entering grades 7 through 12 and their parents can sit in on classes). Register via the website.

The Open House is for families who are interested in the CHESS co-op for the first time as well as for currently participating families. Visitors can see samples of class work and sit in on the classes throughout the day. It’s a great way to determine if a class is a good fit for your student. It is also recommended families carefully read the teacher’s prospectus for the class. Experience what CHESS is like first-hand!

See the website for more information or to register for the open house; ask questions of contact Tara Taylor at 703-753-1901 or Please do not e-mail to register unless you are unable to register at the website.

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1.2 Article - Using Contests as Part of Your Curriculum

You may have noticed a number of contests featured lately in the Update. Did you ever want to encourage a child to enter such a contest, but didn’t known how to fit it into your studies? Did the details of entering the contest overwhelm your child? Here’s a great article from The Teaching Home magazine archives that addresses these questions and others. Scroll down to see several portions of material on this theme. They also list a huge number of contests, many of which are annual events. You can also use internet searches to get current information on contests.

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