Homeschool Items – April 11, 2013

Posted on Apr 7 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Workshop: “Successful Homeschooling: It CAN Be Done!” – Ripplemead – April 13
1.2 Acadamiacs: Learning Through Song – Virginia Beach – April 24
1.3 “Medieval Knights” Richmond Homeschool Prom – Mechanicsville – Register by May 4
1.4 Colonial Poetics and Rhetoric Club Information Meeting – Yorktown – Register by May 13

 

1.1 Workshop: “Successful Homeschooling: It CAN Be Done!” – Ripplemead – April 13

Riverview Baptist Church
219 Big Stony Creek Road
Ripplemead, VA

Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free; bring a friend! There is no child care available. No registration required.

“Successful Homeschooling” will present information in a Christian perspective and include the topics getting started, choosing curriculum, multi-level teaching, family roles, schedules, and organization. There will also be an experienced homeschool panel to answer your questions. Expect something for everyone. The group is planning to have a new homeschool support group in the fall.

For more information, contact Mimi Harris at wardandmimi@pemtel.net or 540-626-5055.

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1.2 Acadamiacs: Learning Through Song – Virginia Beach – April 24

Virginia Beach School of the Arts
3083 Brickhouse Court
Virginia Beach, VA

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Free of charge. Dress comfortably for floor seating. Register soon as space is limited–and no strollers please.

Students from ages five through ten years are invited to a fun session where they’ll learn to sing the Presidents in order, the Bill of Rights, states and capitals, multiplication tables, periodic table, and more! Have fun learning academics through singing. Parents and other siblings can stay in the room to watch and learn too. Everyone is welcome!

See the website for more information; to register, contact Virginia Largent at

singsols@yahoo.com or 757-717-7187.

www.acadamiacs.com

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1.3 “Medieval Knights” Richmond Homeschool Prom – Mechanicsville – Register by May 4

8209 Shady Grove Road
Mechanicsville, VA

Saturday May 11, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $18/person; payment in advance by PayPal or postal mail required. Register by May 4.

Join an expected 400 guests for the 13th annual Richmond “Medieval Knights” Homeschool prom. Once again, there will be graduating senior recognition, door prizes, a professional photographer, excellent DJ for lots of dancing, and food. See more on the Facebook page.

Contact Lynn Maready at 804-467-7875 for details and registration forms or see the group Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Richmond-Homeschool-Prom/190326280984689

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1.4 Colonial Poetics and Rhetoric Club Information Meeting – Yorktown – Register by May 13

CPR Club
106 N. Joshua’s Way
Yorktown, VA

Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The informational meeting is free of charge; bring an interested homeschooled friend (ages 12 through 18)! Register by the morning of Monday, May 13.

The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) believes that “formal speech and debate can provide a means for homeschooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a biblical world view in a manner that glorifies God.” Region 9 provides tournaments and training opportunities for students from nearby states to develop their skills in an atmosphere of mutual friendship and accountability.

Colonial Poetics and Rhetoric Club of Yorktown will open training and foundations classes for its second season in August. They will train newcomers in the skills and disciplines of debate and speech events through a weeklong introductory camp in mid-August, weekly club meetings, monthly intensive Saturday events, and regional novice and practice tournaments. Veteran competitors will build speaking and leadership skills–including increasing their repertoire of selections and becoming more polished. Debate competitors will build research and analysis skills, and improve logic and argumentation.

For questions or to stay informed as the fall schedule takes shape, contact the CPR Club at cprhetoric@gmail.com. See the link for general information on the national organization.

www.ncfca.org

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