Homeschool Items – May 3, 2013

Posted on Apr 28 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Colonial Poetics and Rhetoric Club Information Meeting – Yorktown – Register by May 13
1.2 Used Curriculum Sale and Homeschool Community Resource Fair – Richmond – May 16
1.3 Lynchburg Museums Homeschool Day – Lynchburg – May 22
1.4 Article: Sam Blumenfeld on “How to Get the Most Out of Homeschool Conventions”

 

1.1 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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1.2 Used Curriculum Sale and Homeschool Community Resource Fair – Richmond – May 16

Grove Avenue Baptist Church
8701 Ridge Road
Richmond, VA

Thursday, May 16, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission, or to rent a table and sell. Cash and checks (made payable to individual sellers) are accepted. Sellers and Co-op representatives must register at the website. Gather your books to sell and make a list of what you need to buy!

Sellers must reserve a table and may sell curriculum, software, and other resources. Items should be labeled with your first and last name and price of the item. Arrive between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to set up your table. The sale begins at 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to have small bills and coins available for making change.

Connect with homeschoolers in the community, visit with representatives of co-ops and teacher services, and examine their materials.

If you would like to represent a co-op or teacher service, please email Stephanie Konicki at HomeEducators@comcast.net.

See the website for more information and to register to sell or represent a group. Contact Stephanie Konicki at HomeEducators@comcast.net or 804-901-0185.

Register on the website by clicking on “Special Events,” and then clicking on “Used Curriculum Sale.” You only need to register if you are selling books or promoting homeschool services; you do not need to register to attend.

www.HomeEducatorsatGrove.org

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1.3 Lynchburg Museums Homeschool Day – Lynchburg – May 22

Lynchburg Museum
901 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA

Point of Honor
112 Cabell Street
Lynchburg, VA

Wednesday, May 22, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free–tell your homeschooling friends! Please RSVP to Rachel Deddens if you plan to attend.

Homeschoolers from across Virginia are invited to tour the Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor to see their educational resources for families. Bring the family and a picnic and enjoy a day full of hands-on activities.

See the websites for more information. Contact Rachel Deddens at 434-455-4424 or Rachel.Deddens@lynchburgva.gov to register or to ask questions.

www.lynchburgmuseum.org

www.pointofhonor.org

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1.4 Article: Sam Blumenfeld on “How to Get the Most Out of Homeschool Conventions”

Noted homeschool author and speaker Sam Blumenfeld gives convention-goers some valuable tips, such as: go over the program at home before you attend, arrive early and bring a basket on wheels to carry purchases, talk to the speakers and exhibitors, and ask speakers to sign books. Read the article for more good ideas on how to make the most of your convention experience. Attend HEAV’s homeschool convention in June, and use these ideas may help plan your time!

www.home-school.com/Articles/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-homeschool-conventions.php

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