Homeschool Items – June 26, 2013

Posted on Jun 22 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 REACH Back-to-School Party – Fredericksburg – August 23
1.2 Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds – Fairfax Station – Practices Resume September 11
1.3 The Teaching Home: Family Day Trips and More
1.4 Article – Homeschooling Duties of Fathers
1.5 Field Trip Idea: Bird Carving or Bird Watching – Virginia Beach
1.6 Homeschooling with Autism Group – Richmond – Ongoing

 

1.1 REACH Back-to-School Party – Fredericksburg – August 23

AMF Bowling Alley
12100 Kilarney Drive
Fredericksburg, VA

Friday, August 23, 2013, from noon to 4:30 p.m. Cost: No cost to attend; however, bowling is $2/game and $1.00 plus tax/shoe rental. Advanced registration is not required.

Come and sign up for more than 200 possible fieldtrips for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year as you enjoy fellowship with other homeschoolers at the party. The group travels all over Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. One must be a member of REACH to go on the fieldtrips; membership forms will be available at the party.

See the website for more information, or contact Wanda Sloper at 540-423-9502 or rhsgwanda11@comcast.net.

www.REACHhomeschoolgroupva.com

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1.2 Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds – Fairfax Station – Practices Resume September 11

St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church
5911 Fairview Woods Drive
Fairfax Station, VA

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; continues subsequent Wednesdays through December 11, 2013, with a break for Thanksgiving on November 27. Rehearsals resume January 8, 2014 and run through April 30, 2014. Concerts are mandatory (December 11 and April 30). Cost: $20/month for each intermediate or advanced band student; $30/month family cap. If a parent plays in the band, one child’s tuition is waived; there is also a minimum of $20/month per family. This covers operating expenses.

The Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds is a wind ensemble open to all musicians at or above an intermediate level in the D.C. metropolitan area who are homeschooled or who simply need a worthwhile concert band experience. The group plays intermediate to advanced literature, performs two concerts annually, and meets for practice each Wednesday. They are now accepting musicians for the 2013-2014 season. The band is open to all levels except beginners.

Band uniform for concerts will be all black modest, dressy attire for the fall and modest black pants or skirt with a white top for the spring.

See the website for more information; contact Mary Henson at 703-426-4290 or maryhensonjazz@gmail.com. See further information on the group’s Facebook page.

www.northernvahomeschoolband.com

https://www.facebook.com/NorthernVirginiaHomeSchoolSymphonicWinds

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1.3 The Teaching Home: Family Day Trips and More

The Teaching Home does its usual thorough job outlining useful steps planning for, travelling to, and visiting edifying Bible museums and related sites. Among other resources, the magazine provides reference links to use when the trip includes a visit to secular sites such as zoos and aquariums, or science and natural history museums, so parents can handle inevitable questions in a God-honoring fashion. Older students can likewise learn to be prepared for questions that arise in today’s society.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs158/1101229843312/archive/1113495637046.html

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1.4 Article – Homeschooling Duties of Fathers

The checklists contain many duties most people haven’t considered. Dads may not know they are needed so much in a homeschool!

www.knowledgehouse.info/KHnews/06-2013.html

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1.5 Field Trip Idea: Bird Carving or Bird Watching – Virginia Beach

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
12th Street & Atlantic Ave (the small parking lot)
1113 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. They are closed Mondays (except Memorial Day weekend) through September, during which time they are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the small museum is free.

Heading to the beachfront? Add a side trip to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. See the newsletter on the website bimonthly. Birders meet from time to time to observe from museum grounds; they’ve spotted 65 species!

Check with the museum about carving classes; click on “carvers” to see more information. Contact them with questions at atlanticwildfowl@verizon.net or 757-437-8432.

www.awhm.org/index.html

www.facebook.com/pages/Atlantic-Wildfowl-Heritage-Museum/149453048413586?ref=ts

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1.6 Homeschooling with Autism Group – Richmond – Ongoing

Richmond Autism Integration Network (RAIN) started with a unique summer camp for kids on the autism spectrum and will be starting a homeschool support “school” in September. They have extensive resources and a firsthand understanding of kids with autism.

The website is a helpful site for finding social skills opportunities for children with a primary diagnosis of autism.

www.RichmondAutism.Org

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