Homeschool Items – September 11, 2013

Posted on Sep 8 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Historic Polegreen Church Foundation 2nd Annual Homeschool Day – Register by September 13
1.2 Campaign Internships – Statewide – Until the Election
1.3 The Cashore Marionettes – Richmond – Begins October 2
1.4 Free Homeschool Student ID Cards – Through September 30–or While Supplies Last
1.5 National Museum of the Air Force Home School Day – Dayton, OH – October 7
1.6 Museum of the Confederacy Civil War Medicine Homeschool Day Richmond – Register by October 11
1.7 Field Trip Ideas: Grocery Stores

 

1.1 Historic Polegreen Church Foundation 2nd Annual Homeschool Day – Register by September 13

6411 Heatherwood Drive
Mechanicsville, VA

Wednesday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is free of charge. Register by September 13.

This enriching educational event presents an opportunity for students to explore the rich history that defines Polegreen–from its dissenter religious roots and trailblazing historical figures to its Civil War experience and contemporary preservation initiatives. The free, two-hour program includes an interactive guided tour of the site, sketching with provided sketchbooks, and a lively performance by a Patrick Henry interpreter. Picnic tables are available for use following the program if participants would like to bring a picnic lunch.

For more information or to register please email Margaret Hancock, the curator of education,  at education@historicpolegreen.org.

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1.2 Campaign Internships – Statewide – Until the Election

The Ken Cuccinelli campaign offers unpaid internships for older students or homeschool families who wish to assist and learn. Letters of recognition or recommendation go with students when they work with staff learning and applying what they learn about civics and government. Potential interns on the peninsula can contact the campaign via Tim Pogge (poe’-gee) at 757-593-3871 or tpoggee@rpv.org.

Get involved this election, and support the candidate of your choice! Use an online search or even on Facebook for candidates and campaign offices in your area for whom you would like to volunteer.

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1.3 The Cashore Marionettes – Richmond – Begins October 2

Children’s Theatre of Virginia
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, VA

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. See the website for other performances; student matinees will be presented Wednesday through Friday, October 2 through 11. Cost: $10/person (age five and over; group size of 15 or more people); $15/person (group size fewer than 15 people). The program is recommended for children ages five and over.

The Cashore Marionettes describes their performance as a celebration of life. The program is made up of “a collection of engaging pieces encompassing a broad range of themes…this world-renowned marionette company will entertain audiences of all ages.”

Simple Gifts is a series of scenes from everyday life set to music by Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven, and Copland. Through a combination of puppet manipulation, music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, the original vignettes present characters with a range of emotions produced by engineering marvels. Parents can preview the subjects and music at the second website to determine its suitability for them.

See the website for more information, or contact Janine Sears at jsears@va-rep.org or 800-275-5005.

http://va-rep.org/show_cashore_marionettes.html

www.cashoremarionettes.com

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1.4 Free Homeschool Student ID Cards – Through September 30–or While Supplies Last

AlphaCard.com currently offers free homeschool student ID cards (including free shipping) available through September 30–or while supplies last. The professionally produced ID cards are used by high schools and universities nationwide. Having a student ID can help your homeschooler receive student discounts at many stores and restaurants! There is a limit of five ID cards per household, students only–not available for adults. See the website for more details. Contact them with any additional questions at 503-924-6595 or HomeSchoolID@alphacard.com.

www.alphacard.com/homeschool-id-cards

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1.5 National Museum of the Air Force Home School Day – Dayton, OH – October 7

National Museum of the USAF
1100 Spaatz Street
Dayton, OH

Monday, October 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free and does not require any registration.

This fun-filled STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) educational event will feature hands-on classes, auditorium presentations, aerospace demonstration stations, guided tours, scavenger hunts, and more! The special guest speaker is boomerang world champion and motivational speaker Gary Broadbent.

See the website for more information or contact Cindy Henry at 937-255-4646 or cynthia.henry@us.af.mil.

www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/education/homeschool/index.asp

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1.6 Museum of the Confederacy Civil War Medicine Homeschool Day Richmond – Register by October 11

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

Wednesday, October  16, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Specify the morning session (10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) or afternoon session (1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.) when you register. Cost: $5/adult, student (ages 5 through 18); children 5 and under who are not yet official students are free. The cost includes a guided museum tour, hands-on Civil War medicine program, craft, and museum admission. Space is limited; register by 5 p.m. on October 11.

At the Civil War Medicine Homeschool Day, students will discover why disease was the number one killer of Civil War soldiers and learn about different treatments for different wounds. Learn about medicine during the Civil War and participate in a mock amputation! Students will have the opportunity to serve as assistant surgeons, wounded soldiers, and amputees.

See the website for more information; to register or ask further questions, contact Hilliary Turner at hturner@moc.org or 804-649-1861, ext. 122.

www.moc.org

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1.7 Field Trip Ideas: Grocery Stores

The Field Trip Factory website has information on many different possible outings your support group, a group of homeschooling families gathered just for the event, or sometimes even just your family could arrange. The website describes various locations that will open up for instructive tours, among them are GIANT and Martin’s grocery stores. The stores offer free field trips for children to come in and learn about nutrition and discover healthy foods. Schedule trips at the website or by calling 800-987-6409.

www.fieldtripfactory.com/giant

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