Homeschool Items – November 6, 2013

Posted on Nov 2 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Homeschool Day at Amazement Square – Lynchburg – November 19
1.2 Article: “Ten Things to Do with Your Child Before Age Ten”


1.1 Homeschool Day at Amazement Square – Lynchburg – November 19

Amazement Square
27 Ninth Street
Lynchburg, VA

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9/adult (ages 18 through 59); $6/senior (age 60 and over); $11/student (pre-k through grade 8, or ages 2 through 17); $1 for optional planetarium program; children under age 2 are free. Cost includes museum exploration, a day full of special programs just for homeschool families, discounts for the museum shop, and a lunch room rental (lunch not included).

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Story time and songs for toddlers (ages two through five).

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Eat Well to “Bee” Well
Students will have fun learning about health and nutrition during this interactive session.

11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Greek Mythology in the Planetarium
Students will learn about the ancient Greeks and their stories using the dome planetarium to investigate the stars and constellations.

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. – “Bee” Smart, “Bee” Safe
Students will learn first aid and CPR through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Phases of the Moon in the Planetarium

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Native American Cultures
Students will learn about the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo tribes while exploring their villages and recreating their art.

2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Van der Graaf Machine Demonstrations
Learn about electricity while performing experiments using a Van der Graaf machine.

3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Candy Science
Have fun performing science experiments while using candy!

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Great Artists
After exploring the exhibition “Chagall for Children,” visit the Great Artists program to learn more about his artistic style and to try recreating some of his most famous works.

See the website for more information, or contact Jennifer Brown at 434-845-1888 or

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1.2 Article: “Ten Things to Do with Your Child Before Age Ten”

If your children are all over age 10, do not despair. Just begin to incorporate these crucial teaching areas, activities, and skills now. Remember, our faithful God honors obedience. “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.” Joel 2:25. The article is substantial; the handy graphic at the beginning will give you the gist of it if you haven’t time to read it all now. You will not regret taking the time to come back to go over the full article later.

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