1.1 Three-Group Used Curriculum Sale – Culpeper – Reserve Table by May 25
1.2 HERE Used Curriculum Sale – Newport News – June 1
1.3 Homeschoolers and Historic Houses – Richmond – June 5
1.4 Article: “Why I Homeschool–Part One: (Because I Was Homeschooled)”
1.5 Article: “Making a Strong Impression on College Admission Officers”
Open Door Baptist Church
754 Germanna Highway
Saturday, May 26, 2012. Drop-off for books is at 7 a.m., sorting is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., shopping for volunteers is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and shopping for the public is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unsold books to be returned to sellers will be sorted from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; sellers can pick up unsold books beginning at 3:30 p.m. Organizers will work hard to have payment ready for the sellers by 4 p.m. Cost: $5/family to sell; resource tables for those wishing to provide free information about their goods or services for homeschoolers are free. This is a CASH only sale.
Homeschoolers will be able to enjoy shopping for used curriculum even if they have books to sell at this drop-off sale sponsored by three homeschool groups, PACE (Piedmont Area Christian Educators), FAITH (Fauquier-Area Instructors Teaching at Home), and FHE (Fauquier Home Educators). Be sure to let your friends and other homeschool groups know!
Lots of volunteers are needed to make this sale a success. E-mail Vanessa Short at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer to help sort, set up, or clean up, any time before, during, or after the sale. Many folks are needed to enable sellers to shop and not be stuck at their tables (remember, volunteers shop early)! Please, also e-mail Vanessa to get a seller number and label template, and to request a resource table. Mail seller fee of $5 to PACE Homeschool, 701 Holly Leaf Road, Culpeper VA 22701.
Menchville Baptist Church
248 Menchville Road
Friday, June 1, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; set up is at 9 a.m.; clean-up is at 1 p.m.
Members and non-members of Home Educators Recreation and Enrichment (HERE) are both encouraged to buy and sell. Tell your homeschooling friends.
See the website for more information and to reserve your spot to sell. Contact the event coordinator at email@example.com with questions.
4305 Sulgrave Road
Wilton House Museum
215 S. Wilton Road
Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $8/student or adult (everyone ages eight and up); $4/child (ages three through seven); free for ages two and under.
Agecroft Hall and Wilton House Museum will offer homeschoolers an opportunity to explore America’s colonial and British roots during this special, day-long program. The Homeschoolers and Historic Houses program will include tours of both museums, up-close and hands-on study of reproduction artifacts, historic games, and more. Students will discover what life was like in England during the Tudor and Stuart years of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and be able to compare these discoveries with life in Virginia during the eighteenth century. Be sure to explore and learn about the houses on their websites before and after the events!
See the websites for more information or contact 804-353-4241 to ask questions or make the needed advance reservation.
This homeschooling mom says both she and her husband were homeschooled and so, for them, it was a given. For her, there was almost no learning curve–she grew up knowing how to do it!
“Making a Strong Impression on College Admission Officers,” by Becky Cooke and Diane Kummer, mentions the basics of advance parental planning and preparation while counting ultimately on the Lord, carefully researching college offerings and settings, and then showing them what you’ve got!, Consider subscribing to HSLDA’s Homeschooling Thru High School newsletter so you won’t miss any more vital advice.