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Homeschool Items – May 30, 2012

1.1 Arundel Homeschoolers Curriculum Fair – Arnold, MD – June 5
1.2 Seeking Military Homeschoolers for GeoPlunge Tournament – Washington,D.C. – July 11
1.3 Tradewinds Homeschool Shop Program – Virginia Beach – September 2012 through May 2013
1.4 Article: “How to Prepare a Topical Bible Study”
1.5 Article: Year-Round and Summer Homeschool Options

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1.1 Arundel Homeschoolers Curriculum Fair – Arnold, MD – June 5

Broadneck EP Church
235 Bay Dale Drive
Arnold, MD

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free; supervised children are welcome.

Arundel Homeschoolers is hosting its Annual Curriculum Fair. Workshops will be offered at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., and will include apologetics, beginning homeschooling, “Feeding Picky Eaters,” “Teaching Struggling Learners,” and more! Whether you are looking for a full curriculum, a few books to supplement, or just some kids’ books at a great price, you might be able to find them at the curriculum fair. Check out the used books, meet tutors and teachers, watch homeschoolers demonstrate skills they are learning (such as speech, debate, music, and more), find homeschool resources, enjoy the workshops, and take advantage of the final night of discounted member rates for their homeschool support group! Enter to win one of the door prizes!

www.arundelhomeschoolers.net/curriculum-fair.html

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1.2 Seeking Military Homeschoolers for GeoPlunge Tournament – Washington, DC – July 11

Downtown Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Cost: $13.95/GeoPlunge card deck (per student or a team of three can share a deck).

GeoPlunge consists of a variety of innovative, exciting, and award-winning geography games played using a set of colorful, easy to read GeoPlunge cards.

GeoPlunge was developed to teach children about the United States in a fun way and to provide children with the motivation to learn about U.S. geography and about our country. It combines game and card strategies. Children–or even adults–learn a ton of U.S. geography just by playing GeoPlunge, but often do not realize how much they are learning because they are having so much fun playing the game.

Tournaments have received press coverage from the media. Nearly 250 children from D.C. public schools participated in the Seventh Annual D.C. GeoPlunge tournament. Homeschooled children from Bolling AFB have also participated and performed very well in the most recent GeoPlunge tournaments. Arent Fox LLC, a Washington, D.C. law firm and maker of the GeoPlunge game, would like to host a summer GeoPlunge tournament for military homeschoolers this summer.

For more information, see the website to learn about GeoPlunge, or contact Jessalyn Brach at afwife99@gmail.com.

www.geoplunge.com

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1.3 Tradewinds Homeschool Shop Program – Virginia Beach – September 2012 through May 2013

Most of the program will be held at 2632 Seaboard Road in Virginia Beach. The automotive module will be held in Great Bridge section of Chesapeake.

Wednesdays, September 5, 2012, through May, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $45/student tuition (monthly); $60/student registration fee (one-time). In order to serve a broader range of the homeschool community, participation will be limited to two students per family; additional family members will be wait-listed. Supply fee will vary per module. Recommended for grades 9 through 12. Space is limited–first come; first served.

TradeWinds Institute is a homeschool shop program entering its second year. It exposes interested students to the trades of carpentry, painting, plumbing, and automotive technology with additional trades to be added for returning and advanced students. It is a hands-on, full school year program taught by professionals in their trades.

Interested families may contact Mrs. Shermaine Jones at 757-214-5115 or healingstreams@juno.com to register or for more information.

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1.4 Article: “How to Prepare a Topical Bible Study”

A pastor shares the basics on “How to Prepare a Topical Bible Study.”  While aimed at sermon preparation, the straightforward principles can be applied to homeschooling, Bible studies (personal or group), and family devotions. Consider sharing the information with a mature young adult who feels called to ministry.

http://blogs.christianpost.com/smallpreacher-biggod/how-to-prepare-a-topical-bible-study-9978/

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1.5 Article: Year-round and Summer Homeschool Options

The Teaching Home Magazine offers several possibilities besides the “traditional” school year. Homeschooling gives us the freedom to choose the best option for our family schedules and needs.

www.teachinghome.com/newsletters/vol_2-no_9.cfm

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