Dear Friend, We’re excited to meet you at this event… The Art of Homeschooling With Veteran Homeschool Moms, Mentors, & Activists: Barbara Phillips and Diane Flynn Keith* Saturday, January 10th, 9:30 AM to 12:30 P.M. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall 2124 Brewster Avenue (at Lowell Street) Redwood City, CA 94062 Are you interested in homeschooling or unschooling? Have you just begun your journey? Are you currently un/homeschooling and need some inspiration? Join us for a fun, informative, and thought-provoking conversation at this all-inclusive, non-sectarian event. What? You say you can’t make it to the live event? If you want to learn more about homeschooling and unschooling see the documentary film, “Class Dismissed.” Diane Flynn Keith is one of the homeschool advocates interviewed in the film that follows a family’s two-year journey from public school to learning outside the traditional classroom walls. Learn more at http://www.classdismissedmovie.com. For those who can attend the live event, here’s what you’ll learn: *Get the Basics – Find out the Legal Ways to Homeschool/Unschool in California including enrollment in a public school/charter school programs, and establishing a private school (and filing the Private School Affidavit) *How to Hack An Education – Where to Find Curriculum and Educational Resources and Opportunities both traditional and unconventional for all grades, ages, interests, and ability levels *Where to Find Community – How to Get Connected with Other Un/Homeschoolers for Support and Socialization including co-op classes, field trips, and social events *How Homeschoolers & Unschoolers Get Into College – with or without doing high school curriculum *How People Successfully Homeschool and Unschool Their Kids (what a day in a life without traditional schooling looks like) Through personal stories and Q&A, get answers to all of your questions or concerns including un/homeschooling children with learning differences, gifted kids, teens, and children of multiple ages, and more! Please arrive early, as we will begin the meeting promptly at 9:30 AM. Doors open at 9:00 AM. This event will be held in the “Social Hall” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The entrance to the Social Hall is on Lowell Street. The facility is located in a well-maintained residential neighborhood. There is plenty of free street parking around the building. This event is for adults only. Please do not bring children or babes-in-arms. Thank you for your cooperation. Please bring any beverages or snacks needed for your own comfort during the presentation. Space is limited. ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ADVISED. There is a small registration fee to defray expenses including room rental and hand-outs: Advanced Registration is $20 per person; Registration at the door (if seating is available) is $25 per person. To Register in advance and save $5.00 click on the link below: http://www.homefires.com/click?artofhsing Sorry, no refunds. If you register and are unable to attend for any reason, you are welcome to transfer your registration to someone else. We will also be happy to email the handout (pdf) to anyone who registers and is unable to attend on the day of the event. Simply contact us after the event and request the handout. Can’t wait to see you there! Please help us get the word out by passing this information along to anyone who may be interested! Thank you! *About the Presenters: Barbara Phillips is a veteran homeschool mom and activist, California credentialed teacher (Montessori certified), and a Reading Tutor and Coach who specializes in helping children with special needs. She has been mentoring un/homeschool families through workshops and presentations for over 20 years. Barbara un/homeschooled her daughter, Rachel, from second grade through high school. Diane Flynn Keith is a veteran un/homeschool mom and mentor, editor of Homefires.com, author of the books “Carschooling” and “Papa’s Pearls,” and has been a popular speaker at homeschool conferences throughout the U.S. Her oldest son was un/homeschooled from second grade through high school, and her youngest son was un/homeschooled from K-12. She enjoys liberating families from conventional schooling to live extraordinary lives. Here’s to your lifelong learning success, Diane Diane Flynn Keith Editor of Homefires.com, Kindling A Love of Learning Through Homeschooling http://www.Homefires.com Author of “Papa’s Pearls: A Father’s Gift of Love and Wisdom To His Children and Grandchildren” http://www.PapasPearls.com To unsubscribe go here: https://go.madmimi.com/opt_out?fe=1&pact=26422648946&amx=7156543500
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It’s Tuesday, November 18, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)
- Student Inventors – Read comics featuring the biographies of student inventors, explore the student inventors and their inventions in the “Gallery for America’s Young Inventors”, and find out how you can submit an invention and be inducted to the hall of fame.
- Invention Competitions – Students can participate in competitions, awards, scholarships, and more. Check out the BubbleWrap competition, the Rubber Band Contest, Student Ideas for a Better America, and more.
- Science Activities – Check out this fantastic database of online activities that help kids learn how to design and build inventions, problem-solve, think scientifically, and use physics to develop their inventions. All of these lessons and experiments link to websites with terrific content for students of all ages and abilities. Who needs textbooks? This is a science curriculum all by itself.
- Inventors and Inventions – Explore this archive of famous and not-so-famous inventors from around the world (including African-American and women inventors). Check out the U.S. Patent Office for kids. Get a short list of museums featuring weird and wonderful inventions.
- Resources for Teachers – Get FREE invention curriculum, lesson plans, printables for your students, invention graphic organizers, recommended books, and more!
Bookmark this website – your young inventors will want to return often!
It’s Monday, November 17, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 5-105 (Grades K-Adult; children with parental supervision)
- World Population – Watch the numbers advance on births, deaths, and the net population growth today.
- Government & Economics – Watch the mind-boggling figures increase on expenditures in healthcare, education, and the military. Discover the number of cars, bicycles, and computers produced or sold this year.
- Society & Media – Find out the number of book titles published, newspapers circulated, TVs and cellular phones sold, money spent on video games, and how many emails and blog posts are sent/made in a day.
- Environment – Learn how many forests were lost, how many tons of carbon dioxide were emitted this year, or the species that have gone extinct and more.
- Food – See the amount of food produced this year, the number of undernourished people in the world, number of overweight people, money spent on weight loss programs, etc.
- Water – See how many people have no access to safe drinking water.
- Energy – Discover the energy used in a day from renewable and non-renewable sources. See the number of days to the end of oil, gas, and coal.
- Health – Get information about traffic fatalities, world spending on illegal drugs, number of cigarettes smoked today, deaths caused by malaria, cancer, AIDS, communicable diseases, etc.
If this doesn’t result in educational questions and discussions – I don’t know what will. Plus, it shows kids the practical use of math in the real world.
It’s Tuesday, October 28, 2014, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 3-Adult; children, with parental supervision)
Then, visit the main PlanetQuest website with a dazzling array of astronomical science, technology, and incredible multi-media space-themed games, simulations, movies and virtual tours!
It’s Monday, October 27, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Various – see below
Age Range: All (All grades: Most of the activities are for Grades K-8, but fun for all. Parental supervision required.)
Halloween Candy Math – Find a list of activities you can do with an assortment of candy including setting up a candy store and making a number book. Other activities teach estimation, measurement, fractions, and more.
It’s Wednesday, October 22, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Various – see below
Age Range: 3-Adult (Grades PreK-Adult, children with parental supervision)
Make your own pumpkin curriculum! If you would like to develop a “Pumpkin Unit Study” or a pumpkin-themed curriculum, check out this remarkable educational website from the University of Illinois that includes:
- Pumpkin History
- Pumpkin Education – including tons of free lesson plans for pumpkin math, science, language arts, and more!
- Pumpkin Facts
- Pumpkin Fun
- And a directory of pumpkin farms and festivals throughout the U.S.!