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Immanuel Baptist Church in Truro, Nova Scotia will be hosting a Christian University and College Fair on Saturday October 27, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
All families with high school or college-age students are encouraged to attend. Representatives from many of the top Christian Universities and Colleges in North America will be on hand for the fair, which will also include a financial aid workshop.
New gym/sports class for homeschoolers, ages 6-10, Mondays 9:30-10:30am at St Andrew’s Rec Centre on Bayers Road in Halifax (plenty of free parking, on various bus routes, close to Halifax Shopping Centre). It starts Oct 1 and runs for 10 sessions ending Dec 17 (no class Oct 8 or Nov 12 due to Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day) on Mondays. Hopefully a great way to start the week! 🙂
The class is not run by HRM Rec. The teacher’s name is Andrew, a qualified physiotherapist who also works running rec programs for people of various ages and abilities (and as a lovely coincidence, his sister was homeschooled and while he was in high school he ran a sports class for homeschoolers).
The class will give kids a chance to try out various sports and learn new skills in a fun environment – most likely badminton, volleyball, soccer, basketball – as well as playing other various fun active games, playing with the big parachute, etc. We are hoping that Halifax City Soccer Club will run two of the sessions for soccer. The plan is flexible and will depend on what seems to work best with the group of kids that take the class and also the equipment available.
Cost is $60 for the 10 sessions per child. 16 kids is the maximum. If the class fills it will just be $45 per child. Each parent is needed to volunteer to help out at one session. When registering please note any dates when you cannot volunteer (or if you cannot volunteer at all).
There is a stage in the gym that could be a good place for siblings not participating to play (and parents to hang out if you stay).
To register and arrange payment please email cmdymond @ gmail.com (just take out the spaces before and after the @ to email) Please register as soon as you can if your child would like to participate as space is limited.
Joyful Sounds Music Studio is now accepting registrations for beginner and intermediate band. The band meets at 3108, Hwy#2 in Fall River on Wednesday afternoons beginning September 12th. Instruments include: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, baritone, trombone and percussion. To register, or for more information, please visit the Joyful Sounds Music Studio website.
This Wednesday, August 29th at 10am, the Community Play Group (a homeschooling friendly group that meets weekly throughout the valley to learn and have fun) is meeting for a “Day of Two Scotts”. The meet-up will be at Scotts Bay (North of Canning) on the beach (main beach access, Wharf Road on your left hand side, park near the bridge or near the out houses). Plus, local MP, Scott Brison will meet up on the beach, field any of the kids’ questions about government and take his dog for a walk. Everyone is welcome! Bring a snack/lunch, and a change of clothes (FYI – the weather forecast is for 20+ and is sometimes cooler, sometimes hotter on the shore).
How to Use the Curriculum You Already Have to Inspire a Love of Learning
Wednesday August 22nd 9pm Atlantic Time (7:00 p.m. CST)
And you thought you were just buying high school curriculum for your homeschooler! Join homeschool veteran and curriculum expert Kelly Negvesky as she explains how to instill a love of learning in your children with the curriculum you already planned to use this fall.
What a great topic – I’m looking forward to this webinar especially!
How Combining High School & College will Pave the Way for Success in College and Life Beyond
Wednesday August 29th 9pm Atlantic Time (7:00 p.m. CST)
Join Dual Credit Expert Kelly Negvesky as she discusses the “how to’s” of dual credit—from high school transcripts to the methods of acquiring credit—-in 60 minutes Kelly will help you become an expert in dual credit, and give you the tools and information you need to make the right dual credit decision for your child.
To register and for more information: http://www.collegeplus.org/prep/webinarseries
Homeschool Board Games Fun at the Alderney Gate Library, Halifax on Friday, June 15th from 2-4pm. Come and play, chat, giggle and generally have fun. Bring a favourite board game, try one from the library’s stash or make one up when you get there! All ages and stages welcome. Baby toys available too.
This will be the last one before a summer break…so let’s make it a winner!
The Unschooling Summit! Listen in free online – live or to the replays. Many fantastic speakers including Diane Flynn Keith, Sandra Dodd, and Barb Lundgren.
Sign up now – the first speaker, Patrick Farenga on the Origins of Unschooling, is available as a replay right now. The second speaker, Tamala Takahashi on Deschooling, Socialization & Friends, is coming up at 8pm Atlantic Time (7pm ET) tonight.
Sign up for free right now at The Unschooling Summit. Enjoy!