Saturday, July 12, 2008

Open Air Concerts at Bellevue State Park

Bellevue State Park
Annual Summer Concert Series
Sundays and Thursdays
June 5 through August 31st
6:30 pm

From Blues to Jazz to Swing and Big Band!
Bring a blanket or lawn chair, relax, and listen to great music!

For more information:
Bellevue State Part Concert Hotline
Bellevue Arts Center
visit their website.
Sunday July 13th:
The 287th Army Band - Concert Band
Thursday July 17th:
The Christina River Steel Band - Caribbean Steel Drum
Sunday July 20th:
Zydeco-A-Go-Go - Cajun & New Orleans R & B
Thursday July 24th:
Melissa Martin & the Mighty Rhythm Kings - Swing Jump Blue
Sunday July 27th:
Mad-Sweet Pangs - Funky Roots Rock
Thursday July 31st:
Opus One Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Jazz Pop Bway A Capella & Classical
Sunday August 3rd:
Al Sandro and the Hi-Liters - Big Band
Thursday August 7th:
Andrew Roblin and the Pocono Mountain Men - Grunt Yodel Strut Bluegrass & Folk
Sunday August 10th:
Thursday August 14th:
Tidewater Brass Band - New Orleans Jazz
Sunday August 17th:
Mythica - Celtic, Fusions, Fok Rock
Thursday August 21st:
Joe Baione Quartet - Cool Jazz, Latin & African influence
Sunday August 24th:
Helixx - Classic Rock and Roll
Thursday August 28th:
Kid Davis and the Bullets - Red Hot Rockabilly
Sunday August 31st:
White Clay Tributary - Traditional Country, Bluegrass


Friday, July 11, 2008

Bye Bye Birdie at Mt Pleasant Highschool!

Brandywine School District Summer Stock Theater
A Student Production of:
Bye Bye Birdie

July 24 & 25 @ 7pm
July 26 @ 2pm & 7pm

Mt Pleasant High School
5201 Washington Street Ext.

Ticket sold at door
$10 adults
$5 students & seniors

Don't miss this delightful production.
Support the work of these wonderful kids and the talented local artist who have so generously worked with them this summer!

All roles performed by
school kids from our area
ages 8 - 18
(Including homeschoolers!)


The King and I ~ Avon Grove Community Theater

Friday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m.

$8.00 students
$10.00 adults

Avon Grove High School
257 State Road
West Grove, PA.

Tickets available through:
ACT website
Ticket Leap

If tickets are still available at showtime, they will also be sold at the door.


Open Connections Presentation ~ Introduction to Open Education: Homeschooling to Unschooling

Introduction to Open Education:
Homeschooling to Unschooling

Sunday, July 20
4pm - 6pm

Open Connections, an educational resource center and learning community for young people and their families, is giving a presentation on Sunday, July 20 for those just starting out with home education or for those interested in pursuing home education. The presentation provides parents or guardians with information on how to comply easily and fairly with the state law, a diverse list of potential resources, and suggestions about how a family can clarify the homeschooling or unschooling path that is right for them.

This is a FREE presentation
4:00pm until 6:00pm

Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road,
Newtown Square, PA 19073.

For more information and to register contact:
(610) 459-3366


Middle School Math and Science Courses for Homeschoolers at Swathmore College

Enrollment is now open for a middle-school math class and a middle-school science course focusing on physics, to be held next year twice per week on the campus of Swarthmore College.

Math Course Outline
This will be a middle school math class, with most of the content being 7th or 8th grade level material. The curriculum we will use is Connected Mathematics 2. This curriculum is used in a number of local schools, and is a good one because it promotes real, integrated understanding. This way we can cover standard material while keeping the curriculum authentic. The emphasis will be on building good communication skills, on developing good mathematical thinking habits, and on learning concepts and applications that are either relevant to the "real world" or student interest, rather than on reaching a set point within the curriculum.

Science Course Outline
This course will be aimed at studying some basic concepts from physics, with some chemistry and possibly a bit of biology. Emphasis will be on understanding physical phenomena that we see in the world around us or that we can see through experimentation, with discussion and habits of scientific thought again playing a greater role in shaping the course than any specific content will. Some units will be based around understanding numerical relationships in nature that coincide with concepts being discussed in the math course.

The courses will take place one right after the other, and will be meant to dovetail, so students are encouraged to take both.

Monday and Wednesday
12:30 - 1:30 math, and 1:40 - 2:40 science
This timing can be adjusted a bit to accommodate people's schedules, but the classes will definitely happen in the late morning or early afternoon, twice per week, on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

Swarthmore College
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Classes will start the second week of September
and end the last week of May.
There will be a one- or two-week winter break
and a one-week spring break.

$15 per class if there are 3 students in the class
$12 if there are 4;
$10 if there are 5 or 6
(classes will be capped at 6).
Science and math on the same day count as separate classes.
Students will be allowed to miss up to 3 sessions per year in each class free of charge.
Fee covers in-class time, preparation, and frequent updates to parents on students' progress.

Other costs
Texts and materials will cost at most $60 for the year for each class.
$30 range is more likely.

D. Abram Lipman
PA-certified math teacher,
Degree is in mathematics with a minor in Education.
Teaching home-schooled students for two years now.
Loves the freedom that the home-school setting offers to create an authentic, personally meaningful educational experience for students. Enjoys building real relationships with home-school students which are meaningful for both the students and for me.
Happy to provide references on request.

D. Abram Lipman 310-347-7892