Monday, October 27, 2008

Live Interactive Music Performance at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art!

Bring the family
Live interactive performance
Groundbreaking computer music

Thursday, October 30
6:30 - 8:30 pm

UVA Virginia Center for Computer Music:
20 Years of Play!

TechnoSonics Anniversary Tour

In 2008, the Virginia Center for Computer Music celebrates 20 years of groundbreaking computer music. To mark this occasion, the TechnoSonics tour will stop at the DCCA to showcase the exciting work composed at the VCCM. "Play," the central theme of this year's festival, highlights engaging trends in interactive media such as robotics, audience involvement, computer-mediated performance, and improvisation.

Audience members will be invited to perform!

For more information
To reserve seats,
The education department
302-656-6466 ext. 7106

(Ticket will also be available at the door)

Free: DCCA Members & Children under 12
$5: General Admission



Six for the Road ~ TLC Special About a Unique Homeschooing Family!

The Learning Channel
a 2 part limited run series
October 29th & November 5th

This two-part special follows a homeschooling family of six as they explore America in a RV

One year ago on October 15, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, a unique six-member family moved out of their 3,400 square foot house into a 340 square foot RV and set out for an adventure that continues today. Capturing their time adjusting to life on the road as they crisscross the United States.

Having traveled more than 31,000 miles, the family, comprised of parents Vern & Kati, daughters Auvi (14) and Zoe (12), and sons Kelby (10) and Conner (7), along with three dogs, balances homeschooling, running an internet business, navigating the RV culture, and exploring America. Can they adjust to life as modern nomads, or will the limited privacy and increasing cost of gas drive them back to a more conventional lifestyle?

SIX FOR THE ROAD is produced for TLC by Figure 8 Films

For more information:


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Introduction to Open Education: Homeschooling to Unschooling

Open Connections
Sunday, November 2
4pm - 6pm

A presentation 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.


For more information:

(610) 459-3366

Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Open Connections is an educational resource center and learning community for young people and their families.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bats and Other Creatures of the Night at the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Go batty over nocturnal animals!
Live bats, owls, and other nocturnal animals!

Saturday, October 25
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Delaware Museum of Natural History gets ready for Halloween with nocturnal animals and special activities that will shed light on the mysteries and misconceptions about bats and other creatures that work nature's night shift.

* Bat expert Tonyea Mead with live bats!
* Owls from the Philadelphia Zoo!
* More nocturnal animals like toads, lizards, snakes, and tarantulas!

* Nocturnal Animal Sound Game ~ listen to recorded animal noises
* Scavenger Hunt
* Animal crafts

$6 for adults
$5 for children (3-17)
$4 for seniors
FREE for children 2 and younger and museum members

Visitors dressed in Halloween costumes will receive $1 off admission
For more information:

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE 19807

About the Delaware Museum of Natural History
As the only natural history museum in Delaware, DMNH opened its doors in 1972 to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. The museum is located five miles north of Wilmington, and three miles from the Pennsylvania state line, at 4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52).


Delaware Book Festival

Saturday, November 1, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The First State Heritage Park
Dover, Delaware

* Meet more than 30 nationally recognized authors and illustrators of fiction and non-fiction books for children, teens and adults !
* Come and enjoy author discussions and workshops!
* See favorite storybook characters and create fun crafts — and more!

Visit the Delaware Book Festival website for details on participating authors, planned workshops, and other special events.

2008 Delaware Book Festival
Division of Libraries
Delaware Center for the Book
43 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901


Monday, October 20, 2008

What About Homeschooler Portfolios?

Wednesday, October 22
7pm - 9pm

Open Connections, an educational resource center and learning community for young people and their families, is holding a
"What about Homeschooler Portfolios?"
presentation on Wednesday, October 22, 7-9pm.

This workshop is designed for parents who would like guidance in designing a process for organizing a portfolio, which is required for year-end evaluation for registered homeschoolers. Our goal is to help each family identify a portfolio process that best fits their own temperament, routines and capabilities.

This session costs $25


Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road,
Newtown Square, PA 19073

To register and for more information,
please contact Barbara
(610) 459-3366



Friday, October 10, 2008

Programs For Upper Level Middle School & High School Age Students from the Delaware Nature Society!

Advanced Field Ornithology
Springs & Streams

(For ages 13 to 17)

October 29th

Advanced Field Ornithology
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
* Study, map, and compare and contrast bird populations at the Burrows Run Preserve.
* Use GPS systems and topographic maps to calculate area and estimate a variety of seasonal bird populations.
* Calculate differences in population densities for different habitats.
* You will be able to continue the experience as you communicate and share information with students from Central America working on a similar study.
* This program utilizes binoculars, field guides, maps, GPS equipment, directional microphone, and a tape recorder.

Springs & Streams
12:45 PM to 2:45 PM
* Visit three sites in a stream continuum at Burrows Run Preserve to test and compare them chemically, physically, and biologically.
* Follow the flow of water from a spring where it exits the ground downstream to the Burrows Run.
* On the way, test and record the changes in the water’s chemical and physical properties and investigate the different forms of life that depend on the stream as the water flows over the land and is affected by the environment.

For More Information
To Register:

David H. Pragoff
School and Group Programs Team Leader
Delaware Nature Society
P.O. Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
302-239-2334 x.133



Saturday, October 4, 2008

Specialy Priced Student Matinee Performances at the Delaware Theater Company!

"Master Harold" and the Boys
Athol Fugard

Directed by
Richard Corley

Fugard's masterpiece explores the world of Hally, a white teenager who has grown up in South Africa in the company of Sam and Willie, the devoted black servants in his mother's tea room. This is a powerful story about love, prejudice and coming of age in the age of apartheid.

October 23 & 30
Contains mature language

* Great for students studying social sciences,
civil rights, South African history, or humanities.*

Complimentary study guides.

Opportunities to meet the cast after the performance.

Specially-priced student tickets.

Student Matinees:
just $11.50/student
1 free chaperone ticket per
20 students.*
* call and ask about homeschoolers' tickets

Regular Shows:
$15 for students
$13 for groups of 10 or
more students.

For more info and reservations
302.594.1104 x204
or email:



Friday, October 3, 2008

October is Children's Magazine Month!

An annual celebration to inspire children's literacy around the world.

Cricket in celebrating by offering $6 off a one year subscription on 14 of their award-winning magazines.

To receive the discount
you must enter:

For details visit their


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Presentation on College Admissions for Homeschoolers at Open Connections

October 16
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Open Connections will be providing an opportunity for homeschooled teens and their parents to learn about the College Admissions process.

* Learn what colleges are looking for in perspective students, from the viewpoint of a former college admissions officer!

*Hear from other grown homeschoolers who have recently completed the admissions process and are now either current college students or college graduates!

* Become more familiar with the admissions process itself!

If you or your teen have such questions as "how do teens handle the transition from homeschooling to college," or "how do I communicate my high school academic background and achievements in my application?" this event will offer you the opportunity to get these questions (and many more!) answered.

This is free 2-hour event
promptly at 7:30pm
in the
Gathering Space in the Barn.

Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road
Newtown Square, PA

For further information
to register, contact:

Mike Hilbert


Hawk Watch Field Trip Offered by the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birders Club!

October is upon us, and the raptors are flying!

Join the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birders Club
October 11th
9am to 1pm
Ashland Nature Center

Learn all about hawk watching and fall migration!

*Meet at the Ashland Nature Center picnic area at 9:00am.
*Visit the Ashland Hawk Watch and learn all about the fall hawk migration.
*Look for Red-tailed, Sharp-shinned and Cooper’s Hawks, falcons and more.
*Take a fall hike & enjoy your picnic lunch.
*Try out a variety of binoculars, scopes and other tools used by birders.

If you plan to attend,
please RSVP to
Derek Stoner
Friday, October 10th

Delaware Dunlins would like all the kids who take part in their trips to join for the yearly student membership of $10 and become an official member,
but that is not required.

All are welcome!


Weaving Classes at the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers!

Learn to Weave on a Four Harness Loom!

Five week session
October 21st

For homeschoolers aged 9 and up.
Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers
Mayayunk, Pa.

Fee: $135

For more information check out the Guild's website at
To register call or e-mail the teacher Nancy Shiffrin at 610-649-6209,

Maximum 6 students.
Parents are also welcome to take the class.

Students will get to exercise their creativity and their math skills!

They will each learn to prepare a loom for weaving with their own choice of yarns, and complete a project such as a scarf, table runner or placemats.

The Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers,
3705 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127


Overnight for Homeschoolers: Ashland Nature Center and Coverdale Farms!

Join Homeschooling Friends
Fall Farm Overnight!
Tuesday October 28 – Wed. October 29

Harvest crops from the fields and gardens and take part in livestock chores. Calculate the correct amount of food for each farm animals and feed them! Make a farm fresh dinner, with corn, squash and creamy butter made at the farm. Pop just-picked popcorn at your evening campfire. Use digital cameras and make your own 2009 “Farmers Calendar” Learn how to store seeds,and start your own collection for your own spring garden.

You’ll be staying at the Ashland lodge, then carpool to Coverdale Farm (2 miles away) for programs.

One parent should plan to accompany child at no cost

See the entire series of homeschool programs in the fall program brochure, or on their website:

For further information

Judy Montgomery
Overnight and Outreach Coordinator
Delaware Nature Society


Karate for Homeschoolers ~ It Is Not Too Late to Join This Class!

Karate Class for Homeschoolers

New students can sign up in person for the class.
Thursday October 9th
1:00 pm.

This is the 2nd class of the session.
Tuition will be prorated.

This class is for homeschoolers only!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
10 weeks

(10 weeks @ $5.00/per class)

Girls & Boys Self Defense
Fighting Form
Discipline, Coordination, and Stretching
Test for rank on belts
First Level Completion
Indoor Karate Tournament

Uniforms are not required but are highly recommended.
Petracity Sells all uniforms.

In Person or online


For more information

(Please Include the words "Homeschool Karate Class" on your Subject Line)

302-753-8593 3230

Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703
Between Rita's & Dunkin Donuts
In front of Claymont Fire Station


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Homeschool Days at Adventure Aquarium

During these special days, homeschoolers, their families and friends can visit Adventure Aquarium at the discounted school group rate without having a group of 20 or more.


over 60 exhibits,

9 new species of sharks

Newly Renovated Interactive Attractions

A scavenger hunt
(available via email by advance request only)

and so much more!

Homeschool Admission - $10.00/Person

not including 7% NJ sales tax

2008 Dates:
September 22-26
October 20-24
November 17-21

Open Daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm

Advanced reservations must be made.

You must complete the order form

(available via email below)


mail or fax with payment

at least 10 days prior to chosen date.

Walk-up customers will be charged regular admission prices!

Lunchroom reservations can only be made for groups of 15 or more.

For more information:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Aquarium Drive
Camden, NJ 08103
856.365.3300 ext 7544
Fax : 856.365.3311


Ashland Nature Center: Fall Programs for Homeschoolers!

Field Studies Program Series
These programs are designed to meet state and national standards for students age 6 through 12.

Advance registration is required for all programs .

The cost for each program:
$7 per member
$12 for non-members

Homeschool Program #1
Rock Hounds
Course #: F08-098-AS
Max: 15
Date: Friday Sept. 12 Time: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Investigate the rock cycle as it relates to Ashland’s geologic past and our local geology. Hike the trails at Ashland to discover current examples of weathering, erosion and deposition, and use rock hammers and goggles to collect mineral and rock samples for identification.
Led by: DNS Staff
Homeschool Program #2
Inspirations Along the Brandywine
Course #: F08-099-AS
Max: 15
Date: Friday Sept. 26 Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon along the Brandywine Creek at Point Lookout, farm of Jamie Wyeth.
See the surrounding forests, wildlife and farm animals that are featured in generations of Wyeth art. Try your creative hand while sketching, painting and taking digital photos. Let the Brandywine inspire you! This program meets at Ashland Nature Center, then (van or carpool to Pt. Lookout.)
Led by: Judy Montgomery, Overnight & Outreach Coordinator

Homeschool Program #3
Fall Migration on Hawk Watch Hill
Course #: F08-100-AS
Max: 15
Date: Friday Oct. 17
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

View one of the extraordinary spectacles of fall – migration! This is the peak migratory period for Kestrels, Merlins, Peregrines, Bald Eagles and Sharp-shinneds Hawks. Join Ashland’s hawk-watching research team and learn how to use binoculars & spotting scopes and add to the data collected each hour. Hawk identification, migration patterns and use of the hawk migration database will all be explained in this lesson.
Led by: DNS Staff

Homeschool Program #4
Delaware Bay Study
Course #: F08-101-AS
Max: 15
Date: Friday Nov. 7* Time: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Investigate the diversity of life in the Delaware Bay Estuary. Study the rich diversity of plant and animals life that depend on the bay. Use dip nets, seine nets and binoculars to search for wildlife. Arrange organisms in appropriate food-chains, identify them as producers, consumers or decomposers.
*This program meets at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge*
Led by: DNS Staff

Homeschool Program #5
Discovering Trees
Course #: F08-102-AS
Max: 15
Date: Friday Nov. 21 Time: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Investigate a variety of different trees and observe their similarities and differences. Learn parts of trees and their functions, what trees need to grow, and how trees change throughout the year. Determine the age of the stages of forest succession, search for examples of dominant plants and animals. **Help plant trees along the Red Clay Creek floodplain. *** This program is held at Ashland Nature Center.
Led by: DNS Staff

Homeschool Program #6
Farm Overnight
Course #: F08-103-AS
Min: 10
Date: Tuesday Oct. 28 – Wed. Oct. 29 Time: Tues. 10:00 am to Wednesday 2:30 pm

Discover the joys of farm life as you become a farmer for the day. Harvest crops from the fields and gardens and take part in afternoon livestock chores. Calculate the correct amount of food for each farm animal – and make sure they eat it. Make a farm fresh dinner, with corn, squash and creamy butter made at the farm. Pop just-picked popcorn at your evening campfire. On Wed. use digital cameras and make your own 2009 “Farmer’s Calendar”. Learn how to store seeds, and start a collection for your own spring garden. Home-base will be at the Ashland lodge, then carpool to Coverdale Farm (2 miles away) for programs.
Led by: Judy Montgomery, Overnight & Outreach Coordinator

Fee for this Program: Cost $35.00/ student. One parent should plan to accompany child (at no cost)


David Pragoff
School Program Coordinator

If you are a homeschool parent or organizer and are interested in programs for older students or topics that are not covered in our fall offerings, please contact David Pragoff to request a copy of our School Program Brochure.


Brandywine Zoo Home School Programs are here again!

Animal Rehabilitation!
Friday, September 26;
9:30am – 12:00pm
For Grades K-12

Explore the zoo with naturalists as you learn about animal care!
Dual programs for younger and older kids will focus on topics that are fun and age-specific. Hear Hilary Taylor, a wildlife rehabilitator, share cool stories about this unique job!

$8 per person/$6 per DZS members.
ONE adult is free per family.
Everyone else must pay the program fee.


Animal Adaptations & Animal Classification
Thursday, October 16;
9:30 – 12:00pm
For Grades K-12

Ever wonder why a monkey has a long tail? Or what "King Philip Came Over For Good Spaghetti" really means? Discover this and much more as you investigate our WILD world. Programs will be held simultaneously for older and younger grades.

$8 per person/$6 per DZS members.
ONE adult is free per family.
Everyone else must pay the program fee.


Program Information:

The programs will start with an intro in the Education Building, next to the Monkey house, and include exploring the Zoo.

Payment is due with registration:
Credit card
Check made out to
"Delaware Zoological Society"

To register:
Click on “Home School Programs” for the registration form.
Fax the form to 302-571-7787
mail to:

The Brandywine Zoo,
Education Department,
1001 North Park Drive,
Wilmington, DE 19802.

Email all inquiries


Opera Delaware ~ Free Open Dress Rehearsals!

The 64th Season 2008-2009

Open Dress Rehearsals
Free to Students and Their Teachers
Including Homeschoolers!

The dress rehearsal program is open to all students (K-College) and their chaperones (though we ask you be mindful of the number of chaperones attending, remember this is for the students!). A study-guide and discussion questions are made available a week or so prior to each performance and beginning this year, a follow-up discussion blog will be offered after each performance.

All dress rehearsals are held at The Grand Opera House and begin at 7:30 p.m. We ask that students arrive by 7:00 p.m.

La bohรจme

by Giacomo Puccini

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 at The Grand Opera House

Die Fledermaus

by Johann Strauss

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at The Grand Opera House

The Marriage of Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Friday, May 1, 2009 at The Grand Opera House

There is limited seating for these performances and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve, contact Brianna Hansen

302-658-8063 ext. 3261

These productions are suitable for students ages 12 and older.

This program is for the benefit of students. Chaperones are a welcome and necessary part of this program, however, please be mindful of the number of chaperones attending. To allow the maximum number of students in the community to participate, additional adults are urged to purchase tickets to the public performances.


Academy of Natural Sciences ~ Camp In!

Saturday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 9 a.m.

Celebrate the strange, weird, creepy world of nature. Stay over night in the murky and mysterious Academy of Un-Natural Sciences next to Mesozoic monsters and mummies and find out what other strange creatures lurk the halls and research collections after dark. A costume contest kicks off the evening, with prizes for most creative, scariest and best costume in each age group, as well as a best-group costume prize. Halloween-themed programs and activities involving live (and dead) animals fill the night with fun before you try to go to sleep.

For families and groups with children age 6 and up.

(includes snack, breakfast and next day admission)
Children - $35 for members,
$40 non-members;
Adults - $30 members,
$35 non-members.

To register



Disney on Ice for Homeschoolers!

Special Homeschool Show
Friday October 17th

Disney on Ice presents
Disneyland Adventure
The Incredibles
at the
Wachovia Center

Join hosts Mickey and Minnie as they take you through non-stop fun at Disney on Ice presents a Disneyland Adventure. Swing through the Jungle, Cruise with Baloo, fly through Space Mountain with Buzz Lightyear and spin wildly in the tea cups with Alice and Mad Hatter!

See all your favorite, including the Disney Princesses Snow White and Cinderella, during the Main Street USA parade. Its laugh-out-loud fun meets edge-of-your-seat excitement when everyone’s favorite super family – Disney/Pixar’s the Incredibles – experiences an ice show version of theme park attractions like the Haunted Mansion, “it’s a small world” and the Pirates of the Caribbean. As the action gets a little too crazy, the audience cheers on The Incredibles to save the day!

October 17th

Special Homeschool Show
Lower Level Seat Only $12!
(Regular Price $29)

Kyle Knichel
Family Show Account Executive
Wachovia Complex Group Sales

(215) 952-5409



Delaware Museum of Natural History ~ Animals in Autumn Class!

Animals in Autumn
Families will learn how many backyard animals make adjustments to the changing seasons during the fall. Each child will make a pine cone feeder and a raccoon mask to take home.

Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008. Register by Nov. 7.

1 - 2:30 p.m.

$15 for adults and $7 for children. Discount for museum members.

Call 302-658-9111, ext. 305,
or visit


DuPont Theatre Children's Shows for 2008-2009


* Wilmington shows are 9:30am or noon, unless stated otherwise.
* Dover school shows at Delaware State University - 10:00am & noon.
* All shows are open to the public as well as to school groups.
* Shows are generally one hour long.


A musical based on popular children books, including: Diary of a Worm, Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig, Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores, How I Became a Pirate, Lilly’s Big Day, The Paper Bag Princess, Ruby Mae Has Something to Say. November 24 (Wilmington), 25 (Dover) and January 22 (Wilmington-9:30 show sold out, 12:00 show still available), grades P-4, $6.00

A fun-filled musical that features an enormous plant that eats the smelly, dirty socks of messy Michael and is based on the book series by Nancy McArthur. November 13 (Wilmington) and 14 (Dover), grades 3 through 7, $6.00.
Study Guide


The story of two men of different races and different sides of the Civil War, who befriend one another in an exciting and suspenseful musical. January 9 and April 6 (both in Wilmington), grades 3 through 8, $6.00.
Study Guide

Based on the Roald Dahl book, takes the classic characters , including young James Trotter, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, and Miss Spider on a new magical musical journey down the hill, through the countryside, across the sea, and into the air. February 11 Wilmington, grades K through 5, $6.00
Study Guide

A musical adapted from the popular series by Patricia Reilly Giff, Kids of the Polk Street School, with its message of friendship and understanding. January 28 (Dover), grades P through 4. $6.00
Study Guide

Dramatic adaptation of the Lois Lowry book based in Pennsylvania in the early 1900’s which deals with Katy Thatcher, a precocious and curious young girl, and her neighbor Jacob, who has autism. April 20 (Wilmington) and 21 (Dover), is for grades 4 through 8. $6.00
Study Guide

Based on the classic tales by Rudyard Kipling, a musical that takes Mowgli on a life full of adventure and conflict, filled with mystery and danger! May 11, grades K-5. $6.00
Study Guide

A new musical based on the first volume of Marjorie Weinman Sharmat’s classic book series. This pint-size detective is featured in a new musical about teamwork and friendship. May 14 (Dover) and 15 (Wilmington location to be announced) Grades P-4, $6.00
Study Guide


Both based on Margaret Wise Brown’s and Clement Hurd’s beloved bedtime classics. Whimsical puppetry and evocative music will bring the dream-like imagery to life in these stories that have delighted several generations. Friday, February 13 (President's holiday for some), grades P-2. $12.00

An enchanting musical based on C.S. Lewis’ adventure story about four children who enter the land of Narnia.
Saturday, December 6pm, (family performance) at 2:00
grades K - 7
, $12
Study Guide

Finally coming to Delaware on a Saturday, May 16, at 2:00. Bring your Junie B. fans to see the “bestest” musical ever featuring First Grader (at Last!), Boss of Lunch, One-Man Band, and Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.
Tickets are just $12.00.

Make it a birthday party or bring a gang of 15 or more fans and save $1.00 per ticket. Appropriate for Grades K-5.
At the Schwartz Center for the Arts,
226 S. State Street in Dover

Tickets sold through the DuPont Theatre

Study Guide

* * * * * * *

Reservations and Information:
E-mail Barbara with questions, bookings, or comments.

When emailing please note time, date, and name of the show you are interested in.

* * * * * * *

Private Instruction and Seminars in History and Writing for High Schoolers

Does your home-schooled high school student know that history is fascinating and writing can be fun?

Warm-hearted, engaging Ph.D. in the Humanities available this academic year
for seminar instruction and individual tutoring on the following subjects:

Medieval and Renaissance History and Literature

Offering a seminar that will provide interested high school students an
intriguing, mind-expanding look at the culture and events of medieval and
Renaissance Europe.

Guided independent study is also available on topics such as:

The history of children, women, and the family;
Christianity and Judaism in Europe;
Writing by women;
and other topics by request.


With patience and encouragement, adolescents improve their writing skills.
Several years of training and experience as a writing tutor.
Skilled in teaching writers how to:

* plan and generate ideas for a piece of writing,
* write drafts, and edit effectively.

Specific writing skills include:
* organization,
* writing for a particular audience,
* peer editing,
* effective use of vocabulary.

Based on learners' needs.
Individually tailored writing instruction.

Writing instruction can be offered as a group seminar or one-on-one.


Thursday mornings,

Two Wednesday mornings per month,

after 4:30,

Evenings, and Weekends
by arrangement

Instructor's home in the Media area

For group seminars,
$20 per student per weekly meeting;
For individual instruction,
discounts available for tutoring packages.

Chara Armon,,


The One Room Schoolhouse

The One Room Schoolhouse
A new concept
Created by long-time Louisville educator
Betty Stokes

The One Room Schoolhouse offers support for home-schooled youth (ages 9-12) in the areas of creative writing, humanities, local history, poetry, public speaking, and Shakespeare.

For adults, class offerings include:
creative writing, Shakespeare, poetry, and local history.

Genealogy is offered one-on-one by appointment.

The One Room Schoolhouse a great site for field trip opportunities and a consignment connection for teaching materials and resources.

The Schoolhouse offers a warm creative environment to learn through experiencing, practicing and interacting with others. Students touch a bit of the past in a unique blend of antiques, art, and technology. Class offerings are posted on our website. Individual projects and help can be scheduled by appointment.

The One Room Schoolhouse,
Mellwood Art Center,
suite 124
Louisville KY 40206

Owner: Betty Stokes
Phone: (502) 759-5243

Web site


Note: I know this location is too faraway for most of my readers but what a great idea!
Be sure to take a look at her website.


Auditions at Wilmington Drama League!

Sat, October 4th @ 5PM
Wed, October 8th @ 6PM

Seeking children ages 5-18

First two weekends in December

'The Walled City'

Directed by Lisa Locke
Written by Bernardo Villela

A family is lost on Christmas Eve and they stumble upon the gates of a walled city. They find refuge but discover the city is in a Witch's thrall. Amongst the wandering family is one who can help defeat the Witch.

Roles Available:

The Gruesome Witch, Katerina, Mary, Joseph and Noel would best be filled by those 12 and up or those who can play that range.

There are also part such as Carolers and Singers that can be taken on by those who are comfortable singing.

The Wilmington Drama League
10 W Lea Blvd
Wilmington De 19809
(302) 764-3396


Free Class ~ Intro to Steel Drums!

Thursday, October 9th
12:30 PM

For more information
302-753-8593 3230


Philadelphia Pike
Claymont, DE 19703
Between Rita's & Dunkin Donuts
In front of Claymont Fire Station


Homeschool Teen Panel: Paving the Way

October 2
7pm - 9pm

Searching for a way to maximize your homeschooling experience during the teenage years?

Open Connections will be bringing together a diverse group (including both grown homeschoolers and current homeschoolers) who will share their experiences about working to discover and pursue their passions during the teenage years. The purpose of the evening is to expose teens and their parents to paths they may not be aware of, and to give them concrete next steps to take in an effort to establish, develop and explore their own interests.

This free event will take place at:
Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road,
Newtown Square, PA 19073

For more information, or to register,
please call
(610) 459-3366.