Monday, December 27, 2010

Season's Greetings from Homeschool Happenings!



We will be back after the New Year!

In the meantime;

December 27th is annual "Make a Paper Cut Out Snowflake" day!

If you want to try your hand at snowflake making without the mess,
try this link:

Snowflake Maker

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Update! Freeschool Lounge ~ This Friday, December 10th!

First Friday of every Month
(Except this month - moved to December 1oth)

11am until 3pm

At the Garage Youth and Community Center
in
Kennett Square, PA.

The Freeschool Lounge is an ALL AGES gathering spot for "Re-fueling, Relaxing, and Re-connecting."

Meet new friends, play games, listen to and play music, shoot some pool or sit and knit!

Free and open to all!

website

December note from Freeschool Lounge:

* Due to a scheduling conflict at the Garage, the Freeschool Lounge will be moved this month only from December 3rd to December 10th from 11 am until 2 pm.
* The Renaissance Capture the Flag games in Kennett Square will be delayed by one hour in order to accommodate the change this month. Capture the Flag will be in Anson B. Nixon Park on the same day, December 10th in KSQ from 2pm until 4pm.

* So please, Come out and get the "two for one special!" A great time at the Freeschool Lounge from 11am until 2pm followed by a rousing game of Capture the Flag from 2pm until 4pm.
Spread the Word!


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Update: Homeschoolers' Renaissance Capture the Flag!

Renaissance Capture the Flag!

A bi-monthy capture the flag game for homeschoolers of all ages!

Play a style of Capture the Flag that involves foam swords, shields, daggers, spears, foam arrows and bows. The game also includes a serious amount of improvisational acting (mostly around dying!). It is cooperative and fun spirited.

Where & When:
Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square, PA
The second Friday of each month from 1pm-4pm.*

Special change of time for December 10th:
* The Renaissance Capture the Flag games in Kennett Square will be delayed by one hour in order to accommodate the change this month. Capture the Flag will be in Anson B. Nixon Park on the same day, December 10th in KSQ from 2pm until 4pm.

Smedley Park in Springfield, PA
The fourth Friday of each month from 1-4pm.

See website for more details

http://rencapflag.wordpress.com/


December note for Capture The Flag:

* The Renaissance Capture the Flag games in Kennett Square will be delayed by one hour in order to accommodate the change this month. Capture the Flag will be in Anson B. Nixon Park on the same day, December 10th in KSQ from 2pm until 4pm.

* Due to a scheduling conflict at the Garage, the Freeschool Lounge will be moved this month only from December 3rd to December 10th from 11 am until 2 pm.

* So please, Come out and get the "two for one special!" A great time at the Freeschool Lounge from 11am until 2pm followed by a rousing game of Capture the Flag from 2pm until 4pm.
Spread the Word!

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Intro to Open Education: From Homeschooling to Unschooling!

Wednesday, November 17th
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Open Connections, an educational resource center and learning community for young people and their families, is giving a presentation for those just starting out with home education or for those interested in pursuing home education.

This two-hour presentation provides parents and guardians with information on how to comply easily and fairly with the state law and how to create the educational path that is right for their family. The discussion includes numerous examples of resources and alternatives to conventional curricula.

This is a FREE presentation!
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Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

For more information
and
to register:

Contact Barbara
(610) 459-3366

website

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

FreshBaked Theatre Company of Widner University presents: The Legend of Trouble Dolls!

Children's Theatre at Widener!

"Under the earth Fuego is grumbling and rumbling.
He is angry and when he is angry his blood runs hot!"
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In the mountains of Guatemala
the native peoples share an ancient legend with their children. Before
sleeping, the child must tell her doll her trouble and while she sleeps,
the doll will solve the problem. Teresa, a young village girl, has one
very BIG trouble – the fiery volcano god, Fuego, whose rumbles echo
across the mountains. Can her Trouble Dolls help defeat him and rescue
her brother, Paco??

The Legend of the Trouble Dolls is based on the folklore of Guatemala.
Produced by special arrangement with Children's Theatre Plays

When:
Wednesday, November 10th, 9:15 am
Friday, November 12th, 1:00 pm
Running time: 40 minutes

Admission:
Benefits Bernardine Center Food Pantry!
$1

Where:
Widener University
Alumni Auditorium
15th and Chestnut Street,
on the main campus.

FreshBaked Theatre Company

Widener's student ensemble producing inventive theatre for audiences of all ages.

Lisa Eckley Cocchiarale
Director

Contact:
ljcocchiarale@mail.widener.edu
610-499-4341

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Upcoming Classes at the Newark Arts Alliance

Cartoon & Comic Art for Teens
October 28 - December 11,
(6 Thursdays, no class 11/25)
7- 8 pm
Ages 12-17
Limited to 8 students.
$58members/$64 non-members
The comics industry has been going strong for almost a century, and cartoons even longer! In this class we'll be starting from the beginning: we'll deal with character design, story writing, page layouts, lettering, inking, as well as a number of other issues that come up in the creation and production of comics. Students will produce their own short comics and collaborate with one another the way the pros do. Supply list will be provided upon enrollment.
Taught by Rebecca Morgan

Intro to Improv: Young Teen Class

October 30 to November 20th
(4 Saturdays)
3-4pm
Ages 13-15
$32 members/$35 non-members
Improv is like skydiving: it looks terrifying, but once you do it, you never get over the thrill! This class is designed to introduce and implement the basic rules of improv. The structure provided by these rules allow us to successfully build scenes through short-form games, creating, accepting, and building on the suggestions of the group or the audience. Improvisational theatre is a wonderful way in which to develop social skills centered on teamwork, focus, creativity, and enthusiasm. The final class will be open to parents who wish to observe their child’s work in an informal performance-geared session.
Taught by Victoria Larson

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ABOUT THE TEACHERS

Victoria Larsen- has a B.A. in Drama and Humanities from Washington College. She has been acting professionally since graduation, and has appeared for three seasons with the professional cast of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

Rebecca Morgan- has a B.A. in fine arts from Haverford College. At Haverford she concentrated in drawing and printmaking, and her thesis project emphasized the influence of comic art and graphic novels on her work. She has studied art at DCAD, the University of Delaware, and the Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, and was the T.A. for four foundation printmaking classes at Haverford last year.

Newark Arts Alliance
"developing community through the arts"

Market East Plaza
276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, DE 19711

www.newarkartsalliance.org
302-266-7266
info@newarkartsalliance.org

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Delaware Nature Society: Homeschool Programs for November and December!


Fall 2010 Homeschool Program Series
Ashland Nature Center

Call Fiona Smith at (302) 239-2334 x134 to register.

Cost for each program is $7 per student.

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Delaware Bay Study

Wed. Nov. 3, 2010

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Investigate the diversity of life in the Delaware Bay Estuary. Study the rich diversity of plant and animal 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. Explore the incredible Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

* This program meets at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

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Tree Planting at Middle Run

Wed. Nov. 10, 2010

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join us and help plant trees at Middle Run Natural Area in Newark. Learn about native trees, and make a positive contribution to our local environment. Dress for the weather and wear long pants, gloves and sturdy shoes; we will plant rain or shine.

* This program meets at Middle Run Natural Area.

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Geologist’s Overnight

Thurs. Dec. 2 – Fri. Dec. 3, 2010

Thurs. 2:00 pm

to

Friday 2:30 pm

Join other homeschoolers for a” Geologist’s Overnight”. Programs include Geology of Ashland and Mining and Minerals. 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. Evening program is “Winter Astronomy,” and will also include field games, a night hike and a campfire. Sleep in the Ashland Lodge.

Fee for the overnight is $20.00/ student.

One parent should plan to accompany child (at no cost)

For more information contact:

Judy Montgomery

judym@delawarenaturesociety.org





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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Literature Club and French Classes for Teens!

"THE CIRCLING TEEN"

*A teen literature club that enables the members to speak freely about literature they relate to.

*Examines all types of literature from popular music lyrics to Charles Dickens.

*Discussions will revolve around the many issues facing teens today.

WHEN?
Mondays
1-2 pm, in the board room

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY
1601 DARBY RD
HAVERTOWN 19083

CONTACT:
Jenni Stern
Stern@haverfordlibrary.org
610-446-3082 extension 216

This club is free and no registration is required.
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French classes
for
beginners & more advanced students
following
"The Circling Teen Club"

For more information contact
Emma Medina
cesar_emma@yahoo.com


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What About Homeschooler Portfolios? ~ A FREE Presentation at Open Connections!

Tuesday, October 26
7pm - 9pm


FREE

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.

To register and for more information,
contact:
Barbara at (610) 459-3366.


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

Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

website

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Student Dress Rehearsals offered by Opera Delaware!


La Traviata
By Giuseppe Verdi
La Traviata is Verdi’s most romantic work and the third most frequently performed opera in the world. This heart‐wrenching story follows a young Parisian courtesan as she falls into a love that she is eventually forced torenounce, thanks to her lover’s disapproving father. Vocal fireworks will be supplied by soprano Colleen Daly as Violetta in her main‐stage OperaDelaware debut. Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Bring your students to a complete main‐stage performance of Verdi’s beloved masterpiece with full orchestra and chorus, led by nationally known artists, and complemented by top quality production elements!

Who:
Grades 6‐12, best suited for students ages 12 and older though we
leave it to your discretion. Also available are discussion questions/study
materials for your use in the classroom.

Where:
The Grand
818 North Market Street
Wilmington

When:
Friday, November 5th ‐ 2010

Time:
7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
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The Merry Widow
By Franz Lehar
Hanna Glawari is one seriously wealthy widow and the entire embassy of her small, struggling country wants to keep her money within its borders. At a ball celebrating the Grand Duke’s birthday, they introduce her to a countryman they hope will be her future husband... But is that what she has in mind? Of course not – and that is where the fun begins! Sung in English with Easy‐to‐Read Supertitles
Bring your students to a complete main‐stage performance of Lehar’s beloved masterpiece with full orchestra and chorus, led by nationally known artists, and complemented by top quality production elements.
Who:
Suggested grades 6‐12, best suited for students ages 12 and older though we
leave it to your discretion. Also available are discussion questions/study
materials for use in the classroom.

Where:
The Grand
818 North Market Street
Wilmington

When:
Friday, April 29th ‐ 2011
Time:
7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
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FREE
Sponsored, in part, by a grant from the
Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency
dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in
Delaware, in partnership with the National
Endowment for the Arts.

Learn More about Opera and Humanities
FREE lecture one hour before the production sponsored, in part, by the Delaware Humanities Forum. These lectures help students make connections with their curriculum, their communities and more importantly themselves. These stimulating discussions help your students connect to the opera in personal ways and show them how opera has become a part of our identities, our traditions, our history and our cultures.

For more information:
302‐658‐8063 ext. 3261


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Philadelphia Museum of Art; Homeschool Classes


Homeschoool Museum Classes

2010-2011

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Homeschool Museum Classes are designed to serve small homeschool co-op groups or individual homeschool families. Each class takes place in the Museum’s permanent galleries and is designed as an interactive lesson that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities including discussions, drawing and writing in the galleries. Preschool age group class will have a book read to them in the galleries, look at original works of art that relate to the book, and make an art project to take home.

Student Fees:

$8 per class (Museum Members)

$10 per class (Non-Members)

Reduced Rate if you sign up for 4 classes or more,

$ 7 per class (Museum Members) $9 per class (Non-Members)

Chaperones Fee:

$4 per class (Museum Members)

$5 per class (Non-Members)

$1 off each class when signing up for 4 or more classes

*As there can be no more than 30 participants (including chaperones) in each class, parents who wish to accompany their child must sign up in advance.


PROGRAMS

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November 3rd

10am – 12pm

Ages 3-4 ~ Art Patterns

Ages 5-7 ~ Stories in Art

Ages 8-11 ~ Art and Language Arts

Ages 12-17 ~ Art and Language Arts

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December 1st

10am – 12pm

Ages 5-7 ~ Walking Through Time with Museum’s Architecture Collection

Ages 8-11 ~ Walking Through Time with Museum’s Architecture Collection

Ages 12-17 ~ Walking Through Time with Museum’s Architecture Collection

January 5th

10am – 12pm

Ages 3-4 ~ Furniture

Ages 5-7 ~ From Realism to Abstraction

Ages 8-11 ~ From Realism to Abstraction & Studio

Ages 12-17 ~ From Realism to Abstraction

February 2nd

10am – 12pm

Ages 5-7 ~ Art and Nature & Studio

Ages 8-11 ~ Art and Nature

Ages 12-17 ~ Art and Nature

March 2nd

10am – 12pm

Ages 3-4 ~ Art of Sculpture

Ages 5-7 ~ Art and Math

Ages 8-11 ~ Art and Math

Ages 12-17 ~ Art and Math

April 6th

10am – 12pm

Ages 5-7 ~ People, Places and Things

Ages 8-11 ~ Painters and Painting & Studio

Ages 12-17 ~ Painters and Painting

May 4th

10am – 12pm

Ages 3-4 ~ Art in Blossom

Ages 5-7 ~ Days of Knights & Studio

Ages 8-11 ~ Days of Knights

Ages 12-17 ~ Art of Renaissance

June 1st

10am – 12pm

Ages 3-4 ~ Knights and Dragons

Ages 5-7 ~ Drawing and Discovery in Galleries

Ages 8-11 ~ Drawing and Discovery in Galleries

Ages 12-17 ~ Drawing and Discovery in Galleries

Contact:

Janette Wheeler

215 684 7582.

*Registration period ends at 4 pm on the Wednesday of the week preceding the lesson.

To register:

email: hsp@philamuseum.org

or

Janette Wheeler

215 684 7582

Website

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Educator's Open House at Longwood Gardens

For more information:
Longwood Gardens: 610-388-1000
Route 1, PO Box 501, Kennett Square PA 19348-0501 USA

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The Children's Series at the DuPont Theater!

THE RAINBOW FISH
Grades P - 2

$6

MON, OCT. 25
9:30 & Noon


The Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean, but after he is rude to a little blue fish one day, all of the other fish ignore him. He gives away all of his beautiful scales and discovers the value of personal beauty and friendship.
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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Grades K - 5

$6
TUE & WED, NOV. 16 & 17
9:30 & Noon


This treasured tale is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, the show explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

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CHRISTMAS CAROL

Grades K-6
$6

WED, DEC. 15
9:30am & Noon


Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, our adaptation of Dickens' classic is particularly suited to children, and features a magnificent score by Paul Deiss. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences.

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FREEDOM TRAIN

Grades 3-9
$6

TUE, JAN. 18
9:30 & Noon


The thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, is told in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. Songs include "Follow the Drinking Gourd," "Steal Away," "Wade in the Water," "Good News, the Chariot's A-comin'," and many others still sung today. Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit -- a universal story for all.

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Seussical: The Musical!
Grades P-5

$7.50
WED, FEB. 16 in WILMINGTON
9:30 & Noon

THU, FEB. 17 in DOVER* 

10 & Noon

The Cat in the Hat is the host and emcee (and all-around mischief-maker) in this romp through the Seuss classics. Dr. Seuss's beloved characters find themselves intertwined in an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous "think" ever save the day!

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HARRY
 THE DIRTY DOG
Grades P-2

$6
WED & THU, MARCH 16 & 17
9:30am & Noon

Harry HATES baths! After a wonderful day spent playing in the dirt, Harry gets so grubby that he turns into a little black dog with white spots…and returns home to find that his family doesn’t recognize him. Based on the classic book by Gene Zion with illustrations by Margaret Bloy Graham, this show captures both the whimsical humor and touching dedication to family found in Harry’s story.

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JUNIE B. JONES
Grades K-5

$6

TUE, APRIL 12 & WED, APRIL 13 in WILMINGTON
9:30 & Noon


THURSDAY, APRIL 14 in DOVER* 
10am & Noon


Dear First Grade Journal, 
This is the bestest musical (that is a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe) ever, I tell you! It's got loads of funny songs, and it's based on a bunch of books this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and the things I do in first grade. I think I might like first grade after all!
Love, (but not the mushy kind) 
Junie B.

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STUART LITTLE

Grades K -5 

$6
THU MAY 5
9:30 & Noon

FRI MAY 6 / 9:30 & Noon

E.B. White's heroic and debonair Stuart Little lives with his new family in New York City. His parents are sure thrilled with him, but everyone is not. Through a series of adventures he eventually gains the love of his big brother, acceptance by the extended Little family and even the grudging tolerance of the family cat.

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Duck for President and Other Story Books
Grades P-4

$6

TUE & WED, MAY 17 & 18

9:30 & Noon
An all-new musical revue featuring mini-musicals based on best-selling children's books (stories subject to change): Duck for President, Fancy Nancy, Babymouse: The Musical, I Have to Go!
Leonard the Terrible Monster, and Pirates Don't Change Diapers.

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Important Info To Know!


1. Easy online reservation form.


2. All shows are $6 each except for SEUSSICAL, which is $7.50. 


3. All shows are about one hour long.


4. All shows are a natural extension of the educational experience and study guides are available through the links under each show.


5. All shows are performed at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington unless otherwise stated.

*DOVER shows at: Central Middle School, Dover, DE


Organize a Group!
The 2010-2011 Season filled with fun & learning for children in the Tri-State area. Nothing beats the magic of live theatre and each of our shows comes with study guides to help your children learn and grow. Not sure yet about class size or dates? No worries: we'll work with you. There are no fees for email reservations, and no deposit necessary.

Savings Bonus:
Book a Group before June 1st, 2010 and receive 5% off!*
* Cannot be combined with any other ticket discount.
5% will be taken off the final total, if class sizes adjust in the Fall.
Only Valid on groups of 20 or more.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

DuPont THEATRE
Delaware's Broadway Experience!

BOX OFFICE PHONE HOURS
M - F 10 AM - 4 PM
1-800-338-0881 / 302-656-4401

BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS
M - F 8:30 AM - 4 PM

ON THE WEB 24/7 AT:
www.DuPontTheatre.com

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Introduction to Open Education: Homeschooling to Unschooling ~ Free Presentation at Open Connections!

Sunday, October 3
4pm - 6pm

FREE

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.

To register and for more information,
contact:
Barbara at (610) 459-3366.


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

Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

website

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"100 Healthy Habits" sponsored by Delaware Children's Museum and Nemours!

September 26
noon to 2pm

Physical Activity, Nutrition and Oral Health

In observance of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
As families explore the museum they will encounter stations designed to teach and promote healthy habits. Kids can try kickboxing and yoga, and learn about the importance of good oral hygiene.

General admission is $12 per person
(children under 12 months are free).

Membership benefits range from free admission to gift shop discounts, to exclusive event invitations. For details, visit the DCM online at:

delawarechildrensmuseum.org.

Delaware Children’s Museum
550 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE

(302) 588-3266

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Reading, Writing, Art, & PE ~ Classes for Homeschoolers at the Brandywine YMCA!


HOME SCHOOL CREATIVE WRITING SAMPLER I & II
Ages 9-13
Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 pm
This class will instruct your home school students in the art of getting creative with writing! Topics explored in the first session will be Poetry and Life Writing. Topics explored in the second session will be Story Writing and creating a picture book. Each class period will include journal writing, fun writing exercises, creative projects, and examples of writing from classics of children’s literature. Sara Rowe, who has a MA in Children’s Literature and has been published in a number of pre-teen and teen magazines, will teach the class. Class is limited to eight students. A materials fee of $5 for each session must be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.
Registration code: [04431]
Fees:
Session I
Creative Writing Sampler I, Full Member $49/Program Members +Public $56
Seven Weeks (class begins 09/08/10-10/20/10)

Session II
Creative Writing Sampler II, Full Member $49/Program Member + Public $56
Seven Weeks (class begins 10/27/10-12/08/10)

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HOME SCHOOL READING FUN

(9-13 year olds)
Wednesdays 1:45-2:45 pm
Children will have fun with the books they read! Over the course of each session several children’s classics in different genres will be assigned. Students will participate in discussion related to the topics explored in the book and in themed activities and crafts. A list of the books that will be read over the course of each session can be obtained by emailing the instructor at sararowe29@gmail.com. Sara Rowe, who has a MA in Children’s Literature and has been published in a number of pre-teen and teen magazines, will lead the class. Class is limited to eight students. A materials fee of $10 for each session must be paid to the instructor on the first day of class.
Registration code # [04433]
Fees:
Session I
Full Member $49/Program Members +Public $56
Seven Weeks (class begins 09/08/10-10/20/10)

Session II
Full Member $49/Program Member + Public $56
Seven Weeks (class begins 10/27/10-12/08/10)

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PRE SCHOOL ART AND CRAFTS
Ages 4-6
Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
An hour of creative art and craft projects for young children! Each session will offer different projects. Basic supplies are included. For your convenience, class meets on the same day and time as our Art Class for older students. Class limit: 10.
Registration code: [04430]
Fees:
Session I:
Full Members $42 / Program Members + Public $48
Six weeks (Class begins 09/14/10)

Session II:
Full Members $56 / Program Members + Public $64
Eight weeks (Class begins 10/26/10)

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ART CLASS

Ages 7-13
Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 pm
Your children will have the opportunity to express themselves creatively using pencil, charcoal, pastel, paint, and clay. Basic art skills will be introduced as well as some fun projects that incorporate these skills. This is a complete well-rounded art program. Basic supplies are provided. There may be a small material fee for special projects. Class limit: 10.
Registration code: [04432]
Fees:
Session I:
Full Members $42 / Program Members + Public $48
Six weeks (Class begins 09/14/10)

Session II:
Full Members $56 / Program Members + Public $64
Eight weeks (Class begins 10/26/10)

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HOME SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Boys and Girls: Ages 6-12
Tuesdays 1:40-2:40 pm
This is a basic elementary school PE Program. This continuing program (offered in both the fall and spring) is designed to run for a regular school year. Different activities will be introduced during the year. Come join us for fun and rewarding physical activity! Please register in advance.
Registration code: [01807]
Fees:
Session I:
Full Members $42 / Program Members + Public $48
Six weeks (Class begins 09/14/10)

Session II:
Full Members $56 / Program Members + Public $64
Eight weeks (Class begins 10/26/10)

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For More Information:
call
Amy Jimison
302-478-9622 ext. 27

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You must register in advance.
Class sizes are limited.
Home School classes are open to the public.

Fall I Registration begins:
Full Member 08/23/10
Program Member/Public 08/30/10
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Brandywine YMCA
3 Mt Lebanon Rd.
Wilmington DE, 19803
website

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall Classes for Homeschoolers at the Delaware Art Museum!


Learning to Look

Wednesdays
October 20 – November 17
(5 week session)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
$18 Members/$20 Non-Members


How can we learn to see more when we look at art? Homeschoolers explore the Museum’s collections through activities and discussions focused on looking at, thinking about, and responding to works of art.

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Elements of Art

Wednesdays
February 16 – March 9, 2011
(4 week session)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members


Learn how the basic elements of design (line, color, shape, and texture) work together as a visual language.

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Painting with Words

Wednesdays
March 30 – April 20
(4 week session)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$14 Members/$16 Non-Member


In this session, homeschoolers build their vocabularies and stretch their imaginations while responding in writing to works of art. Homeschoolers will enhance their knowledge of literature and hone their own language and writing skills with the creation of poems and stories in the galleries.

Age breakdowns for above classes:

Ages 3 – 6
Students and parents/guardians participate in a story-reading which leads to a viewing of relevant works of art, followed by a hands-on art project. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child during the story and tour portion of the program and may be asked to assist during the art activity.

Ages 7 – 9
Students take a guided theme tour for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute art activity inspired by their tour.

Ages 10 – 13 and 14 – 18
Students take a guided theme tour for 60 minutes which includes writing exercises, sketching in the galleries, and take-home assignments. Some weeks may include art projects.


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Artist Studio
for
Homeschoolers


Wednesdays
September 15 – November 17
(10 week session),
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$125 Members/$145 Non-Members
(Ages 9 – 14)


Students will learn the fundamentals of art in the Museum’s studio. Basic drawing and painting will be explored, focusing on processes and techniques. The class will visit the Museum’s galleries to draw inspiration.

For More Information:

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Saralyn Rosenfield
Studio & Family Programs Manager
srosenfield@delart.org
302.351.8504

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
www.delart.org

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

American Girl Doll Club Forming!

A club for girls ages 8 and up!
Meeting the first Friday of each month 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Each month, girls will read a book at home and then get together to discuss the book and time period, create a craft, project, etc., and enjoy time with friends. A girl need not own an American Girl doll to join - though dolls are welcome to attend meetings!

Location:
UU Fellowship of Newark
Near the University of Delaware
420 Willa Rd., Newark, DE


Additional details:
* First meeting will be October 1st.
* Meeting will be held monthly October through June.
* Drop-off and pick-up OK, but please be on time!
* A second room will be available for parents and siblings. (Please bring a quiet game or activity to keep siblings happy, this is a shared space and noise need to be kept to a low roar!)
* There is a one-time fee of $50 due at the first meeting to cover material costs for projects.
* This group is inclusive and secular.
* This club is designed specifically for children ages 8 and up.
* Space is limited so please email if you are interested.

Kick-off meeting!
August 27th
2:30pm

Contact:

Kaecey McCormick
kaecey_mccormick@yahoo.com

Registration sheets available at the August meeting.

Thanks!
Maria & Kaecey

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport! Save Big This Summer on Admissions to 10 Area Musuems!


The Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport Program!

Receive discount admission at ten Brandywine Valley treasures.

May 31-September 6, 2010

Brandywine River Museum
Delaware Art Museum
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Delaware Historical Society & Read House
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Hagley Museum and Library
Longwood Gardens
Mt. Cuba Center
Rockwood Museum
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

$35 for individuals
$75 for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Includes discounted one-time admission at ten sites.

Passports are available at all ten sites and the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana, the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau (GWCVB), the Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau, the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau.

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