You’re invited to a Back 2 School Bash!

There’s an awesome Back 2 School Bash coming up August 18th from 10am-2pm.  Lots of vendors, events, speakers, and more.  Space is limited, so register your family in advance!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homeschoolers-2nd-annual-back-2-school-bash-tickets-35486242306

 

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~ Christina

Free Texas Parks & Wildlife Lesson Plans

I happen to really love Texas Parks, well all state parks in general.  We’re one of those families that when we are on the road we try to visit as many as we can.  Aside from the great Junior Ranger programs the parks offer, Texas Parks offers a wide variety of free lesson plans, printables, etc. for all grade levels.  I will say it does take a bit of browsing since there are so many, but what another great way to get out of the house!  When you look at this link, also notice the “Keep Texas Wild Lesson Plans” link on the website for even more lessons.

Here’s the link!

http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/resources/lesson-plans

 

Happy Homeschooling!

~ Christina

More hands-on classes!

I love learning outdoors.  Mostly because it doesn’t feel like school and I typically get the least amount of resistance.  If you have never had the chance to visit Bob Jones Nature Center it is definitely worth the trip.  I love this hidden gem in Southlake and it’s a great way to learn about the environment and geography in our area.  Aside from the great trails and regular activities, the offer homeschool classes for students 6-16.  Their classes work in 16 week increments for a few hours once a week.  They start August 24th so go take a look!

 

http://www.bjnc.org/education-home-school-workshops.php

 

~ Christina

 

 

Fort Worth Zoo Homeschool Classes

Good morning everyone!  It’s August and it’s way too hot for me.  Have you started back to school?  We begin in a few weeks and I am just about finished with our schedule for this coming year.  Have I mentioned 7th grade math is not my strong point?!  Speaking of classes, if you’ve never checked out the Fort Worth Zoo, they offer homeschool classes for ages 5-18.  The younger students can take an animal/science based class once a month which includes admission to the zoo after, the older students can continue to take classes or apply to be a Volunteen (an aide in the preschool class for the year and this is something we do), and high school students can enroll and earn the required 60 hours of science time needed for their transcripts here as well.  We have been very pleased with the programs and I just thought I’d share!

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/homeschool

 

Looking for a PE Class?

July is almost over and if you are like me then you are gazing into next year with planning and dreamy lessons (which may or may not ever come to fruition, but we can hope!)  If you are looking for a great PE class, open to ages 5-14 then I highly recommend Bowmen Sports.  We’ve been with Coach Nick and his other amazing coaches going on 4 years now.  He’s expanding and just put out a list of where you can find his classes!

Fall Class Listings (for information and planning purposes)
Registration will be open in Late July or Early August.

Tuesdays 12:00-1:30pm $45
Flower Mound CAC
1200 Gerault Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028 flower-mound.com (972) 784-7275

Tuesdays 9:30-11am $45
Haltom City Rec Center
4839 Broadway Ave, Haltom City, TX 76117 haltomcitytx.com (817) 381-6464

Wednesdays 10:30am-12 $45
Saginaw Location TBD
For information, email nick@bowmensports.com and join the list

Wednesdays 1-2:30pm $45
Aledo/West Fort Worth Location TBD
For information, email nick@bowmensports.com and join the list

Wednesdays 1-2:30pm $45
West Frisco TBD
Register online at bowmensports.com 817.929.3333

Thursdays 10-11:30am $45
McKinney Community Center
2001 S Central Expressway, McKinney, TX 75070 Register mckinneytexas.org

Thursdays 1-2:30pm $45
Prosper @NTA Taekwondo (I would love to find a gym, no luck so far, If you know of a North Frisco/Prosper gym let me know)
Register online at bowmensports.com 817.929.3333

Thursdays 1-2:30pm $45
Garland Holford Rec Center
2314 Homestead Place, Garland TX garlandparks.com 972-205-2772

Fridays 12:30-2:00pm $45
Euless Family Life Center
300 W. Midway, Euless, TX 76039 Register online at eulesstx.gov (817) 685-1666

Fridays 10:30am-12 $45
Roanoke Rec Center
Register online at bowmensports.com 817.929.3333