NASA needs your help! They are looking for students and citizen scientists to help gather information for the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21st. There’s an app you download that will take you through the steps. What a great way to teach hands on science! Check out this link for more information!
5 area libraries and BISD are hosting a huge summer reading kick off event Saturday, June 3rd from 10am-1pm at the Birdville Fine Arts/Athletic Center. The event is free and will have an animal petting zoo, free books for children (while supplies last), a big vehicle exploration zone, a giant slide, an obstacle, plus arts and crafts and more! For information, you can call 817-427-6818. https://www.facebook.com/events/1320166931395645/
The Dallas Stars are hosting a Homeschool Day, December 6th beginning at 6:30pm at the AA Center. Ticket prices are discounted quite a bit from regular tickets, and vary depending on where you choose to sit. Each ticket purchased includes: A tour of the American Airlines Center, learning how math, science and geography play a role in the NHL, an entry for a chance to win a special Stars experience, and a ticket to the game (Dallas vs. Calgary) that evening at 7:30pm. To purchase individual tickets, visit dallasstars.com/homeschool and use the promo code HOMESCHOOL. For groups of 9+, contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-387-5718.
One of my favorite resources when I need a little inspiration from art, math, clip art and more is the website Teachers Pay Teachers. You can find freebies daily as well as purchase already done lessons, activities, templates and more. They are having a sale August 1st-2nd! Sitewide save 10% using the promo code BestYear. Happy shopping!
Happy summer! I can’t believe it’s already July and I already feel so far behind 🙂 Tomorrow (7/7/16) is a great opportunity to learn more about homeschooling or just learn more about the groups and things to do that are offered in your area. The Center for Home Education is having an open house tomorrow and the opportunity to check out the campus, meet the teachers, and learn about the fun things that go on there is happening. If you aren’t familiar with the Center, they offer classes K-12, and extra curricular things like theatre, cooking, music, etc. in a college campus type setting. The ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 10:30, tour starts at 11:00. Oh did I mention they’ll have a real military truck there! It’s going to be a blast. I’ll be there with more info regarding our crazy, fun, social middle school group! For more info, here’s the link!
Hi everyone! Check out this free weekend event going on at B&N this coming weekend geared towards 13+. All stores will have various teen authors and fun events, games, trivia, prizes, free books and more. There’s even a development workshop on Sunday teaching kiddos how to write a log line and create a spark page. It’s all FREE! Check out the link below to find out which author will be where and more…
Well Friday was our official last day (of full day school anyway) and now our summer begins!
It’s been a crazy week with a choir concert, field day, birthdays, and end of the year scout stuff. We do light reading and math throughout the summer and indulge in camps and traveling. Time seems to fly so quickly these days and I think I’ll take a few weeks before I worry about next years plans. Happy summer to you all!