New to homeschooling in Colorado? Not sure where to start, what to do first, how to interpret the law? Don’t panic, help is on the way! Ann with Homeschool CHEER Colorado is hosting two upcoming “Homeschool 101″ Classes this spring. Her classes cover the basics of getting started, understanding the homeschool law, the different philosophies, where to find support and resources, and how to choose (or create) a curriculum. It’s a great way to pull all the information together and to clear your head. Ann’s been teaching these classes for over 5 years now.
She has 2 class dates set up: March 23, 2013 and April 7, 2013. The fee is more than reasonable — it’s FREE — and it includes not only the class, but also a packet of information to take home with you, all technology logistical costs (paypal and such), and a specially-linked, private web access. To register, visit the Colorado CHEER website.
Okay, so somehow I tripped over this story on Yahoo Odd News, of all places. But, what a story! I love it, ’cause it’s yet another example of: “If we give a child the freedom to learn and explore at their own pace, they’ll learn more than we ever dreamed.”
15-year-old Collin Graver was bored with his physics homework, so he started building a 65-pound bike out of a single sheet of plywood. With a material cost of just $20 (!!), the Avondale Estates, Georgia teen used his talents to construct the working wooden bike in his father’s basement workshop.
While the bike is rigid and has no brakes, Graver says, “The point is, it’s cool.”
A Day in Pompeii Home School Day takes place Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Last day to register is October 19th! Their site says, “This is going to be a flexibly structured (aside: isn’t that an oxymoron?) opportunity for home school students to explore life in ancient Pompeii and immerse themselves in volcanoes and geology!”
~ Explore A Day in Pompeii.
~ View the new Planetarium show SuperVolcanoes.
~ Go back in time with archaeologist Dr. Steve Nash.
~ Interact with artifacts from the Museum’s world-class collections.
~ Investigate geology, volcanoes, and ancient life in Pompeii through hands-on exploration activities and science crafts.
The museum has a pdf Registration Form on their site, but it came across all blurry when I opened it up (it could be something with my computer), but if it does the same for you, call Reservations at 303.370.6000 directly to sign up. They’re open Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m.
Off with you! Learn somethin’!