Monday, January 26, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Home Field Trip Wednesday

Who?  South Cobb Homeschoolers

What?  Field Trip to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Home

When?  Wednesday, January 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where?  Martin Luther King Museum and Home
For directions click here: http://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/directions.htm  and to view a map click here http://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/upload/malumap2.pdf.pdf .

After parking in the visitors’ lot on Johns Wesley Dobbs Avenue, follow the Civil Rights Walk of Fame, past the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, and proceed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Visitor Center. We will meet at the Visitors Center and then tour Dr. King's home from there.  (Admission is FREE)

Why?  To Conclude Our Historical Figures Part 2 Unit Study.

Monday, January 19, 2015

I Have a Dream...


On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 our kids met again at the South Cobb Library where we discussed Historical Figures in Georgia.  We highlighted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and what an awesome experience it is to be apart of a homeschool group that models Dr. King's dream where "little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers."

Below are pictures of what our kids envision Dr. King's dream to be and what their dream for America is.
I have a dream that there will be enough food for everyone.




 



I have a dream that there will be no more death.



Stay in Your Lane

I was so  excited when I realized that this would be my 100th post!!!  I have been blogging for so long but I have never stuck with a blog past the first year. Seriously!  

Maybe it's because I am not as passionate over other topics as I am homeschooling.

Whatever the case, this marks my 100th post.  So what I have learned about homeschooling over the past three years?

It can all be summed up in four words "stay in your lane".

Always keeps the vision of why you started homeschooling before you.  Others will come along and question you, you might even question yourself but when you have your vision before you you will stay in your lane.

You might observe other children surpassing yours, your child surpass others but stay in your lane and do not compare because it is when you start comparing that you loose the joy of homeschooling.

As Paul said in Philippians 3:13-14 "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus".

Keep pressing toward the goal and stay in your lane.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Breman Museum Homeschool Days start January 15, 2015



The Breman Museum will be designating one day per month as Homeschool Day! Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday January 15, 2015, homeschoolers will be able to visit the Breman Museum on one designated day per month, for a discounted price of $5 per student and $7 per adult!

Beginning at 10:30 am with a guided tour of the Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak In His Own Words and Pictures exhibition. Then at 11:30, older students (age 10+) and adults can participate in a guided tour of our Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years gallery, while the younger children participate in an art activity and view the film “Really Rosie.” And of course, there’s lots of time to play!

The Sendak exhibition features drawings, artifacts and biographical information as well as fun, interactive activities. Upon entering the gallery visitors of all ages are immersed into Sendak’s beloved stories. The exhibition includes interactive locations where visitors dress up like wild things, slide into a bowl of chicken soup and pick one of many of Sendak’s books to read on Rosie’s Stoop. Additionally there are videos that emphasize Sendak’s legacy and emphasize strategies for reading with children. Younger visitors are introduced to Sendak’s timeless characters, while older children and pre-teens gain an understanding of how sketches and drawings are turned into published works.

We do ask that you RSVP, just so we have an idea of how many docents we will need.

The Breman Museum is located in the Selig Center, which is a kosher-only facility. No non-kosher Food or Drink is permitted in the building. Goldfish crackers are not kosher but you can click here for a list of kosher snacks. Although we do not permit food in the gallery, with young children we do understand that snacks in the lobby may be necessary and so long as the snack is kosher, it is acceptable. Whole fruit and vegetables are always kosher.  

Homeschool Days at the Breman Museum for the 2014-2015 School Year:

January 14, 2015 – To RSVP for January, Click RSVP
February 4, 2015 – To RSVP for February, Click RSVP
March 25, 2015 – To RSVP for March, Click RSVP
April 22, 2015 – To RSVP for April, Click RSVP
May 20, 2015 – To RSVP for May, Click RSVP

Come take a special look into the world of Maurice Sendak and his art with a docent led tour and stay for lunch! Inspired by Sendak’s books and crafted by A Kosher Touch Catering, our menu will feature two options: Chicken Soup with Rice, Roll, Green Salad and Cookie; Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Chips, Fruit Salad and Cookie. Price for Chicken Soup Lunch is $25 non-member/$18 member. Price for PB&J Lunch is $18 non-member/$12 member. Lunch must be reserved at least two weeks prior. A reservation fee of $12 per person must be paid upon reservation. The remaining balance will be due upon entrance to the museum.

Catered Lunch is not available for the January Homeschool Day.  

To learn more about this exhibition visit our website: http://thebreman.org/Exhibitions

For questions or concerns, please contact Group Tour and Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Reid by email at jreid@thebreman.org or by phone at 404-870-1632.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you all on Homeschool Day!

Jennifer Reid
Group Tour and Volunteer Coordinator
The Breman Museum
1440 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA  30309
404-870-1632

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Unit Study for January - Social Studies - Historical Figures



The theme for this month is Historical Figures in Georgia, Part 2.

Resources for this Unit Study can be found here:
South Cobb Library from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


January 28, 2015 
Martin Luther King Museum and Home from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For Directions Click Here: http://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/directions.htm
After parking in the visitors’ lot on Johns Wesley Dobbs Avenue, follow the Civil Rights Walk of Fame, past the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, and proceed to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Visitor Center. We will meet at the Visitors Center and then tour Dr. King's home from there.  (Admission is FREE)