Monday, April 27, 2015

Summer and Fall Online Courses for High School Seniors and Juniors

Please note that South Cobb Homeschoolers does not check for the validity or quality of the information we share. We advise you to use your best judgment.

Dear Homeschooling Families,

My name is Dr. David Byers—a homeschooling father, homeschool author, and college professor with years of experience developing and teaching courses in numerous subject areas. I’ve been serving the educational needs of homeschooling families for several years now with my numerous courses in English, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences for grades 7-12.

I am available to help you fulfill your child’s educational needs this summer in the following ways:

1. Need last-minute high school credits for college?

a. The end of spring seems just around the corner, which means some homeschooled high school students will be graduating and perhaps preparing for college. As you prepare your child’s high school transcript, if you find that your child is short on credits in one or more subject areas, I am happy to help with a wide variety of single-semester courses built around your family’s summer schedule!


2. Need summer courses to help your child get caught up or ahead on credits?

a. For students looking to graduate a bit further down the road,summer is a great time to get caught up or even to get ahead on credits for junior high and high school. I offer a wide variety of single-semester and full-year courses to meet your family’s educational needs. The courses can be built around your family’s summer schedule so you don’t have to worry about missing any learning or points while on vacation!


3. For those of you looking ahead to fall, it’s a good time to find out what courses I offer that will help your children through grades 7-12. One-semester (1/2 credit) and two-semester courses (1 full credit) are available in English, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. There are numerous varieties of courses in each subject area to meet your child’s educational interests and needs.

I invite you to take a look at my website: http://www.leadershipforyou.net/Courses.html to see the courses I design and teach for homeschooled students for grades 7-12 in English, Social Sciences, and the Natural Sciences.

Please feel free to email me with any questions at all: dbyers3@centurylink.net

I look forward to serving your family’s educational needs.


David Byers, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Second Quarter Information



Here are the meeting dates for the second quarter in 2015 (April, May, June).  Most of the  meetings will be held at the South Cobb Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton 30126 with the exception of our field trips.

Earth Science  
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Cobb Library
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Joe Jenkins Park located at 2721 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, Austell, Georgia 30106
  • Field Trip - Friday, May 8, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division http://athensclarkecounty.com/209/Recycling-Waste-Reduction
  • Field Trip & Picnic- Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wolfe Gardens (please see email for address)
Economics (Andrea)
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Cobb Library -  Consumer Math Economics Lesson for Kids
  • Field Trip - Friday May 29, 2015 from 1:00p.m. - 3:30 p.m. West Georgia Used Book Sale at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA 30117 -This is a great opportunity for our kids to get hands-on sales experience and learn consumer math.  
 Awards Ceremony & Yearbooks (Andrea ) 
  • Annual Awards Ceremony- Monday, June 22, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. in the George Woody Thompson, Jr., Community Room at the South Cobb Library 

West GA Home Educators 8th Annual Used Book Sale

Join the South Cobb Homeschoolers 
at the 
West GA Home Educators 8th Annual Used Book Sale

Who?   Please invite your friends, teachers, parents, grandparents, etc.
  • Anyone can shop. Please invite your friends, teachers, parents, grandparents, etc.
  • Bring plenty of small bills and change to make purchases. Sellers may or may not accept checks. 
What?  Used Book Sale ~ Educational and Family resources will be sold. Material for all ages including: board books, picture books, chapter books, literature, curricula, foreign language, science equipment, teaching aids, maps, flash cards, manipulatives, art & music supplies, instruments, educational games & puzzles, software, videos, parent resources, cookbooks, home/life skill books, Bible study, Christian living, desks, easels, small tables & chairs, etc.

When?  Friday May 29, 2015
  • Sellers will check-in and set up their items on assigned tables from 9:30-10:30.
  • A private shopping time for registered sellers will be held from 11:00-1:00.
  • The sale will be open to the public from 1:00-3:30. 
Where?   Carroll County Agriculture Center,  900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA 30117


SELLER INFORMATION

  • Any homeschooler may sell. 
  • NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR: Sellers will reserve tables and sell their own items. No items will be dropped off.
  • Registration (which reserves your table) is required by emailing thehutchinsfarm@yahoo.com.
  • Space is limited so register early. 
  • The Seller fee is $5 and will be paid with exact cash at check-in on the day of the sale.
  • Sellers will have the benefit of negotiating prices and accepting their preferred payment type. 
  • No items will have to be labeled, although we do recommend pricing your items before you arrive. 
  •  As always, only educational and family resources may be sold. Material for all ages is welcome. Acceptable items include: board books, picture books, chapter books, literature, curricula, foreign language, science equipment, teaching aids, maps, flash cards, manipulatives, art & music supplies, instruments, educational games & puzzles, software, videos, parent resources, cookbooks, home/life skill books, Bible study, Christian living, desks, easels, small tables & chairs, etc. If you aren’t sure, contact us in advance.
  • Children are welcome to attend the sale. This is a great opportunity for them to get hands-on sales experience and learn consumer math. And if they manage your table, you can shop more! 
  • Children may not play/run/climb inside the Ag Center. Safety and respect of all property is required.

OPEN HOUSE / HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES 

  • The “vendor” section is provided to connect homeschool families with local resources. 
  • Homeschool groups, tutors, and community groups are invited to set up a table/display.
  • Registration is required by emailing thehutchinsfarm@yahoo.com. Space is limited.


Husbands & teens are needed to help unload/carry boxes from 9:30-10:30. Hand-trucks also needed.

Lainya Hutchins thehutchinsfarm@yahoo.com, 404-403-1076

Carol Skinner jcjdskinner@bellsouth.net, 678-488-5641

Monday, March 30, 2015

The GHEA / Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention

 

Where are you in your homeschool journey?
Whether new, current, or considering...our next event is FOR YOU!

The GHEA / Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention is a great place to... 
  • Learn how to better disciple your children in Christ
  • Re-energize your homeschool
  • Discover new ideas and curriculum
  • Refresh your vision
  • Meet other homeschooling families
  • Receive support for teaching your struggling learner
  • Explore homeschooling as an option for your family
 GHEA is excited about our partnership with Teach Them Diligently in order to offer you MORE for this year's conference!  More what?
  • More opportunities for encouragement and fellowship for the entire family.
    • An Evening of Real Refreshment with Rachael Carman (no additional cost)
    • Men's breakfast ($12 with breakfast, $4 without breakfast)
    • Children's Program  (ages 4-12)
    • Drama Program (ages 11-18)
    • Four-12 Teen Program
Register online today at https://teachthemdiligently.net/register/
GHEA members receive a $10 discount. Contact info@ghea.org for the member discount code. 
Not a GHEA member?   

Please forward this to others you know who may be interested!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Standardized Testing Program Administration

According to the GDOE : "Students in home study programs shall be subject to an appropriate nationally standardized testing program administered in consultation with a person trained in the administration and interpretation of norm referenced tests. The student must be evaluated at least every three years beginning at the end of the third grade. Records of such tests shall be retained."

To aid homeschool parents in the administration of this test, our very own Andrea Hall has been authorized to be a test administrator for the Achievement Tests (Standford 10 and The Iowa Tests) as well as Learning Ability Tests (OLSAT-8 and CogAT). The testing window is from March 3– April 30. To learn more please go to http://www.thestudyhalledu.com/standardized-test-administration.  To set up an exam date/time please email her at ahall@thestudyhalledu.com.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Where Do Flies Go? The Journey Begins

Where Do Flies Go? The Journey Begins

Where Do Flies Go When it Rains? is a unique children’s book that unlocks the curiosity of a child. The author of this book has not only captured it on paper but has a unique and educational program that helps students make connects in science, English, music, art and math.

About the Author

Damon Hall is what you would call a renaissance man. A graduate of Morris Brown, Damon Hall obtained his Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and spent over 7 years in the classroom. It was here that the idea for “Where Do Flies Go When it Rains?” was conceived. However, it wasn’t until Mr. Hall left the classroom to become an entrepreneur that the book “Where Do Flies Go When it Rains?” actually takes flight.

About the Illustrator

Andrea Hall has been drawing for as long as she could remember. Her first art gallery showing was when she was only seventeen years old. Since then she has gone on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Math Education and a Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. However, she has never left her love for illustration. Her life is a testament that it is never too late to follow a dream.

About the Book

Written by Damon Hall, Illustrated by Andrea Hall
Published by EverFaith Press, 2014
ISBN-13: 9781937844639
At every picnic, three things are certain, food, fun… and flies. However, if it starts to rain…they all disappear. Where Do Flies Go When it Rains? unlocks the wonder and curiosity of a child as they follow Mr. Fly while he tries to find shelter from the storm.

You may order this book online at http://www.ellechormedia.com/product-category/childrens-fiction/

Media Contact Information

Contact: Andrea Hall
Phone: 404-644-8391 Email: ahall@wheredofliesgo.com Website:www.wheredofliesgo.com