Thursday, May 21, 2015

Summer Reading KICK-OFF Party at the Library


Who? South Cobb Regional Library
What? Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party
When? Monday, June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where? 805 Clay Road, Austell, GA 30168

The following post came from http://www.cobbcat.org/event/summer-reading-kick-off-party-south-cobb-region/

Come one, come all for the Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party for the South Cobb Regional Library!

They will start things off 12pm (Noon) and….
There will be face painting!
There will be games!
There will be water!?

Friends at the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program will be doing a cooking demonstration.

Representatives from Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan will be in attendance discussing the program.

They will finish things off with Magician Bill Packard spinning some amazing magic starting at 2pm.

All ages are welcome, but fun is required.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Unit Study for May - Social Studies - Economics (Updated)

Economics for Kids

Standards
SS2E1 The student will explain that because of scarcity, people must make choices and incur opportunity costs. 
SS2E2 The student will identify ways in which goods and services are allocated (by price; majority rule; contests; force; sharing; lottery; command; first-come, first-served; personal characteristics; and others). 
SS2E3 The student will explain that people usually use money to obtain the goods and services they want and explain how money makes trade easier than barter. 
SS2E4 The student will describe the costs and benefits of personal spending and saving choices

Resources
Take Charge America is a Non-Profit Financial Education center that has financial education teaching resources for EVERY grade level for free.  Go to http://www.takechargeamerica.org/financial-education/teaching-resources/first-grade/

Online Games - http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/   and http://www.uakron.edu/barkercenter/teacher-resources/online-games/


Meeting Dates

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.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Homeschool Courses Start June 1!

Dr. David Byers, homeschooling father, college professor, and author of College-Prep Homeschooling and Leadership Lessons for Homeschooled Teens, offers dozens of highly-affordable courses in English, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences year-round to homeschooled students in grades 7-12. The courses are taught asynchronously via email; the student doesn’t have to be online at any particular day or time! In addition, parents may work with David regarding their scheduling needs. Dr. Byers offers a free course, Introduction to Poetry, as well as a free writing assessment upon request. You can find more information his site: http://www.leadershipforyou.net/ or by emailing him atdbyers3@centurylink.net

Monday, May 18, 2015

Larcum Singers Auditions May 26 & 28!


Introducing a new statewide choral program designed for homeschooled/virtually schooled students. Larcum is committed to producing quality musical experiences for these students in their unique learning situations. Therefore, the Larcum ensembles are composed from a select group of singers from all over the state (live and videoed auditions).


The singers are introduced to a variety of languages and cultures through the art of making music. Students with unique vocal talents in a particular genre or vocal percussion (beatbox) are encouraged to audition. Students with other musical abilities are also encouraged to audition. For more information visit larcum.com.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Homeschool Program for the Working Homeschool Mom


I believe in homeschooling.  Before I had kids I envisioned myself being able to homeschool and only homeschool 100% of the time.  Well, fast forward 10 years and while I am homeschooling, I am also working from home.  While in my mind I thought this was ideal... in actuality, any kind of work whether it is working at home, working from home, or working outside the home is still... well WORK. 

Nevertheless I have forged ahead with homeschooling and had a great routine, until... well WORK got in the way.  There were deadlines that distracted me from my ultimate purpose of educating my child for this life and the life to come.  I wasn't super mom (although I still have the complex) and  I needed help! This was when God brought back to my memory a homeschool program that my aunt used with her child when she was a Working Homeschool Mom (WHM)...  Time 4 Learning .

Right away I looked it up.  I thought it would be out of my budget, but it wasn't.  I thought it wouldn't be good quality but it was.  Now I have a curriculum that keeps me on track and on the days that I can't work with my daughter one-on-one like I would like to, she can do it on her own.

Time 4 Learning is easy, affordable and a great homeschool program for the WHM!


Disclosure: As a member of Time4Learning, I have been given the opportunity to review their program and share my experiences. While I was compensated, this review was not written or edited by Time4Learning and my opinion is entirely my own. For more information, check out their standards-based curriculum or learn how to write your own curriculum review.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Unit Study for May - Social Studies - Economics

Here are the upcoming events for our Economics Unit Study. 
More details coming soon!

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.  

Monday, May 11, 2015

Homeschool Classes for Mathematics


Are you interested in homeschool classes in the area of mathematics for the 2015- 2016 school year?

Courses will take place in the Cobb County, GA area and will follow the blended-learning format in which students meet once a week for face-to-face instruction and complete assignments throughout the week via the internet.  Computer access is required.

If you are interested in these courses please complete the following survey for more information: http://goo.gl/forms/RnHfOwpD6u