2013-2014 Highlights

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yearbook Deadline for Sponsor Sheet is December 12

Here's the 411 about the Yearbooks
  1. First, it is open to ALL homeschoolers, not just our group!!! Space is still available until December 12.  
  2. Second, parents will not need to purchase a yearbook for your family, you will receive one free yearbook with the completion of the sponsor sheet.  Even if ALL you get is $5.00 sponsors from family, friends or businesses, if you get 8 of them you will get your yearbook FREE.  
  3. If your sponsors are not technically savvy to create an ad no problem!  I can do that for them with NO extra charge.  I want this to be something that ALL the kids will feel proud of.  
Please reserve your child's spot if you would like to be apart of the yearbook by clicking here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RwDKbH4JqFIZdbRzLmVi1p4pMedfFBy_NGQM5--p7_E/viewform?usp=send_form

4.  FINALLY, ALL SPONSOR SHEETS ARE DUE DECEMBER 12!!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT OUR YEARBOOK LAST YEAR LOOKED LIKE PLEASE CALL 404-644-8391 OR CHECK OUT http://www.entourageyearbooks.com/ WE USE ENTOURAGE YEARBOOKS AS OUR YEARBOOK COMPANY.  IT IS VERY PROFESSIONALLY DONE!!!

Unit Study for November - Physical Science - Field Trip Wednesday November 19



Unit Standards

S1P1. Students will investigate light and sound.
a. Recognize sources of light.
b. Explain how shadows are made.
c. Investigate how vibrations produce sound.
d. Differentiate between various sounds in terms of (pitch) high or low and (volume) loud or soft.
e. Identify emergency sounds and sounds that help us stay safe.

S1P2. Students will demonstrate effects of magnets on other magnets and other objects.
a. Demonstrate how magnets attract and repel.
b. Identify common objects that are attracted to a magnet.
c. Identify objects and materials (air, water, wood, paper, your hand, etc.) that do not block magnetic force.

Resources for this Unit
These Resources were taken from https://primarysciencetech.wikispaces.com/Light+and+Sound 


HAND-ON INVESTIGATIONS 

Palm Pipe Inquiry Lesson: Turning Vibrations into Music Sensations (S1P1c) - Students will investigate how vibrations produce sound with PVC pipes. Students will then play songs using their musical instruments.


Ear Bongs - (S1P1c) - With a wire coat hanger and a piece of string students will be able to see how sound travels much more effectively through materials than through air. Activity sheet provided. http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/educators/classroom_and_homework_resources/resources/ear_gongs.aspx
Extendable Bonko - ((S1P1d) - With a Pringle chip can and paper students will see how the length of a tube affects its pitch, and the amount of force you hit it with affects its loudness. http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/educators/classroom_and_homework_resources/resources/extendable_bonko.aspx


MORE RESOURCES

Sid the Science Kid - Light Scavenger Hunt (S1P1a) - This video investigation identifies light sources in a classroom. Sid the Science Kids is a series on GPB Kids. This site includes videos, songs, and investigations for many science topics.
Video Investigation: http://pbskids.org/video/?category=Sid%20the%20Science%20Kid&pid=m6dxN8nbFGZUQewi5RepmTds953xKt5Q

Sid the Science Kid - Shadow Investigation (S1P1b). This video investigations how shadows are formed.
Video Investigation: http://pbskids.org/sid/videoplayer.html This site doesn't always allow you to directly link to a video. Click on Investigation, then in the center window use the arrows to navigate to the Shadow Investigation video.

Physical Science Field Trip 
Who? South Cobb Homeschoolers 
What? Physical Science Experiments
When? Wednesday, November 19 at 11:30 am
Where? Vision Baptist Church in Smyrna
Fellowship Hall 

4250 S Hurt Rd SW, Smyrna, GA 30082
(678) 306-6826

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Homeschool Night with the Atlanta Hawks!

Homeschool Night with the Atlanta Hawks!

HOMESCHOOL NIGHT
WITH THE ATLANTA HAWKS!
                         vs.   https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQHG3NYyCuIxn1zkAF6H8sCKXnMQLqMYBw9GZHWA-_wD_y26QNR

Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Friday, January 30th, 2015
7:30pm at Philips Arena
Sections 301-306 - $10 each
Sections 309-312 - $15 each
Sections 216-222 - $23 each
Sections 109-110 - $39 each

 Discounted tickets can be purchased through the following link:
Special Access Code: HOMESCHOOL

*First 100 people to purchase tickets through this offer will be able to enter into Philips Arena early to watch pre-game shoot-around from 5:00-6:00pm!


Ticket prices and availability are subject to change so order your tickets today! TICKETS WILL SELL OUT! To order by phone, or for better seat locations or different games, please contact Ryan Coller at 404-878-3714 or by email at ryan.coller@hawks.com

Friday, September 26, 2014

Unit Study for October- Social Studies - Historical Figures


Upcoming Meetings- Social Studies Unit Study on Historical Figures
Resources for this Unit Study can be found here: http://georgiahistory.com/education-outreach/online-exhibits/featured-historical-figures/ Another field trip that you could explore is Fort Frederick BUT that is in Savannah.  Here is the link in case you would like to take your family http://www.nps.gov/fofr/index.htm .

October 1, 2014
South Cobb Library (805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126)  2 pm to 4 pm 


October 15, 2014
Joe Jenkins Park (2721 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, Austell, Georgia 30106) 11 am to 12 pm 


October 29, 2014 - YES!!!
Jimmy Carter Library
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30307
The cost is $8.00 per adult.  Kids are free!!


Yearbooks

We will do yearbooks a little differently this year.
  1. First, it is open to ALL homeschoolers, not just our group- members will get first preference though.  
  2. Second, parents will not need to purchase a yearbook for your family, you will receive one free yearbook with the completion of the sponsor sheet.  Even if all you get is $5.00 sponsors from family, friends or businesses, if you get 8 of them you will get your yearbook FREE.  
  3. If your sponsors are not technically savvy to create an ad no problem!  I can do that for them with NO extra charge.  I want this to be something that ALL the kids will feel proud of.  
Please reserve your child's spot if you would like to be apart of the yearbook by clicking here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RwDKbH4JqFIZdbRzLmVi1p4pMedfFBy_NGQM5--p7_E/viewform?usp=send_form

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Yearbook RSVP Today!

Each year the South Cobb Homeschoolers creates a yearbook that highlights our field trips, activities, and each of our children's progress throughout the year.  This year will be no exception.

To RSVP a spot for your child or children, please complete this questionnaire:  YEARBOOK RSVP QUESTIONNAIRE.

ALL homeschool students are welcomed!!!!  There is no obligation if you RSVP.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Encourage Reading and Writing

Reading is so important for our children.  As your child starts reading, consider keeping a reading log.  This helps in three ways.

First, this helps with documentation for yourself to remind yourself of which books your child read or did not read.

Second, if you let them use this worksheet https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0rXTqFiCfXRUk5zYUFxWS1Ccmc/edit?usp=sharing , they can practice their handwriting.

Third, they are going to want to finish up the page and start a new one so this encourages even more reading.

Here are the reading logs I use.


Teacher Supply Event for Cobb County is Tuesday, Sept 30

The next Teacher Supply Event for Cobb County is Tuesday, Sept 30 from 5-6 pm.
For more info, please visit the website at www.cobbk12.org/teacherssupplystore.
Marta went to the one in August, and got a lot of good, free, teacher supply items - perfect
for home school!

I am not sure if I will be able to make it or not, but I wanted to make sure that you all had access
to this info for the next one.

Also, if you have any questions regarding Letter of Intent or DOE home schooling questions, then callMr. Blenke at 404-463-1765 or email him at ablenke@doe.k12.ga.us. He was very helpful when I emailed him to email me a copy of my Letter of Intent that I could not seem to print from my computer.