Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Free Play on 8/1/2013

Here is a survey link for our meeting next week Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11am.

Please fill it out if you plan to attend. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T5L-PRSNPaoUBKq7YhCEaM-7Hb2kbd5or8Mz9rXDwDE/viewform 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Meet Dr. Ben Carson THIS SATURDAY July 20, 2013

Contact: Dr. James Lamb                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, will be speaking for the morning Worship services at the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at both the 8:45 a.m and 11:30 a.m. services. Both services are open to the general public.
Dr. Carson will also be speaking exclusively to the members of the Atlanta Medical community (Physicians, Dentist, Physicians Assistants, etc.) at 3:00p.m. on July 20, 2013, on the subject “Lessons Learned from Risky Neurological Procedures.”  The venue for this presentation will also be at the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church. A reception for the medical community will follow Dr. Carson’s presentation.
About Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church
Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church is the largest Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, as well one of the largest Adventist congregations in the world, with a membership of over Four Thousand.  
Berean operates a Child Development Center, Elementary/Middle School and a High School on its campus. Berean also has one of the largest food bank operations in Atlanta. The church has recently opened the Berean Village, a Senior Living Housing complex, and is laying the groundwork to open a community health center in the near future.  
Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church
291 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive
N. W. Atlanta, GA 30318

Documents for Getting your Homeschool Organized!

Are you struggling as you try to get yourself organized for the upcoming year?  Below are some documents that may be able to help.  They are all Word Documents so you can edit them as you need.

If there is something you want but don't see here, leave a comment.  We'll see what we can do to help.

Happy Planning!

2013-2014 Calendar- https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFMlYzcWpaaHZRUWs/edit?usp=sharing 
Yearly Goals- https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFeFhXQ0lQNHR2cUk/edit?usp=sharing
Weekly Planner-https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFdGIzNVBPYW5tQnM/edit?usp=sharing
Monthly Goals- https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFUDlUa0RUMXBoUm8/edit?usp=sharing
Daily Jobs List-https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFVnpTc3p6SS1vLTQ/edit?usp=sharing
Master Schedule to Coordinate Multiple Learners-https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFdEEtWGVWM3MwXzg/edit?usp=sharing
Turtle Time Nightly Checklist-https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFcERJdlFaNHlaaWs/edit?usp=sharing
Busy B's Morning Checklist-https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFWkJRYWpUcUhNRmM/edit?usp=sharing
General Preschool Schedule- https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3htzZLJscUFbTc5TG01RHB4amM/edit?usp=sharing

Monday, July 15, 2013

Blank Homeschool Calendar 2013

Are you looking for a blank template to prepare your homeschool calendar?

Search no further.  Click Here:
Blank 2013 Homeschool Calendar

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stressed or Blessed? by Sharon Grimes

As I approach another school year and the responsibilities of homeschooling become more and more real I find myself wondering "What did I get myself into?"

I have officially turned in my resignation notice and there is no turning back.

Now I wonder, how will I avoid getting stressed out at home?

I am reminded of the GHEA Conference speaker Sharon Grimes.  These are her notes as she asks us the question, are you stressed or blessed?

Stressed or Blessed?

How do you avoid being stressed out?

  1. Don't neglect your morning manna.
    • No Bible no breakfast/facebook/TV
  2. Keep the right relationship with your family
    • Your Spouse- have a regular date time together and be creative NOT expensive, have a "weekend to remember" once a year.
    • Your Children- remember that children ARE your MOST important work.
  3. Remember WHY you are homeschooling.
    • Deuteronomy 6:4-7- If we don't teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them NOT to.
  4. Choose curriculum that will work for YOU and for EACH child.
    • There is no such thing as the "PERFECT" curriculum.  Pray and ask God to help you
    • Jeremiah 33:3.
    • What are your homeschool goals?  
    • What is your childs learning style?
    • What is your budget?
    • Control your curriculum and don't let it control you!
  5. Schedule your priorities FIRST; Then just say NO!
    • Get the book "Freedom from the Tyranny of the Urgent" by Charles Hummel
    • Every time you say "yes" to something outside the home you are saying "no" to something inside.
  6. Discipline your children.
    • Proverbs 1:7,8
  7. Discipline YOURSELF!  Get Organized!
    • Plan your menus a week in advance
    • Homeschool year round
    • Plan in pencil.
  8. Be Flexible!
    • Don't be so structure and organized that you don't put people first.
    • Only Christ was perfect
  9. Don't let your housework become overwhelming.
    • Train your children to help you
    • "401 Ways to Get Your Kids to Work at Home" by Bonnie Runyan McCullough
  10. Find Support!! Don't isolate yourself.
    • Join the South Cobb Homeschooler :)
    • Check her out at www.facebook.com/HeirRaisingTales
As I typed this up I was reminded that I am blessed to homeschool my children.  They are God's gift to me and I will appreciate it everyday!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Georgia Tax Weekend 2013

Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Dates

August 9-10, 2013

It's that time again!!! Take advantage of this holiday and stock up on school supplies!!!

Click Here Georgia Tax Holiday 2013 for a list of tax exempt and non- exempt items

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Meeting Minutes 6/27/2013

Meeting Minutes 6/27/2013

Good Deeds

On June 27, 2013 at 11 AM we held our monthly South Cobb Homeschoolers Arts & Crafts which was followed by a parent meeting.

During the Arts & Crafts Cheryl K. taught the children to "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven" Matthew 5:16.

The Arts & Crafts was followed by a Veggie Tales movie  while the kids ate their snacks during which time the parents met briefly.

Parent Meeting

At the parent meeting each parent completed the South Cobb Homeschool Support Group Membership Application .  Our membership grew from 4 families with 8 children to 7 families with 14 kids!!!!  We are still accepting new members so download and fill out the membership form found here South Cobb Homeschool Support Group Membership Application.  It's FREE!!!!!!!

We then shared our goals for our children for the 2013 to 2014 school year and discussed Unit Plans.  Our homework is to think of something we want our child to experience for a quarter (3 months) and design a unit plan using the following template found here Unit Plans .   When we meet again on August 1, 2013 at 11am at the park in front of Mableton Elementary School (behind the South Cobb Library), we will share our unit plans and decide which 4 we will do for the 2013-2014 school year.  The address for the school is 5220 Church Street Mableton, 30126.  The park is the one located closest to the street.  If you are coming from the library and make a left at the blinking light, it is the park right there on the right hand side.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Fishers of Men Arts & Crafts

On Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12 noon we held our monthly Arts & Crafts.  Angela W. took the lead with helping the children to experience first hand God's command for us to be fishers of men.

"Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'” Matthew 4:19.

Field Trip Scouting Report- Little White House and Atlanta Children's Museum

Field Trip Scouting Report

Field Trip Scouting reports are broken down into the following categories:

A= Appropriate for kids ages 3-10
B= Appropriate for kids ages 10 and up
C= Appropriate for teenagers only
D= Appropriate for adults only
E= Appropriate for EVERYONE :)
F= Fun for NO ONE :(

This field trip scout report has been brought to you by The Study Hall Education Consulting Company, LLC (www.thestudyhalledu.com).

Little White House

On Monday, May 27, 2013 I went to the Franklin D Roosevelt's Little White House in Warm Springs, GA on a scouting expedition :)  I would give this field trip a B. Here are my findings.

I enjoyed my field trip, however, I found that it is definitely more suited for older kids.  This field trip would be a great culminating activity after studying The Great Depression and World War II.  

The best website to find up to date information on pricing and special events is http://gastateparks.org/LittleWhiteHouse/ .


Atlanta Children's Museum

On Sunday, June 30, 2013 I went to the Atlanta Children's Museum.  Of course, I took the children to check this one out.  I would give this field trip an A.

The Atlanta Children's Museum is PACKED with fun, hands on activities that keeps kids engaged from the moon sandbox area, to painting to grocery shopping to the dance area.  I especially liked how they included the home depot section which allowed the kids to see how things like conveyor belts work.

My children thoroughly enjoyed it and are asking to go back.  Luckily for them and for me Target sponsors the SECOND Tuesday of every month.  That means TOMORROW 7/9/2013 from 1pm to 7 pm  is FREE!!! I plan to go back!!

For more up to date information, check out the website at http://www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org/

This field trip scout report has been brought to you by The Study Hall Education Consulting Company, LLC (www.thestudyhalledu.com).