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
GHEA members receive a $10 discount. Contact 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  To set up an exam date/time please email her at

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

Media Contact Information

Contact: Andrea Hall
Phone: 404-644-8391 Email:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel

Capitol City Opera 
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel 
Saturday, March 28th at 11AM 
Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center. 
Sung in English, this version of Hansel & Gretel has been condensed into a child-friendly one hour program tailored for children in the Pre-K through 5th grade. 

Hansel & Gretel brings all the joy and beauty of learning to children by focusing on the relationship between the two siblings and how they face adversity together. 
Tickets are $10 per child for children 13 and under. 
Older young people and adults are free. 

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door immediately prior to the performance. For more information call 678-301-8013 or visit

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Where Do Flies Go When it Rains? The Journey Begins....

The Gumshoe Archives Giveaway! March 23 -27, 2015

Beginning March 23 and continuing through March 27th Homeschool Families can download a free copy of the 1st book in the 5th grade science reading series entitled “The Gumshoe Archives.” Please mark your calendars for this event. Here is the necessary information:

Giveaway dates: 03/23/15 – 03/27/15Web link to giveaway:

This is the first book in the 5th grade reading series and discusses the science behind the forces that shape our earth.  It contains key vocabulary and concept explanation as well as helpful activity suggestions at the beginning of each chapter.  There are also chapter quizzes to help aid learning comprehension as well as a final exam at the end of the book. 

Story Line

Hank Flank has lost something and it isn’t his mind.  It disappeared with his cabin and now he desperately wants it back.  He hires Detective Andy Spencer to get to the bottom of the strange disappearing cabin.  The case leads him deep into the depths of the earth where he will face multiple life threatening challenges.  What he eventually finds will change his life forever. 

Please spread the word about this fun giveaway.  Also, remember that Jacob Literary is giving away a free grade level series of printed books.  To be eligible you must subscribe to the Gumshoe Newsletter before March 31st.  The drawing will be held the first week in April and The winner will be notified via email as well as in our April Newsletter.  Good luck. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Unit Study for March- Life Science - Animals

Week 1 - Animal Classifications
Learn the definitions of:
1. Insects
2. Amphibians
3. Mammals
4. Fish
5. Reptiles
6 Birds

Week 2 - Life Cycles
youtube - Life Cycle of a Frog

Week 3 - Food Chain

What is a: Herbavor? Carnivore? Omnivore?

Week 4 - Amazing Design
Learn about Camouflage
Animals with amazing abilities:
Bees, Humming birds, Dogs etc... Look for proof of a "Designer"

Supply List:
  • Constructions paper
  • glue
  • tape
  • scissors
  • styrofoam cups
Hands On Day!
  • Go to a pet store or animal shelter
  • Adopt a pet rock for a week or two and let them practice making sure the rock has all 5 basic needs of living things.
Meeting Dates

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Cobb Library

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Cobb Library

Field Trip- TBA  -  Zoo