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      The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers

      www.VaHomeschoolers.org

      Your Resource. Your Voice. Your Association.

       

       

      VaHomeschoolers Out and About – December 2007

       

      Welcome to the December 2007 Out and About – a publication designed to connect homeschoolers to activities and events across the Commonwealth! 

       

      As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, you will want to check out the happenings going on around the state. With the holiday season comes holiday events – don’t miss the oldest performance of the Nutcracker in the southeast part of Virginia or the amazing Festival of Lights hosted by the Mormon Temple in Washington DC . There are lots of great deals being offered as well – from book sales at both the Scholastic and the Bookworm Central Warehouses to special homeschool days at Walt Disney World. And just for fun we thought that we would pass on a couple of free online resources that came to our attention, because we all know how much homeschoolers appreciate free resources!

       

      Plus much, much more!

       

       As always, if you are interested in having an activity or event included, please see the submission guidelines included after the event listings.

       

      In This Issue

       

      • Virginia Beach – Scholastic Customer Appreciation Warehouse Sale
      • Hampton – Nutcracker Ballet
      • Newport News – “Thar She Blows” Homeschool Program at the Mariner’s Museum
      • Newport News – The Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day
      • Petersburg – Pamplin Historical Park Holiday
      • Arlington – “Medea” and “Myths and Me” Presented by Homeschool Teens and Theatre (TnT)
      • Alexandria – Art League School Homeschool Art Classes
      • Vienna – “A Baby's Birth” Class
      • Manassas – Bookworm Central’s Educator’s Holiday End-of-year Sale
      • Manassas – Scholastic Customer Appreciation Warehouse Sale
      • Washington D.C. – Festival of Lights
      • Washington D.C. – 2007 Sports Career Day with the Washington Wizards
      • Disney Homeschool Days
      • Milk Matters Free Online Resources
      • The Endowment for Human Development Free Resources

       

       

      Virginia Beach – Scholastic Customer Appreciation Warehouse Sale

       

      On Thursday, December 13, 2007, Scholastic will open its warehouse doors and offer super values on books, software, teaching resources and more. Save 30%-80% off the cover price on thousands of titles. Everything is on sale. The warehouse sale is an exclusive invitation for teachers, librarians, administrators, and homeschoolers.

       

      Be sure to register for the sale and get your Fast-Cart Pass which allows you to bypass the sign-in lines and receive a $10 off coupon.

      http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/events/warehouse/states/va.asp

       

       

      Hampton – Nutcracker Ballet

       

      The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented by the Hampton Roads Civic Ballet on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 3:00 PM at Benjamin Syms Middle School on Foxhill Road . in Hampton .  Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students of all ages.  Tickets will be available at the door. Come see the oldest performance of the Nutcracker in Southeast Virginia and support the several homeschooled students performing in the company.

       

      http://hrcivicballet.org/perf.html

       

       

      Newport News – “Thar She Blows” Homeschool Program at the Mariner’s Museum

       

      The Mariner’s Museum is offering “Thar She Blows” to K through 5th grade and 6th through 12th grade homeschoolers on Saturday, December 13,, 2007 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. The courses will be followed by a tour of the conservation center from 2:45 - 4:15. This informative program offers students a chance to learn more about those giants of the deep-- whales. Using hands-on items, charts, and handouts, younger students will learn about the various types of whales, their migratory movement, and background information on why they were hunted. Older students will have an opportunity to see a vintage movie from the early twentieth century depicting life on a whaling ship and will have the chance to handle reproduction-whaling tools.

       

      The cost for all participants including participating 4 and 5 year olds and adult chaperones bringing less than 5 students is $7.50.  There is no fee for children who are 4 years old and younger who are not participating in the program.  There is also not a fee for chaperones who are homeschool members.

       

      For more information or to sign up for the program visit http://www.marinersmuseum.org/homeschool or contact Beth Kovach at BKovach@... or 757-591-7751.

       

       

      Newport News – The Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day

       

      On Wednesday, December 12, 2007, homeschoolers in K - 9th grades can enjoy a special line up for the Virginia Living Museum 's most requested natural history, earth and space science education programs. There will also be special activities, demonstrations and a set of "Connection Questions" in the museum's exhibit galleries and on the outdoor trail. Advance registration is required.

       

      The Museum's science education programs have been endorsed by the Virginia Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.

       

      Call (757) 595-9135 for information and to register. http://www.thevlm.org/programsevents/calendar/specialevents.php

       

       

      Petersburg – Pamplin Historical Park Holiday

       

      Avoid the shopping malls and get into the holiday spirit the 19th-century way on Saturday, December 15, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m!  Spend the day at Pamplin Historical Park and see Santa, get holiday cooking ideas, and shop till you drop while learning something new.  Santa Claus will be attired in 19th-century inspired garb, and will be available for photos.

       

      For more information: http://www.pamplinpark.org

       

       

      Arlington – “Medea” and “Myths and Me” Presented by Homeschool Teens and Theatre (TnT)

       

      The Homeschool Teens and Theatre (TnT) has been hard at work on a production of a great classic Greek tragedy: "Medea" by Euripides. Also presented will be "Myths and Me": a piece based on Greek legends written by our teens during our fall session and performed by our Middle School students.

       

      Performances will be Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Please join us at The Comedy Spot, 4238 Wilson Blvd , Arlington , VA 22203 for this wonderful program. Seats are limited so please call for tickets in advance.

       

      Tickets for Medea / Myths & Me cost $10 per attendee. There is a 10% group discount for parties of 10 or more.  Recommended attendance age is 5th - 6th grade and up. To purchase tickets, please write a check payable to "Teens & Theatre Inc".  Checks may be mailed to: Teens & Theatre c/o Celeste Land 8514 Marquette St Vienna VA 22180. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on performance dates. However, because seats are limited, we strongly encourage everyone to buy their tickets in advance.

       

      For more information, please visit our website at http://teensandtheatre.org/, or contact Celeste at celestial@....

       

       

      Alexandria – Art League School Homeschool Art Classes

       

      The Art League School , located in Old Town Alexandria, will be offering two winter session Art Classes for Homeschoolers, starting Wednesday, January 9, 2008 and Wednesday, February 13, 2008. Each class will meet from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. for 5 consecutive weeks.

       

      This is an art class designed for the child schooled at home. Children will discover the basic fundamentals of art in a social and fun atmosphere.  A wide range of media skills are developed including printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture.  The class will include references to the arts of the world, art history, and several media techniques.  Tuition is $90 and a supply fee of $7 is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.  Students need to purchase a few basic supplies in addition to those covered by the fee. Supply list in store.  Ages 5-9 welcome.

       

      For more information, or to register please visit: www.theartleague.org/school/   For detailed course information, use the keyword "homeschool" in the website's Course Finder.

       

       

      Vienna – “A Baby's Birth” Class

       

      A Baby’s Birth Class.  A class about how a baby is born normally and naturally.  This class is taught by a Bradley Method Natural  Childbirth Teacher.  Appropriate for ages 7-12.  The class will include open discussion about birth, appropriate anatomical terms, reviewing actual birth videos, and use of plastic models to show the birth process.  Class will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2007 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Vienna .  Space is limited. 

       

      Cost is $15 per student and must be pre-paid before the class.  Parents are welcome to stay.  Please call Kristen Marsh at (571) 332-8054 or email empoweredbeginnings@... for details.

       

       

      Manassas – Bookworm Central’s Educator’s Holiday End-of-year Sale

       

      Come one, come all to the Bookworm Central Manassas Warehouse and take advantage of discounts in all areas. Kids’ and adult books 25% off. All games 25% off. Outlet section 50% off. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7 - 9, 2007 and December 14 - 16, 2007. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

       

      For more information about Bookworm Central:  http://www.bookwormcentral.com/home_schooling.asp

       

       

      Manassas – Scholastic Customer Appreciation Warehouse Sale

       

      On Thursday, December 13, 2007, Scholastic will open its warehouse doors and offer super values on books, software, teaching resources and more. Save 30%-80% off the cover price on thousands of titles. Everything is on sale. The warehouse sale is an exclusive invitation for teachers, librarians, administrators, and homeschoolers.

       

      Be sure to register for the sale and get your Fast-Cart Pass which allows you to bypass the sign-in lines and receive a $10 off coupon.

      http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/events/warehouse/states/va.asp

       

       

      Washington D.C. – Festival of Lights

       

      In December, celebrate the Christmas season by coming to the Festival of Lights. See a spectacular outdoor light display, a live Nativity scene, international Nativity sets, and nightly concerts. Hosted by the Mormon temple, the concerts represent many different denominations and groups from the community.

       

      http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/calendar/1,11510,1775-1-1-1775,00.html

       

       

      Washington D.C. – 2007 Sports Career Day with the Washington Wizards

       

      Join the Washington Wizards for 2007 Sports Career Day to be held at the Verizon Center on Friday, December 7, 2007 before the Wizards-Suns game that night! There will be a pre-game seminar with several high-profile guest speakers from the management side of the franchise and a college fair with local schools. Tickets are required.

       

      To purchase tickets and see the full schedule: http://www.verizoncenter.com/homeschool

       

       

      Disney Homeschool Days

       

      Are your homeschoolers ready to push their education to the next level, or simply needing a new out-of-the-box challenge? Disney Homeschool Days offer exciting programs that are sure to enhance and add a new level to your homeschool curriculum. January 14-15, 2008. Pre-registration ends January 7, 2008 in order for materials and tickets to be mailed out for your convenience.

       

      http://disneyyouthgroups.disney.go.com/program/show/23?subdid=38

       

       

      Milk Matters Free Online Resources

       

      Middle and high school teachers can now download free classroom materials on calcium and bone health for teens and tweens.  These resources are available through the Milk Matters calcium education campaign, sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Online lesson resources have been designed to help students understand the importance of calcium for bone health through lessons, fact sheets, take-home assignments, and classroom discussion and are consistent with National Health Education Standards.  

       

      Resources are available at www.nichd.nih.gov/milk/.  For more information, contact the NICHD Information Resource Center at 1-800-370-2943 or email NICHDInformationResourceCenter@....

       

      The Endowment for Human Development Free Resources

       

      Equip yourself with EHD's free tools created just for educators. Make your own custom fact sheets, timelines, outlines, and quizzes. Or, try our ready-to-use resources. These password-protected tools are available only to teachers. The Endowment for Human Development (EHD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health science education and public health.

       

      http://www.ehd.org/homeschool-invite

       

       

       

      Submission Information

       

      Out and About is a publication made available to the Virginia homeschooling community by The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers. If you have an event you would like to include, please send a brief summary with contact information to the Out and About editor at outandabout@.... Submission deadline is the 24th of every month. VaHomeschoolers reserves the right to edit submissions for length and/or format. Inclusion of an event is up to the discretion of VaHomeschoolers and does not imply endorsement or guarantee.

       

       

       

      The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
      www.VaHomeschoolers.org
      Your Resource. Your Voice. Your Association.

       

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