24 Nov

Knick Homeschool Events for December

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For those who are interested in joining  Knick homeschool events for December, details are below and sign up is on their website:

2014 Final Events! http://knickevents.weebly.com/2014-final-events.html

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm Date: December 3rd. Wednesday sign up now open! (Closes Nov. 28th, or when full.) Location:
Salem-South Lyon District Library
9800 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon

 Chemistry of Cookies and Concoctions

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Date: December 3rd, Wednesday

Details:
Yep. Chemistry. In COOKIES! Join them for a delicious discussion and demo on the many physical and chemical changes of tasty baked goods! Note: There will be equipment used that produces heat.

Cost:
$7.00/kid

Limit 20 kids.
AGES 5+ please.

Chemistry of Cookies! 1 kid $7.00 USD 2 kids $14.00 USD 3 kids $21.00 USD

Ornament from Ovum

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Date: December 12th, Friday

Sign up now open!
(Closes Dec. 5th, or when full.)

Details:
Art class in session! The kids will be able to decorate miniature clay figures for the inside of their egg. They will also be painting the interior and exterior of their eggs to produce a delightful winter ornament! The shells will be pre-cut.

Cost:
$7.00/kid

Limit 20 kids.
AGES 5+ please.

Ovum Ornaments! 1 kid $7.00 USD 2 kids $14.00 USD 3 kids $21.00 USD

Science of Snow

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Date: December 15th, Monday

Sign up now open!
(Closes Dec. 5th, or when full.)

Details:
All about SNOW! Weather fronts, a demo of Doppler, crystallization, dynamics of water molecules, and the effects of pressure and temperature in snow formation! Lots of experiments! Who doesn’t get a nerdy chill down their spine?! And it’s not from a polar vortex that might bring us more of those beautiful white crystals!

Cost:
$7.00/kid

Limit 20 kids.
AGES 5+ please.

Science of Snow! 1 kid $7.00 USD 2 kids $14.00 USD 3 kids $21.00 USD

21 Nov

Hema Winter Band Concert 12/11-Dearborn

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Hema will be having their winter band concert Thursday, December 11th at 7pm. Come out for a wonderful night of music.

If you’re looking for a band for your student, this may be a great opportunity to check them out.  The concert will be held at Dearborn Free Methodist Church at 2801 S. Telegraph in Dearborn.

For more information check out their website www.hemaband.com

20 Nov

Get your Free Printable Growth Chart

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Do you remember your growth chart as a child?  I know it’s probably not as popular as it used to be, but it’s fun for kids to see their growth milestones.   It also makes a great science lesson about how our bodies grow and why.

I came across a free printable growth chart from a neat site called Kid to Kid.  All you have to do is right click the image to print the whole chart, or simply click sections to print onto copy paper.

Enjoy!

19 Nov

Free Parenting App to be Launched in December

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In this ever changing world of technology, we can now rely on apps for helping us out in daily life, including education.

Kidaptive, an early-education and technology company focused on creating personalized learning experiences for preschoolers and parents to improve educational outcomes, will launch a new free parenting app called Learner Mosaic.

“Optimize learning, Increase engagement, and Improve outcomes.”

Learner Mosaic is an iPhone app for busy parents that provides insights about their child’s learning strengths, struggles, and passions and then offers personalized, research-based tips and activity suggestions that parents and preschoolers can do together to help them thrive.

No other parenting app offers this level of personalization and high-quality, research-based content, combined with an easy-to-use interface.

You can learn about this upcoming parenting app here.  There is a video explaining how it exactly works.

This definitely sounds like an interesting app.  The fact that it’s free makes it even better.

 

 

18 Nov

Homeschool Connections Winter Schedules and Registration Info

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Winter Schedules are ready and are now online! There is a wonderful line up of classes for next semester.

You can view the schedules on their website.   Descriptions coming soon!

Registration for next semester will be by appointment for your convenience.  To sign up for a time slot to register, click here

For returning families, registration will be at each campus on the class days the week of December 1-5. New families and returning families will be able to register December 8-12. You can register for classes at any campus during your appointment.

Make your appointment now to register.

If you have questions about the schedule or want counseling as to which classes would be best for your child, your campus supervisors are available to help. They know the teachers and your child and can help you put together a great schedule for your child. If you want to talk with Tarla about your child’s schedule, please do so this week. She will be on campus each day during the open house times (10:30 and 1:00) and would be glad to talk with you. You can also make an appointment to meet with her in person this week only. Email her at Tarla@mihomeschoolconnections.com