Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Misty Forest planning Homeschool Cruise for November 2015

Misty Forest announces it's 1st Annual 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean's "Freedom of the Seas", November 8, 2015 - November 15, 2015.

This vacation is open to all Homeschoolers and non-homeschooling families and friends.

The unique arrangement with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines provides a specialized cruise experience for our group in addition to the already incredible array of activities, amenities and services on the ship! Travel for 7 nights on the gorgeous and luxurious "Freedom of the Seas", sailing from Port Canaveral. Exclusive educational opportunities and excursions for the group’s families will be awaiting at the beautiful destinations of Grand Cayman, Haiti, Jamaica and Cozumel Mexico.

Exclusive events and entertainment include:

  • Esteemed speakers presenting homeschool related topics
  • Private networking expo of local homeschool and family run businesses and services
  • Opportunities for parents and kids to sell any products or goods to not only our group but also the entire cruiseship population
  • An all-ages talent show for our kids to shine and share what they enjoy
  • Private jam sessions with a full band on stage in a private disco lounge
  • Karaoke, spoken word and group games 
  • Exclusive use of a private conference space with FULL Audio/Video equipment to create any atmosphere and event  
  • Specialized geographical, economical, social and global
    curriculum and learning materials for your
    child specific to the various ports of call destinations
  • Private photographer for the group to capture memories
    of your family throughout the week 
  • Parent discussion and support groups led by amazing
    facilitators touching on the unique aspects of
    homeschooling families
  • Unique outreach opportunities at specific destinations to
    connect with the local youth in the community and make
    a difference in their lives 
  • Age-specific "hangouts" and activities
  • Private lounge/dance rooms for teens 
  • Formal dance/prom event for ALL ages with public "red
    carpet " parade through the ship
  • Unforgettable special 2015 Graduation and personalized
    award ceremony for EACH child officiated by a senior
    staff member of the ship
  • Exclusive and personalized commemorative gifts for our
  • ......and much more
For more information and details on pricing, please go to this Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1476270859273710/

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pulse Education Co-op in Maitland offers Fieldtrips for Teens

Pulse Education, a homeschool co-op in Maitland, is coordinating a group field trip to the Orlando Science Center designed for students ages 13 to 17. It will include an exclusive Forensic Science Discovery Workshop, an IMAX film in the Cinedome, touring the traveling exhibit Bats! and lunch in Loch Haven park. Students can bring their own lunch or purchase from the Subway restaurant on site.

Date: Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Time: 10:15AM
Location: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803
Cost: $15 per person - Due by October 30th in cash or via paypal. 
Pulse's Paypal information is: PulseEducationFL@gmail.com.

Other field trips are being planned to the Seminole State College Planetarium, and Aiguille Rock Climbing Gym! For more information visit www.pulseeducationfl.com or e-mail PulseEducationFL@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Early Yearning, Early Learning! Educational Forum

Early Yearning, Early Learning! Is an educational forum for parents that meets monthly at the Maitland Senior Center. Vendors will be present and a variety of children's related topics presented. The purpose is to promote and foster positive parent involvement and an understanding of your child's learning through the various stages of early development for enhanced academic and general school success.

Topics to be presented will focus on the following:

- Yearning For Learning
- The young child's world
- Learning To Read
- Your Child's Social Skills development
- The Significance of 'Play' in your child's development
- Academic Learning
- The importance of music in your child's learning
- Your child's physical developmental skiils
- An exploration of the importance of Rhyme and Riddle
- Science and the Young Child
- Math and the Young Child
- Social Studies is all around you!
- Developing your child's writing skills
- Teaching Safety to a Young Child
- Developing Healthy Habits
- Coping with your child's disabilities

First Thurs. of Every Month
(Parents, may sign up for 1 or more months at a time)

Maitland Senior Center
345 South Maitland Ave, Maitland, Fl. 32751
(Entrance by car is located immediately after passing over the railroad tracks on the opposite side of Maitland Public Library which is at the corner of S. Maitland Ave & Ventris Ave.)

6:00pm - 7:00pm (Speaker Presentations)
7:00pm - 7:30pm Speaker Interaction/ Vendor/Parent Networking

(Note: Childcare is not available at these monthly forums)

Attendee Admission Cost is $5 Per Person and tickets are available through Eventbrite

The exhibitor that will be presenting on November 6th from 6-7pm is "Cheryl's Magic Flute". Her programs are based on Live Therapeutic Music, Brain Gym, Color therapy and Rhythms for positive development, brain balance and less stress while in the learning process. Her presentation will be "Color your child's world with less stress".

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Home Educators Network 2014 Fall Schedule

Home Educators Network has posted their 2014 Fall Schedule!  Classes include  Geometry, Algebra, Math Study Hall, Art History, Preschool Spanish, Beginning Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, Advanced Spanish, LEGOS, Elememtary Keyboard, Upper Grades Keyboard, Chess Club, and Game Day.  HENCF facilities are located in Longwood.  For more information, go to their website at http://www.homeeducatorsnetwork.com/#2696 

Monday, August 18, 2014

In Harmony Music School classes for Homeschoolers

In Harmony Music School of Orlando caters to homeschoolers, special needs,  children and adults. The school offers music lesson programs for piano, guitar, bass, violins, mandolin, voice, drums, percussion, and more from age 4 and up. The curriculum is stress free, and lessons are customized to each student in a private setting.  In Harmony is located at 1708 Renee Ave. Orlando, FL, 32825.

Register for FREE trial lessons at http://inharmonymusicschool.com

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Orlando Area Rowing Society Open House

Orlando Area Rowing Society is a private, non profit club that will accept rowers from any school setting.  

OARS is hosting an open boathouse event on August 23 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There is a program for middle-schoolers and a competitive program for high schoolers. No previous rowing experience is necessary.  More information can be found at oars-online.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Free Birding Lesson Download from Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdSleuth Program

The Cornell Lab of Orinthology BirdSleuth Program is offering free work sheets to engage students through birds. Work these into your lesson plan for the Fall and Spring.  There are nine monthly lessons 
(September through May) that complement feeding and watching birds. Discover how birds and your local environment can help you teach science!

Click this link to download: http://info.allaboutbirds.org/Portals/95627/docs/penningtonlessons_allmonths.pdf