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Homeschool class in Lake County

April 11th, 2012

Homeschool Companion—Chicago Blues

Join other homeschoolers to take a closer look at the temporary exhibit “The Blues: From the Heart and Soul” and learn about Chicago Blues music through hands-on activities.

Price includes Museum admission for a participant child. No program charge for chaperones.

24-hour hotline for directions and program updates: 847-968-3113

Instructor: Nicole Stocker

When: Wednesday April 18, 2012
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Where: Lake County Discovery Museum (Wauconda)
Ages: 5 – 12
** Adult Supervision Required for this Program **
Cost:
$3.00 per child (Lake County Residents)

$5.00 per child (Non-Residents)
Regular Registration Deadline: April 17, 2012
Registration Options: Register online, by telephone at 847-968-3321 or by mail or fax using this form

Review and Giveaway: The 5 Love Languages of Children

April 10th, 2012

The core of communication comes down to language. Spoken language, body language, and even our love language.

Dr. Gary Chapman shook the dust off marriage in his book about love languages, and then he did it all over again for parents. As this concept gains world-wide attention, I enjoyed this reminder to figure out and speak my kids’ languages.

  • Physical touch
  • Words of affirmation
  • Gifts
  • Quality time
  • Acts of service

Each child speaks one of these languages more clearly than the others, and Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell set out to help you discover which one. After a brief introductory chapter the book jumps into the languages in detail so you can understand exactly what is meant by each language and how they look at various ages and stages.

The rest of the chapters help you see how understanding those love languages can strengthen you parenting relationship. Helping you identify each child’s language, the authors show you how to discipline, walk through their academic experience, and manage their anger with each of these love languages in mind. They even include some special considerations for single parents homes and more. The resources and encouragement in this book go well beyond its covers.

To find out more:

The 5 Love Languages: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/
To be their best, children need to feel loved. But if you and your child speak different love languages, your affection might get lost in translation, affecting the child’s attitude, behavior, and development. Dr. Gary Chapman’s groundbreaking Five Love Languages series has helped millions of couples communicate love more clearly, and Dr. Ross Campbell M.D. has applied the innovative system to children as well. The 5 Love Languages of Children gives practical suggestions for learning how your children interpret love and creating a sense of security in which they can thrive.

While all kids need a bit of every language, I appreciate this helpful book in decoding my kids’ signals. I especially gleaned from the sections on teenagers as things look a whole lot different at that age, and I am still learning how to decipher it all. The years of experience from the authors are such a help to us muddling through it all for the first time.

This book’s track record speaks for itself, but I cannot agree more. This book is a must read for every parent at every stage of parenting. And, it should be reread now and then as well. I read the first edition years ago, but definitely needed to read this updated version to dig deeper into my current season of parenting. Great pep talk with the practical advice to really make a lasting difference.

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Homeschool literature club

April 3rd, 2012

Received this via email:

HomeschoolLiterature.com is thrilled to announce the arrival of the first ever book club featuring fictional children’s books with homeschooled characters! This book club is designed BY homeschoolers FOR homeschoolers, and is perfect for co-ops, support groups, and family studies.

Each book in the HomeschoolLiterature.com Book Club is studied using a mixture of worksheets, hands-on activities, and online games. Activities are available for both older and younger student groups. All books included in the Book Club can be easily obtained either at your local library, local book stores, or via online retailers such as Amazon.com.

Best of all, participation in the HomeschoolLiterature.com Book Club is ABSOLUTELY FREE!! Simply come by HomeschoolLiterature.com to register, and you can access all of the Book Club materials immediately! While you are there, check out our large and growing list of book reviews for homeschoolers.

Get in on this one fast!

April 3rd, 2012

“Speak Up, Speak Out for Freedom and Rights,” on Monday, April 23, 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM, at Student Center West and the Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This seminar is FREE to the first 100 registrants.

The seminar will provide a unique opportunity for teachers to engage in discussion on global citizenship, with morning workshops by the partners, a luncheon keynote from former President Jimmy Carter, and the opening afternoon of the World Summit with Nobel Peace Laureates. A draft agenda is available here. The seminar is accessible by CTA, and parking will be reimbursed.

Participants will receive 7 CPDUs. All CPS participants are eligible for subsidized release time. Non-CPS educators are eligible for subsidized release time on an “as needed” basis from a limited pool of funds. Participants must attend the entire seminar to qualify for subsidized release time.

You must be registered to attend, and the deadline is April 6.  (Already full, but you can check out more info and find out about the webcast)

Open House coming up!

April 2nd, 2012

Information on an upcoming open house received via email:

Looking for enrichment classes or academic classes to round out your home school curriculum?

Consider Tri-Cities Enrichment Co-op (TEC)!

We are a Christian home school group of families who meet on Tuesdays at Lord of Life Church

in La fox, IL (5 minutes west of Randall Road on Rt. 38).

On Tuesday, April 10th, come and check us out at Lord of Life Church!

TEC Open House

10am – 3pm.  Come in and see our classes in action!

New Family Registration

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Teacher EXPO

Meet our teachers and look at curriculums from 12-1pm

Quick 2012-13 Class Preview….

Grades K-6:     Classical Connections, Speech 4-6, Science, Language Arts (Shurley English & Writing), Spanish, Art, Geography, American Girl History, Ballet, Gym

Grades 6-8:     Apologia Science (General Science, Physical Science), Speech, Spanish, Geography, Language Arts (Shurley English & Writing), Choir, Art, Computer Class

High School:    Apologia Science (Biology, Chemistry), Speech, Literature, Writing, History of God’s Kingdom, Spanish, Art (Drawing), Choir, Computer Class

Questions about TEC?

Please contact LeeAnn Acosta leeannacosta@att.net or Kim Jimenez kimjimenez@comcast.net