Community college is a great fit for a number of homeschool families bridging the gap to college. If COD is in your neck of the woods, there is a meeting for parents of potential students (all students, not just dual enrollment).
Thursday Nov. 8, 2012
Doors open at 6pm
Presentation begins at 7pm
Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2000
See for yourself the numerous transfer opportunities that exist at COD. COD provides advising, tutoring, honors and online courses, career services and internships, more than 60 clubs and organizations and an outstanding athletic program to make your college experience one you will never forget. Call 630-942-3000 or visit cod.edu/admission/spin for more information or directions.
This info from their website:
The largest World War II era re-enactment in the United States with over 1,000 uniformed
re-enactors from 40 states representing soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Italy and Germany along with 70 to 80 vintage tanks, halftracks and other 1940s era military vehicles!
One Day Admission Cost (2 day passes also available)
$12 adults; $6 for children (3 to 17); and free for World War II veterans and Museum Members
Parking is free. Plenty of handicap parking is available. We also have roving multi-person golf carts dedicated to shuttling visitors who need assistance.
To learn more about World War II Days (re-enactors & guests) visit www.ww2rockfordevent.com.
For the rest of the information and to register for this event check out the Midway Village Museum.
Another book sale coming up this week:
The big event of the year!!! Our annual used (and some new) curriculum sale!
Tuesday, April 24
Elk Grove Village Library (google for directions)
We have a full house planned.
This promises to be one of our largest curriculum sales in years. Lots to choose
from!! Bring cash in SMALL denominations to make purchases. Doors open at
7:00pm. Admission is free!
Beacon is a Christian support group for parents who home educate their children.
Our membership is open to any home schooling family for support. Our vision is
to help homeschool families achieve their vision. What we offer is a DREAM –
Discussion, Resources, Education, Activities, Mentoring.
We all may be seeking fitness motivation that keeps our New Year’s goals rolling, and while this incentive is for the students, maybe it will help us keep our own plans in line.
Raging Waves Waterpark offers an incentive program that will really get kids moving.
From their site:
Welcome to the 2012 Plunge into Fitness Program
Children Kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to Plunge into Fitness this spring as Raging Waves Waterpark joins the battle against childhood obesity. The fitness initiative runs March 5 through April 30, and each child completing the program requirements during this seven-week period will receive a free Raging Waves full day admission pass.
The Plunge into fitness program requires a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day, which totals 25 hours for the seven week period. Any activity that increases heart rate qualifies including: walking, running, biking, playing team sports, skateboarding, swimming, jumping rope and hopscotch. For the duration of the program, each child will complete a fitness log provided by Raging Waves. Once complete, a parent will sign it and the child will turn it into his or her teacher by April 30th. All children kindergarten through 8th grade, including homeschoolers, are encouraged to join this program and earn a free Raging Waves full-day admission pass.
They even have posters to download and all the info right there on their site. Sign in doesn’t actually start until April 30 when you may use your log in id and password they provide to upload all participating students at once. Everything must be received online only by May 15, 2012.
They say they also give you an opportunity to buy additional tickets for 25% off!
Check out all the details for their Plunge into Fitness program.
Received via email:
Are your Kids off school on Friday April 22? Come to SciTech for the Easter Egg Hunt, stay for the FUN!
The Golden Eggs are Hidden! Find one and Win a PRIZE!
SciTech Museum is the place for Fun on the Friday before Easter.
Regular admission is all you need to enjoy:
- Activity Tables with “Egg-Tastic” Hands on Experiments! 10:30- 4pm
- See the Easter Bunny and have your photo taken with him. ($5.00 ea.) 12-4 pm
- Participate in the Easter Egg Hunt and Find the Golden Egg for a Prize! 10:30 am – 12 pm
- Two age groups for the Hunt: 5 and under and 6-12 yrs.
- Over 200 exciting interactive Science exhibits!
For more information just call 630-859-3434 Ext. 218
SciTech Museum 18 W. Benton, Aurora, Il. 60506
Don't Miss out! There's no end to the fun this Friday at SciTech!
And someone in your family may find the Golden Egg!
In August the Chicagoland Homeschool Expo will return to the area.The following information is taken from their website and includes links to their site for further information:
2011 Chicago Homeschool Expo
$25 for Husband & Wife
Chicago Homeschool Expo August 5-6, 2011
Schaumburg Convention Center (Chicago), IL
1551 N. Thoreau Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Chicago Homeschool Expo Registration
Includes Homeschooling for Excellence 101, Worldview Teen Tract AND KidsZone
August 4-6, 2011
At the door registration is also available at the door the day of the Conference. Payment accepted at the door includes cash or checks only.
REFUND POLICY – There are no refunds, just as there are no refunds for tickets to events such as concerts, sporting events, etc.
College Fair admission is FREE with ALL ticket purchases including Homeschooling 101, KidsZone, Worldview Teen Track, and Chicago Homeschool Expo.
Looking for a way to take full advantage of this beautiful weather we are having this fall?
Brookfield Zoo would be the perfect place. And, from October through December admission is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
You will still need to pay the $9 parking fee and all internal attractions that require extra fees will still do so. However, you can enjoy a great day at the zoo for a very reasonable price.
Starting in November and continuing through March the Family Play Zoo and the Children’s Zoo will be free as well.
Check out all the specifics on prices on the zoo website general information.
Very likely you can find something in the zoo’s many exhibits to tie into a current unit of study, or to enjoy a day of fun, real-life learning outside the books. Grab another family and make a day of it.