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July, 2014 Issue
THE CONNECTED HOMESCHOOL
                    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER                


Resources to help homeschoolers stay connected.

 

SUMMER FUN!

Welcome to the July issue of The Connected Homeschool Newsletter!

While we will try to stay ahead of the many events and activities for homeschoolers, there are always some that we find out about just days before which will not make it into the newsletter in time, so please 
keep checking the Home page and the Calendar page of the website for updated
information. 

If you know of an event or activity that we have not covered, please let us know by emailing us, so we can share it with the entire homeschooling community.

If this newsletter has been forwarded to you, you can click here to sign up to get it delivered directly to your email address.
 

Thanks and stay happily connected!
 

 

Homeschool-friendly Events & Activities
for July, 2014

***MOM'S COFFEE NIGHT***
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Hazel's Gourmet Coffee & Tea Company, 4001 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO

ST. JOSEPH HOMESCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Registration will be held at Olympia Lanes Bowling on Tuesday, July 15 from 10:00 am to noon.

TRAINING FOR HOMESCHOOL SCIENCE CURRICULA AT MO DEP'T OF CONSERVATION
July 8th 9-4; Nature Unfolds is designed for grades K-2.
July 15th 9-4 Nature Unleashed is designed for grades 3-5
July 22nd 9-4 Conserving Missouri’s Aquatic Ecosystems is designed for grades 6-8
July 31st 9-12 Nature Unbound is designed for the High School level.


MWSU DUAL CREDIT CLASS REGISTRATION
Fall Home school Dual Credit registration is Thursday, July 31 at 9 AM.
Where:  Spratt Hall room 110.
 
PLUS TONS of great activities at the libraries and museums. Check the Calendar for more details.
 
Recurring Events and Activities

ROLLING HILLS CONSOLIDATED LIBRARIES and ST. JOSEPH PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Various activities, including Funday Mondays for homeschoolers, preschool storytimes, family nights, Lego Club, Chess Club, etc.

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Various dates and times (usually the third Wednesday or Thursday of each month).

REMINGTON NATURE CENTER ACTIVITIES
Friday Feeding Frenzy - come help feed the fish every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Second Saturday Kids Quest - second Saturday of every month (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.
Last Sunday Craft Club - last Sunday of every month (June - August) at 2:00 p.m.


B & J SKATE CENTER
Public skating session for the homeschooling community.


LOWES FREE BUILD & GROW CLINICS
Second and Fourth Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Check the Home page and the Calendar page of the website for more information about these events.



Internet Resource of the Month

Quizlet - free flashcards and study games. Find it on all our Teaching Resources pages.

Check it out!



Local Resource of the Month

Free Summer Enrichment Classes (including Safety Town), St. Joseph School District, St. Joseph, MO. Find them on the Local Homeschool Resources page.

Please support homeschool-friendly businesses like this one!



Educational Freebie of the Month

Kids Bowl Free. Kids bowl free all summer long. Find this freebie and many more on the Educational Freebies page.

Enjoy this Freebie!



Summer Fun Craft!


Click on the photo to go to Eighteen25 for instructions.

 

 
Special Messages
 
EXCEL SPEECH SERVICES
Kathy Blair is the owner of Excel Speech Services, providing speech therapy for the community.  A speech pathologist specializing in working with pediatric patients and homeschool students of all ages.  As an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certified, Missouri Teacher Certified, State of Missouri Licensed speech pathologist with over 20 years of experience, Kathy Blair has worked with many children over the years with various speech-language deficits.  Speech therapy targeting articulation, receptive language, expressive language, overall language deficit, fluency (stuttering), speech apraxia, phonological process errors, resonance disorders (related to repaired cleft palate), speech delays related to ear infections and hearing loss, etc., Kathy has much experience helping children from the early childhood age range up through high school age.   Her form of therapy focuses on the positive and involves play activity for younger children.  As a homeschool mom herself, Kathy is homeschool friendly, providing therapy in a non-threatening, professional, parent/speech pathologist team manner.  She currently offers speech evaluation and speech therapy services for a low, cash only, rate.  This makes effective speech therapy available to the homeschool community at an affordable cost.  She currently has many openings  for new clients in her schedule.  If interested in contacting Kathy Blair, please contact her through email or by phone!
kathyslp@bbwi.net, 816-646-3238 

Missouri HB 1347 allowing homeschoolers equal access to competitive high school events is yet to be put up for a vote (as of the publication date of this newsletter).

The Connected Homeschool website has added a new page under Resources dedicated to listing Homeschool Friendly Businesses (businesses that offer discounts to homeschoolers or special homeschool days, businesses run by homeschoolers, etc.). If you know of any homeschool friendly businesses not yet listed, please email Julie at theconnectedhomeschool@gmail.com.

We are looking for some savvy homeschooling moms to write a paragraph or two of inspiration and/or information to share in upcoming newsletters. This can be linked to your blog if you have one. If anybody is interested, please email Julie at theconnectedhomeschool@gmail.com.

 
Thanks for supporting homeschooling in our community!
 




 
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