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October, 2012 Issue
THE CONNECTED HOMESCHOOL
                    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER                

Resources to help homeschoolers stay connected.

Welcome

Welcome to the October issue of The Connected Homeschool Newsletter!
We intend to publish this newsletter monthly to keep you informed of the many
resources that will help you stay connected in the homeschooling community
of Northwest Missouri.  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.

 

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Thanks and stay happily connected!

 

Monthly Prize Drawing

If you are on Facebook, be sure to "like" our page, The Connected Homeschool,
to be entered into our monthly drawing for homeschool-oriented prizes. If you
refer a friend and that friend also "likes" us, write on our wall or send us a
message telling us who you referred and your name will be entered again into
the drawing. If you are not on Facebook, send an email to
 
theconnectedhomeschool@gmail.com and we will enter your name in the
drawing, as well.


Homeschool Events & Activities for Oct., 2012


SILVER DOLLAR CITY'S 12th ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL WEEKEND
October 6 - 7, 2012


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY BEE CLASSES FOR AREA HOMESCHOOLERS
Weekly, starting October 8th, 2012 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. for six weeks (see Special Message below)
POST SECONDARY FAIR FOR HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS
October 12, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Columbia, MO.

 
***MOM'S COFFEE NIGHT***
Hazel's Gourmet Coffee & Tea Company
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, 6:30 p.m.


FAMILY CONTRA DANCE
Monday, October 22nd, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
God's Mountain Camp Gymnasium, 14771   SW Old Highway, Rushville, MO

MDC BIOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY TEACHER TRAINING
Mon, October 29, 9am – 4pm
NW Regional MDC Office, 701 James McCarthy Dr., St. Joseph, MO


HALLOWEEN PROGRAM FOR KIDS 7 - 12
Mon, October 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Downtown Library, 927 Felix Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501

 

Recurring Events and Activities

THE BOUNCING PLACE
New hours for the fall will be Friday and Saturday 10-6, Sunday 1-5. Tuesday through Thursday will be available by appoitment.


ROLLING HILLS LIBRARY FUNDAY MONDAY CLUB
Fourth Monday of every month September through May, 1:30 p.m., Belt Branch, St. Joseph, MO

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


HOMESCHOOL CLASSES AT THE KANSAS CITY ZOO
September 13th, 2012 through April 11th, 2012

HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOPS AT OMAHA'S HENRY DOORLY ZOO AND AQUARIUM
September 14th, 2012 through November 16, 2012


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 Saturday Craft Club - last Saturday of every month (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.


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


FALLACY DETECTIVE found under the Reading heading on General Teaching Resources, Elementary Teaching Resources, Middle Grades Teaching Resources, and High School-College Teaching Resources.
This site offers a lessons, videos, and articles to help teach critical reading and thinking in fun and engaging ways. It teaches students not to blindly follow advertisements and other media hype, but rather to understand the methods advertisers and politicians use to sell products and ideas. The site was started by two brothers, who decided to turn their logic hobby into a livelyhood by starting Christian Logic, which turned into Fallacy Detective.


Check it out!


Local Resource of the Month


MWSU Physical Education Department offers PE classes for homeschool students. Find them on the Local Homeschool Resources page.

Please support homeschool-friendly businesses like this one!



Educational Freebie of the Month

A new educational freebie is posted each work day during the school year at Homeschool Freebie of the Day. Find this and many more on the Educational Freebies page.

Enjoy this Freebie!



Special Message


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY BEE FOR AREA HOMESCHOOLERS
St. Joseph homeschooling mom Alison Schieber will be teaching classes for the National Geography Bee, starting October 8th from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at her home in St. Joseph. These classes will meet for six weeks to cover each of the six areas on the geography bee. Parents will need to drop off their kids as it would be too disruptive to have them in the house during class. Students do not have to come to the geograpy bee study group to be in the bee but they need to register by October 15th.  Also, you must be in grade level 4-8th grade. National geograpic specifies that this must be by age also, so please no students that are working ahead of the ordinary grade level.  Also, you must be homeschooled. Anyone interested can contact Alison at aschieber@sbcglobal.net or call her at 816-232-3039. We need at least 6 kids to hold the bee. The entry fee will be waived this year. The bee is set for 10. a.m  on December 14th at the St. Joseph Public Library. The winner of the bee will take a written test some time after the bee.

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