Wednesday, May 18, 2016

High School Testing Update



Barb Peterson is offering to come to Summit Park Bible Church on Thursday, June 9th, to do high school testing. The schedule is below. Tests will be hand-scored by Barb, and your results will come in the mail. The cost is $25.
If you are interested please contact Barb Peterson as soon as possible! wafamilyfarm@gmail.com

Mandatory tests being offered are:

  • Language Arts
  • Vocabulary
  • Math Concepts and Problem Solving
  • Math Computation
Optional Tests will be offered after lunch for no additional cost. These include:

  • Information Process
  • Social Studies
  • Science 
Testing Schedule:
Meet/gather at 8:30 am
Test begins just before 9:00 am
Mandatory tests should be done around 11:30
Break for lunch
Optional tests after lunch
Finish around 2:00 pm

Again, please contact Barb to set up your student's test!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Testing, Testing, Testing

Bev Liddle will be offering the Iowa test at Summit Park Bible Church for 3rd-8th graders on May 19-20 from 8:30-12:00.
Please contact Amy at apweisz @ aol.com for further information.
 
Barb Peterson is offering to test high school kids this year at Summit if there are enough kids. Please contact Amy if you are interested. The test dates will likely be between May 21 and June 6.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Curriculum Swap Meet April 23rd


Do you want to find educational materials at a fraction of the price of new?  This swap meet is for you!  
**ALSO FEATURING USBORNE BOOKS**

Saturday, April 23rd from 10am-3pm
(east of Burlington-Edison High School, just south of Hwy 20)
We will have coffee/tea for sellers and buyers


Do you want to reserve a table space to sell your own items?
Limited space currently available - contact Louise or Bonnie.


½ Table = $5
Whole Table = $10


Louise Niccum at niccums@fidalgo.net
or
Bonnie Parman at parmanschool@gmail.com

Friday, April 1, 2016

North Sound Homeschool Fair!

This year's fair is on April 16th from 9:30-2:00 at Emmanuel Baptist Church (1515 East College Way) in Mount Vernon.

There will be a great selection of free workshops, and the keynote speaker is Mark Ward. His topic is "Does the Bible Really Shape My Teaching? Three Levels of Bible Integration."
The purpose of Christian education is to form our children with the Bible. Homeschooling provides freedom to do this, but are we really doing it—and how can we know if we are? Was your math or grammar or history lesson today any different from the equivalent public school lesson going on a few miles away? We’ll discuss three levels of Bible integration which can provide a helpful rubric for your teaching.
Here is a sampling of the free workshops:
Common Core: The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable
Homeschooling Elementary Kiddos
What is a Lapbook?
Gaining Entrance to College and Winning Scholarships...
Running Start or Not?
Homeschool Basics
Homeschooling High School: Making a 4 year plan
How to Teach Math
Thinking Ahead to the Middle School Years
...and many more! 
They are also offering 20/20 is Hindsight personal consultations and a panel with experienced home school parents. As in previous years, vendors will be showcasing their resources and answering your questions, and lunch will be available to purchase.
This year there is a raffle drawing to win a free Hill Creek Christian registration!

If you have questions you can  call Caryn at 360-395-5446, or check out the event website for additional details and updates:  http://www.northsoundhomeschoolfair.com/.


Please tell your friends about the event!
 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April FISH Meeting

Our April meeting will be on Thursday the 7th at 7:00 pm. Beth Rosenzweig is our guest speaker. She began homeschooling before it was legal, teaches the homeschool qualifying course at Skagit, does assessments, and speaks on many education topics.  She has four children, two that she schooled all the way to college and they both have degrees.

Beth will tell us how our kids can graduate without a transcript and go to college without a diploma.

Bring your questions!

Monday, February 29, 2016

March FISH Meeting

We're back to an evening meeting on March 3rd. Please join us at 7:00 pm at the Culbertson's.  Our opening question will be ideas for Easter- traditions, recipes, decorations, or whatever you want to share.  We'll also have open question time- anything goes.  Our topic is Pets/animals and how to incorporate them even if you don't own one.  Hope to see you!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Whatcom Homeschool Spring Training



The Whatcom Homeschool Association is hosting a one-day spring training event on March 12th in Bellingham. The workshops are for homeschooling parents and anyone who is interested in helping children learn. For folks new to homeschooling, this training will provide a good foundation for the day and years to come. There will be fresh ideas and encouragement for those who've been homeschooling a while. Workshops are on topics related to different ages, a range of academic subjects, and even one workshop just for MEN. There will be something for everyone!

Choose 5 workshops out of the 26 being offered - 13 of them are brand new! Lunch is included with your registration!

To pre-register, send in your completed form. Registrations received by March 7th will cost $15/person, plus $5 for a spouse or additional family member. After March 7th, the cost goes up to $20, plus $5 per additional family member. 

CLICK HERE for the complete schedule and registration form/info.
Questions? Contact whatcomhomeschool@comcast.net or 360-671-3689. 
Day of: 360-734-5747 or 360-441-9291

The WHA is also calling for volunteers to pull off this event; further details are outline on the forms.