This is the time of year we often reflect on all that we have completed for our school year so far. It is a time to take a look at what it working, and what needs to be tweaked.
We began this year with a bit more structure then years past with academics, and it has been going well!
On the list of extra activities that have taken place so far:
Sewing at https://www.facebook.com/sewmuchfunstudios/?ref=br_rs
Drawing lessons with Terri Waterman http://terriwaterman.com/
ASL classes at the local community college, BCCC. http://www.bucks.edu/
Various topics have been covered with online classes from Outschool https://outschool.com/#usZbPiXZHz
Weekly recipes gathered from many online resources and in person demos at local establishments.
There have been many one time classes; How to play the Djembe Drum, Henna 101, and Yoga.
We are looking forward to a break over the holidays, but excited to start up again in January with a fun gathering at Great Wolf Lodge with many of our homeschool friends!
Feel free to share any fun classes or activities your family has shared in over the past few months!
September is here, and for us it marks the start of a weekly schedule with activities and events, and less lazy days spent with friends just hanging out enjoying last-minute changes in an ever so flexible life.
Although flexibility is still important, we do start to fill the days with activities. It is always a sad ending to what was an amazing summer. So many wonderful things that took place in such a short amount of time.
The idea of Fall being right around the corner does bring with it an excitement for fun enjoying outdoor activities in the cooler temps.
If you are looking for less structured classes that will starting up in September/October, check out some of the homeschool offerings that are held at the beautiful Uncorked Artist studio in Warminster PA.
Djembe for Kids (a one time class) https://www.facebook.com/events/2148380508816692/
Homeschool Drawing Class https://www.facebook.com/events/763746227333291/
Also starting is a Bi Weekly Sewing Class at Sew Much Fun Studios in Wrightstown.
Space is still available. You can sign up with Lisa at http://sewmuchfunstudios.com/
Classes are currently scheduled every other Monday starting 10/1 – 11:30am-1pm ( The cost is $108 for three classes) The kids are encouraged to create their own works of art as well as learn sewing techniques from Lisa while making traditional projects that are offered.
Enjoy the start of your year and feel free to share anything local you think others may want to know about!
So as the summer is about to arrive and we pull off our rain boots and slide on our flip-flops, we realize, IT’S JUNE!!!!!!
If you are looking for some fun and not your normal summer camps for the kids, check out this awesome list of fun camps. Be sure to sign up soon!
Let’s Cook PA with Chef Monica : www.facebook.com/letscookpa Email Chef Monica to register at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEW much fun at SEW MUCH FUN STUDIOS : sewmuchfunstudios.com Contact Lisa Shull to register now for this fun and engaging summer session!
Music Classes With Dayle Music LLC : www.facebook.com/daylemusic Check out their facebook page and website for all information on summer sessions…..
It will be music to your ears~
Jump on and take a ride at Painted Dreams Horse Farm : www.facebook.com/PaintedDreamsHorseFarm Summer sessions are filling up fast, but lessons are always available!
Summer ART FUN at The Uncorked Artist….get your art on with themed camps for kids!
Register online at : www.theuncorkedartist.com/events/kids-camp-express-yourself-4-days
There you have it! Cooking, Sewing, Music, Horses, and Art……
What kid would NOT WANT TO TAKE THESE CAMPS~!!!!!
Are you looking to for a fun, hands on, and informative trip with amphibians, reptiles, and birds? Plan a trip to The Barn Nature Center in Doylestown PA.
Starting with an intro from Mr. Beaks and on to meeting some of the local residents that were all very interesting and honestly so cute! The kids learned many interesting facts about them and also how many of them got their names! One such interesting fact was the snakes tail which they can release at any section when they feel threatened. This would distract their predator who would then chase the moving tail while the snake got away!
After meeting some other residents of this awesome facility, we stepped into the aviary. Here we stood like statues while birds perched on our hands to eat the feed that we were given. This was a very cool experience, and everyone seemed to enjoy it ( I think….) !
Plan your visit today and help support this local non profit that is doing so much to help educate and share with the community!
( Thank you to Melanie Doroshenko Scott of
www.melaniescottevents.com/ for the beautiful photos )
The month of April started with weekly sewing classes at sewmuchfunstudios.com ~ With small classes of less then 5 kids, it is a wonderful opportunity for the kids to get one on one guidance from Lisa Shull.
With over 30 years experience Lisa has embraced her passion with teaching others while spreading the love of sewing to kids and adults!
When you take a class at Sew Much Fun Studios you will learn the basics about the sewing machine and how to hand sew. There are many fun projects to make and most often students will take home a project every session. Lisa is always coming up with new ideas and is always open to suggestions.
With all the wonderful projects my daughter made that she has decided to either gift or keep, we are excited to start another session in May 2018.
There may be one or two spots still open, call today and join us!
Gracie’s Toile Bag
Vegetarian cooking for some is intimidating ….. Today the kids saw first hand not only is it easy and fun, but
Chef Monica with www.letscookpa.com took the kids on a cooking exploration for two hours today teaching them techniques and an abundance of information on cooking a fresh meal from scratch using organic ingredients.
They started with a homemade enchilada sauce that topped the vegetarian enchiladas which were filled with amazing ingredients such as broccoli, spinach, black beans, cheeses, herbs, and spices. The enchiladas were paired with a delicious Mexican cinnamon horchata drink and finished off with cinnamon brownie truffle bites that were the most amazing treat I may have ever tasted!
The smell of the meal was amazing in itself, the taste was off the charts!
The kids LOVED the class and asked right away when they could do it again!!!
Monica will be offering an adult cooking class next month at Homegrown At The Lord’s New Church in Huntington Valley PA. Also offered this summer will be a kids camp!
For more info on setting up a class, contact Chef Monica : Letscookpa
Even though we have been hammered with what some are calling the 2nd winter of 2018, spring is around the corner!
To help get us into spring mode was Bonnie Tobin of Tyler State Park. Today began a six-week session called, ” Junior Master Gardeners at Tyler State Park”.
What exactly is covered during this class?
- The kids will engage in hands-on experimentation and observation using the scientific method.
- They will explore the interaction of different organisms in a garden environment
- Raise plants and create habitat elements while taking into consideration the specific needs of each organism.
- Lastly, they will earn Junior Master Gardener Golden Ray Certificates for their portfolios!
We are excited for warmer temperatures, to see the perennials poke their way to the top of the soil, and seeing buds bloom on the trees! Until then, the kids will enjoy planting their seeds, watching them grow and learn all they can to become Junior Master Gardeners!
If you are looking for a fun place to bring your kiddos where they will have the opportunity to work together and use problem solving skills all while having fun, you need to check out The Doylestown Escape Room ( doylestownescaperoom.com)
My daughter asked if she could have her birthday there this year. It worked out perfect and we basically had the place to ourselves during our visit ( thumbs up for homeschool hours)!!
Upon arriving at the location we were able to wait inside the spacious waiting room until our other guests arrived. There were fun puzzles on hand to play around with while waiting. It was such a unique space. Very comfortable and inviting!
They offer unique events for adults and kids ages 8 and up. Also offered is a one of a kind Escape Room at the Mercer Museum for a limited time. Further information on this unique night out can be found here : mercermuseum.org/fonthill-castle-escape-room
Be sure to sign up for the special event at the Mercer Museum and also be sure to check out all the rooms that are offered at their Main Street location in Doylestown.
If you’re looking for something fun that will help sharpen some interpersonal skills at the same time, why not get a group together or just the family and head on over to The Doylestown Escape Room.
Just a few of the benefits one can check off their #Goals list are:
-Problem Solving Skills. Each person must think fast using their logic and context clues to escape in time!
-Focus. You must keep your attention on the task at hand! Don’t become distracted, if you do, you won’t stand a chance!
-Teamwork is ESSENTIAL to solving the puzzle of the room and escaping in time together!
-Themed rooms often offer the chance to explore a topic before or after you have visited!
So much fun is waiting to be had ALL while learning!!!
Be sure and schedule a visit soon to the awesome Doylestown Escape Room!
If you’re looking for entertainment these next couple weeks, that won’t break the bank, one place you should check out is The Bucks County Visitor Center!
They have a beautiful tree display until January 4th and they are open daily from 9am-5pm.
Cost to visit this beautiful display : FREE
While you are there grab a scavenger hunt form and have fun looking for all the hidden clues in the trees! Take a guess on some jars filled with various items for a chance to win a pair of Byers’ Choice dolls!
And there are many interactive displays that have information on some pretty awesome people from the area that you may or may not have heard of.