ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter
From the President’s Desk
How is your summer going? So far it has been very busy for
family and before you know it "school" will be starting
Make sure you enjoy this time with you family.
Now onto a more serious note: We heard many great things from both the
attendees and exhibitors in regards to this year's convention, which
was very encouraging; unfortunately the convention was not good overall
for ENOCH, financially. We were able to pay all of our
from the convention, but did not make enough money to run the
organization for the coming year. The convention has been our only
source of income for as long as ENOCH has been in existence.
Fortunately, we have some fund in reserve for years like this, but
because of this year's financial situation the Board of ENOCH had to
make some very difficult decisions. One of the more noticed
cancelling the Support Group Leadership Conference that we hold every
fall. This I know will come as a disappointment to many who
enjoyed coming year after year. We, as the Board, always look forward
to this event and the time that we spend with many of the support group
leaders, who have become personal friends through this
conference. There were other events and conferences we have
forgo or to curtail dramatically this year.
ENOCH had already made a commitment to the Career and College Fair
being held October 6th and we will hold to that commitment.
are hoping that this will be successful and not only be a blessing and
help to the high school age homeschoolers throughout New Jersey and
neighboring states, but also another source of income for ENOCH. The
event will expose students to the wide range career possibilities
whether professional, trade or vocational, and college
Christian professionals in different fields will be available
one-on-one to explain their experience and to counsel those interested
in pursuing these careers. They will provide invaluable
information on required skills, educational requirements, compensation
to be expected, perks and pitfalls and advantages and
disadvantages. The colleges will be there to help guide you
toward preparation for the career of your choice.
event addresses a major need to introduce students to the many
possibilities for life work and to provide face-to-face guidance to
areas not previously considered. There will be suggested
at the door. The Fair will be held at the Lincroft Bible Church, 790
Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ, from 10am-6pm. So reserve
date and watch for further details at www.enochnj.org
We are already working hard on next year's convention, looking at ways
to cut back on expenses while still trying to meet the needs of the
homeschoolers of New Jersey. If we have another year like we
in 2012 ENOCH will either be scaling our operations way back or cease
to exist. If ENOCH is not there, there could be rough times
for those in New Jersey, such as:
- Christian homeschoolers will have to travel to other states
for a convention;
- The support groups throughout the state will lose being
- New homeschoolers may not be able to find someone
for help, (my wife spends many hours on the phone each fall talking
with parents who are frustrated with the public schools and are looking
for an alternative);
- No monthly newsletter to give announcements and activities
happening throughout the state;
- You will lose your voice on the New Jersey Homeschool Task
an organization that fights for your right to homeschool in New Jersey
with the freedom we have. The past year we have had more
legislation against homeschoolers than ever before.
All these and more can affect many in our state. ENOCH does not offer
just a convention. We offer other helps behind the scenes.
Here is one of ENOCH’s toughest situations: meeting everyone’s needs
in relation to the convention
We have homeschoolers who state: “I don't come to the convention
because there are not enough vendors." Then we have the
say: "I don't come to your convention because there are not enough
attendees." We have speakers that people request then we are
turned down because our convention is too small. We are in a Catch 22
situation. There are others who state: "I don't need the
convention anymore because I have the entire curriculum I need." But
then we neglect the workshops. I was blessed tremendously by one of
Mike Smith's sessions and we have been homeschooling for 14 years, so
the convention is not just for new homeschoolers. My wife was able to
sneak into two sessions. One she stated moved her to tears. The other
blessed her tremendously. There is always something more to learn and
be encouraged by. Remember when you first started homeschooling and
hopefully we were there to help you. Now we need you to help
to be around for the next wave of homeschoolers.
ENOCH will endeavor to be there for this coming year. Help us make this
God bless you,
of New Jersey presents its first College & Career Fair-NEEDS
you are a licensed plumber, or electrician. Enoch needs
you. Or maybe you are a doctor, nurse, or lawyer.
needs you. Are you willing to volunteer your time to explain
career to students who need direction? Enoch definitely needs
you! This coming October 6th, Enoch of NJ will
Fair, at the Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft,
NJ, from 10am-6pm. This event will expose students to the wide range
career possibilities whether professional, trade or vocational, and
college options. We need Christian professionals in each
be available one-on-one to explain your experiences and counsel those
interested in pursuing these careers.
Take the time to invest in eternal treasures by guiding the next
generation to fulfill their calling by God in the form of
Your presence and guidance will give students an insight into the
variety of career options available to them; ones they may not even
know exist. This is a very difficult time of life for them as
they choose what avenues to spend time and resources on for their
life’s calling. Your assistance in this endeavor is
If you work, you qualify! Apply now.
Read more about the opportunity and apply now by submitting the online
application form at the following ENOCH of NJ website: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php/careerfair/career_professional
Do it now! We
need you. The students need you.
HUGE CD Sale Going On Now
ENOCH is clearing out their inventory of previous convention year CDs.
If you visit us at www.enochnj.org
you can see it on the right side of the screen. Just click the link and
print the form. Choose from the list and mail it in with your payment.
We will mail it to you right away.
There are a limited amount of certain ones so if you see one you really
want, order it right away.
Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation
My Children Taught Me by
co-publisher of Home Education Magazine
For most people homeschooling is primarily all about parents teaching
their children the skills they need to get along in life. Parents buy
the learning tools, create the learning spaces, encourage an atmosphere
and attitudes conducive to learning, and the kids dutifully learn
stuff. Parents take classes on how to do these things better, they
flock to conferences to listen to authors and experts extol the virtues
of various approaches, and they buy magazines like this one to
encourage their efforts along the homeschool pathway.
These things are all good, of course. These things have contributed to
the growth of homeschooling over the past twenty-some years. And yes,
of course, there are other definitions of homeschooling. For some,
homeschooling is defined as children apprenticing to their parents in
much the same way an aspiring artist or machinist would apprentice
himself to a master at the trade. But however one explains or defines
homeschooling, it generally involves the parents being the source of
learning and the children being the recipients.
Maybe for most families it works that way, but in ours, the equation
was turned upsidedown many years ago. They may dispute my notion, but
I'm pretty certain that I've learned much more from my kids than they
ever learned from me. I'm so sure of it that I've put quite a lot of
thought into the idea, and I've come to the conclusion that on some
levels it has to do with learning the value of learning. Allow me to
I don't think kids really value learning per se all that much. And why
should they? They've been doing it nonstop since they were born, but
still we're constantly reminding them to do it, advising them about how
important it is, how useful it will be in their lives when they're all
grown up, and constantly coming up with new and improved ways to get
them to do it. We buy their toys with an eye toward how "educational"
they'll be. We take them places where they'll learn things like
science, history, or geography. When they ask us simply how to spell a
word we seize the opportunity to turn the answer into a quest for
knowledge: "How do you think it's spelled" Sound it out slowly? Think
about the root word?
Yes, I was guilty of all that early on. It took me a few years to learn
the error of my ways, and for that I believe I owe my oldest two sons
an apology. You guys were the guinea pigs, so to speak, the ones I
learned how to handle learning with. By the time the last three kids
came along I'd smartened up enough to relax and trust that learning was
always happening, with or without my help, and the learning that
happened without my assistance was much more likely to be useful and
I learned the value of learning, and I think it's a lesson my kids will
need to learn for themselves. Like so many things in life, it's not
something you can just tell someone else and expect it to have any
meaning , it really needs to be experienced, to have a context all its
Eventually we reached a point where learning was just accepted as
something that happened, sort of like the fortune-cookie philosophy
about life being what happens while you're making other plans. Learning
is certainly what happens while you're living life. For better or
worse, we learn every day, wherever we are, whatever we're doing,
whoever we're with. We learn good things, useful things, handy things -
and we learn bad things, destructive things, things we might someday
wish we hadn't learned. Life's like that.
On the whole, though, learning serves us quite well, and we're
constantly arranging and rearranging our learning so it's more useful
to us. Something draws our attention and we ask questions or find books
to read or take classes until we've learned enough to satisfy
ourselves. Something else seems interesting so we team up with others
and share and hone our skills and put our knowledge to work, thereby
learning more and more in ever-widening circles. We find ourselves with
a need to learn something and we set about doing so just as we set
about feeding ourselves when we're hungry. It's just what people do. My
kids taught me that. But they also taught me so much more.
They taught me that life makes us all learners, and that while some of
us learn easily, others learn with more difficulty. They taught me that
it's okay to skip knowing something. They taught me that there will
never, ever be enough time to learn everything I'd like to learn, to do
everything I'd like to do, and that's how it should be. They taught me
to view them - and indeed, everyone I meet, as individuals, and not to
fall into the trap of sticking people with convenient labels based on
my personal experiences. They taught me to acknowledge that everyone
has their own experiences which make them unique in the world, and try
as I might I'll never know all there is to know about anyone except
myself. My kids taught me that it's a mistake to sacrifice your life to
work or even to lofty ideals. Work and worthwhile causes come and go,
but the people in our lives are what are most important.
My kids taught me to listen with an open heart, and to see without
making judgments. They taught me patience, and perseverance, and
persistence, but they also taught me to know when to quit. They taught
me that love does not bring conditions with it, but just is, and they
made me a much better person than I'd have ever been without them.
Thanks kids, for homeschooling me.
Us On facebook and twitter!
For the latest updates, trip ideas, homeschool events, and
we can be found on facebook and twitter.
On facebook, look for ENOCH of New Jersey
. For twitter,
EnochNJ. It is
a great place to connect with other homeschoolers and
get information between Newsletters.
School Legal Defense Association
a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the
constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their
children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships,
HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together,
providing a strong voice when and where needed.
HSLDA advocates on the legal front on behalf of our members in matters
which include conflicts with state or local officials over
homeschooling. Each year, thousands of member families receive legal
consultation by letter and phone, hundreds more are represented through
negotiations with local officials, and dozens are represented in court
proceedings. HSLDA also takes the offensive, filing actions to protect
members against government intrusion and to establish legal precedent.
On occasion, HSLDA will handle precedent-setting cases for nonmembers,
HSLDA advocates on Capitol Hill by tracking federal legislation that
affects homeschooling and parental rights. HSLDA works to defeat or
amend harmful bills, but also works proactively, introducing
legislation to protect and preserve family freedoms.
HSLDA advocates in state legislatures, at the invitation of state
homeschool organizations, by assisting individual states in drafting
language to improve their homeschool legal environment and to fight
HSLDA advocates in the media by presenting articulate and knowledgeable
spokesmen to the press on the subject of homeschooling. HSLDA staff
members are regularly called upon for radio, television, and print
interviews, and their writings are frequently published in newspapers
and magazines across the country. HSLDA’s own bimonthly magazine, The
Home School Court Report, provides news and commentary on a host of
current issues affecting homeschoolers. And its two-minute daily radio
broadcast, Home School Heartbeat, can be heard on nearly 500 radio
HSLDA advocates for the movement by commissioning and presenting
quality research on the progress of homeschooling. Whether it’s in
print, from the podium, or on the air, HSLDA provides insightful vision
and leadership for the cause of homeschooling.
Home School Legal Defense Association . . . tens of thousands of
American families working together with HSLDA to preserve each other’s
right to homeschool . . . together, “Advocates for Family &
to homeschool and
defends your family. A lawyer is on call 24/7.
by phone or email: Get direct
answers to your specific questions about home education.
Veteran homeschooling parents are available to answer your questions
you find resources for teaching your children:
(including preparing for college or career paths)
(special needs/gifted and talented)
homeschool freedom for all families by promoting
homeschooling nationwide, as well as by
working with state homeschooling groups to pass homeschool-friendly
and stop unfavorable bills at the state and federal levels.
the cause: Although
homeschooling is recognized in every state, HSLDA receives phone calls
from families whose right to homeschool is being challenged or
against by school officials, social workers, employers, colleges, armed
services recruitment officers, and government bureaucrats. The
nature of homeschooling defies the educational elite’s ideal of
uniform indoctrination—making parental choice in education a target for
elimination. By joining HSLDA, you are supporting families
their right to homeschool today and standing together to preserve
freedom for tomorrow.
ENOCH's Discount Number to save on your HSLDA Membership by contacting
ENOCH via the Office Email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
more information visit the HSLDA website: www.hslda.org
OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
University Online 2012 Scholarship Essay Contest
To celebrate our new partnership with Liberty University Online,
CollegePlus is sponsoring a scholarship essay competition with lots of
winners. The Grand Prize is a scholarship to Liberty University Online
- a $25,000 value!
We also have two $3,000 CollegePlus scholarships that will go to the
category winners for both video and written essays.
The Audience Choice Award of an iPad 3 will go to the creators of both
the video and written essay that receives the most votes from friends.
And all new students will automatically receive a $350 scholarship to
CollegePlus good through September 31, 2012, just for submitting a
video or written essay.
for submission is midnight
August 15, 2012
and winners will be announced on August
20. Winners can start their degree anytime in the next 12 months.
For more information or to submit your video or written essay now
Welcome to our
sixth annualHomeschool Square Dance!
Date: Saturday, November
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Age: Jr. High, High
School and College students
Place: East Brunswick 4-H
Address: 655 Cranbury Rd,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Doors will open at 5:15 PM and the dance will begin promptly at 6:00PM.
The instructional portion of the dancing will be in the beginning, and
it will be hard to follow the dances if you miss it.
We will have a professional caller in charge of the dance and
experienced dancers to assist on the dance floor!
There will also be light refreshments available throughout the evening.
Space is limited to 100
so your space will be reserved once we have your
Non- Refundable Ticket Cost:$15 if postmarked by September 30th (New
early bird price!); $20 if postmarked after September30th.
New please see our NEW
website for further and more detailed information!
A NY Television Production Company is casting siblings who are parents
who have differences and are willing to chat about them. They must
currently be living in a 60 mile radius of New York City. For one
episode we're trying to focus on a homeschooling parent versus their
sibling who enrolls their kids in public or private schools. This is
*paid* and will be a TON of fun.
for more info!
Yes! Shakespeare can be fun! His plays were meant to be
performed, not just studied in the classroom. Come join Mrs.
Fung’s class and you will be able to fulfill a high school requirement
while making friends with a group of passionately creative
For the past eight years, students have perfected their comedic chops
in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, brought tears to audience members’ eyes
in Richard III, and won awards for stage combat scenes in As You Like
It. Throughout the year, Mrs. Fung will cover a gamut of
skills, including acting technique, choral recitation, and play
analysis with an emphasis on Shakespeare’s texts. The class
culminate in an intense rehearsal process and performance of one
Shakespeare play. All class members will have the chance to
participate in Shakesperience:NJ, a Shakespeare festival sponsored by
the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ (www.shakespearenj.org
and the Folger Shakespeare
This class is for students in grades 9-12 and mature students in
grades7 and 8. It will run from September 2012 to May 2013 on
Mondays for 2.25 hours between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm (exact class time
TBD.) Tuition of $150.00 is due at the beginning of the first
class, and student commitment is expected for the whole year.
Classes will be held at Rutgers Community Christian Church (www.rccc.org
New students must audition in late August for acceptance into the
class! To make an audition appointment, and for additional
information, email May Fung at email@example.com
The class will be closed once the maximum of 20 students is reached, so
May Fung is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu
Drama Director at Rutgers Community Christian Church.
CYT Fall Classes,
Shows and FREE Workshops!
Christian Youth Theater
started in 1981 in San Diego and has grown to become
the largest youth theater in the nation! Join the CYT Family &
will offer after-school theater arts training classes (Ages 6-18) in
NYC and NJ beginning in September. Students enrolled in a CYT class
will also be eligible to audition for our fall musical, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
which will be performed at an Off-Broadway Theatre near Times Square in
January 2013! Classes are filling up...secure your spot today!
Fall CYT classes include:
- Our Gang (Age 6-7)
- Drama FUNdamentals for Kids (Age 8-12)
- Musical Theater Performance (Age 12-18)
- Improv (Age 10-18)
Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm at Fardale Trinity Church
4:30-6:30pm at CAP21 Studios
FREE Musical Theater
Workshop/ Parent Information Meeting:
Parents will learn more about CYT while kids learn a high energy,
Broadway-style musical production number!
Dates: Sat, Aug 25 AND Sat, Sept 8
Time: 10:30am - Noon
Place: CAP21 Studios (18 W. 18th St, 6th
Visit us at www.cytnyc.org
CYT is dedicated to
character in children and adults through training in the arts and by
producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect
School of Music
The Calderone School of Music is accepting new students on voice and
all instruments for September and implementing a new section their
string program in the East Hanover and Springfield locations – Suzuki
String Plus Program. It will include a weekly group lesson and a
private lesson with a parent.
Please see http://www.calderoneschoolofmusic.net/
We also provide ensembles and lessons from 10am to 10pm.
For more information contact:
Professor Kathleen Calderone
Calderone School of Music, Director & Founder
Kean University Music Department
CSM East Hanover 973-428-0405
CSM Springfield 973-467-4688
STRINGS FOR THE
KING at LEARN (Salem County NJ)
- Learn to Glorify God through Music
- Learn to play violin/fiddle, viola, cello, or double bass
- Open to students 2nd-12th grade
- We will meet for small group lessons Thursdays before LEARN
- Only $100 per semester (a bargain for 10 weekly lessons!)
- One less place to drive to!
- No experience necessary
- Scheduling will be based on enrollment
- Parents are welcome to participate as well
- Students with prior experience can participate in the
intermediate string ensemble
- For private lessons and other locations please contact Mr.
Carroll or check out the website!
Tim Carroll is a full
and performer that has been working in and around the Tri-State area
for well over a decade. He received his degrees in music education and
violin performance from Temple University. Mr. Carroll ran the string
orchestra program at a public school in NJ for four years. In 2010 he
resigned to serve the body of Christ by beginning string orchestras at
several different Christian schools. Mr. Carroll's classes aim to show
students that music is a gift from God and should be used for His
thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
to him a new song;
skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts!
Homeschool Learning Program
Artsy Smartsy is pleased to announce our innovative new Thematic
Learning Schedule for Fall, 2012. We've been listening to
requests, and we've got an awesome group of unique and creative courses
that will keep your kids engaged, enlightened and enthusiatic about
Our courses meet 2 days a week, 6 meetings in total each
the idea out by signing up for a month, or join our veteran learners at
a significant discount by registering for 3 or 4 months at a
We'll have groups meeting in Boonton, NJ and Westwood, NJ this season
and we couldn't be more thrilled and excited to bring these awesome
learning experiences to you and your families.
Check out our schedule by visiting our webpage:
Call us at 201- 661- 4353 with any questions you may have.
Thank you, as always, for your support of Artsy Smartsy's Homeschool
Learning Program. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
New Jersey Fencing Alliance-Why Fencing?
Fencing is a fast paced game and perfect form of cardiovascular
activity. It improves flexibility, reflexes, speed, and
providing a well-rounded mental and physical exercise essential for
total health and wellness. These qualities have made fencing an
excellent youth sport. Fencing enhances sportsmanship and integrity
that fuels the desire to excel in different fields of life. A fencer is
able to make quick and strategic decision and has better focus and
levels of concentration. Fencing can be played year-round and can be a
serious competitive sport, fitness regimen or a recreational hobby.
New Jersey Fencing Alliance, a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization
invites you to experience its state-of the-art fencing facility in
Maplewood, NJ. The club offers 26 fencing strips, making it
of the largest fully equipped fencing facilities in the
NJFA boasts of nationally and internationally recognized coaches and
fencers. Amenities include lockers, changing rooms, a lounge
Internet access, a fully stocked pro shop, a snack bar and plenty of
on-site free parking. NJFA has a relaxed atmosphere, while
retaining a competitive nature. Our curriculum provides
at all levels and ages, with the opportunity to grow as fencers and
athletes. Our talented coaching staff guides our students
achieving their individual goals, both local and nationally.
programs encourage self-esteem, self-confidence, and education thru
athletics. NJFA fencers had competed for top university
such as Princeton, John Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia,
Notre Dame, Sacred Heart, and many others.
Many top universities around the country have competitive NCAA fencing
programs, along with scholarship opportunities for talented young
Our experienced NJFA coaches and staff would like to invite you to come
and enjoy the fun and benefits of fencing. Our home school
programs will be held at times of the day that are typically during
"school hours". In additional, home school students are
to take evening or weekend classes if it fits their schedule
better. We are located at 50-58 Burnett Ave.
07040. For more information on club membership
Phone (973) 763-5728 or (973) 224-3448.
Emily Yang (Mary Rice's daughter for those of you who know her) will be
holding Mandarin Chinese language classes for homeschooled children 4th
grade and older starting in September in Keyport. The classes will be
held one evening per week from 6 to 7:30PM. The cost of the class is
$10 per week (plus the cost of your text book and any other materials
which will be between $30 and $40). Space is limited. Please contact
her ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 732-829-4729 if you would like to sign up! Thank you!
Plan for the content of
the classes are as follows:
The class will be tailored for beginners who are unfamiliar with or
only slightly familiar with the Chinese language. I learned Chinese
while attending Rutgers University and while studying abroad in China
and Taiwan and now practice it almost daily while speaking with my
Taiwanese in-laws. My teachers at Rutgers and in China used various
teaching methods and styles, and I plan to pick out the ones that were
most effective for my learning experience as a non-native speaker to
use in these classes with my own students.
The "semester" will start on Sept 4th and end in early December. At
that point, students can decide if they want to continue classes in the
spring. The first 4 to 6 weeks will not require a text book. This way
children can attend for the first few weeks and decide whether or not
they are interested enough to continue the class and buy a text book.
The first several weeks will be focused on learning the pin yin
pronunciation system, some basic vocabulary, some basics about writing
Chinese characters, and some basic grammar structures.
Each class will include the following components: practice speaking
Chinese, practice hearing and discerning the sounds in
words, practice reading Chinese, learning the grammar structure of the
language, and interactive activities with classmates to reinforce what
the students are learning. Also, I will teach a little about China as a
country or Chinese culture and history at each class. Homework will be
assigned weekly including practicing writing characters, memorizing
vocabulary and translating phrases and sentences.
Please email me at email@example.com
or call 732-829-4729 and I will happy to answer any questions
you might have!
of the Class FREE Resources
Head of the Class is pleased to provide homeschooling parents with free
direct access to our 2,500+ teaching skills and over 12,000 learning
activities at: http://www.theheadoftheclass.com/Facing/BrowseSkillsTabs.aspx?source=50000
Within the page you will also find our new 400+ Pregnancy through
Toddler education and healthcare skills which ideal for want-to-be,
soon-to-be, as well as parents of newborns through toddlers!
Through the new Head of the Class user interface, learning instruction
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We look forward to learning with you,
The Head of the Class Team
Landry Academy Biology Lab 2-day
Intensive is coming to
September 3-4, 2012 9am to 5pm both days at Cross Keys UMC 1644 Main
Street, Williamstown, NJ 08094
Former college professor and homeschool dad Greg Landry has a passion
for teaching Christ-centered science! Join Professor Landry and his
team for an experience beyond the scope of most high school biology
labs. For two action-packed days students will do hands-on labs, learn
to write college-quality lab reports and think critically as a
scientist. They'll work hard, laugh, talk about serious topics, have
fun, and finish the two day lab intensive with a jam-packed lab manual
representing their work. For a complete overview of the program and to
register, visit http://www.landryacademy.com/lab-intensives.htm
For other questions, please email Tasha Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org
AP Physics B
course: Free online lesson videos and supplemental material
I am an experienced award-winning physics teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt
High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. I teach both the algebra-based AP
Physics B and the calculus-based AP Physics C courses; and I would like
to share with your home educators and students my new physics website
and Youtube lesson videos.
AP Physics B Lessons with Ms. Twu video series include lectures,
physics demonstrations and problem-solving demonstrations. I strive to
put an emphasis on the understanding of physics concepts and analytical
problem solving skills in my lessons. I believe they can be an
excellent resource for home-schoolers to use for learning physics.
Because about 99% of my AP Physics B students have never taken any
physics course before, these lessons are designed for students new to
physics. Therefore, these lessons can be used for high school physics
and honors-level physics too.
So far, I have completed videos on the first 3 units, introduction,
kinematics, and forces. My plan is to have lesson videos for the entire
AP Physics B curriculum uploaded before April 2013 so those who use the
lessons may follow through and complete the course curriculum before
the AP exam in May 2013.
At my website, www.twuphysics.org
you can find links to my videos as well as free supplemental material.
I would appreciate it if you could help share my website and videos
with your members. Thank you.
National Board Certified Physics Teacher
Fall Math, Physics
& Programming Classes!
SAT Math Prep Classes!
Free SAT Math Prep Videos!
All classes are taught live by a fellow homeschooling Ph.D.
Prices are $40 registration fee + $40/month for summer and fall
classes, and, $195 for SAT Math Prep classes.
Here is the fall schedule:
(See http://phil4.com for SAT Math Prep class dates.)
12:30 - 1:20pm CST
Fall Algebra 2
Fall AP Calculus AB
Fall Pre AP Physics
Fall AP Physics B
11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Fall Computer Programming TTh
12:30 - 1:20pm CST
To access the videos that are part of the SAT Math Prep class for free,
see middle of page here: http://phil4.com
Please email Dr. Chris Seberino at email@example.com
for more information or visit http://phil4.com
Mathematics On-Line Math Courses
REGISTRATION – NOW THRU
AUGUST 15th 2012
I am a Homeschooling Mom of 7, most of who are graduated. As Wife and
Mother first and foremost, I have also been teaching and tutoring High
School Mathematics in my local area for homeschoolers for several
years. I will be offering On-Line Math Courses this fall (2012) and I
am now inviting families to consider signing up. The following are the
details, my credentials, teaching philosophy and references. If you or
anyone in your Home School group is interested in these classes, please
contact me soon as these classes will fill quickly, my information is
Algebra 1: @ 9:30 a.m.
Algebra 1: @ 9:30 a.m. (75min.)
Geometry: @ 11:00 a.m.
Geometry: @ 11:00 a.m. (75min.)
Algebra 1/2: @ 12:30 p.m.
Algebra 1/2: @ 2:00 p.m. (75min.)
These are six separate classes; choose
only one class time
, not both. Classes meet just once a
week. These class times are Eastern Daylight time.
Also, I will be offering accelerated courses that will run May - August (2013)
Cost: $180/year per student.
Textbook: Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 | Larson, published by
McDougal Littell, 2001
Class size: 25 student limit each class. But mostly my classes are much
smaller than that.
Classes will come to you by use of WebEx, a conferencing server…click
on a link in your email and join the class each week. You
will see me
in the right corner of your screen and the rest of the screen is a
whiteboard in which you will see math problems worked. This is a
virtual class, you can ask questions and I can talk to you.
begins with 20 – 30 minutes of student’s questions about homework
problems, then 45 minutes for new material. We generally cover the
entire book. Classes are recorded for students who miss a class and
would like to view it at a later time.
Practice problems are assigned each week. Once the student has mastered
them and is confident, he may advance to the one weekly assignment on
Web Assign, an on-line math homework tutorial. It is this
each week and the Chapter Tests, also on Web Assign, that will be used
to calculate the course grade. It’s quite simple and
Assign is a useful resource in this type of work. It is not multiple
choice. The student works the problem and inputs the answer. The
student sees immediately if his answer is correct. If it’s not he tries
again. Therefore he is finding his own errors.
For more information, registration information, references or
instructor credentials; please contact Mrs. Kimberly DeLellis High
School Math Instructor/Tutor at
(248)486-0091 –H, (248)231-7466 -C, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall Historical Museum in Morristown Homeschool Series
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown will be offering two
Homeschool Series for the 2012-2013 school year. The Fall
Nast: Drawing Out the Vote
is a three-part series on the work of 19th century political cartoonist
Thomas Nast. Students will use the museum’s current exhibit “Thomas Nast: President
Maker and Campaign Breaker
as their classroom to sharpen their election vocabulary for the 2012
presidential election and to examine the role of political cartoons
past and present. Students will work with New Jersey artist
during a one-hour art lesson to create their own Nast-inspired art
work. Morning sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon and afternoon
from 1 to 3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays this fall:
September 25-Topic: the Democratic Donkey; Tuesday, October
Topic: the Republican Elephant; and Tuesday, November
Sam. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $14 per student
includes a one-hour art lesson led by a professional artist, art
materials, and activities in the galleries. Contact Cynthia
(973) 538-2404 extension 10 or email email@example.com
with name, number and age of children, contact phone number, email
address and program choice. The Spring Homeschool program, Walking through The Secret Garden
is a four-part series running the fourth Tuesday of the month from
February to May 2013. Activities are based on Francis Hodgson Burnett’s
The Secret Garden
Pre-registration required. Cost is $8 per student.
There is no charge
for accompanying adult for Homeschool programs. Suggested age
Homeschool Series is ages 7 to 12 years old.
For younger children, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will begin a
year-round program for 3 to 5 year olds using the nature found in
Macculloch Hall’s garden. Growing
in the Garden
programs include a story, walk in the garden, and an art
Programs are held the first and third Tuesday each month from 1:15 to 2
p.m. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $8 per
pair (adult and
child) for museum members and $12 per pair for non-members. Growing in the Garden
begins with The ABCs of Apples on October2nd; Leave it to the Leaves on
October 16th; Squirrels: Here, There and Everywhere on
Contact Cynthia Winslow at (973) 538-2404 extension 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for a complete schedule, for more information or to register.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the
Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy
of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections,
exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. It is
located at 45
Macculloch Ave. in the heart of Morristown’s National Historic
District. The Museum is open for house and exhibit tours
Thursdays, and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit www.maccullochhall.org
or find the museum on Facebook
for more information. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a
educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.
Theater Arts Camp Performances
Theater Arts Camp of Sussex, hosted at Sparta Evangelical Free Church,
385 Houses Corner Rd, Sparta, is pleased to announce performances of
two full-length musical productions:
Thoroughly Modern Millie
on Fri, 8/3 at 7:30 and Sat, 8/4 at 2:00
The Music Man
on Sat, 8/4 at 7:30 and Sun, 8/5 at 3:00
(Last year’s performances sold out and tickets sales have also been
brisk this year. Visit us on line http://www.faith-center.com/store.asp
or call: 862-414-0757 to reserve your tickets today.)
These performances are the culmination of a two week intensive for
teens serious about developing their theatrical performing
skills. During camp, each student receives advanced
in character development, audition preparation, vocal technique, dance
and stage movement, and production elements. Master classes
Q&A sessions with veteran Broadway stage performers Anne
Stephanie Martignetti, and choreographer/dancer Derek Roland are a
highlight of this year’s camp.
While it’s too late to attend the 2012 Theater Arts Camp, it’s not too
late to register for classes at the FAITH Center where fully staged
spring musicals are only a small part of the offerings for
For more information, explore our website at www.faith-center.com
or call 973-252-5043.
open for the 2012-2013 FAITH Center classes in Randolph (Morris County)
and Sparta (Sussex County)
Make this the year! As one homeschooling mom so aptly stated,
had heard about the FAITH Center for years but always had an excuse not
to look into it. Now I’m kicking myself, asking ‘why did I
so long to sign up?’ My kids and I LOVE the FAITH
The instruction is top-notch, the number of courses offered is
mind-boggling, and we have made so many new friends. At the
Center I can meet the fine arts instructional needs of all of my
children, at one location on one day of the week for an unbelievably
There is something for every member of the family at the FAITH Center,
from preschooler through highschooler. In addition to private
small group instrument lessons and bands and orchestras for beginning
through advanced students, there are dance classes where honoring God
is just as important as learning the steps, both traditional and
computer art, drama, several different choirs divided by age, small
group voice lessons, a new video production seminar class, and
What’s holding you back? Secure your family’s spot before
are full and it’s too late. On-line registration is currently
open for both our Sparta and Randolph locations. Visit the
Center’s website, www.faith-center.com
to learn more about our program and register for classes.
questions or need to schedule an audition for an experienced
student? Call 973-252-5043 or email email@example.com
(Not all classes are available at each location. If a class
you are interested in is full, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be added to the waiting list. New sections of popular
classes are added as space and time allow.)
Experienced or Aspiring Musicians NEEDED!
Do you tuba?
Or trumpet? Would you like to?
Is the clarinet more
How about the saxophone
or slide trombone?
The FAITH Center for the Arts is looking for additional experienced or
aspiring musicians, ages 9+, to round out our band program.
have a large group of flutists. While our current brass and
woodwind players are excellent, we need more of them to bring our bands
into balance. We offer weekly small group instrument lessons
free weekly band classes. You might want to explore our other
course offerings as well. Vocal music, art, drama, and dance,
taught from a Christian worldview to homeschooled students of all ages
- - - at incredibly affordable prices designed to fit the homeschool
Online registration is open for both our Sparta and Randolph locations
and classes are filling fast. Visit the FAITH Center’s
to learn more about our program and register for classes.
questions or need to schedule an audition for an experienced
student? Call 973-252-5043 or email email@example.com
(Not all classes are available at each location. If a class
you are interested in is full, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be added to the waiting list. New sections of popular
classes are added as space and time allow.)
The FAITH Center
announces registration for Music Together Classes in Sussex and
What is Music Together?
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music
program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the
adults who love them. Music Together classes are based on the
recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to
sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music
of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such
learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts
about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of
making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.
Central to the Music Together approach is the concept that young
children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers
who are actively making music. The program brings families
providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by
facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at
home within the context of daily life.
FAITH Center for the Arts is offering the Mixed Age Class
for children from Birth-Age 5 and their parents. At the
Evangelical Free Church in Sussex County, families may choose between
12:30 and 3:30 classes on Wednesdays. At the Holy Trinity
Church on Amwell Road in Somerset, families may choose between 11:00
and 1:30 classes on Thursdays. Music Together class time
singing, rhythmic games and chants, creative movement from fingerplays
to large-motor movement activities, and instrument play.
your child. For additional information, please call 973-252- 5043.
Music Together art
& logo design
1992-2012 Music Together LLC. Music Together is a registered trademark.
FAITH Center for the Arts is licensed by Music Together LLC. For more
locations: www.musictogether.com - (800) 728-2692
The FAITH Center, founded 20 years ago by Bill and Lori Briggs, offers
homeschooled students of all ages professional instruction in the arts
with a focus on exploring and developing talents to glorify
Whatever your reason for seeking professional instruction in the arts
from a Christian perspective, the FAITH Center may be your answer to
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