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published on 09/20/2002

Signal Mountain Homeschoolers Newsletter

Homeschoolers Newsletter Editor

Guest Speakers for October and November

Our October meeting is sure to be informative. Stuart and Tamie Goggans, and Gary and Carole Hargraves veteran homeschoolers will be our guest speakers. They will share with us the history of the rights and privileges that we now enjoy as homeschoolers. They will also share what we can do today to keep these hard-fought for privileges.

November we are delighted to once again bring to our group Joyce Herzog. She is a Christian educator, author, consultant, and speaker. She is the author of Learning in Spite of Labels, Scaredy Cat Reading System, Luke’s List, Stepping Stones to Bigger Faith and more. Joyce has been speaking and writing for homeschoolers for the past twelve years as well as working directly with many families on an individual basis. She has been a popular keynote speaker in numerous homeschool conventions and provides a wealth of practical, helpful hints gently embedded in a sensitive philosophical approach. Checkout her web site at

Field Trips

Channel 9 Science Theater shows at Northgate Mall. Cost is $3.00 for students; $5.00 for adults; kids 4 and under free. (grades are approx.)

•Coming in September: Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM Fun with Chemistry (7th–8th grade) An introduction to the study of different substances their composition, properties and reactions. Witness explosions, flashes of light, and liquids that change color before your very eyes. Topics include: the periodic chart, combustion reactions, chemical and physical changes and laboratory safety.

•October: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM It's Not Magic, it's Science (1st) Young students will learn that science is full of wonders, and that magic is not involved. To perform magic, one needs special training, but ANYONE can do science.

•Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 2:00 - 3:00 PM Physics Sampler (6th-7th grade) Students are introduced to each of the six main branches of classical physics (motion, heat, electricity, magnetism, sound, and light). Several exciting experiments and demonstrations are shown on each of these areas with special emphasis on how each relates to the other. E-mail Allyson Kinard if interested. Payment is collected at the door.

Coming Events

The Clay Lady is coming. Oct 3, 2002 Wayside Presbyterian Church 2 – 3 PM Cost is only $9.00. The project they will create is an angel. If interested please contact Jennifer Potter at . The date is set for another space odyssey at the Challenger Center. The Mission to Mars is scheduled for November 8th. If interested contact Lisa Garner at .

Book Reports

Once again we will offer book report opportunities. Open to all ages, and grade levels. This is a wonderful chance to share a good book with others while practicing public speaking skills. The first book report date will be Friday, October 11th at Mount Carmel from 1- 3 p.m. The theme for October is fiction. Novembers theme will be history, or historical fiction. If interested please contact Linda Neuhoff at .

Classes / Clubs

Algebra -Monday & Friday 3-4; Contact Mark McClay .
Pre-Algebra - Mondays 3-4; Contact Angie Ambrosetti .
Literature (grades 4-6) - Mondays 10-12; and Literature (grades 7-9) - Mondays 11-12; Contact Charlene Wolfe .
Spanish (K-5)- Wednesdays; Contact Carol Bird .
Aeronautics - Contact Roy Roberts .
American Girls - Wednesday 1-3; Contact Sue Hughbanks .

Do you know of a happening that would interest our group? Do you have a budding writer, or reporter in the family? We need your news to report. Let your students be our reporters. E-mail articles to . Deadline for all entries is the Friday proceeding the Thursday meeting.

To view an on-line support group for homeschoolers across the United States, click here.

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