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Homeschoolers - Newsletters

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published on 09/11/2003

Homeschoolers Fall Newsletter

Author of Homeschoolers Newsletters

Field Trip Opportunities:

Tour of the Shallowford Rd. Postal Facility: Wednesday, September 17; Meet at the facility (6050 Shallowford Road) at 10:15 AM sharp! Cost: Free. Tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Bring a picnic lunch and we can eat together afterwards. Notice: No children under 8 years old.

Fidelio - Opera Dress Rehearsal; The only opera written by Beethoven. Thursday, September 18 at the Tivoli Theater. Be there at 6:45 PM Sharp! Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students. Get payment to Allyson by the picnic (September 12) or go on your own. Meet Allyson Kinard in the lobby.

Opera Tell Stories - Fidelio. This is a 45-minute condensation of the opera by Beethoven. Tuesday, September 23, starting at 12:00 noon at the Tivoli Theater. Cost is $3.50 per person, except lapsitters. Get payment to Allyson Kinard by Tuesday, September 16. Upon arrival, see hosts to find oyut where Signal Mountain Homeschoolers should sit. Allyson will not be there.

American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, TN. Thursday, October 2. Meet at Bi-Lo at 8:30 AM to caravan. We will be at the museum from 11:00 - 2:00. Cost is $3 for adults, $2 for students. Pay upon arrival. We can picnic together outside. This is an excellent science museum!

Cooking Club: if anyone is interested in participating in a Cooking Club where each family prepares extra meals and then exchanges them, meet at the home of Allyon Kinard, 311 N. Palisades on Friday, September 19 at 3:00 PM or call her at

The News Channel 9 Science Theatre has set up more wonderful opportunities for us this year. Call Bonnie at if you have any questions. The website is
Special Shows: we have organized some specific programs and times that will be dedicated just for the home school audience. These showtimes are all at 2:30 PM, and dates are as follows:

Sept. 16 "Mars - Close Encounter" (multi-age)

Sept. 23 "I Can Be A Scientist" (kindergarten)

October 14 "It's Not Magic, It's Science" (grade 1+)

October 28 "Good Vibrations" (grades 2-3+)

November 11 "What's The Matter?" (grades 3-4+)

December 9 "Simple Machines" (grades 3 & up)

January 13 "Weather - Wonder by Thunder!" (grades 3+)

January 20 "Magnetism" (grades 3+)

February 3 "Shock Theater" (grades 4-5+)

February 17 "African American Scientists" (multi-level)

March 16 "Motion Notion" (grades 5-6+)

April 13 "Physics Sampler" (grades 6-7+)

April 27 "Energy" (grades 6+)

May 11 "Uncle Lightspeed, Everyones Favorite Uncle" (grades 8+) - Albert Einstein's theory

Regular Shows: Homeschool teachers are welcome to join in with the regularly scheduled shows. Simply call the Science Theatre to check on when shows of interest to you are scheduled. Be sure to call them on the morning of the show and confirm that the group scheduled has not canceled.

2-Hour Science Labs: This will be a special afternoon "hands on" science lab when children may experiment and learn scientific principles in greater depth. Labs will be one topic per month and each week introduces that topic at different grade levels. Class size will be very limited. The classes are currently running on Wednesday afternoons between 2:30 and 4:30 PM. Reservations are required. Call for further information and a listing of topics.

Home School Teaching Workshop: Once a year the Science Theatre offers a special workshop that will aid the homeschool teacher in interpretive teaching techniques, science and math knowledge, mnemonic (memory retention) devices and locating resources. Call for more information.

Holiday programs for 2003: This year's holiday programs and times will be listed in the Special Events section on the Science Theatre's website.

Linda Neuhoff will be hosting the monthly book reports in her home this year (2608 Wilson Avenue). They are scheduled for the 2nd Friday of each month (except for January); time is 11:00 AM - Noon. Call her if you have questions

Friday, October 10 Biography
Friday, November 14 Science or Math
Friday, January 16 Mystery
Friday, February 13 History or Historical Fiction
Friday, March 12 "How to" book/demonstration
Friday, April 9 Country or Culture

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