published on 01/29/2002
February 2002 Homeschoolers Newsletter
Author of Homeschoolers Newsletters
We had a peaceful, fun holiday at the Carmack home - I hope your family did too. We have started back to work with a bang. The co-op studying the Civil War is great fun. Thank you, Ann, Sara, and Allyson for all your planning and preparations.
Thank you, Jerry and Janet for opening your home to parents for our January dinner meeting. Thanks also go to Jeff Atherton for presenting the program for the evening. What an enjoyable time!
February meeting will be on the 18th at Walden Town Hall at 7:00 PM.
Oral Book Reports will continue through April. February 8 will be music and art. Play an instrument or sing a song, show a piece of art work and tell about it, or do a report on a famous artist or musician. March 8 will be a biography report. April 12 sill be a science report - do a science report on a favorite area of science. This can be a book report or a research report. Contact Joyce Wingo if you have questions.
Friday, February 8 is the Valentine skating party at Roller Coaster Skate World in Hixson. Time has changed to 2:00 - 4:00. Pay your $3.50 at the door and bring a snack to share (drinks will be provided). Your child might also want to bring about 50 valentines to share, along with a box or bag for receiving valentines. No need to write names on envelopes. Thank you, Kathy Baker, for planning our skating parties this year.
Clay Lady will be at Wayside Presbyterian Church on February 21, 2:00 - 3:00, for a "pots" project. Cost is $9 per project. Please sign up and pay ahead of time: Jennifer Potter . Thank you, Jennifer, for coordinating visits from the Clay Lady this year.
Angie Ambrosetti, has planned a Clay Lady project for the moms on February 21, 6 - 8:00 PM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. We will be making platters, and the cost is $15. Bring appetizers to share and plan to have a fun evening visiting with other moms. There are only a couple more spots available, so call Angie soon!
Remember the Re-Leaf TN Agricultural Extension project. This is a fun educational opportunity for your 4th grader, and is absolutely free. Young Eastern Redbud trees are available, along with a teaching packet, to help your child learn about trees and the environment. Call me at to reserve your teaching packet, which will be available the first part of February, and the tree, which will arrive the week of March 1.
Playgroup meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at the old playground behind the Country Club. All ages are welcome. In case of inclimate weather meet at McDonalds. Contact Carla Merrell .
Remember to check your Home School Babysitting List whenever you need a babysitter. These are capable young ladies and gentlemen who are available to stay with your children.
Stanford Achievement Testing (for Signal Mountain homeschool group members only) for grades 3 - 10 will be May 28 - 30. Contact Pam Fields for information or applications. Deadline is April 8.
Quote for the month comes from Samuel Johnson - "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."