With the summer almost over (can you believe how quickly it went by?) there are many new classes, co-ops and activities forming all around the area.
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Homeschool in NJ Happenings for August-September 2016
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Frelinghuysen Arboretum has classes specifically for homeschoolers. There is a new class for homeschoolers coming in the fall. Starting on September 19th, and ending on November 21st, there will be a horticulture and plant biology class every Monday from 1 to 2:30 pm. Aside from this class they have a lot of different education opportunities available: events, programs for families and more! Check them out.
Smash Event at The NJ State Museum
The next Smash Event takes place on August 20th, and will explore space and astronomy. The following event is in November 12, and will delve into NJ history through archaeology and more. They also offer some great programs for the younger kids. Take a look here to find out more.
Textiles and Design Class At Philadelphia University
This class is for the older students (7th to 12th grade), and is on a pricey side ($250.00 a student), but, boy, do I wish I could do it! From the looks of it, it seems to be just in the initial planning stages, but definitely something to keep an eye on for the future.
Montclair Historical Society Classes
Montclair Historical Society offers amazing classes for Homeschoolers. Coming up this fall is Craft Your Way Through History, and it’s on Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15, from 10 to 11 am. You can see more on their website. The cost is $60.00 per child for the entire series. There is also a Junior Historians program for the older homeschoolers, ages 12 to 15. The course is held on Thursdays, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, each week from September 8 through October 27. Cost is $150 per student for the entire 8-week series.
Homeschool Arts and Repertory Co.
This program is not to be missed. Loved by many homeschool kids and their parents. They are starting a new session in September. Sessions will be held on the following days:
Tuesdays (Oct 11th through Dec 13th), Ages 6-9: 10:15AM-12:15PM, Art and Improv: ‘We bring a museum created by the students to life! Inspired by classic art works from different periods of history, the students create scenes based on these works. They also create their own pieces inspired by the classics and the art of other students. The final performance is environmental, as the audience visits the 3 galleries of our living museum.’
Ages 10-14: 12:30PM-2:30PM, 30 Plays in 60 Minutes: ‘A very fast paced and fun show, the actors create 30 different “plays” that they perform for the audience. The catch? The audience tells them what order to perform them! Comic timing, quick characterizations, are all part of this program.’
Located in Camp Tecumseh (445 Mechlin Corner Rd, Pittstown NJ). Cost: 140.00 per student (you can pay in two installments), early bird discount is available ($110.00 in one installment by September 1st).
Princeton Arts Council Art Classes for Homeschoolers
The Princeton Arts Council has several classes specifically for Homeschoolers. There is drawing and painting, art and nature, knitting, oil painting and movie making. Each class has an age range, and some of them take kids as young as 5, and as old as 15. The homeschool classes are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Of course there are more classes offered besides just for homeschoolers, so there is plenty to choose from.
Fencing Club of Mercer County
Fencing Club of Mercer County has affordable fencing classes for homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers alike. They look really great and encompass many skill levels. There is a deal on Groupon (sponsored link) that will allow for a deep discount. You would have to buy the Groupon to receive the discount.
Camden Aquarium Teacher Appreciation Days
Camden Aquarium offers teacher appreciation days from Monday to Friday in the month of August. Homeschoolers are included. They offer a ticket for teacher and one guest. You must fill out the form, and show up with the voucher plus a valid homeschool id.
The Homeschool Masquerade Ball will take place on October 20, 2016 from 7pm until 11pm, in Blackwood, NJ. More information can be found on their website. Remember, tickets sell out quickly, so order yours soon! Read more about the Masquerade Ball HERE.