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Classical Kids Events

Christian Homeschool and Family Discipleship Convention
DATE(S): Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017
TIME(S): All day
LOCATION: DCU Center at 50 Foster Street in Worcester, MA
AGES: All ages
DESCRIPTION: Freaturing THREE General Session Speakers: Steve Demme, Brian Ray, and Mike Smith.

PLUS more than 75 workshops over the course of three days with speakers such as Sam Black, Tom Clark, Jenna Elliott, Walt & Glenda Grayum, Linda Hobar, Kim Kautzer, Betsy Ray, Sonya Shafer, Mike Snavely, Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, Jay Wile, and Esther Wilkison

HUGE vendor hall with tons of school materials to browse and vendor workshops to attend! Or, experience the fun and excitement of participating in our annual silent auction!

Children's and teen programs.

Early bird registration by April 2. Use website below.
Preregistration ends Apr. 2.

WEB SITE: https://www.teachct.org/events-convention/annual-convention-prer...
RSVP: See description for contact information.
COST: Individuals $45, Couples $50 (preregistration cost)
POSTED: by Diane Speed on Mar 19, 2017

Kids Forum - Bethel
DATE(S): May 15, 2017
TIME(S): 3:30-5:00
LOCATION: The Blue Cottage at 17 Long Meadow Lane in Bethel, CT
AGES: All ages
DESCRIPTION: For more than a decade, Classical Kids has organized this gathering that allows students of all ages to present some of the subjects they study at home. This forum is a time for kids to share their insights and inspire each other. Children are invited to share any of their ongoing work; for example, a child may recite a poem, share a book report and illustration, or share something interesting about a history subject. Children studying music are welcome to bring their instruments to play.

Student presentation running time suggestions:

  • Children Pre-K-K: 2 minutes
  • Children Grades 1-6: 6 minutes
  • Children Grades 7-12: 12 minutes

Each Forum will include one presentation that is 15 minutes in length. A presentation with this duration must be reserved in advance. Children of any age are eligible for such a time slot, but only once per child per school year, please. To reserve such a slot for your child, please contact Diane Speed at email address below.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Space is limited.

The Classical Kids homeschool group welcomes all homeschoolers regardless of race, creed, or religion.

For tips and suggestions of how to best prepare your child for a presentation at the Kids Forum, see document: Preparing Your Child for the Kids Forum, in the CK Publications area of the library. The link is listed below.

This Classical Kids - Bethel event appears in Kids Activities & Athletics of the Classical Kids website. It also appears in the Classical Kids event listings.

WEB SITE: http://www.classicalkids.net/library_list.cfm?CAT=18
RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
COST: Free
POSTED: by Diane Speed on Apr 10, 2017

CHN Conference - Middletown
DATE(S): Jun 3, 2017
LOCATION: See description for location information.
AGES: All ages
DESCRIPTION: CHN Conference that is co-sponsored with Middlesex Community College on June 3rd, 2017, Saturday, from 10AM-3PM.

The conference is developing quite nicely and is nearly filled to capacity with educational, informative, supportive workshops and exhibitors!

CHN is waiting to hear back from the college with details on exhibitors arrival, unloading and set-up information.

We're looking forward to seeing you on June 3rd!

Diane Connors President
CT Homeschool Network

WEB SITE: http://cthomeschoolnetwork.org/conference/
COST: Free
POSTED: by Diane Speed on Apr 12, 2017

Homeschooling Fundamentals Workshop - Bethel
DATE(S): Jun 10, 2017
TIME(S): 1:00-4:30
LOCATION: The Blue Cottage at 17 Long Meadow Lane in Bethel, CT
AGES: 21 and older
DESCRIPTION: Well cover the knowledge and skills essential to being an effective home-educator -- including how to:
  • tailor your approach to your own needs as a busy mom and home-educator;
  • manage your time and your students in order to complete the curriculum each year;
  • tailor your curriculum to your child's needs and interests;
  • make sure your curriculum is rich and on-target;
  • develop kids who love learning.

    Peruse Curriculum! On hand will be materials from across the entire curriculum for you to peruse -- math, science, language arts, history, geography, art, logic, and more.

    Emphasis on writing skills At this workshop my husband, Roy Speed, will speak on how to create a learning environment in which your student will acquire the skills critical to becoming an effective writer. Roy teaches writing in corporations and has deep insight into the process of building strong writers. We will show you that laying the foundation for writing begins in the early years -- and can begin before a child can physically hold a pencil or print.

    Take the time on one afternoon to create a plan for effectively homeschooling your child!

    For more info or to register, go to weblink below.

    Or contact me with questions.

    203-942-6155 (cell)

  • WEB SITE: http://hscollegebound.com/hs-fundamentals.htm
    RSVP: Contact Diane Speed via email: dspeed@salientcomm.com
    COST: $89 - includes printed materials. Couples $150.
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Dec 5, 2016