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The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch


Classical Kids Events

Science and Technology Fair - Bethel
DATE(S): Apr 13, 2015
TIME(S): Fair 3:30-5:45
LOCATION: United Methodist Church at 141 Greenwood Ave in Bethel, CT
AGES: All ages
DESCRIPTION: For the sixth year in a row, we will gather at for a Science and Technology Fair. Demonstrations and displays of any science discipline, scientist, or scientific achievement from a scientific or historical perspective are welcome.

Need some ideas to get started? Astronomy, Botany, Physics, Meteorology, Chemistry, Robotics, Electronics, Environmental Science, Computer Programming . . . the possibilities are endless!

About participating:

  • There will be no judging or prizes for projects in the fair, only recognition for participation.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to view the other displays and ask questions.

    Please feel free to contact Janet at email address below with questions about the event. Please include the names and ages of your children, and your contact information.

    Please RSVP by April 1, 2015.

  • Due to space limitations, there is a sign-up list for this event.
  • Classical Kids members will have first chance at reserving space.
  • Any unclaimed spaces will be offered to the greater home schooling community after March 30th.
  • Signing up means that you intend to participate. You don't need to know what you will be displaying until we get closer to the date.
  • If you change your mind at a later date, just let us know so that we can allow someone else to move into that spot.

    To RSVP the Fair, contact Janet at email address below.

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

  • RSVP: Contact Janet Perlman via email: catsandmath@aol.com
    COST: Free. Donations for church accepted.
    POSTED: by Janet Perlman on Aug 22, 2013

    MassHOPE/TEACH Convention - Worcester, MA
    Sponsored by TEACH-CT & MassHOPE
    DATE(S): Apr 23, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015
    TIME(S): all day
    LOCATION: See description for location information.
    AGES: All ages
  • Great workshop topics and speakers
  • Teen Track with Eric & Leslie Ludy
  • An all-new Children's Program with "The KnightLights"
  • Huge Exhibit Hall with many vendors and materials to peruse
  • First floor children's storytimes with Uncle Rick
  • FREE Thursday evening series of short sessions to inspire prospective homeschoolers.
  • WEB SITE: http://www.masshope.org/index.php?sub=Convention
    COST: $45-54; Pre-registration prices end April 4. Onsite registration is $10 more per household.
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Mar 26, 2015

    Homeschooling the College-Bound Student - online
    Live online series
    DATE(S): Apr 26, 2015 - May 10, 2015
    TIME(S): 4:00-5:30 PM est
    LOCATION: See description for location information.
    AGES: 21 and older
    DESCRIPTION: This workshop will address the principal concerns home-educators have about homeschooling through high school:
    • The high school curriculum: credits, assigning grades, AP tests and scores, college courses, online courses, and courses just done at home.
    • Applying to college: transcripts & record keeping, testing, the common app, admissions and homeschooling, also college visits, interviews, what to consider when choosing a school, merit aid vs. need-blind, early action vs. early decision, and more.

    There will also be time for Q&A.

    What you'll get: All the information you need to

  • create and manage a homeschool high school curriculum;
  • generate a high school transcript and supporting documentation;
  • plan for and complete college applications.


  • Hands-on templates for all the most important documentation, useful websites, guidelines, and more.

    You'll walk away with tools that will save you hundreds of hours of work and help present your student in the best light.

    About the facilitator
    Diane Speed, founder of the Classical Kids Network and homeschooler for more than a dozen years, created and will present this workshop. To read her complete biography, use link below.

  • WEB SITE: http://hscollegebound.com/hscbs.htm
    RSVP: See description for contact information.
    COST: $ 150.  includes printed materials and workbook. Payment of your fee ensures your space in the program.
    POSTED: by Diane Speed on Jan 31, 2015

    Kids Forum - Bethel
    DATE(S): May 11, 2015
    TIME(S): 3:30-5:00 or so
    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 monthly 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.

    Seating is limited at the Kids Forum. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

    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 Mar 27, 2015