Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Common Core Forum: September 17th @ St. Anselm's Institute of Politics

New Hampshire schools are beginning to follow another education reform called Common Core.  

A few years ago, the New Hampshire Board of Education voted to adopt Common Core Standards in Math and English/Language Arts.  Most people in the state did not realize this would fundamentally change their local schools.  

  1. What does this mean for New Hampshire students?  
  2. Does this impact private and home-schoolers?  
  3. What is this going to cost the local taxpayers?  
  4. Why are so many parents, teachers and legislators now opposing Common Core standards ?  
  5. What about all of the private and personal data schools will now be collecting on children without parental consent?
These are questions that many parents are beginning to ask.  

As the Education Liaison for Cornerstone Action in New Hampshire, I've done extensive research on this new reform effort and after years of research, many questions still remain unanswered.  

I've asked some of the leading experts around the country who have been vocalizing their opposition to come to New Hampshire and explain why Common Core is not a good education reform effort for New Hampshire schools.

I invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 17th at 7pm at St. Anselm's Institute of Politics.  These experts will discuss the many problems with Common Core in our local schools.  This is FREE and open to the public.

Listen to why Common Core has been criticized as a "national take over of public education".  Look at how the Federal Government is threatening to withhold funding if schools do not evaluate teachers based on standardized test scores.  The only two content experts (Dr. James Milgram and Dr. Sandra Stotsky) on the Common Core Validation Committee refused to sign off on the academic standards.

Dr. Milgram, Dr. Stotsky, and others have testified against adopting Common Core highlighting some of the problems as: 
1) The math Common Core standards put U.S. students "two years behind their peers in high achieving countries," 
2) By 11th and 12th grade the reading requirement in English/Lang. Arts classes is only 30% literature, and 70% non-fiction including political documents; the reading standards are mediocre especially in grades 6-12, cursive (handwriting) is eliminated. 

Please join the following experts to discuss Common Core:

Sandra Stotsky was professor of education reform at the University of Arkansas and held the 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality. She served on the Common Core Validation Committee, from 2009-2010. She was one of the five members of the Validation Committee who would not sign off on the standards as being validated.  

Jamie Gass is Pioneer Institute’s Director of the Center for School Reform. He has discussed and written about the problems with the Common Core national education standards, including their weaker academic quality, illegality, and significant costs.

Emmett McGroarty, Esq. is a Senior Fellow at the American Principles Project. He works to protect the natural rights of parents and to promote government policies that protect the innocence of children. Mr. McGroarty is one of the foremost experts on the details and effects of the Common Core Standards. 

Bill Evers
, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a member of the Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, was the US assistant secretary of education for policy from 2007 to 2009. Evers has been a member of National Educational Research Policy and Priorities Board, a commissioner on the California State Academic Standards Commission.


 Nackey S. Loeb School Offers Fall Classes
MANCHESTER -  Free classes at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications this fall include three kinds of writing and a dose of photography for everyone from middle-schoolers to retirees.

The six-week session of Wednesday evening classes from Sept. 11 – Oct. 16 includes Feature Writing, Columns/Blogging, Editorial Writing and Photojournalism.

Feature Writing helps those who want to write more colorful and engaging stories. Taught by Steve Billingham, a former editor at The Eagle-Tribune, this course delves into using detail and good quotes to bring stories alive. Students must bring their own laptop. The class is offered from 7-8:30 p.m.
Citizen journalists, letter writers and anyone who likes to share observations or opinions online or in newspaper columns are invited to Columns/Blogging, taught by Nashua Telegraph columnist and blogger Stacy Milbouer and former Boston Globe columnist Tom Long. Stacy and Tom pass along tips on writing personal essays, columns and blogs. This class is more about content than technology. Personal laptops are useful, but not required. The class is offered from 5:30-7 p.m.
Marty Karlon, former Sunday editor and editorial board member at The Telegraph, teaches Editorial Writing. Thoughtful editorials that express informed opinions are essential in a democracy that depends on informed citizens. The class is offered 5:30-7 p.m.

Taught by veteran photographer Geoff Forester, Photojournalism helps students identify and use the elements of good feature and news photography. Through hands-on activities and assignments, students learn the skills of telling a story through photos and produce a photo essay. Students will need a digital SLR camera. The class is offered from 7-8:30 p.m.

All classes are free of charge to students of all ages.

Register at www.loebschool.org or by calling 627-0005.
The Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, Inc. admits students of any race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin to all of the rights, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan program and other school administered programs.

Forensic Science Class
I am offering a forensic science class in New Boston for science-oriented, science loving teens (13 - 16) who would like to develop experience conducting labs and writing reports. It will require at-home reading (handouts provided), some writing, and hopefully some interesting discussion based on this very interesting textbook.  While I will bear the greatest part of the expense, I would like to ask $15/ participant to help offset materials cost. I expect it would take 20 weeks to complete, meeting once a week.  Fridays are ideal for us, but Thursdays are also an option.

If you are interested, please email Laura at babblingbrooks4@gmail.com

New Homeschool Group

Jenn has started a new Group: Relaxed of Upper Valley (RUV)
I recently moved to upper valley area and am slowly meeting more relaxed/unschooling types up here. I never like to pigeon hole myself into a specific "style" but my boys would LOVE to develop consistent friendships up here. I'm thinking of meeting in Lebanon area so that people from a nice distance (maybe 30 minute radius?) could consistently meet up for playing, field trips, trail/nature exploration, perhaps even larping?

If you're looking to forge new friendships and live near the Upper Valley, head on over to the group page for Relaxed of Upper Valley (RUV).


Nottinschool is Back!Come join us if you are Not-in-school and can, at "Nottinschool" in Nottingham on Fridays, anytime between 12 and 3!  Use and enjoy the indoor space of a gym complete with tumbling mats, basketball hoops, tables and chairs- as well as an outdoor playground/picnic tables plus an area down by the river.  Baseball diamond as well...  

Come and interact- chat, learn and play with other home/non-schoolers in a laid back environment.  

Hope to see you there!
139 Stage Road, Nottingham (Rt 152 is Stage Road) 

 If Nottingham schools are on vacation or canceled due to weather, we will not meet.  There are also typically a few additional Fridays where other groups have the space reserved and we don't have the gym but could use the outdoors.  Check SHL Inbox for messages regarding a cancellation or call Sarah at (603) 770-4953.

MIT Flashlight Building Class

Hi Everyone,

I reserved Oct. 8 for ME/NH Seacoast Homeschoolers to participate in the flashlight building class at MIT's Edgerton Center in Cambridge, MA.
This class is free.  Their website suggests reserving a $20 parking space ahead of time, but we have always been able to find metered street parking within a few blocks of the building. 

The class meets from 9:30 to 12:30, with a lunch break in the middle. Your child(ren) will need to bring their own lunch. This class is only for ages 9 and up. 

Here is the link to the class description:

Here is the link to driving directions: http://web.mit.edu/edgerton/www/Directions.html

Email me (juleekatzman@gmail.com) if you would like to join us. We have room for up to 24 kids! 


Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Fall is in the air! Not back to school events,classes, and groups are starting up again.  Today's post includes classes,  dances, and events for homeschoolers throughout the state. There are certain to be more posts coming soon, as we say goodbye to summer and look forward to reconnecting with other homeschoolers, learning new things, and enjoying the resources around us.  As always, please feel free to share any information here with other homeschoolers, and please contact me with anything homeschool related that you'd like to share with the community.  


Violin Lessons in Downtown Dover
Sam Goodall started playing the violin as a young child.  Although her musical upbringing focused primarily on the classical and baroque repertoire, for the last 23 years Sam has also been exploring music from a variety of idioms, including Celtic, folk, blues and jazz.  Sam played with an alternative string chamber orchestra in Boston for 8 years, and has been performing throughout the seacoast area for the past 20+ years.  Sam has been teaching in the seacoast area for the past 13 years.  

Violin lesson times available for morning and early afternoon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Beginners from 5 years old and up are welcome!
For more information please contact Sam at:

                                              Sam Goodall
One Washington Center
Suite 1027 A
Dover, NH  03820

Exeter Parks & Recreation Homeschool Gym
It's that time of year again! With summer winding down to an end, and the school year fast approaching, we want to keep your children active throughout the school year. To do this, we will be bringing back the Home School PE class to all home schooled children in Exeter and surrounding areas that are in grades 3-6. We will be introducing your children to some school yard classics such as capture the flag, kickball, four square, tennis-baseball, handball, and dodge ball, to traditional sports including soccer, basketball, floor hockey, and more! 
This program will run for six weeks, beginning on Tuesday, September 24th at the Tuck Learning Center located at 30 Linden Street in Exeter. Class will take place for an hour and a half, running from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Registration is open now, so don't miss out! The cost to participate in this program is $20.00 for the first child and $15.00 for each additional child. Hope to see you all there!

For more information and to register please contact Exeter Parks & Recreation Staff at 603-773-6151

Not Back-To-School Beach Day! 
 September 5, 2013 all day
Location: York, Maine

It's time for the annual Not-Going-Back-To-School Beach Day at York Beach!

Come join your fellow home schoolers at Short Sands Beach in York, Maine on Thursday, September 5th (raindate Sept 6th) for a final celebration of summer.  Arrive when you like and stay as long as you like - there are no formal activities planned. Make sure to bring plenty of quarters for the parking meters, and a bit extra for the Goldenrod candy store!

Fall Happenings at Garrison Players Arts Center!

Youth Ed Classes for ages 4-18!    
·         Creative Stage Play: Creative expression, percussion & movement, theatre games and more! Ages 4 - 7 years: Thursdays 4-5 pm
9/19/13-10/24/13; $125 for 6 weeks

·         Afterschool Theatre Arts: Developing acting skills in a fun, creative atmosphere.
                  Grades 3 - 7:
Mon & Wed 4 – 5:15 pm 9/19/13-11/14/13; $250 for 9 weeks
Showcase on Nov 16th

·         Visual Art Class: Exploring art techniques, focusing on painting.
Grades 1 – 6: Tues 4:30 – 6 pm
Grades 7 – 12: Wed 4:30 - 6 pm
9/16/13-11/14/13; $125 for 9 weeks

·         Teen Musical Theatre: Full production-based musical theatre class.
Grades 8 – 12: Tues & Thurs 4:30 – 6 pm
9/16/13-12/5/13; Shows: 12/6, 12/7 & 12/8; $250 for 11 weeks

Fall Youth Ed EVENTS
A Play in a Day - September 7, 2013
For students ages 7-18 from 9 am– 3 pm!
A no-cost day of art, music & theatre workshops ending in a showcase for parents!

Fairy House Workshop - Saturday, Sept 21st from 9-noon   
Grades 2-5
Create your own fairy house to be displayed along the walkway at GPAC during the fall season. Please bring natural materials: sticks, leaves, pine cones, etc.
$30 or just $25 with the donation of a Halloween or recital costume.

For more information visit us at 

Not Back To School Picnic

It's that time of year. Come out and celebrate another year of homeschooling!

Place: Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH.  
Day: September 25 (October 2, rain date)
Time: 12 noon (stay all day!)

We'll gather by the playground. Bring some food to share and your own dishes/utensils. Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones.

NH Theatre Project   New Hampshire Theatre Project will be touring Dreaming Again to New Hampshire schools from September 23-October 4, in collaboration with the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough.  A special performance will be held at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth on Thursday, September 26 at 1 pm to accommodate home schoolers and individual school groups.  Tickets are $5.

Dreaming Again is a play about the experience of immigrants and refugees coming to New Hampshire in the past 100 years.  It was originally commissioned by the NH Humanities Council in 2011 and is based on historic material and over 40 interviews with contemporary immigrants. Music from many different cultures is an integral part of the production.  Dreaming Again features Dan Acor, Cynthia Chatis, Heather Glenn Wixson, CJ Lewis, Theo Martey, Peter Motson & Claire White.  The performance runs about 60 minutes, and will be followed by short, facilitated Q&A.  Study guide material is available for parents and teachers.

Excerpt from Dreaming Again:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHla_rDdJSM 

For more information, please contact Genevieve Aichele at New Hampshire Theatre Project, gen@nhtheatreproject.org603-431-6644 ext. 2.


Muster in the Mountains 
Friday-Sunday  September 6,7 and 8th   2013
This weekend long event is a colonial encampment of reenactors representing various individuals of the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Mountain Man periods from 1750 through 1840. This gathering will take place in the Fields of the Mount Washington Auto Road in beautiful Pinkham Notch of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Participants will demonstrate the use of appropriate tools, clothing, and firearms for their respective time periods. This event is free and open to the general public with the hope that the education they receive here may spur them on to consider becoming a future participant.
Activities will include:
·         1800 Firearms & Cannon Display & Competition
·         Woods Walk Competition
·         Tomahawk and Knife Throwing
·         Cooking Competition
·         A mock battle on Sunday
·         Weaving, Basketmaking, Quill work, Candle Dipping
·         Gunsmithing, Coppersmithing, Blacksmithing
·         Archery, Wood Carving, Century Games and more!

Please, no dogs allowed at this event, thank you.

If you’d like to participate in the reenactment download the Autumn Muster Registration.
Participating in this event? 10% off 1 night stay or 15% off two night stay at
 Cranmore Mountain Lodge. Mention the event upon reservation to get the discount.

This event is FREE, including parking, and open to the public.
To learn more visit:

Teen Dances

We are excited to start up the teen dances again this year! They will be held in the same place as last year with the same rules.  We have the dates already lined up for the whole year so mark your calendars! The dances are for home schooled teens ages 13yrs and up.  Teens MAY bring a non homeschool friend to the dances.   

·         We ask that no food or drink are brought to the dances.  We will have water and snacks               there - everything is 50 cents.
·         We ask that people dress appropriately, no mini skirts - low cut shirts - profanity on t-                  shirts.  (This has never been a problem!)
·         Once in the building, there is no leaving and coming back in without an adult knowing                  what you are leaving for.
·         Parents do NOT need to stay at the dance.
·         There is a fee of $5.00 per student to cover the rental fee.  Should we get more than                     enough students to cover the fee we will change that in the future.

The location is the American Legion Hall Post 112, Short Falls Rd, Epsom, NH.
The time will be from 6:30 to 9:30.
 Dates &Themes  
 Sept 14 - Welcome Back!
 Nov 9 - 80's
 Jan 11 - Red  
 Mar 8 - Green/St. Pat's
 May 10 - 70's
   *June 14th is still in ?  - we hope to squeeze this one in too if all goes well!
As always, if you have ANY questions, please feel free to email me at frenchfellow@myfairpoint.net 

Homeschool Jamboree at Camp Lincoln  

Just a reminder to mark your calendars for the Camp Lincoln Fall Homeschool 
Jamboree on October 18th! Registration online will be available soon.

We invite you to join us and other homeschool families at beautiful YMCA Camp Lincoln in Kingston, NH for a day filled with fun, enrichment, and adventure. We will be offering a wide variety of activities, including our high ropes course, boating, pumpkin decorating, candle making, archery, arts and crafts, carpetball, horseshoes, and field games. A BBQ lunch will also be available for an additional fee of $6/person.
Registration is required and will be available online later this summer! Please save the date and keep a look out for more information.

$15/person or $35/family of 3+ (Price includes 1 pumpkin/child)

8:00-9:00: Sign in & Welcome

9:00- 11:30: High Ropes (6+)
Craft House
Carpet ball/Horseshoes

11:35-12:30: BBQ Lunch (Optional)
12:35-3:00: Boating
Candle Making
Pumpkin decorating
Carpet ball/Horseshoes

3:10-4:00: Egg toss/Relay Races
4:00- 4:30: Pack up and head home

For more information please contact Geof Harris at (603)642-3361 or 


Relaxed Homeschoolers of NH Fall Events                           

For additional information on any of the RHNH events and classes listed, please visit their website at:  http://nhrelaxedhs.ning.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=http%3A%2F%2Fnhrelaxedhs.ning.com%2F

Homeschool French Class for Advanced Beginners
(Manchester, ages 6-12; 8 weeks for $125)
Time: October 2, 2013 from 10am to 11am
Location: The Dana Center at St. Anselm's College
Organized By: Elizabeth Kuhlmann
Event Description:
The Franco-American Centre (FAC), located at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, is offering homeschool French classes again this school year.  This will be one of two homeschool French classes offered.  This class is for the advanced beginner French student who has had one year of French instruction, or its equivalent.  The class will run in 8 week sessions, with the first session beginning October 2nd and ending November 20th, meeting on Wednesdays from 10:00 am-11:00 am.   The cost is $125 per 8 week session.  Please contact Pauline Guimond Grant at cpgrant@comcast.net if you are interested in this class, so that she can keep track of numbers.  She can also help you to be sure if this class would be the correct level for your child.  Please also contact Lise at the FAC at (603) 641-7114, to register for the class. 

Dance Around the World – Level 1- Beginners
(ages 6-9, $100/8 week session Merrimack)
Time: September 30, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Merrimack
Come and explore other cultures through music, dance and food.
-2 hours/week for 8 week sessions, visiting the following countries:
Canada, US, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Israel, South Africa, Romania.
-Each class includes: warm up, rhythm patterns, two new dances and requests from previous countries, geographic and cultural overviews, folktales and games, and samples of ethnic food snacks during intermission.
- Suggested time: Monday, 2-4 p.m. (still flexible, pending on responses)
- Age: 6-9; parents and siblings (with parental supervision) welcomed.
- Back yard and waiting room (with documentaries and books) available.
- Class size: 8-12 children. 
- Cost: $100 for eight two hour sessions

Dance Around the World - Level 2 - Advanced
(ages 8-12, $100/8 week session, Merrimack)
Time: October 3, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Merrimack, NH

Back by popular demand, this class was requested by former participants (newcomers with experience in other forms of dancing may be considered). Age 8-12

- Each class includes: warm up, rhythm patterns, two new dances and requests from previous countries, geographic and cultural overviews, games, and samples of ethnic food snacks during intermission.
- Participants will research and write a short presentation about a tradition, piece of art, or a particular characteristic of the country of the week. The countries may be suggested by the participants; the final list will be determined after enrolment.
- The last of the eight sessions will summarize the classes with a performance and a party for the families.
- Time: Thursday, 2-4 p.m. (still flexible, pending on responses)
- Class size: 8-12 children.
- Fee: $100 for eight sessions/two hours each.
Siblings with parental supervision welcomed.

 Manga/Anime Club(all ages, free, Nashua)
Time: September 20, 2013 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Location: FBC Nashua hall

Do you like reading manga and watching anime? Come share your favorites with other fellow enthusiasts! Bring your favorite manga to share, or even cosplay as a character! We'll be watching some anime and doing a little project. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Information Meeting – Classical Conversations
Classical Conversations desires to lead the home-centered education movement by equipping parents and students with the classical tools of learning. These “lost tools” allow students to discover the order and beauty of God’s creation, and inspires a desire to study it more deeply. 

In our Challenge program (for students in Middle School and High School) we help teens to use those tools to reason, debate, create, and express themselves in a persuasive and articulate manner.   We empower and support parents and students through our Classical Conversations Communities.  We currently have openings in our Rochester NH community. 

Join us at this special information meeting geared toward students ages 12-18. 

Tuesday, August 13
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

29 Ledgeview Drive
Rochester NH

RSVP’s appreciated!
Contact Alane Abbett at 603-509-2440 or abbfam5@gmail.com

Annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival 8/12-8/16!
Fun happens daily!
The Annual Hampton Beach Children’s Festival is the family fun event of the summer, kicking off on Monday, August 13th with a magic show by BJ Hickman on the famous Hampton Beach Seashell Stage at 10 a.m., and building up to a Giant Costume Parade that marches almost the length of Hampton Beach on Friday, August 17th. Every child gets a prize just for being in it!
Each day will be a blockbuster, filled with non-stop activity and entertainment, including mini-golf and sand castle building competitions, a Ronald McDonald show, talent show, free ice cream, dancing, story tellers, balloons, and more. There’s even a kids’ bumper sticker contest.
All Children’s Festival activities are free and open to the public. For more information call the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce office at (603) 926-8717.

Event Schedule
Monday, August 12
10:00am-11:00am: BJ Hickman Magic Show
11:00am-12:00pm:Dan Grady’s Marvelous Marionettes
12:30pm-1:30pm: Julie & Brownie
2:00pm-4:00pm: Buc’s Lagoon Mini Golf – Register Early at the Chamber Office
At Dusk: Movie Night Under the stars on our 5 star beach-Weather Permitting
Tuesday, August 13
10:00am-11:00am: Fran Flynn Magician Extraordinaire
11:00am-12:30pm: Balloon Twisting with Fran!
11:00am-12:00pm: Classic Alive! Loris Burbine – Sleeping Beauty
1:00pm-2:00pm: Fran Flynn Magician Extraordinaire – Second Show!
2:00pm-3:00pm: Malik – Get Ready to LAUGH!
3:15pm-4:00pm: Lil’l Iguana – Live!
4:15pm: Extreme Air Jump Rope Team
Wednesday, August 14
10:00am-1:00pm:Face Painting! Toni Marcus & Daughters! Line ends at 12:30pm
Face Painting with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Seacoast
10am-1:30pm: Radio Disney!!! Prizes, Music, Fun & MORE!
1:00-2:00pm: Abracadabra Productions – Strolling Miracles
2:00pm: Ronald McDonald – Free Ice Cream!
9:30pm: Hampton Beach Fireworks!
Thursday August 15
10:00am-2:00pm: Jump Around in the PIRATE MOON Bounce House!
10:00am-1:30pm: MORE Face Painting!
10:00am-2:00pm: Party with Pam! Turn the Music On and let the FUN begin!
2:15pm-3:00pm: Vic & Sticks – Recycled Rhythm Band
3:00pm: Fly a Kite on the beach – Free Kites for Kids until they’re gone!
4:00pm: Bumper Sticker Slogan Contest Entries DUE
Friday, August 16
11:00am: Children’s Costume Parade!!! Meet at the state park at 10:15am. Come see the Roaming Railroad!
12:00: Grand Finale at the Seashell Stage
Schedule subject to change. For more information, call the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-926-8717 or visit www.hamptonbeach.org.

Garrison Players Present - A Play In A Day 
A Play in a Day is a day of no-cost, guided workshops for children ages 7-18.  Students will attend workshops in art, music, & theatre.  The day will end in a performance and gala of student work.  Come join the fun!

September 7th  

December 21st

from 10am - 3pm

For more information please email youthed@garrisonplayers.org  or visit our website at http://www.garrisonplayers.org/


Book Club
Kimball Library Atkinson NH

Meets the 3rd Thurs of each month from 1-3

Sept. 19th
  - Enders Game
The movie is coming out in Nov. great opportunity to read and the book first 

Format: We will discuss the book as a group.  I will organize a couple of activities based around the book. We will pick the book for the next meeting after the Sept get together based on the interests of those participating.  Bring suggestions.

Ages: 8-12 (flexible)

Amy has started a new Group: Waldorf Farm-based Co-op
We are beginning a one day a week co-op at our small farm in Derry, NH based on the philosophies of Waldorf education. The whole child will be addressed in the program (with activities that engage the head, heart, and hands). The children and parents will work on projects together, celebrate festivals as a community, and explore the seasons and rhythms at the farm. The program will be for ages 6-10 (with younger and older siblings welcome). Activities will include wilderness education, sheep shearing and processing, native american crafts, greenhouse gardening, gardening in the spring, edible plants, natural dying, animal care, and other subjects that the group would like to pursue. Please let me know if you are interested. A group gathering is being planned for the week of Aug. 26 to plan the year and solidify the group.
If you have a 6 to 10 year old and want to be a part of a Waldorf education, please visit the group page for Waldorf Farm-based Co-op.
Visit Relaxed Homeschoolers Network at: http://nhrelaxedhs.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Jazmine has started a new Group: Preschool Playmakers
Coop for little ones  3-5 years old, to meet Wednesday or Thursday every week for fun learning/preschool activities and organized field trips. Parents will take turn planning or hosting. I have purchased Before Five in a Row and will base my activities (when it's my turn planning on those), if this is a curriculum you're using perhaps we can have a separate "classroom" session based off of that.  If you have a preschooler and want to join in the fun, visit the group page for Preschool Playmakers.
Visit Relaxed Homeschoolers Network at: http://nhrelaxedhs.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Chester NH Clubs 2013-2014

• A Mighty Girl Book Club, Girls, ages 6 – 8
2nd and 4th Wed of every month starting Sept 11th thru May 21st
1pm to 2pm
Will not meet – Nov 27th, Dec 25th, Feb 26th, April 23rd

• American History Through Movies, ages 10+
This will be held EVERY Monday starting Sept 9th 
  with the exception of the following: Dec23, Dec 30, Feb 24, and April 21. Our last day will be May 19th

• Teen Independent Project, Ages 13+
1st and 3rd Fridays, beginning Friday September 6th, 11am-1:30pm
(We will not meet April 25th)

•"Super 8" Movie Team, Ages 13+
TBD, will depend on members' schedules

• Teen LARP, Ages 13+
1st and 3rd Fridays, beginning Friday September 6th
1:30pm – 3:30pm

We will not meet April 25th

Please RSVP via email if you would like to attend!  All will be held at our home in Chester, NH. 

If anyone would like to put together anything else, please do :-)  I have about 30 different families signed up for the above already but my focus is mostly for the older kids this year.

We will have an end of the year family pot luck dinner and dance somewhere in the Manchester area, or short drive from there, in April or May.  I'm looking forward to meeting all who have signed up!   ~Robin