Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Homeschool Evaluator

Margaret Haley is offering her services as a Homeschool Evaluator to the homeschooling families of INCH! She lives in Myerstown and has 9 years of teaching experience at the secondary level in Pennsylvania public schools. She holds a permanent PA teaching certificate in secondary English / Language Arts and a Master's degree from Penn State in Humanities. As such, she is able to evaluate students in grades 6-12. She will also evaluate elementary students with prior approval. In addition, she offers test prep (SAT, ACT, PSAT or PSSA, if necessary), college application assistance, tutoring, and curriculum or instruction consultation for the secondary level. Her phone number is 717.866.4754. I am also including this information on our "Ongoing Local Activities" page (see right). Thank you!

Hilarious Resource

I got this from Laura Reazer's great site:

Homeschool Cartoon Site -- Great cartoons, interesting merchandise (check out the bumper sticker!), etc. Updated every Monday!


Monday, July 09, 2007

Minutes from our Brainstorming Session

Many people have been asking what INCH is doing for our next school year. Well, we've had a very productive brainstorm session with such an incredible group of parents and we're thrilled with our group, how we're growing, and what we're doing together!

More than one person has told me about homeschool co-ops that have started with a few families and grown into a cooperative of MANY families with people even being wait listed to get in! How exciting to hear of such growth! We're happy to report that INCH is steadily growing and we're so happy with what a great group of people we've got!

Here are some quick notes for now to let you know what we've discussed:

* Starting in September, we're meeting on Friday mornings at 10am (locations TBA)
* We're offering a chemistry course 2x/month
* We're offering an art history/music history course 1x/month
* We're also doing monthly field trips
* 1st and 3rd Fridays are Chemistry. 2nd Fridays are Field Trips. 4th Fridays are Art/Music.
* Whenever there is a 5th Friday morning, it's FREE
* New policy requesting one day's notice with regard to attendance (please use our blog's comments section or group emails)

More to come, but there's a heads up for now! We hope this helps all INCH members and those considering joining us! Thank you!

Great Prices on Homeschool Curricula and Resources!

I know from many conversations with other home educators that many of us are already considering what materials we're ordering, what curriculum we're using, what books to get, etc. Well, we've done a bit of research and this seems to be one of the cheapest online sources for various resources, including Saxon Math! We're passing sharing this with you so you can get in on the deals, too! We're also keeping a link to this site on the right of our site. Hope this helps!

Click here to visit Learning Things - The Education Store