Monday, August 25, 2008

INCH Annual Picnic 2008

INCH PICNIC
Friday, September 12, 2008

11am
South Hills Park


This year we are having an Olympic Theme to help celebrate the spirit of the games! Everyone is asked to bring an international dish to share (please also bring a half sheet of paper describing what's in the dish as well as a bit of cultural triva about it as learning enrichment for all of us). We will eat at 11am and then have a variety of athletic games from which to choose so you may want to wear sportswear. We will also be taking a group INCH picture at 1pm (Karen will oversee this).

We really want this event to promote an exchange of ideas and resources. If you're interested, please feel free to bring your own folding table to display information about your group's meetings and activities or to show or sell or exchange educational books and materials.

Our picnic is for all INCH members, prospective members, and all homeschoolers! Bring yourselves, your families, and your lunches and join us as we eat and play together. This is a wonderful networking opportunity where we can all share some great homeschooling resources with one another. Come get to know us and have fun with us! We welcome you!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

2008-2009 Schedule of Classes

INCH meets on Fridays for classes and field trips (unless otherwise noted). Here is our general schedule (always consult the 2008-2009 Calendar View at right for specifics--the calendar is the most updated INCH schedule): 1st Fridays are Group Games and INCHworms. 2nd Fridays are Field Trips. 3rd Fridays are Middle Creek Studies. 4th Fridays are Physics and INCHworms. 5th Fridays are Service Projects. We also have various extra curricular activities and groups. And we also have occassional Parents' Nights Out.

If you're interested in joining INCH, please email and let us know! All are welcome!

Please note any changes in red!

September


Sept. 5 (Fri) - Group Games* at Annville Library 10am

Sept. 7 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

Sept. 12 (Fri) - Annual INCH Picnic (prospective members welcome!) at South Hills Park 11am

Sept. 15 (Mon) - Knitting Club at Lisa's Farm 1-3pm

Sept. 18 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

Sept. 19 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

Sept. 23 (Tues) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

Sept. 25 (Thurs) - Field Trip (Part 2) (Click for More Information)

Sept. 26 (Fri) - Physics* at Annville Library 10am


October


Oct. 3 (Fri) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

Oct. 5 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

Oct. 10 (Fri) - Group Games* at Annville Library 10am

Oct. 14 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

Oct. 16 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

Oct. 17 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

Oct. 20 (Mon) - Knitting Club 1-3pm

Oct. 24 (Fri) - Physics* at Annville Library 10am

Oct. 31 (Fri) - Service Project


November

Nov. 2 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

Nov. 3 (Mon) - Sharing Nature Activities Levitz Park
10-12pm

Nov. 7 (Fri) - Group Games* at Annville Library 10am

Nov. 11 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

Nov. 14 (Fri) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

Nov. 17 (Mon) - Knitting Club 1-3pm

Nov. 20 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

Nov. 21 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

Nov. 28 (Fri) - NO CLASSES


December


Dec. 5 (Fri) - Group Games* at Annville Library 10am

Dec. 7 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

Dec. 12 (Fri) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

Dec. 15 (Mon) - Knitting Club 1-3pm

Dec. 16 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

Dec. 18 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

Dec. 19 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

Dec. 26 (Fri) - NO CLASSES


January

Jan. 2 (Fri) - NO CLASSES

Jan. 4 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

TBA - Farm Show

Jan. 13 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

Jan. 15 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

Jan. 16 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

Jan. 19 (Mon) - Knitting Club 1-3pm

Jan. 23 (Fri) - Physics* at Annville Library 10am

Jan. 30 (Fri) - Service Project


February

Feb. 1 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

Feb. 2 (Mon) - Sharing Nature Activities Levitz Park 10-12pm

Feb. 6 (Fri) - Group Games* at Annville Library 10am

Feb. 10 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

Feb. 13 (Fri) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

Feb. 16 (Mon) - Knitting Club 1-3pm

Feb. 19 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

Feb. 20 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

Feb. 27 (Fri) - Physics* at Annville Library 10am


March

Mar. 1 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

Mar. 6 (Fri) - Group Games* at Annville Library 10am

Mar. 10 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

Mar. 13 (Fri) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

Mar. 16 (Mon) - Knitting Club 1-3pm

Mar. 19 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

Mar. 20 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

Mar. 27 (Fri) - Physics* at Annville Library 10am


April

Apr. 3 (Fri) - Group Games* at Annville Library 10am

Apr. 5 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

Apr. 10 (Fri) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

Apr. 14 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

Apr. 16 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

Apr. 17 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

Apr. 20 (Mon) - Knitting Club 1-3pm

Apr. 24 (Fri) - Physics* at Annville Library 10am


May

May 1 (Fri) - Group Games* at Lebanon Library (note change in location) 10am

May 3 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

May 4 (Mon) - Sharing Nature Activities Levitz Park 10-12pm

May 8 (Fri) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

May 12 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

May 15 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

May 18 (Mon) - Knitting Club 1-3pm

May 21 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

May 22 (Fri) - Physics* at Lebanon Library (note change in location) 10am

May 29 (Fri) - Service Project


June

June 5 (Fri) - Group Games* at Annville Library 10am

June 7 (Sun) - Religious Studies Group

June 9 (Tues) - Newbery Award Book Club at Christy's House 6:30-8pm

June 12 (Fri) - Field Trip (Click for More Information)

June 18 (Thurs) - Parents' Night Out at MJ's Coffeehouse 8pm

June 19 (Fri) - Middle Creek Studies

June 26 (Fri) - Physics* at Annville Library 10am


Chess Group meets on Tuesdays at MJ's at 7:30
Soccer meets on TBA at TBA
Theater Group meets every TBA (looking like Monday or Wednesday) 6-8pm beginning in February (through early June)
Spanish Language Group meets TBA
Scrapbooking Nights TBA


*We also have fun playtime and classes for younger children (INCHworms) during our Group Games and Physics classes.

2008-2009 Schedule of Field Trips

Field Trips 2008/2009


Many thanks to Christy and her kids' field trip planning committee for organzing these for us! More information will be forthcoming via email from Christy before each field trip as necessary.

You can use your Heritage Pass for anything marked with (*).

Join Here: http://www.paheritage.org/index.php/join-us

We will be packing a lunch unless otherwise written.


September-23rd

*Brandywine Battlefield -10:00-12:00 AM http://www.ushistory.org/brandywine/cal.htm

Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site, Box 202, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, Phone: 610-459-3342


September 25th

*Landis Valley Museum-http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/

Colonial Days! 9-2:30pm and Heritage Passes will be honored.

Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 Phone: 717.569.0401

Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Annville&1s=PA&1z=17003-1520&1y=US&1l=40.332&1g=-76.5062&1v=STREET&2c=Chadds+Ford&2s=PA&2z=19317&2y=US&2l=39.858&2g=-75.596&2v=ZIP&r=s#a/mapsprint/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:Lebanon+County/l:::Chadds+Ford:PA:19317:US:39.858:-75.596:zip:/l::2451+Kissel+Hill+Rd:Lancaster:PA:17601-4809:US:40.092032:-76.280766:address:/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:Lebanon+County/m::7:40.09933:-75.992069:0:0:/io:1:::::f:EN:M:/e

(If someone has been to this location, let me know what you think of these directions. I would have gone through Lancaster to 30 to Rt 1, but Map Quest says the turnpike is faster.)

We may possibly be visiting the Wyeth Museum as well.



October- Friday October 3rd

Ashland-Pioneer Tunnel-9:30-11:00 http://www.pioneertunnel.com/home.shtml

19 th & Oak Sts. Ashland, Pennsylvania, 17921 Phone: 570-875-3850 or 570-875-3301

Pre-K through 6th Grade 7th Grade through High School and College
Total for Both Tours.......$ 8.00 Total for Both Tours......$ 10.00

One teacher or chaperone may come free
for each 20 students. Extra adults are $ 10.00 .

2 and under is free

Power Plant 12:30-1:30 (Ultra Constellation Operating Services)

4 Dennison Rd, Nesquehoning, PA 18240-2242 Phone: 570-645-8721

*Eckley’s Miners Village-2:00-3:00 http://www.eckleyminers.org/contact.html
Eckley Miners' Village, 2 Eckley Main Street, Weatherly, PA 18255 Phone: (570) 636-2070

Directions http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Annville&1s=PA&1z=17003&1y=US&1l=40.3775&1g=-76.5539&1v=ZIP&2c=Nesquahoning&2s=PA&2a=4+Dennison+Rd#a/maps/l:::Annville:PA:17003:US:40.3775:-76.5539:zip:/l:::Ashland:PA::US:40.7817:-76.3461:city:/l::4+Dennison+Rd:Nesquehoning:PA:18240-2242:US:40.856768:-75.876894:address:Carbon+County/l:::Weatherly:PA::US:40.9417:-75.830002:city:Carbon+County/m:::::0::/io:1:::::f:EN:M:/e


November 14th

Philadelphia

*Washington Crossing Historic Park-10:30-11:30 http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/index.htm

Washington Crossing Historic Park • Box 103, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 Phone: 215-493-4076

Valley Forge 1:00 http://www.ushistory.org/ValleyForge/

1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Phone: (610) 783-1077

$3.00 for the Washington House

Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Lebanon&1s=PA&1y=US&1l=40.340801&1g=-76.411697&1v=CITY&2c=Washington+Crossing&2s=PA#a/mapsprint/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:/l:::Washington+Crossing:PA::US:40.293301:-74.870796:city:Bucks+County/l:::Valley+Forge:PA::US:40.096901:-75.470001:city:Chester+County/m:::::0:0:/io:1:::::f:EN:M:/e


December 12

QVC-10:00-12:00

http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx/app.html/params.file.%7Ccp%7Cst_main,html/left.html.file.%7Cnav%7Cnavhqvisit,html/walk.html.%7Cnav%7Cnavhqwel,html

$4.50 per person Children 6 and under are free

Philadelphia Mint 2:00

151 Independence Mall East on 5th Street between Arch Street and Race Street.

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/index.cfm?action=philadelphia

The United States Mint does not provide parking.

Directions:http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Lebanon&1s=PA&1y=US&1l=40.340801&1g=-76.411697&1v=CITY&2c=West+Chester&2s=PA&2a=1200+Wilson+Dr+#a/mapsprint/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:/l::1200+Wilson+Dr:West+Chester:PA:19380-4267:US:39.99438:-75.582649:address:Chester+County/l::151+N+Independence+Mall+E:Philadelphia:PA:19106-1819:US:39.953474:-75.14827:address:Philadelphia+County/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:Lebanon+County/m:::::0::/io:1:::::f:EN:M:/e


January

The Farm Show

The Farm Show is located in Harrisburg and lasts all week long. Closer to the month, we will pick a time and place to meet. Maybe we will choose to just visit independently.


February 13

Lebanon Area/Grantville

Gap Museum 10:00-11:00 Charles Oellig 861-2402 http://www.dmva.state.pa.us/ftig/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=442963&ftigNav=|

VA-Medical Center 11:30-12:30 http://www.va.gov/kids/k-5/index.asp

Recycling Center - I will get back to you with specifics.


March 13

Penn State

Earth and Mineral Science Museum 10:00-11:00 http://www.ems.psu.edu/museum/

16 Deike Building University Park, PA 16802-5000 Phone:814-865-6336

Frost Entomological Museum -11:15-12:15 http://www.ento.psu.edu/home/frost/education.html

AccuWeather, Inc. 1:00-2:00 http://www.accuweather.com

The children must be at least 9-years-old to go on this tour. They are firm about this rule. I will be glad to take the older children on this tour. There are many options for the younger children while this tour takes place.

Matson Museum of Anthropology

http://www.anthro.psu.edu/matson_museum/visitor_services.shtml

Palmer Museum of Art http://www.psu.edu/dept/palmermuseum/education.html

Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Lebanon&1s=PA&1y=US&1l=40.340801&1g=-76.411697&1v=CITY&2c=University+Park&2s=PA&2z=16802&2y=US&2l=40.8077&2g=-77.8602&2v=ZIP&r=s#a/maps/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:/l:::University+Park:PA:16802:US:40.8077:-77.8602:zip:/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:Lebanon+County/m:::::0::/io:1:::::s:EN:M:/e

These are only directions to University Park. I will have specific directions to each museum and AccuWeather.

I only scheduled the Earth and Mineral Museum and the Entomological Museum. If your children would like to visit the Anthropology and Art museums, let me know and I will schedule a tour.


April 10

TBA


May 8



Gettysburg

Gettysburg Battlefield
http://www.nps.gov/gett/
Phone: 334-1124 X3151

Directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Lebanon&1s=PA&1y=US&1l=40.340801&1g=-76.411697&1v=CITY&2c=Gettysburg&2s=PA#a/mapsprint/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:/l:::Gettysburg:PA::US:39.830799:-77.2314:city:Adams+County/l:::Lebanon:PA::US:40.340801:-76.411697:city:Lebanon+County/m::6:40.08577:-76.821449:0::/io:1:::::f:EN:M:/e


June 12

Kutztown

Rodale Institute http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/on_our_farm

Kutztown University Dornish Collection of Children’s Literature

Dornish Collection
The J. Robert and Alice R. Dornish Collection is the donation of Dr. J. Robert Dornish. Professor Emeritus of the

College of Education. It is a collection of autographed children's literature that must be used in the Archives Room. The materials do not leave the library.

It is best to follow the directions on the Rodale web site. The college is very close. *

Group Games Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, we have two different options when we get together for group games on first Fridays (check calendar)--competitive, academic games and non-competitive, cooperative games. Here is our schedule for the games:

September

Academic: Math Games (Cristin)
Cooperative: Knots on a Rope, Can you Guess Who I Am?, Spices in the Pantry, Zoom, and Car-Car (Peggy/Terrie)

October

Academic: Geography Bee/Jingo (Peggy)
Cooperative: (Combined with above group this month)

November

Academic: Spelling Bee (Rebecca)
Cooperative: Various (Peggy/Terrie)

December

Academic: Game Shows (Logan)
Cooperative: Various (Peggy/Terrie)

January - NO MEETING

February

Academic: Spelling Bee (Rebecca)
Cooperative: Various (Peggy/Terrie)

March

Academic: Math Games (Cristin)
Cooperative: Various (Peggy/Terrie)

April

Academic: Spelling Bee (Rebecca)
Cooperative: Various (Peggy/Terrie)

May

Academic: Math Games (Cristin)
Cooperative: Various (Peggy/Terrie)

June

Academic: Board Games
Cooperative: (Combined with above group this month)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Religious Studies Group

This group is for all families who enjoy learning about the different religions of the world. We will study religions and spirituality together and attend various services together as well. We hope to cover Catholicism, Mormonism, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, and many more!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Parents' Night Out

A reminder that TODAY is Parents' Night Out at 7pm at MJ's Coffeehouse in Annville! Come relax, visit, and share.