Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Homeschool and Family Activities for the Weeks of January 6th through 11th & Jan 12th through 18th


Homeschool and family opportunities going on in the next TWO weeks (Scroll down, I offer the schedule and then the details).

**Note: this week is unusual, the first Wednesday and the second Thursday are in the same week. So, Wednesday offers homeschool bowling and Thursday offers skating.

******Details after the calendar portion******

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This Week (sorry missed Monday) Jan 6th through Jan 11th
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***Tuesday, Jan 6th: Homeschool Gym and Swim at both Duluth and Superior YMCAs
**Tuesday, Jan 6th (and every Tuesday): Toddler Tuesdays at the Great Lakes Aquarium at 10am
***Wednesday, Jan 7th: Homeschool Bowling at Incline Station
***Wednesday, Jan 7th: and every Wednesday, when standard school is open. Open Ice Skating at the Duluth Heritage Center at 6:30pm for FREE for all ages (Non-homeschool but fun for families)
***Thursday, Jan 8th: Homeschool Skating at World of Wheels
***Thursday, Jan 8th: All Ages Playtime at Little Jacks in Cloquet
***Friday, Jan 9th: Homeschool Skiing Lessons at Spirit Mountain
***Friday, Jan 9th: Bonfire and Hot Chocolate at Bayfront (Non-homeschool but fun for families)
***Saturday, Jan 10th starts Educator Days at Barnes and Noble January 10-18. With your card you get up to 25 percent off books! Just Bring in the paperwork that you file with the district or a membership to a state homeschool group to get your educator card.

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Next Week --- Jan 12th through the 18th
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***Educator Days at Barnes and Noble January 10-18. With your card you get up to 25 percent off books! Just Bring in the paperwork that you file with the district or a membership to a state homeschool group to get your educator card.
***Monday, Jan 12th: Homeschool Monday at Spirit Mountain
***Tuesday, Jan 13th: Homeschool Gym and Swim at both Duluth and Superior YMCAs
**Tuesday, Jan 13th (and every Tuesday): Toddler Tuesdays at the Great Lakes Aquarium at 10am
***Wednesday, Jan 14th: and every Wednesday, when standard school is open. Open Ice Skating at the Duluth Heritage Center at 6:30pm for FREE for all ages (Non-homeschool but fun for families)
***Thursday, Jan 15th: All Ages Playtime at Little Jacks in Cloquet
***Friday, Jan 16th: Homeschool Skiing Lessons at Spirit Mountain


********Details for the above events are offered below*************


***Monday, Jan 5th & 12th: Homeschool Skiing at Spirit Mountain Home School Mondays
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Learn to Ski or Snowboard
1.5 hour lessons available at 10am and 1pm
Beginner OR Intermediate/ Parallel
Program begins Monday – January 5, 2015
Rates for Home School Mondays:
$12 Lesson – whatever level is needed; ages 6-18
$12 Student Lift Ticket – valid for four hours; ages 6-18
$19 Parent Lift Ticket – valid for four hours

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**Tuesday, Jan 6th & 13th (and every Tuesday): All family Gym and Swim at the YMCA in Superior. Gym time is from 2 to 2:30pm and swimming is from 2:30 until 3:30pm. You do not need to be preregistered and you can pay per time.
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Cost per Family for seven week session:
Member $25 General Public $65
Cost per Individual for seven week session:
Member $7 General Public $19
Cost per Family per time:
Member $5 General Public $10
Cost per Individual per time:
Member $2 General Public $3
SUPERIOR FAMILY YMCA
9 North 21st Street Superior, WI 54880
P 715-392-5611 www.superiorymca.org

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**Tuesday, Jan 6th & 13th (and every Tuesday): The Duluth YMCA offers ongoing structured Gym and Swim classes.
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Details on how to register for these 7 week structured lessons can be found at http://www.duluthymca.org/. This is the first week of the 7 week session

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**Tuesday, Jan 6th & 13th (and every Tuesday): Toddler Tuesdays at the Great Lakes Aquarium at 10am
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 Details can be found at http://glaquarium.org/education-programs/earlychildhood/

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**Wednesday, Jan 7th (and the first Wednesday of the month): Homeschool bowling at Incline Station from 1 to 3 pm. All ages are welcome.
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Incline Station Bowling Center is located at 601 West Superior Street (across the street from the main library), Duluth, Minnesota 55802. Phone: (218) 722-BOWL
The cost is $2.75 per game, including free shoes. Food is available to purchase.from 2 to 4 pm.

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**Thursday, Jan 8th (and the second Thursday of the month) is homeschool roller skating at World of Wheels from 1 to 3:30pm. All ages are welcome.
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World of Wheels is locatied at 1218 Oakes Ave., Superior (715) 392-1031
www.wowsk8.us/home
Cost is $4 per skater; skate rental is included. Rollerblades are $2 extra. You also may bring in your own skates. Strollers are allowed if pushed by an adult.

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**Wednesday, Jan 7th & 14th (and every Wednesday, when standard school is open)
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Open Ice Skating at the Duluth Heritage Center at 6:30pm for FREE for all ages

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**Thursday, Jan 8th & 15th (and every Thursday) at 1:30pm: All ages play time at Little Jacks in Cloquet.
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A lot of space to run, play and climb in addition the space offers trains, cooperative play space and books. No cost with lots of space, worth the drive. In addition, they have a coffee shop and small café. For families with food allergies, those attending have done a great job containing food and wiping down hands and the area. 103 Avenue C, Cloquet, MN 55720

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**Friday, Jan 9th: Bonfire and Hot Chocolate at Bayfront from 4 to 8 p.m.
Free
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Bayfront Festival Park Family Center skating rink at Bayfront Park hosts an outside bonfire on Friday nights with free hot chocolate available to skaters (while supplies last). Sleds, snowshoes and small cross country skis are also available for kids to try for free with their parents’ supervision.
Regular hours for the Bayfront Family Center Warming House and rink are Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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**Friday, Jan 9th & Jan 16th: Homeschool Skiing Lessons at Spirit Mountain
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•Four Week Progression Program
•10am – Noon, each Friday for Four Weeks in 2015
•Available for skiers and snowboarders, ages 6 and Older
•$55 includes all four student group lessons, rental equipment, and lift tickets!
•Parents can enjoy the same program for just $65 each!
•Session I : January 9 through January 30, 2015 (registration and prepaid deadline 12/29/14)
•Session II : February 13 through March 6, 2015 (registration and prepaid deadline 02/02/15)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Winter Art Classes with Liz!

  

Winter Art Classes with Liz!

819 N. 18th Ave. East
(Spirit of the Lake Community School- Third Floor of Stacey’s Dance Studio)
                 
VanBaum@charter.net, (218) 310-0794

 

Symmetrical Snowflakes

As the snow continues to fall around us, we’ll investigate
the individuality and design of winter’s beauty- the snowflake.

Saturday, January 24th (one class) 9-to-noon 

Ages: 6-to-10   Cost: $28.oo

 

Exploration of Art and Math

Exploring the beauty of math and the structure of art through a
number of exciting projects.

Tuesdays 5-to-7pm (5 classes)
 
January 20th, 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th

Ages: 8-to-10    Cost: $86.oo

 

Drawing for Kids!

Expanding on the natural creativity of children with lessons on;

line, shape, light, shading, perspective and proportion.

Thursdays 5-to-7pm (4 classes)

January  22nd, 29th, February 5th , 12th

Ages: 8-to-12   Cost: $78.oo

 

Linoleum Cuts

Experience the printing process by making reusable

linoleum-cut designs and printing exciting works of art.

Saturday, February 7th  (one class) 9-to-noon

Ages: 10-to-14   Cost: 28.oo

To register: mail with payment (checks payable to: Liz Vandersteeen) to:

Liz Vandersteen 
P.O. Box  3054  
Duluth, MN   55803-3054 

Include:

Student Name
Parent/Guardian
E-mail address
Phone (home)
Phone(cell)
Class(es)
Enclosed Amount of Payment

 
*Space is limited.  Registration and payment must be received one week before the start of first class.  Confirmation will be sent out via e-mail. Thank you! and please call with any questions.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hartley Nature Center Homeschool Classes 2014-15


Hartley Nature Center
3001 Woodland Ave.
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 724-6735
http://www.hartleynature.org/
http://www.hartleynature.org/learn/homeschool.html

Hartley Nature Center offers monthly programming for homeschooled youth ages 4 through 15, with volunteer opportunities for older youth interested in assisting classes. Our popular homeschool classes are now available in a morning (9-11 am) session or an afternoon (1-3 pm) session. Registration begins August 13 and families register for an entire year (9 sessions that run September through May) of programming.

Classes are divided into:
Preschool Porcupines (ages 4&5)
Ramblin’ Raccoons (ages 6&7)
Bushwhackers (ages 8&9
Nature Scientists (ages 10-12)
Hartley Stewards (ages 13-15)

The cost for the 2014-2015 school year is $93 for Hartley Nature Center members and $139 for non-members. Scholarships available for qualifying students!  
Space is limited!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Local Science and Math Support

Amos Tarfa, is a local teacher and founder of Learning Institute for Excellence (LIFE). LIFE offers courses and tutoring in math and science.

LIFE has passionate teachers who invest in students to mentor them while helping them excel at math, science, leadership, and many other areas of study and application.

More information can be found at: http://www.thelifexcellence.com/

In addition, free math and science tool for families can be found at  http://www.toolsformath.org

Sunday, June 1, 2014

F.E.E.T. GEARING UP FOR THE 2014 – 2015 School YEAR

F.E.E.T.  GEARING UP FOR THE 2014 – 2015 School YEAR

Families Enriching Education Together (F.E.E.T.) will be meeting on Tuesdays this year at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Esko.  We are a group of Christians who gather together to enrich our children's home education by providing various group activities which are valuable yet difficult or impossible to implement individually at home. 

Our enrichment classes are parent lead. We have classes available from nursery ages through high school.  This year we will continue the following fine arts classes: band (grades 4 and up), and both a junior choir (approx.1
st to 6th grade) and a senior choir (approx. 6th to 12th grades). We are also considering offering string ensemble again this year.

There is an ‘early bird discount’ for those families registering by the June 16th deadline. Class titles, and teaching assignments will be made based on the information received from these packets. This information will be shared with everyone at the June 30th parent meeting at St. Matthew’s.
Any families interested in joining FEET are welcome to come visit with some of our families at Braun Park in Cloquet on June 17th from 11:30 to 2:30 during our first summer fun day. Braun Park is located at 1385 Lawrence Road, Cloquet.


If you have questions concerning registering for next year you may contact Paula Peterson at: peterfam6@gmail.com.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Lake Superior Zoo homeschool classes 2014-15

Lake Superior Zoo


72nd Avenue West & Grand Avenue
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 730-4900
www.lszoo.org
http://www.lszooduluth.org/programs-camps/zoo-programs/youth-family/

Homeschool Classes: ages 2-17
We’ll explore science concepts using the outdoors as our classroom and live animals as our teachers! Travel with the seasons and learn how animals survive the changing weather around the world. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. New this year: Purchase as a four-program session and save!
Purchased separately:
Members: $13 per class
Nonmembers: $15 per class
Purchased as four-program session:
Members: $45
Non-members: $55
All classes are Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.

Fall 2014 Sessions:

Zoo Tots: ages 2-3 with a favorite adult (no older siblings please)
  1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 10:30 - 11:00 am
  Onsgard Room, Main Building
  No Zoo Tots on Labor Day

Cub Club: ages 4-6
 
   Friday, September 12, 2014 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Animal Eyes
   Friday, October 10, 2014 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Animal Ears
   Friday, November 14, 2014 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Animal Noses
   Friday, December 12, 2014 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Animal Touch
Homeschool Classes: ages 7-17
   Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 1-3 p.m. | Animal Eyes
   Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 1-3 p.m. | Animal Ears
   Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 1-3 p.m. | Animal Noses
   Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | 1-3 p.m. | Animal Touch

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Duluth and Superior YMCA Gym and Swim Classes

 
The Duluth YMCA is Offering a P.E. Class for Homeschool Students.
The Superior YMCA is Offering Unstructure Gym and Swim time for the Entire Family.
 
 
The Duluth YMCA is offering 45 min. of structured gym time and 45 min. of pool time with a new skill taught weekly. 
 
Registration:  Classes are grouped into 7 week sessions. Registration is opened one week prior to each 7 week session. The first class is September 10th. Registration opens September 3rd for YMCA members and September 5th from non-members.

Duluth YMCA
302 W 1st Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
(218) 722-4745
Tuesdays 2-4pm
$43 members; $69 non-members

The Superior YMCA is offering Open Gym & Swim for the entire family.
Families can pay as they go or sign up for the session and save some money.
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HOME SCHOOL GYM & SWIM FREE TIME
A great way to enhance the home school experience for the whole family. This course is designed to provide a free time for home school students/families to learn and play together. Time will be divided into a half hour in the big gym or kids gym and then an hour in the pool. You can come for just gym or pool or both. Anyone under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must be in the water with their child. Pay by the day or sign up for the whole session and save.
 
Tuesday
2:00-2:30 pm Gym & Kids

Gym Open
2:30-3:30 Open Pool


Cost per Family for seven week session:
 
Member $25
General Public $65

 
Cost per Individual for seven week session:
Member $7
General Public $19

 
Cost per Family per time:
Member $5
General Public $10

 
Cost per Individual per time:
Member $2
General Public $3


Superior YMCA
9 N 21st Street
Superior, Wisconsin 54880
(715) 392-5611
www.superiorymca.org

Friday, August 23, 2013

Homeschool skate rollerskating at World of Wheels

World of Wheels
1218 Oakes Ave., Superior
(715) 392-1031
www.wowsk8.us/home
Homeschool skate is the second Thursday of the month from 1-3:30 p.m. Cost is $4 per skater; skate rental is included. Rollerblades are $2 extra. You also may bring in your own skates. Strollers are allowed if pushed by an adult.

Dates for the 2014-15 School Year:
Sept. 11 • Oct. 09 • Nov. 13 • Dec. 11 • Jan. 08 • Feb. 12 • March 12 • April 09 • May 14

  This longtime homeschool event includes a live DJ, contests, games and prizes. Admission is free for non-skaters. Parents may walk alongside their children to help them skate. Strollers are allowed on the rink, if pushed by an adult.
  The manager requests no outside food be brought in. There is a snack bar that includes fresh popcorn. There are some arcade games, claw machine and a prize store, too.
  World of Wheels is newly remodeled with a larger seating area, new carpet and a resurfaced skating rink. See pictures on the World of Wheels website.


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World of Wheels Skate Center
1218 Oakes Ave.
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 392-1031
E-mail: steve@wow.us

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Homeschool days at Vertical Endeavors

Vertical Endeavors offers Homeschool Days to homeschool students and families on the third Wednesday of the month! Indoor rock climbing is a great way to introduce your students to a unique experience in a controlled, professional environment.

2014-15 Homeschool Schedule
  • August 20th
  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • November 19th
  • December 17th
  • January 21th
  • February 18th
  • March 18th
  • April 15th
  • May 20th
  • June 17th
  • July 15th
$10/person * 2-4:30 p.m. *

Includes harness. To speed up the check-in process, please fill out the digital waiver prior to your visit. You will need to print and sign the completed copy, then bring it in on your first visit. Call us at (218) 279-9980 for more information.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Homeschool bowling at Incline Station

Incline Station Bowling Center will host homeschool bowling again for the 2013-14 school year. The address is 601 West Superior Street (across the street from the main library), Duluth, Minnesota 55802. Phone: (218) 722-BOWL
The cost is $2.75 per game, including free shoes. Food is available to purchase.
1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.
You can show up with just your family and enjoy the group rate no matter how many bowlers come! It's also a great opportunity for homeschool co-ops or clubs to have some fun together.

Dates for the 2014-15 School Year:
  Sept. 3
  Oct. 1
  Nov. 5
  Dec. 3
  Jan. 7
  Feb. 4
  March 4
  April 1
  May 6

Monday, August 19, 2013

Seams Sew Cool sewing lessons
















Check out this great website for sewing lessons: www.seamssewcool.com.
Classes start the week of 9/18/13

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fiddle lessons from local musician

  GAELYNN LEA IS NOW TEACHING FIDDLE Gaelynn Lea has been playing fiddle in Duluth for almost 20 years & is now offering private lessons. All ages welcome! Reasonable rates. Call 218-349-6483 with questions & for pricing. Gaelynn Lea is offering private fiddle lessons for children and adults, as well as concert planning and music marketing services.

Private Lesson Rates:

$15/30-minute lesson
$20/45-minute lesson
$25/60-minute lesson

Pay for 4 lessons in advance and receive the 5th lesson free!

Concert planning and music marketing rates available upon request. Call 218-349-6483 or email gaelynn.lea@gmail.com with questions!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Photos from Experts' Night 2013

Experts' Night 2013
Thanks, everybody, for coming to Experts' Night 2013! If you click the photo above, you should get to our photo gallery.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Reading tutor Patti Burggraff

 

I have been a licensed MN Elementary teacher since 1992. Along with class room teaching, I have held many private teaching/tutoring sessions with elementary age students which include: reading, writing, math, science, social studies and piano lessons. I am currently focusing on tutoring students with reading deficits, specializing in dyslexia. The curriculum I use is the Susan Barton system which is Orton-Gillingham based. This system is language based, multisensory, structural and sequetial and has been proven by many certified teachers to help dyslexic and struggling readers who have trouble with phonemic awareness and phonics.
This is a two year curriculum if taught in its entirety.  Monthly updates are sent to parents to assess student growth and decide how much tutoring their child needs. Students who complete all 10 levels will be reading and writing at the mid ninth grade level.  I have a class room at Cloquet Gospel Tabernacle and my schedule is Mon-Thurs from 8:15am-6:15pm. The cost is $30.00 per hour lesson and I meet with the student 2x/wk all 12 months of the yr.
I can be reached at bpjburg@q.com or at 218-390-7272.
— Patti Burggraff

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ice skating at the Heritage Center

Enjoy free indoor ice skating for families at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center.
The Duluth Parks and Recreation sponsors skating sessions. Open skating is 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday until the end of May. These sessions are free and open to the public for pleasure skating (meaning no hockey). Please bring your own skates.
Website: www.duluthheritage.com/
Address: 120 S. 30th Ave. W., Duluth
Phone: (218) 464-1711

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