Sunday, August 31, 2014

BHN Mom's Prayer Night

From Leigh:

Moms only: Friday night, September 12th, 7pm, join me at my house for an evening of prayer.  We will spend the evening in praise and prayer over our homes, homeschools, families, BHN, marriages, whatever is on your heart to place before our Lord. Can't make it, but would like us to pray for you?  Send me an email or text 276-3523

There is power in prayer.  It brings us to the very presence of God.  Prayer allows us to draw closer to Him, to deliver us from our sins and temptations, to align our hearts with His plan and purpose for our lives. Prayer slays the attempt of the enemy to fill us with fear, worry, confusion, and uncertainty.

Our homeschool journey is all about "walking by faith, and not by sight...(2Cor. 5:7).  Prayer is a weapon to a strong walk. Please, join me :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sense and Sensibility Play

Dear Friends, 
Cherry on Top Theater is presenting Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility  this month. It is a wonderful production with amazing performances from a very talented and hard working cast. We would be so pleased if you could attend one of our performances. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone whom you think might be interested.

August 27 ~ Orangevale, Orangevale Grange (Walnut Ave) /Wednesday  7:30 PM
August 29  ~ Folsom, St. John the Baptist Church / Friday 7:30 PM
August 30 ~ Folsom, St. John the Baptist Church /Saturday 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

General Admission $12   Senior and Student Admission $10    Children (under 12yrs) and Matinee  $8
Purchase tickets at door or @   Call Cindy at 530 333 7767 for more information.

Hands in Motion Classes

Hands in Motion Featured Classes
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            Featured Classes

Here are a few of our favorite classes offered in the Fall
Classes begin September 8th.
Reserve YOUR spot today!
Private Pay and Charter students welcome!
Duct Taping Crafts & Entrepreneurship
Grades 4-8
Come learn how to create exciting duct tape products and start YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!  We will learn how to make wallets, purses, flowers, bow ties, book covers, and more all using duct tape.  We will do some wood working too. Using our unique creations, we will learn how to make a business model including: planning, marketing, sales, inventory, and budgeting.  Learn how to keep your business profitable or... just give them away as gifts!

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LEGO Bridge Building
Grades 4-8
Children will explore various types of “bridge construction methods” in this class including suspension, draw, and turn-table.  The bridges that they build can be as long as 12 feet!    Returning students often re-take this class to help assist new “Bridge Builders” in their group projects to achieve BIGGER and BETTER built bridges
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Multi-Media Art
Grades 1-3
Through various art mediums, students will be introduced to different forms and techniques.  They will explore with such tools as drawing, painting, paper mache, and sculpting.

Sketching/Drawing Class available for 7th-H.S
Vendor: Diego Marcial
OR contact us at:
(916) 412-4331
Classes held at: 301 West Whyte Ave. Roseville,  CA

Homeschool Bowling League

Contact Flossie with any questions.

Homeschool Bowling League - the Rocklin Hawks
All homeschoolers are welcome ! Please invite your friends!

Starting Tuesday September 2nd.

Every Tuesday 4-5 at Strikes Bowling Alley,
Rocklin, Ca
Typically we arrive at 3:30to pay dues, get shoes, etc.

Who? Kids 4-18 and if parents want we can start a parents team also :)

$17 annual one time membership fee
$8 per week for 10 weeks. This covers jersey, shoe rental, bowling ball, alley rental and dinner!!
Dinner is 2 slices of pizza and a drink. There is also gluten free available!

Nice time to catch up with other parents and unwind.

Membership fee must be paid up front. Fees are paid on a weekly basis.

We typically have a fall, winter and then spring league. Registration sign ups are the first day.


Christian College Fairs

Christian College Day
contact Meagan Wilcox  916-856-5611

Christian College Fair
Bridgeway Christian Church   3735 Placer Corporate Dr.  Rocklin, CA 95765

Speech and Presentation Classes

The Speech and Presentations classes offered by "Communication Tools" will be offered in Roseville on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.  Class times will be:

Oral Presentation for the 3rd - 6th graders from 2:30-3:30pm

Speech Smarts for the older kids, 7th - 12th graders, from  3:30-4:30pm, Tuesday afternoons starting August 26... Next week! 

Anyone is welcome to join the class, and if you want to come sit in and listen to one class before deciding to register please feel free to come!!!  We would love for these classes to grow.

They also accept charter funds!

AND if anyone has kiddos at Kingdom Builders for Writing Classes on Tuesdays, and would like their children to attend the Speech classes, I would be happy to pick up your kids and bring them to Speech/Oral Presentation class since I will already be back and forth for my own kids!


Introduction to Worldview with Brimwood Press

Introduction to Worldview - **Granite Bay CA** 10/14-16


*** Registration closes for this class on Saturday 10/11. The class is filling up so don't delay to reserve a seat. ***

This 12-hour class is geared for the thoughtful young person who enjoys hands-on learning, discussion, and interaction with other students. Students will listen to instruction, participate in small group activities, use 3-D glasses, build "Worldview Boxes,” listen to and discuss good literature, and create worldview bar graphs.

This class examines non-Christian ideas common in our culture. Then it gives students tools for comparing and contrasting these conflicting ideas to Christianity. This method not only has value in evangelism, but it sheds enormous clarity on Christian truth. The student will gain:
~ An understanding of the term "worldview.”
~ An overview of the basic beliefs of the four main worldview families and how these beliefs compare and contrast.
~ An awareness of how worldviews have affected human history.
~ An ability to identify and discern the worldview behind the messages we are exposed to every day.

October 14th through 16th (Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each day).

Bayside Church Granite Bay
8191 Sierra College Blvd.
Roseville, CA. 95661

Leigh Arevalo 916-276-3523

Children ages 10 to 14. Parents are FREE and encouraged to observe.

*** Registration is nonrefundable after October 11. ***

Each child should bring snacks, and drinks, a pen or pencil, a pair of sunglasses, and four colored pens or pencils (red, yellow, blue and brown).

register here

Friday, August 22, 2014

Laura Ashmun - Reading/Spelling Tutor

Laura Ashmun
Reading/spelling tutor
Vendor for: South Sutter

~Helping Struggling Learners Succeed~
Private 1:1 tutoring ($25 per hour)
All ages

Attention: Need help with the school-wide writing assignment?  (open to non-SouthSutter students)
Essay Writing Class
Grades: 5-12
Enrollment: Min. 4, Max. 10
Cost: $140/ semester/ 14 weeks/1.5 hrs per class/$5 materials fee due 1st class(not covered by SS funds)
Start date: First week in September 2014(day and time dependent on interested students schedule)
Some homework will be required
Teacher: Laura Ashmun
Location: Roseville, Ca.
For the first semester, this class will focus on the persuasive essay which is the 2014-2015 writing assignment. The class will utilize a systematic approach to the 5-paragraph essay format, breaking down each component into an understandable building block. The students will learn how to write a solid thesis statement, engaging topic sentences, and interesting conclusions among other pertinent writing techniques. The end result will be a completed essay to turn into their ES before Christmas break. As an added bonus, the format students learn in this class will enable them to successfully complete the essay portion of the CAHSEE without fear. In the second semester, students will explore various other types of essay.

Spelling Café
Grades: 7-12
Cost: $250 /semester/Meets twice per week / 1.5 hrs class / 14 weeks - Mondays and Wednesdays
Enrollment: Min. 4, Max. 10
Start date: First week in September 2014(day and time dependent on interested students schedule)
$10 Material fee required at first class (not covered by SS funds)
Refreshments will be served every class: Herbal teas, hot chocolate with cookies or cake
Homework: Approx. 30 minutes per class
Teacher: Laura Ashmun
Location: Roseville, Ca.
This class is specially designed for the older student who reads adequately but still struggles with proper spelling. We will learn the tools that will enable the student to logically understand why words are spelled the way they are. This will happen through: discussion, keeping a spelling journal, and dictation. Students will learn advanced phonics, syllabication, and the application of spelling rules. The goal of this class is to create a successful learning environment which respectfully engages the student.

For over twenty years, Laura Ashmun has been teaching her own children and the children of others in the homeschool community. She is working toward a degree in special education and has a passion to help struggling learners succeed. Her expertise is in the remediation of reading and spelling using researched based methods. She has taught all grades in classroom settings as well as working as a private tutor.

Art and Japanese Classes with Yuko Ray

Hello, Parents

I am accepting registrations now for Fall semester. I accept Visions, Horizon, and South Sutter.
I have art classes and Japanese language classes in Roseville area.
Please check my website for class locations and schedule.
Thank you for your time.

Yuko Ray

Homeschool Bowling League

FYI.  Contact Flossie with any questions.

Homeschool Bowling League - the Rocklin Hawks
All homeschoolers are welcome ! Please invite your friends!

Starting Tuesday September 2nd.

Every Tuesday 4-5 at Strikes Bowling Alley,
Rocklin, Ca
Typically we arrive at 3:30to pay dues, get shoes, etc.

Who? Kids 4-18 and if parents want we can start a parents team also :)

$17 annual one time membership fee
$8 per week for 10 weeks. This covers jersey, shoe rental, bowling ball, alley rental and dinner!!
Dinner is 2 slices of pizza and a drink. There is also gluten free available!

Nice time to catch up with other parents and unwind.

Membership fee must be paid up front. Fees are paid on a weekly basis.

We typically have a fall, winter and then spring league. Registration sign ups are the first day.


Sac,Discovery Science Museum/Programming-Robotics Class

(From the SAFTI board)
I have started talking with the museum about creating homeschool courses for us and becoming vendors with the charters in the area. She asked me what it is that we'd most like and so I am asking that in other circles to see what programs would benefit the museum and the needs of our learners. Got ideas? Email them to me


We wanted to find something where a project could be extended beyond a single class period. They are putting together a 6 week course that will likely focus more on programming and less on using the legos, the focus being getting your robot to accomplish specific tasks. I don't have the cost, but it will be lower than you might think since this semester people will be paying out of pocket even if with a charter since they aren't a vendor. Thinking this will be for grades 6th-8th with some flexibility a grade up or down depending on interest/ability. Kids should ideally have some experience with mindstorm.

Talk to me! She is talking with the instructor to figure out times, days. They WANT to be offering more but maybe were offering to the wrong crowd. For example, she scheduled SCRATCH programming but no one signed up so we could get a class in that going easily too.

Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain Coming!

FYI.  This is a great field trip – coming to the Port of Sacramento.
Historical Seaport logo
Book Hands-On Living History Programs
Aboard the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain

Join your California colleagues in booking hands-on living history programs on two historic tall ships.

Book now! Call 800-200-5239 or email Roxie Underwood,

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain return to California waters this fall. They are now scheduling one-hour and three-hour educational programs near you.

Ports include: Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Sausalito, Redwood City, Antioch, Half Moon Bay, Eureka, Crescent City, Morro Bay, Moss Landing, Ventura, Oxnard, Long Beach, and Oceanside.

Lisa LaBolle, Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Calif., brought her students on a sailing program. She writes: "This is my twenty-fourth year of teaching middle school students, and I can't begin to tell you how rewarding it was to be able to 'bring to life' some of the experiences my students have been reading about."
Each experience has three learning stations:

Life of a Sailor: Learn about the life and work of the common sailors back in the 18th century. Students handle sail lines, helping to raise and lower a sail, conditions permitting. See examples of authentic sailor food, tie basic knots, and learn the lingo of sailors.

Life of an Officer: Students experience the "high tech" tools and skills of navigating a replica 200-year-old sailing ship. Conditions permitting, they'll take the helm, perform traditional navigational calculations, and explore the lives of the captain and other officers.

Early Trade: Students are guided through a global trade cycle involving Spanish, American, Native American, Chinese and English cultures and economies. Students handle replicas of trade artifacts as they explore the business of the world economy.

Detailed information and pricing is available on our Education Programs page. Email program manager Roxie Underwood or call 800-200-5239.

Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues interested in hands-on learning!

25 Years of Hands-on Experience!

Professional staff and volunteersEach year we engage more than 9,000 students in maritime adventures they will never forget. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain visit more than 40 ports in California, Oregon and Washington. Our hands-on experiential programs are designed to meet state standards for grades 4 to 6, but the programs can be tailored to the needs and interests of any age group. Let us know if you have participants with special needs so we can prepare. The programs are taught by trained professional mariners and volunteers.

Launched in 1989, the brig Lady Washingtonhas welcomed more than a million people for tall ship tours and excursions. Her companion ship,Hawaiian Chieftain, was launched in 1988 in Hawaii, and she accompanies Lady Washington on her voyages.

Scholarships available today for Title I schools!

The Magic Cabinet Foundation has funded a program that pays 50% of the cost of a three-hour sailing education program. The MCF scholarship is available to all public schools in Oregon, California, and Washington state designated Title I by the U.S. Department of Education. Title I schools are defined as schools where 40% or more of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Schools are required to provide a letter verifying Title I status and complete our simple application process. Call us at 800-200-5239 if you have any questions.

Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Email us today or call 800-200-5239.

"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
- John Masefield (1878-1967)

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority | 500 N. Custer St. | PO Box 2019| Aberdeen | WA | 98520


Hands in Motion Classes Begin 9/8 in Roseville

Hands in Motion Classes are filling up!!!  Register NOW to save you spot!  Classes Begin September 8th.  Private Pay and Charter Students Welcome!Please SHARE with your friends.

Literature Based Writing Classes

I have already heard back from several of you regarding our literature based writing classes, and others of you may still be working on final scheduling decisions, so I just wanted to let you know that I am ordering novels for our classes on Monday.  If you sign your child up for a class after that day, you will be responsible to provide the novel for your child.  As long as your child has been added to the a class list by Monday, the novel will be provided on the first day of class.

Also, all of the novels that we are studying this semester are titles that have an optional companion Total Language Plus study guide.  Some of you have already purchased a study guide for your child to complete while taking our class, but others of you may not even be aware of this option.  The TLP study guide provides daily drill exercises in comprehension questions, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar dictations that correlate with the novel.  As you already know, our classes provide thorough literary analysis, writing, and critical thinking; however, we do NOT provide vocabulary and spelling instruction.  The study guide, along with our class, provides a very comprehensive language arts curriculum all based on the novel your child is studying.  The study guide is not required; it is completely optional.  You know what additional studies you are working on at home; therefore, you know if this is something that will benefit your child or not.  Parents oversee the instruction of the study guide.

I will order the study guides so that you may pick them up on the first day of class.  I just need to know how many to order.  The cost is $25.00 (includes tax and shipping).  You may pay me on the first day of class when you pick up your study guide.  Please simply reply to this email if you would like to purchase a study guide.  If you have any questions about using this guide along with our class, please feel free to contact me.

We’re looking forward to getting started in just a couple of weeks! 



Literary terms and in-depth analysis
Emphasis on essay writing: organization, style, content, grammar, andcritical thinking
Enrichment activities: narratives, reports, oral presentations, visualdisplays, etc.


Tuesday classes  - Natomas area (see website for address)**:
9:30-11:303rd-5th Introduction to literary analysis and writing
6th-8thIntermediate writing
9th-12thAdvanced writing

Wednesday classes (First Baptist Church of Orangevale):
9:30-11:301st-2nd     NEW CLASS: Enrichment – learning to love books
3rd-4thIntroduction to literary analysis and writing
5-6th   Beginning writing
7-8th  Intermediate writing
9-12th  Advanced intermediate writing  
10-12th   College prep writing

Class fee: $200 –for 10 classes – includes materials  
**additional fee: $15 per child paid to homeschool co-op to cover insurance (Natomas)
Charter funds accepted: Visions, Horizons, South Sutter, Core Placer

Private tutoring available for literary analysis and writing – all ages


or contact Kris at: