Field Trip

Good Morning to everyone,I’m very sorry with the hustle and bustle I didn’t get a field trip plan last month.Here one for January.The Civil War@Diana Wortham Theatre on Jan.31,2013 for grades 3-9 if we can get group of 11 or more the tickets will be only $6.00(1 free ticket per every 10 students.Please get in touch with me by email or phone by Jan. 18,2013 so I can get tickets.Thank you,Angie Tipton    My;828-768-2466 or text me .



Field Trip

Just a reminder about our field trip next Wednesday on 10/10/2012 for Appalachain Fall Festival at Arthur Morgan School Start @ 9:30 til 12:30 let me know by Friday@noon if you are going So I can give them a head count on how many we have going/Cost $5.00 a or 828-768-2466 Have a Blessed day! Angie

Field Trip

We a wonderful time Friday at the Holmes Educational State Park.I think we all learn something new.The children had fun.Thanks to the family for coming looking forward to our next outing together. Image

Field trip

Good morning,Please respond back to me by Wednesday morning if you going on the Field trip Friday at Holmes Educational State park so far we have 7 children going.Looking forward to hear from everyone. Thank you Angie;828-768-2466

Field Trip

11th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival

The Legacy of Biltmore

September 20 & 21, 2012
Get to know the Vanderbilts. How they lived, traveled, entertained and what their contribution was to their community and state.
Have fun with science, math, art & history! A ticket includes:
Self-guided visit to Biltmore House, Gardens and Conservatory
Lots of fun demonstrations and activities
Student workbooks
$22.00 per person (5 years old and up)
Twelve-Month Passholder adults are free with paid youth.
With the help of Sherri Murr we have a field trip  plan for September  21, 2012 each person will be responsible for calling Biltmore Estate for tickets. Sherri will be the one to get in touch with to let her know who’s going in how many? Thank you Angie Here her email:

Fine Arts in the Homeschool

My kids love art…The messier the better. While we spend quite a bit of time with glue, clay and paint, I’m also trying to instil within them a love for the fine arts. Before I began homeschooling, I couldn’t tell the difference between a classical and romantic era composer. Lucky for me, there are great resources available on the internet. Even better, many are free!

In our family, we pick a composer of the month and place their picture on our school wall along with a brief summary of his life and works.I found a great resource that I laminate to keep the composer looking good and to allow me to re-use the info at a later date. famous musicians Once we’ve read the basic facts about the musician, we listen to a story CD about the composer which I find at our local library as well as a music CD from the library with some of the composer’s works. One of my favorite story CDs is by a company called VOX. The titles of their CDs all are titled “The Story of (Composer) in Words and Music”. There is enough music interspersed among the story that even my preschoolers will listen to the CDs.

Story of Bach

Another story CD my kids have enjoyed is by Classical Kids. The theme of these CDs is fictional which entertains my kids, but the basic biography of the composer is accurate along with a good music selection.

Classical Kids CD

Classical Kids

Another great website that has programs as well games and some great activities is Classics for Kids

Lastly, my kids and I love singing the lyrics that a group called Beethoven’s Wig has made for many great songs. We love singing Tchaikovsky’s Cannonball (1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky), Kings and Queens of England (Trumpet Tune, Purcell) and Haydn’s Great Surprise (Surprise Symphony, Haydn). Not only is it great on road trips when the kids are getting ancy but it’s great for long waits in traffic. Beethoven’s Wig

Beethoven's Wig

Some picture books have also been written about the composers. Don’t forget to look for them at the local library as well.