Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fall Class Registration is Sept. 3!!


Session 1


10:00am
11:00am
12:30pm
Explore (All)
***Need a Pre-K***
Parent Chat with
Friendship Bracelets (8+)
Tiny Art (7+)
Supervised Play

Monster Dolls (12+)




Session 2


10:00am
11:00am
12:30pm
Playtime (Pre-K)
Storytime (Pre-K)
Parent Chat with
Birds (6+)
Chess (5+)
Supervised Play
Mike Venezia (9+)
Monster Dolls (12+)




Session 3


10:00am
11:00am
12:30pm
Explore (All)
Storytime (Pre-K)
Parent Chat with
States (8-10)
Chess (5+)
Supervised Play
Video (?)




Explore
Sessions: I and II
Time: 10 a.m.
Teacher: Susan
Ages: All
Min/Max: no
Come explore nature with Susan!

Friendship Bracelets
Session: I
Time: 10 a.m.
Teachers: Chantal and Chandra
Ages: 8+
Min/Max: no
Cost: ??

Art on a Tiny Scale
Session: I
Time: 11 a.m.
Teacher: Kara
Ages: 7+
Min/Max: 3/6
Cost: $4
We will be doing 3 “tiny” art projects using recycled matchboxes, bottle caps and Altoid tins.

Chess
Sessions: II and III
Time: 11 a.m.
Teacher: Kris
Ages: 5+
Min/Max: no
Cost: none

States
Session: III
Time: 10 a.m.
Teacher: Karen
Ages: 8 to 10
Min/Max: ?
Cost: ?
Learn about the states by playing fun, interactive games like USA Twister.

Mike Venezia Biographies
Session: II
Time: 10 a.m.
Teacher: Jenny
Ages: 9+
Min/Max: ?
Cost: ?
Learn about the awesome biographies by writer Mike Venezia!

Storytime
Sessions: II and III
Time: 11 a.m.
Teacher: Kara
Ages: Pre-K
Min/Max: 3/6
Cost: $4
Leaves, acorns, pumpkins and apples! We will read autumn stories and do lots of fun crafts.

Monster Dolls
Sessions: I and II
Time: 11 a.m.
Teacher: Karen
Aes: 12+
Min/Max: ?
Cost: ?

Playtime
Session: II
Time: 10 a.m.
Teacher: Krysta
Ages: Pre-K
Min/Max: 3/6
Cost: ?
Enjoy guided activities such as playing with bubbles, play-doh and play silks.

Birds
Session: II
Time: 10 a.m.
Teacher: Susan
Ages: 6+
Min/Max: ?
Cost: ?
Identify birds, learn about what they eat, and see how they behave in nature.

Video Tour
Session: III
Time: 10 a.m.
Teachers: Randy and Ann Pellman
Ages: ?
Min/Max: ?
Cost: none
Take a video tour of England, Ireland, Williamsburg and Washington D.C. with Ann and Randy.

Parent Chat/Supervised Play
Sessions: I, II and III
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Hosted by: Krysta and Kara
 Ages: all
Min/Max: none
Cost: non
Please join Krysta and Kara for an informal chat about various homeschooling topics. Bring your questions! Teens will supervise kids at the playground.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Check out our spring classes!

Session 6


10:00am
11:00am
12:30pm
Mom Tot Yoga
 (Pre-K to 7)
Nature (Pre-k and up)
Play Practice (all)
Game Making (8 and up)
Yoga (8 and up)

Yearbook (10 and up)
Spanish  (8 and up)


Play Practice (all)



Session 7

10:00am
11:00am
12:30pm
Mom Tot Yoga
 (Pre-K to 7)
Nature (Pre-K and up)
Play Practice (all)
Survival (8 and up)
Yoga (8 and up)

Yearbook (10 and up)
Chess (5 and up)


Spanish (8 and up)


Play Practice (all)




Nature Explore
Come explore with Susan, a master naturalist, and discover animals and plants outside this spring.
Teachers: Susan Kleiman
Ages: Pre-K and up
Cost: none
Min/Max:
Time: 10 a.m.
Sessions: 6 and 7

Game Making
Skittle Scatter, anyone? Over four weeks, make your own games to take home and play with your family.  Several game options are available (Skittle Scatter, Cops & Robbers, Heads & Tails, Push & Shove, Beetle Bugs, Straw Football, Grand Derby, and Floor War) that you can make with a friend or by yourself. If you have another game idea, bring it!
Teachers: Karen Fruend
Ages: 8 and up
Cost: $4
Min/Max:
Time: 10 a.m.
Sessions: 6




Mom and Tot Yoga
Experience yoga through stories. Kids can use their gifts of imagination to become animals and travel on journeys, having fun as they practice.
Teachers: Leslie Brefeld (Karen Fruend)
Ages: Pre-K to 7
Cost: $5
Min/Max: 3/8
Time: 10 a.m. (45 minutes)
Sessions: 6 and 7

Yoga
Learn about the yoga sutras, meditate with kid-friendly mantras and experience yourself in a peaceful way.
Teachers: Leslie Brefeld (Karen Fruend)
Ages: 8 and up
Cost: $5
Min/Max: 3/8
Time: 11 a.m.
Sessions: 6 and 7

Outdoor Pursuits
We'll be taking magnesium and steel out to the kiva again! Bring your fire-starting supplies and dress for the weather. As a free bonus, this time around we'll be making our own paraffin fire-starters to add to our survival kits. Yep, you'll be a happy little squirrel after this session!
Teachers: Scott Neal and Karen Freund
Ages: 8 and up
Cost: n/a
Min/Max: n/a
Time: 10 a.m.
Sessions: 7

Chess
Come to have fun playing chess and to learn more about tournament play! There will be a focus on tournament skills.
Teachers: Kris and Jenny Campbell
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: none
Min/Max: n/a
Time: 11:00am
Sessions: 7




Beginning Spanish
Teacher: Nina McConnell Hatch
Ages: 8 and up
Cost: none
Min/Max: 3/8
Time: 11:00am
Sessions: 6 and 7
** If you are signing your child up for Spanish, please sign her or him up for both sessions **

Yearbook
Teacher: Emily (Nina McConnell Hatch)
Ages: 10 and up
Cost: $12
Min/Max:
Time: 10 a.m.
Sessions: 6 and 7

Play Practice
We are doing a spring play. All are invited to take part. Please bring your ideas to this class, and we will work together to bring a play to life!
Teachers: Krysta Wasilewski, Denise Rosenquist and Kara Anderson
Ages: all
Cost: n/a
Min/Max: n/a
Time: 12:30 p.m. (those who are without a class at 11 a.m. may come early!)
Sessions: 6 and 7

Monday, February 11, 2013

Another great session starts this week

We'll be kicking off the next session with a Valentine's Day party. Kids can bring Valentine's to share with their friends -- don't forget a box for all your Valentine cards and treats!

We have lots of great classes this session, including a play writing class for our upcoming spring play.

Classes this session include: Sensory Playtime (pre-schoolers), Art, Spanish, Book Club, Crochet, Gaming, Play Writing, Legos and Writing Club.

We're looking forward to another great H.O.U.S.E. session!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More about Rockford Area H.O.U.S.E.

Rockford HOUSE is open to all homeschool families in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Our principle is to provide homeschooling families with educational and social interaction, and to provide the opportunity to connect and share ideas, information, and give each other encouragement. All educational and religious philosophies are welcomed and respected. The direction of our group is determined by the active participation of our members.

First a support group, our local chapter also chooses to offer classes one day a week. We meet in Rockford from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays throughout the year, with breaks during December, March and during the summer. Classes are available for homeschoolers of all ages, from pre-school through highschool. What is offered depends completely on the make-up of our group, but in the past we have held classes on topics ranging from art, to chemistry to Spanish. We also offer fun classes based on the interests of kids in our group -- things like Pokemon, Minecraft and Legos.

Who We Are


H.O.U.S.E. is a network of homeschool groups whose purpose is to support families in exercising their right to homeschool regardless of age, color, creed, ethnic background, family composition, financial condition, gender, learning diasabilities, race, religion (or lack thereof), sexual orientation or educational needs.