Music Memory Concert at YCPA

I’m inviting you to the annual Music Memory concert on Thursday February 21st at 11am at Yavapai College’s Performing Arts building.

This  year’s selection includes:

1. National Anthem 2.00

2. Rogue One: the Imperial Suite 2.31

3. Variations on a Shaker Theme 3.53

4. Dvorak, Cello Concerto – Adagio 14.32

5. Trumpeter’s Lullaby 3.00

6. On the Trail (Grand Canyon Suite) 7.29

7. Scarborough Fair 4.10 (glass vibraphone)

Show is approximately 39.00 minutes with a possible extra ending.

The cost is free but you do need to have seats reserved for you & your kids.

RSVP by: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 to Maggie Jones. Please note that other public schools and home school groups will be attending this concert. All RSVP’s will be put on my list in a first come, first serve order.

***Please limit your family to **** ONE ADULT **** attending the concert because of limited space.. No exceptions. The POPS group wants as many CHILDREN to be able to participate as possible. If you have adult family members who want to go – the POPS group usually performs the same exact concert to the public the Sunday before the Thursday that we go. That Sunday concert is NOT free.

***If you have a small child that can sit on your lap, let me know so that I do not include them in our total counts.

In your email, message or post to me please indicate the total number in your family that are going, e.g., 1 adult, 1 child on my lap and 2 kids, etc.

Cheers,

Maggie

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Youth Quilting Program

Youth Quilting Program

Mountain Top Quilters Guild (mountaintopquiltersguild.com) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote quilting in our community.

We are offering quilting lessons to youth ages 10 thru 17.   Each 8 week session meets every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 in Prescott.  Our next session will begin Sept. 5 and end Oct 31. There will be no class on Oct. 24. We do have some sewing machines available in the class if your child does not have access to one.

Youth Membership in the guild from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 is $10 for each participant, and the class fee for the 8 week session is $15 each.  Class fees are reduced to $10 each for families enrolling two or more children.

Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis.

For information, please contact Diana Ramsey at 928-499-8792 or djramsey@cableone.net.

Sewin’ Time Classes

Yesterday, we were at the PV public library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and participate in the activities. My kids are crazy motivated to read! This is amazing!* While we were there, I ran into a fellow homeschooling mom who I’ve run into before. 🙂 She let me know that she teaches sewing classes and asked if I could post about them. She is interested in teaching several classes. So if you have a group you know of and want to set something up with her, or if your child (or you!) wants to join a class, send her an email with your contact info and she’ll work something out with you!

WEEKLY CLASSES

Kids 6-12, teens, or adults will enjoy a one hour class each week. Class size is limited to four students to allow sufficient instructor attention. Students will purchase a $35 pattern package which contains roughly 10 projects. One pattern package will last each student about 9-10 months. Once they complete that package they are ready to move to the next level. Teens and adults have their own specialized pattern packages.

CAMPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

This is a great way to jump start you or your child’s sewing skills. Camps are fun! Most camps consist of two half days of creating, learning, and laughing. They also allow for a larger class size. At the end of the camp, you may go home with something to wear, a backpack, or even a matching outfit for an American Girl Doll and you!

CONTACT:

Sherri Smith

sewintime@hotmail.com

Prescott Valley

 

 

*You can sign your kids up for the library’s SRP online. Just go here.

Prescott Area Summer Camp Ideas for 2016*

Summer time can sure be a great way to give our kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp for a few days in something they really love (or something we would love for them to learn). It also can give homeschool moms a little bit of a break! (I’m sooo looking forward to summer, myself!) And summer camps can also be a fun thing for our kids to do with a neighborhood friend that normally goes to school…or with a favorite homeschool friend that lives across town.

Sport Camps:

If your child is interested in a specific sport, look up/contact the local leagues or businesses/studios for summer camp options. Yavapai Soccer, Prescott AYSO, Little League, Softball, Basketball Camp (in PV it’s through the County), Dance, Karate, Martial Arts, Golf. There really are too many options to mention here. But I’ll do my best.

Sport Camps at Prescott YMCA

Gymnastics Camp at Prescott YMCA

Embry Riddle has sport camps: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball

Swimming Lessons at Mountain Valley Splash or YMCA

Academic Camps/Classes:

Yavapai College for Kids: Their classes include art, language, writing, technology, nature, science, cooking, photography, drama, filmmaking. Fantastic options for exploring interests or going into depth on already known interests.

Embry Riddle also has a variety of camps for teens in aeronautics and engineering. Even a helicopter class!!

Nature Camps:

Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo (there are 6 different sessions)

All Children in the Woods

The Arts:

These places have had theater camps in the past: Prescott Center for the Arts and Footlight Productions (with Fusion of Movement)

Other Summer Fun Ideas:

A few years ago, I wrote this post for other Summer Fun ideas. But some ideas for Summer Fun include:

  • Harkins Summer Movie Series
  • Summer Library reading program with activities and shows at your local library (Prescott, PV, or CV)
  • Arts and Craft classes as JoAnn’s or Michael’s
  • The Spot, a Children’s Museum
  • Visiting local museums like the Smoki Museum, Phippen Art Museum, Sharlot Hall Museum, the Dewey museum, the museums in Jerome
  • Easy to difficult hikes (or some for mountain biking) like Watson Lake Riparian Preserve, hikes on Mingus Mountain, Thumb Butte, the Constellation Trails, the white dot trails at Watson, Pea Vine/Iron King Trail, Granite Mountain hike, the new hike up to the top of Glassford Hill, Salida Gulch, Indian Ruins trail near Lynx Lake
  • Day Trips to Phoenix, Sedona, Slide Rock State Park, Cottonwood, Fossil Creek, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and all that those places have to offer
  • Spending an afternoon or morning at the lake: Watson Lake, Lynx Lake, Goldwater, Granite Basin, Mingus Mudhole, (Willow Lake…if you want to battle the bugs…Willow Lake is best for the trails, not the lake)

I hope with these Summer Fun Ideas you’ll have an enjoyably filled summer of learning, fun, relaxation, reading, and creativity!

* This list is definitely not comprehensive. In fact, PLEASE email me with other summer camps in the Prescott area. I will update this post periodically with additions. Please email me with the name of the Summer Camp and the website for more information, and the ages of kids the camp works with. prescotthshub@gmail.com 

Thank you!

¿Quieras Hablar otro Idioma?

Would you like to learn another language? Or have your kids be bilingual? Have you thought about Spanish or French? Or even Chinese? Where we live, there are many native Spanish speakers. My husband is even starting to learn Spanish so he can interact with his patients and their parents better in his orthodontic practice. Learning another language is so useful to him and the success of his business. What about the success of your child’s future? Is it worth investing time and money to learn another language? Especially if they are interested and driven to themselves? What about preparing them to go to college? Many colleges require, or at least encourage, an introductory learning of another language.
This information was submitted to the Prescott Homeschool Hub by Steve Nesbitt, the creator of ULAT. If you are interested in teaching your children another language but don’t know one yourself, check out this resource. It is video based, self paced, and it looks quite thorough. Maybe it could even make a great summer independent study course for middle to high school learners!
Dear educators,
The ULAT (Universal Language Acquisition Tool) is an extraordinarily inexpensive, yet highly effective, French and Spanish program for middle school, high school and adult learners located at www.theulat.com.
The growing popularity of the ULAT program can be largely attributed to its respect of the Natural Language Acquisition Sequence whereby its over 160 days of lesson plans and many hours of video instruction first lay a strong oral foundation to the student’s knowledge of the new language, before proceeding to phonics instruction, elementary reading and then, only after an entire year of study, to the skill of writing. Additionally, as it provides options for both secular and biblical reading selections, it is appropriate for public school, private school and homeschooling use as well.
Annual subscriptions to the ULAT established at this time will be honored through June 30, 2017.  I encourage you not to take my word for the program’s effectiveness, but rather to read the reviews provided by the ULAT’s many enthusiastic users.
Best regards,
Steve Nesbitt
Homeschooling mother from Minnesota:  “I am a homeschooling mother of two high school students who just started using the ULAT course this year. We love it! We have used several other programs, and never before have we found one so easy to use, so thorough, or so reasonably priced. We are learning to speak and to communicate faster and more easily than ever before and the videos are both helpful and entertaining. Thank you, Mr. Nesbitt! We now look forward to learning more instead of dreading it!!”
 
Carol Stines, International Director at Phoenix Christian Preparatory School in Arizona:  “We began using the ULAT program in our foreign language classes about 7 years ago. We were impressed by the emphasis on verbal communication right from the start. The combination of actions and words causes the students to remember. As has been said, “There’s memory in muscle”. Combining logical actions with the vocabulary makes a huge difference in student’s ability to acquire the language. Plus, there is no translating, The students think in the target language without going through the wasteful step of going back to their English to comprehend. I would recommend the ULAT program for any school for use in teaching foreign languages as well as English.”

Nature Camp “All children in the woods”–Spring Break

Nature Camp “All children in the woods” during Spring Break

and every Friday thereafter

https://www.facebook.com/EducationalExpeditionsNatureCamp/

Educational Expeditions LLC, a Prescott company owned by Mariana Altrichter, who is an environmental educator, is once more offering nature camp “All children in the woods” for the Spring Break (March 7-18, M to F) for kids ages 5-10, and every Friday thereafter until May 20th. (Summer nature camp: May 23-27).

This Nature camp aims to help children to connect with nature, with one another, to learn and to have fun. The dynamic is based on a combination of guided educational activities, organized games, songs, art work, journal keeping, walks, building, team work, storytelling, free play, and educational reflective time. Through these diverse activities children are inspired to creatively engage with nature, to practice cooperation and respect, and to develop a sense of wonder and appreciation for the diversity of nature and human beings.

 The camp is at Goldwater lake. Kids can be dropped off at any time between 8 am and 8:20 am, and are picked up at 3 pm. The group spends the whole time in the woods, within a few minute walk from the park facilities and bathrooms. The group size is limited to 16 kids with two instructors.  

 Cost: US $32 per day. Healthful snacks are provided twice a day. Registration deadline: February 19th. Important: Kids cannot be dropped off without previous registration. Limited space, register soon!.  

 CONTACT Mariana Altrichter for more details and registration forms:  marianaalt@msn.com,

928-4455446,  909-2067623 (no text).

Instructors: Mariana Altrichter, is a teacher at Prescott College, with a PhD in conservation biology and over 20 years of experience in the field of environmental education. David Wise, kinder aide at Skyview, is a senior student at Prescott College majoring in outdoor education, human development and education. He has experience in music camps for children, art and music trek, and as an intern with the National Outdoor organization School. Other PC education students will be joining the camp to help.