Academics

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Wednesdays, 2 PM for 1 hour 4 week session (ongoing) Powered by Eventbrite This class is designed for middle and high school students who can use gently guided practice to improve their overall writing skillls. Traditionally, writer’s workshops are a place where students Find topics which interest them, Share their […]

Wednesdays, 1 hour, 3 PM 4 Week Session (ongoing)   Powered by Eventbrite   The art of taking notes has changed and evolved over the years, and there are so many techniques that it can be overwhelming to find and use the style that works for you.  In this class […]

Mondays, 1 hour 4 Week Session   Powered by Eventbrite Bullet journals are taking the internet by storm, and it’s no surprise – not only are they beautiful and creative, they are fantastically functional and can help you organize, plan, and record your life for years to come!  Customizable to […]

Classes will be on Wednesdays at 1 PM 4 Weeks, 1 hour/week Powered by Eventbrite Fan Fiction is a wonderful creative writing exercise defined by being both related to a popular fandom’s canonical fictional universe (often referred to as “canon”) and simultaneously existing outside it. Most fan fiction writers assume […]

A Peek into our Animator Badge

Our homeschool group is following the DIY Club format and the kids are earning DIY.org badges. Our September badge was Animator. We used the Animation Curriculum provided by the Academy of Motion Pictures. Our first week we made Flipbooks.  We watched a number of videos showing the kids the history […]

Field Trip: Heifer Farm

We are doing a fundraiser this year with our DIY Explorers – asking them to bring in recyclables that give a deposit to raise money to buy an animal through Heifer.org. From the Heifer website: We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our […]

Field Trip to Battleship Cove

We very much enjoyed our field trip to Fall River’s Battleship Cove.  My oldest is studying American History 2: Reconstruction through the present. It’s kind of a relief because I feel like we have done the Revolutionary War and the Civil War a lot. A whole lot. From their website: […]

Field Trip: Old South Meeting House, “Tea is Brewing”

In April, we had a super fun field trip to the Old South Meeting House in Boston to learn about how the Boston Tea Party really started with the “Tea is Brewing” interactive activity. Each child was given a part to play, either patriot or loyalist, and they participated in […]

Field Trip: Matfield Maple Farm

We visited the Matfield Maple Farm located at 107 Matfield St, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 with some friends and the kids last spring. The tour was $6 per person. There were some farm animals with coin-op feed machines for the kids (always a fun time) and some chickens wandering around. We […]

Field Trip: American Textile Museum

Our trip to the American Textile Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts was filled with a lot of hands-on activities, education and fun.   The day started with more of a traditional learning opportunity. The educator showed lots of interesting pictures and other materials to the kids and told them about how […]