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Join Umana Academy Homeschool Group as we go on some field trips.

Kindergarten Field Trip

11/13 Bowers Museum [Kidseum]

Elementary Field Trip

11/1 Science Center:  4th - 8th Grades

12/4  Heritage Feild Trip:  1st-3rd Grade

Contact Stephanie@UmanaAcademy.com if you would like to join us, or call 949-900-6500.…


Added by Maureen Umana Boatman on October 23, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

Costumes Welcome Oct. 28 for Homeschool Ice Skating

For Monday, Oct. 28, many skaters are planning to don costumes or fun hats at the weekly Homeschool Ice Skating Session, 11:30 am-12:30 pm at the Aliso Viejo Ice Palace (#9 Journey, Aliso Viejo, CA; avicepalace.com). Watch out: after three years as a chef, I’ll be sporting a venus flytrap costume for 2013.…

Added by Stephanie Johnson on October 17, 2013 at 9:10pm — No Comments

3 out of 4 home schooled students fail low standard fitness tests.

The need for physical fitness classes

   Our children are suffering from the health effects of no or non effective fitness in their lives. Many will contract type 2 diabetes (once only seen in adults) and have their lives cut short from the many health related problems. Why are we not taking their fitness education seriously? Should it not hold a higher priority than any area we educate them in?…


Added by HALO Holistic Health on October 6, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

How to write a Personal Narrative Essay for 4th - 5th grade

Do you need help teaching your child how to write a personal narrative essay? Here is a short video that explains an easy way to organize and write a personal narrative essay. The story and worksheets come from the curriculum used at Arden Reading Academy, Step Up to Writing.


A personal narrative combines a report with a story. It will have…

Added by Jill Sousa on September 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Homeschool Ice Skating Highlights

As we start season #6 for Homeschool Ice Skating on Monday, Sept. 9, my daughter and I are looking forward to posting some highlights from the season. We started planning this session in October, 2008, and now we're looking forward to season six.

The basic info: Homeschool Ice Skating starts again on Monday, Sept. 9 at 11:30…


Added by Stephanie Johnson on September 8, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Excellence in Physical Education/ Fitness


Home-schooled Athletic League Organization (HALO) is an exercise program designed around the increasing need for home-schooled children to meet the state requirements for physical education.  Unfortunately, many of our nation's youth do not even meet this standard.  It is HALO's goal to bridge this gap, and we are doing…


Added by HALO Holistic Health on June 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Banyan Tree - Uses

Banyan Tree has number of advantages and native to India due to which it is the National Tree of India.

It has number of medicinal advantages. To know more about it click on the below link:…


Added by Ruchita Parat on April 29, 2013 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Kids did a great job...

Hello friends,

I want to share a video with you regarding learn Hindi kids camp by US Hindi foundation. Kids did a great job in this video.

Please check it out and share your views about the work done by children.

Thanks in advance.


Added by Ruchita Parat on April 26, 2013 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Vision and success in school!

Hello Parents!!!

Most people do not know about vision training other then correctional glasses and regular eye check-ups but there is something more available for families!!

every parent wants their child to be successful in school. But as many as 25% of children in any classroom environment have vision problems that hold them back from achieving their highest level of success.

Four of 5 classroom hours involve doing near…


Added by lindsey behm on December 27, 2012 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

New Book/Book app: character-development interfaith/intercultural resource for children

To all the busy parents and educators in our beautiful county, we wanted to inform you of a new resource which was developed right in your own locale: And So You Were Born.

A first-of-its-kind personalizable, interactive children's book app with video recording, And So You Were Born, is now available in the iTunes App Store, and can be seen discussed…


Added by TPP on November 12, 2012 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Aikido for Children and Teens

Are you interested in enrollling your child or teen into a great martial arts program? Try Aikido at the Newport Beach Aikido school, a traditional aikido school in Newport Beach. Aikido is a non-competitve martial arts that was trained by the Samurais in Japan. Aikido uses the opponents energy against himself by re-directing the attacks and moving out of line. We teach kids how to be more coordinated, focused, and aware to…


Added by Charn Pennewaert on July 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Classical Historian

At www.classicalhistorian.com, find information about our Socratic Discussion History Class in San Clemente, our Distance Learning Classes, and our History Games that are perfect for summer.  Come and visit us at a convention this summer!  Thank you,  John De Gree, Founder of The Classical Historian, www.classicalhistorian.com

Added by John De Gree on June 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Reading Specialist in your Area

Hello Home School parents. I wanted to let you know  I am a Reading Specialist in the North OC area & have worked with several home school families. The program I do is endorsed by the Orton Gillingham Society for Dyslexic persons and highly effective for all struggling readers.My son went through it in San Diego 10+ years ago & it literally changed our home. Assessments are free to see if it is even a fit for a child with the parent present.Please contact me for any further…


Added by Holly Leong on March 29, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Capistrano Valley Christian Schools in SJC reaches out to Homeschool families; starts new ministry 2 day program

Capistrano Valley Christian Schools (CVCS) in San Juan Capistrano is offering an exceptional homeschool program (K-8th gr.) for families interested in educating their children in a Christian homeschool environment. …


Added by Kendra Reyes on April 20, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

Fun Children's Theater Production March 18th

Star Wars: Musical Edition, Return of the Jedi



Come see a live Children's Musical Theater production of Star Wars, March 18th for only $5 a ticket a Newport Mesa Church, in Costa…


Added by debora wondercheck on February 25, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Local Meeting Tonight for National School Choice Week

"National School Choice Week" (January 23-29, 2011) 

What is School Choice Week?  It is when 2011 School Choice advocates from all across the nation gather to shine a spotlight on effective education options for every child.  This is an extraordinary…

Added by AskTracy on January 27, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Harrison's Summer Curriculum: Elements and Creativity

The Princeton Website has two definitions for student:…


Added by Heather Martinson on August 21, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AHOY – Calling all families who share a love of learning!!

Come join us for School at Sea – an enhanced family vacation experience combining a fabulous 7day cruise event with onboard Science Lab, Writing Workshop, Art Class and a variety of family-friendly activities. Our events are…


Added by Karen Hall on July 22, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Know Your Choices

Do you know that there are choices when it comes to your child's education? I'm not talking about which school in your area seems the better choice, private or public schools, I'm talking about homeschool. Do you know that you have several… Continue

Added by AskTracy on June 18, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments


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