Friday, November 7, 2014

TEACH Meeting on December 2nd!

Join TEACH for our last meeting of 2014!
Tuesday, December 2nd
6pm - Library Opens
7pm - Meeting Begins
Piedmont Park Alliance Church

We are very honored to have Peter Schweizer as a special guest speaker at our December meeting. Peter Schweizer is the President of Government Accountability Institute, a William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and a best-selling author. He is a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm Oval Office Writers which provides speechwriting and communications services for corporate executives and political figures. Read more about Peter in the attached document.

Also at the December meeting:
  • Children's Character Class: Children of all ages can learn about Godly character traits in this popular class taught by Jordin Hicks, which takes place during the meeting time.
  • Field Trip Sign-Ups: Look for sign-up sheets at the check-in table for upcoming Spring Semester Field Trips!
  • Box Tops Prize Drawing: There will be a prize at the meeting for the person who brings the most Box Tops that night. Participants will need to bring at least 100 to be eligible. Box Tops enable us to purchase additional resources for the TEACH Library, as well as to offer great events through the year.
  • TEACH Lending Library: The TEACH Library will be available from 6 to 7pm. Come early to check out the wide selection of books, DVD's and CD's. If you borrowed items at the September meeting, they are due this month, so bring them back and borrow something new!
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fire Department Field Trip Photos

Our group had such a wonderful time at our field trip to the Quincy Fire Department!

We learned about fire safety and the important work that firemen do every day, and even got to spray water from the big fire hose! See more pictures from the day on the TEACH Facebook Page here

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Field Trip: Tallahassee Museum on November 4th!

 

We are excited to announce our upcoming TEACH field trip to the Tallahassee Museum! See all the details and how to sign up below.

Great field trips are one of the many benefits of TEACH membership. If would like to join TEACH and participate in our field trips and other exciting events, we welcome you to download and complete a TEACH Membership Application here.


WHAT: Tallahassee Museum (Jr. Museum)
WHERE: 3945 Museum Drive Tallahassee, FL 32310
3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
WHEN: Tuesday, November 4th at 10:00am
COST* (pay at the door): 
$10 per adult, $7 per Child (ages 4-15), FREE for 3 and under
(*Tallahassee Museum Members can use their memberships to get in for free)

SIGN-UP DEADLINE*: October 30th
TO SIGN UP: Send an email to teachfieldtrips@gmail.com

(*If you already signed up at TEACH's September meeting, you are already on the list)

Details:
Join TEACH for a fun and educational field trip to the Tallahassee Museum! We will walk along the Wildlife Florida Trail, explore the Big Bend Farmstead and have lunch together at the picnic tables near the playground. You can bring a sack lunch, or purchase lunch from the Museum's Cafe (see the menu here).

This is a great field trip for ALL ages!


Wear comfortable shoes since there will be a lot of walking. You can check out the Tallahassee Museum website here.


 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Field Trip: White Oak Pastures Farm

We are excited to announce our upcoming TEACH field trip to White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA! See all the details and how to sign up below.

Great field trips are one of the many benefits of TEACH membership. If would like to join TEACH and participate in our field trips and other exciting events, we welcome you to download and complete a TEACH Membership Application here.
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WHAT: White Oak Pastures Farm
WHERE: Bluffton, GA
WHEN:
Saturday, October 18th at 11:00am
COST* (pay at the door): $5 per person (group of 25+) 
or $10 per person (group of less than 25)
SIGNUP DEADLINE: October 11th
TO SIGN UP: Send an email to teachfieldtrips@gmail.com

Details:
Join TEACH for this Saturday field trip that is perfect for families! White Oak Pastures is a multi-generational family farm that cooperates with nature to produce artisan products that are healthy, safe, nutritious, and delicious.

We will have a 1-hour guided walking tour and observe the beef and poultry abattoirs, biddy and bunny barn, egg candling machine, and 6-acre organic vegetable farm. After the tour, families can choose to eat lunch featuring food grown and raised right on the farm at the White Oak Open Air Restaurant (see a sample menu here). Another lunch option is to bring your own lunch and eat at a picnic area at the nearby Kolomoki Mounds State Park.

Since Kolomoki is so close to White Oak Pastures (a 19 minute drive), some families will be making a day of it by touring the Kolomoki Indian Mounds following the White Oak tour and lunch. All families are welcome! See Kolomoki Park admission fee information here.

Wear comfortable shoes since this is a walking tour on a working farm. You can check out the White Oak Pastures website here.

Questions? Email us at teachfieldtrips@gmail.com
See more upcoming TEACH Field Trips here

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Friday, September 26, 2014

How to Collect Box Tops for TEACH (and win a prize too!)

Did you know that you can help TEACH offer more great homeschooling resources by collecting Box Tops?

Since our dues do not cover all of our expenses, TEACH counts on Box Tops to make up the difference. Box Tops enable us to purchase additional books, DVD's and resources for the TEACH library. 

There are over 250 participating Box Tops products. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, and last year, TEACH earned over $300 from Box Tops! This year we will be offering prizes when you bring your Box Tops to our meetings.
How it works:

  1. You collect Box Tops from grocery and household products
  2. You bring Box Tops to any TEACH meeting and put them in the “Box Tops” box located at the check-in table (the person with the most Box Tops at each meeting wins a prize!)
  3. TEACH sends the Box Tops in, and Box Tops sends TEACH a check in the mail

Simple right? Here are two ways to collect more Box Tops:

  • Check out this list of 250 Box Tops products to find more box tops on products you already buy
  • Ask neighbors, friends, extended family, co-workers, and Facebook friends to save their Box Tops for you
Remember, the person to bring the most Box Tops to the TEACH Meeting on September 30th will win a prize! Please bring 100 minimum to qualify.

Friday, September 19, 2014

TEACH Field Trip: Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert

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We are excited to announce our upcoming TEACH field trip to the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert! See all the details and how to sign up below.

Great field trips are one of the many benefits of TEACH membership. If would like to join TEACH and participate in our field trips and other exciting events, we welcome you to download and complete a TEACH Membership Application here.
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WHAT: Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert
WHERE: Ruby Diamond Concert Hall at Florida State University
WHEN:
Thursday, November 20th, at 10:00 am
COST: $7 per person (non-refundable, same price for adults and children)
SIGNUP & PAYMENT DEADLINE: October 3rd
TO SIGN UP: Hit "reply" or send an email to teachfieldtrips@gmail.com

Checks should be made payable to T.E.A.C.H. and may be turned in at the TEACH September 30th meeting, or mailed before 10/3 to:
T.E.A.C.H. C/O Hicks Insurance Attention: Donnie Hicks
1734 Thomasville Road

Tallahassee, Florida 32303

Details:
The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra gives an annual Young People’s Concert for children, a cultural event of exceptionally high quality focused on presenting a live symphonic music experience to young people. This year’s program, Spaceman Invades Symphony, is programmed for students in first through fifth grades. TSO does not mind younger & older children attending as long as they have seats available and if the children can sit quietly and attentively during the concert (last year a member brought her 4 year old along). Space is limited, so sign up early. Due to the nature of this field trip, payment is due by October 3rd and tickets are non-refundable.

If you cannot attend the field trip on Thursday, there is a Family Night Spaceman Invades Symphony concert on Friday, Nov. 21st at 7:00pm at Ruby Diamond. It is still $7 per person. Please go to: www.tallahasseesymphony.org to buy tickets.
Questions? Email us at teachfieldtrips@gmail.com

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Homeschooling Strategies" September 30th Meeting

“How do I homeschool with toddlers?” “What is my role as a homeschool dad?” “What about high school?” “How can I help my struggling reader (without losing my mind)?”

Get answers to questions like these at our September "Homeschooling Strategies" Meeting! We are thrilled to have special guests Jolie Emhof and Sheila Maxwell, as well as other veteran homeschooling moms and dads, to share their successes, laugh at their mistakes, and answer your questions along the way. Bring the whole family!


Tuesday, September 30th

6pm – TEACH Library Opens

7pm – Meeting Begins (Children’s Character Class during meeting)

Piedmont Park Alliance Church

This event will be encouraging to both new and experienced homeschoolers, so bring a friend! Email your questions ahead of time to teachtlh@gmail.com, or bring them with you to the meeting. Seasoned homeschoolers, please come and bring your answers!

Also at the September Meeting:

Children's Character Class Kick-off: This month is the first Children's Character Class of the year. Children of all ages can learn about Godly character traits in this popular class taught by Jordin Hicks, which takes place during the meeting time.

Field Trip Signups: Look for signup sheets at the check-in table for several exciting upcoming field trip opportunities.

Box Tops Prize: There will be a prize at the meeting for the person who brings the most Box Tops that night! Participants will need to bring at least 100 to be eligible. Box Tops enable us to purchase additional resources for the TEACH library, as well as to offer great events throughout the year. Check out a full list of 250 Box Tops products here.

TEACH Library: The TEACH Library will be available from 6-7pm. Come early to check out our wide selection of books, DVD's, and CD's. If you still have resources from spring, please bring them to return.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Geography Fair Display Ideas

Are you looking for ideas for your geography fair table? Check out the Geography Fair Ideas board on our new TEACH Pinterest page! There you'll find free US geography printables, photos of geography fair displays, and more ideas to help you make the most out of your family's project.

You can read more TEACH 2014 Geography Fair information here and sign up for your state here (the sign up deadline is October 10th).


Every table is unique and there is no criteria to meet, so have fun learning about your state and planning your display!

Below are some photos from past TEACH Geography Fairs:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Upcoming Field Trip: Florida Governor's Mansion

We already have two exciting field trips scheduled for the fall, and more in the works! Please see below for details on the upcoming TEACH field trip to the Florida Governor's Mansion, and stay tuned for a second field trip announcement later this week.

Great field trips are one of the many benefits of TEACH membership. If would like to join TEACH and participate in our field trips and other events, we encourage you to download and complete a TEACH Membership Application here.
WHAT: Florida Governor's Mansion Tour
WHEN: Friday, December 5th at 10am
COST: Free
SIGNUP DEADLINE: November 25th
TO SIGN UP: Send an email to teachfieldtrips@gmail.com

Details:
Come learn about Florida history and enjoy the Florida Governor's Mansion while it is decorated for Christmas! Feel free to bring a sack lunch and a blanket to picnic with other TEACH friends after the field trip. Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Questions? Email us at teachfieldtrips@gmail.com
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TEACH 2014 - 2015 Kick-Off Meeting Recap

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the TEACH 2014 - 2015 kick-off event! A good time was had by all as we enjoyed food, fellowship, and even some door prizes.
A quick recap of the highlights from the meeting:
The next three meetings are as follows:
-          September 30th, Library opens at 6:00pm, Meeting is at 7:00pm
-          October 28th, Geography Fair, 7:00pm (details coming soon)
-          December 2nd, Library opens at 6:00pm, Meeting is at 7:00pm
We welcome you to bring the whole family to our meetings! Jordin Hicks will be teaching a character class for children during each meeting time again this year.
Please remember to join TEACH. Annual dues are only $25 per family, which is an incredible value in light of all the membership benefits such as field trips, library access, co-ops, and more. You can click here to download a membership application.
There were sign-up sheets at the meeting for the following activities and ways to be involved this year. If you weren’t able to attend or forgot to sign up, please reply to this email with which activities you would like to participate in, either as an attendee or a coordinator, so that we can get you plugged in:

-          Field Trips
-          Graduation
-          Library
-          Science Fair
-          Geography Fair
-          Logos Speech and Debate
-          Meeting Set-up/Take-down
-          Used Curriculum Fair
-          A.L.E.R.T. Cadets
-          American Heritage Girls
-          Mom’s Night Out
-          Mother-Daughter Tea
-          Co-ops
A reminder: Our dues do not cover all of our expenses, so we count on Box Tops to make up the difference. Box Tops also enable us to purchase additional books, DVD's and resources for the TEACH library. Please check all of your household products for Box Tops, cut them out, and bring them to our meetings. Last year, we were able to raise over $300 from the Box Tops brought in by all of you! This year, we will have a prize at each meeting for the person who brings the most Box Tops that night. Participants will need to bring at least 100 to be eligible to win a prize. Check with friends, family and co-workers for help with collecting Box Tops.
Thank you for being involved with TEACH! We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on September 30th.