Saturday, February 21, 2015

Columbus' Nina & Pinta Ships Field Trip

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This week TEACH families went on a field trip to see Columbus' Nina & Pinta Replica Ships! We had a great time on our tour learning about the ships and how they were used in Columbus' travels.

See more photos from this field trip on the TEACH Facebook page here

Check out upcoming TEACH Field Trips here

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February TEACH Meeting

Monday, January 19, 2015

WCTV Field Trip Photos

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We had such a wonderful time touring the WCTV Studios!

The children learned about all that goes on behind the scenes to create news broadcasts each day. We were able to see how green screens work, sit at the news desk and film a greeting to go on air, observe the reporters and anchors working in the news room, and view the control room.

We also learned about robotic cameras, teleprompters, and what it is like to be a news anchor from our wonderful tour guide, Shonda Knight. The children were able to ask questions, and to hear from a news anchor and control room operators about how they prepared for and what they enjoy about their careers.

You can see pictures from our WCTV Field Trip on the TEACH Facebook page here

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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

TEACH Meeting on Tuesday, January 27th!

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Join TEACH for our first meeting of the New Year!

Tuesday, January 27th
6pm - Library Opens
7pm - Meeting Begins
Piedmont Park Alliance Church

We are excited to welcome back Dr. Les Emhof as our speaker on nutrition and health issues! Dr. Emhof is a local family physician and home-schooling dad. This is one of our most popular meetings every year, so mark your calendars and bring your questions!

Also at the January 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! Check out the TEACH Blog to see some of the exciting field trips TEACH offered this past semester.
  • 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 December meeting, they are due this month, so bring them back and borrow something new!
  • Details on Upcoming Events: Get information on the 2015 TEACH Science Fair, Home School Graduation, and more!
For more TEACH updates:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fall 2014 TEACH Field Trip Photos

TEACH families have been on some great field trips so far this year, and there are more to come! 

Check out all these field trip photos on the TEACH Facebook Page:
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We had a wonderful tour (and lunch) on our White Oak Pastures Field Trip, 
visiting the largest USDA Certified Organic farm in the state of Georgia!
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 We enjoyed the beautiful Christmas decorations and learned about our state's history on the

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We climbed a 57 foot high Indian Mound and toured the Excavated Mound Museum on the
Kolomoki Mounds State Park Field Trip

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We fed farm animals, observed chicks hatching from their eggs, and learned about 
exotic animals at the North Florida Fair Field Trip.
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 Fascinating Florida history and wildlife were on display on our  
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What a fun day it was learning about fire safety and the important work that firefighters do every day at our Quincy Fire Department Field Trip.

To see what field trips are coming up soon, click on the 2015 Field Trips tab 

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, you can download a TEACH Membership Application here. We would love to have you!

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!
For more TEACH updates:

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.