The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition Annual Spring Workshop Saturday, April 25

Join homeschoolers from across New Hampshire for a day of workshops and small group sessions Saturday, April 25, at the Nackey Loeb School of Communications in Manchester. In the morning, a panel of homeschoolers with various philosophies and methods of education will discuss how they teach their children at home.

Assessment Testing Offered in White River Junction, Vermont

Stanford 10 Testing will take place at the Valley Bible Church, White River Jct., Vermont. Testing covers math, science, life science, reading, social studies, writing, listening skills and more!!! Stanford 10 is one of the nation’s largest "normed" tests.
Hosted by Upper Valley CC but open to all students...homeschool, private, and public!
Thursday and Friday, May 7-8, 2015. Register at cctestingservices.com.
Questions??? Contact Diana Kimball-Anderson, morninggate@yahoo.com, 802-785-4404.

Looking for a Pen Pal Program?

The HSAMF (Home School Association for Military Families) Pen Pal Program
is a FREE literacy based, traditional letter writing program. It is a great way to get children writing traditional letters, a skill that is often lost in today's society, as well as make friends with children they would otherwise not have met. Both military and civilian families can get involved.

Quite honestly, it has been a great way to work on grammar and spelling with my children, without them even realizing they are "working on school."

Build a Solar Powered Model Car—Competition in Derry in June

The Energy & Environmental Advisory Committee of the town of Derry is again hosting the National Junior Solar Sprint competition in Derry on June 6, 2015. We hope that you will consider forming a team or teams for entry in this educational competition. Junior Solar Sprint http://jrsolarsprint.org/ was founded to promote STEM learning and encourages: teamwork, problem solving, awareness of environmental issues, hands-on engineering skills, creative thinking, and experimentation.

Report a New Discovery in Biological Science and Win an Award

MSMR’s 24th Annual Student Competition – “That’s News!” – will open for submissions on January 5th.

The Competition is for middle school and high school students throughout New England. Winning students and their parents and teachers are invited to receive their recognitions and awards at the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research Annual Meeting (June 26, 2015). There are cash, book and certificate awards for students who most compellingly explain a recent biomedical research breakthrough using an essay, poster or webpage of their own creation.

Events and Classes at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough

Our Popular "Explore!" Series Continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month! In 2015 we will explore the cuisine and culture of the following places:
April 15th at 10:00 and 1:00 -- Explore France!
May 20th at 10:00 and 1:00 -- Explore Mexico!
June 17th at 10:00 and 1:00 -- Explore...a warm place yet to be announced. Will it be Hawaii? The Philippines? Brazil?

Each of these programs is offered twice, at 10:00 AM for preschoolers to age 7 or so, and at 1:00 PM for ages 7 and up. $6 per person, Free for Homeschool Family Members!

Expanding Students’ Horizons Programs in Theater, Stage, and Special Workshops

Expanding Students' Horizons functions as a clearing house between several New Hampshire theatre venues which offer free student passes for selected educational programs to New Hampshire students from elementary to high school public, charter, private, and home school students. Some programs are listed below. Details and even more listings on their website www.esh.vpweb.com

Concord Sports Center Homeschool Gym Program

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 - 3:30. Some of our offerings are Nerf free play, dodge ball and pick up sports for teens. We also have a wonderful play area with mats, tunnels, and pop up houses for younger children. Following field time, we have a time for fellowship in our free video arcade room with lots of tables for drawing, crafts and board games. 2 Whitney Road in Concord, NH. Contact Kathy Arseneau at bkbjdeerun@msn.com to sign up.

Woodworking in Canterbury

"Tools for Kids" at Old Ways Traditions in Canterbury has coping saws, drills, planes, etc. for 5 yrs. and up to use, lathes for 10 yrs. and up, and toys for the little ones. Dave is there to help the kids, but parental supervision is required. You need to call ahead to make an appointment. Seven kids, maximum (depends on ages – only two little ones.) By donation. Please call 783 4403 evenings or email efurnitr@comcast.net. (No Saturdays Dec. 13 through March). 418 Shaker Road, Canterbury.