Home School Program (Ages 5-12)


Home School Program

Our homeschool classes are offered on Mondays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for students ages 5-12. A different three-week science unit is taught each month, with classes consisting of instructional time, hands-on activities, and outdoor activities. Extension ideas will be provided to parents so they can follow up with lessons and activities at home.
Visit our Home School Blog at www.HouArbHomeSchool.wordpress.com to see what Home Schoolers have been up to!

Schedule: Three Mondays a month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (classes for ages 5, 6 – 7, 8 – 9, and 10 – 12)
Fees per student: $60 member** / $90 nonmember per three-week unit

**Must be a Family Tree Member or above for member rate.

Please note: Additional Parents and siblings may not attend class. Those who wish to go out on a nature hike may do so on a special basis by discussing with instructors. *Attendee(s) must be mature enough to participate in the program(s) without parental or guardian supervision. 

Registration note: Parents, when registering for multiple months, please register your child in the same age group for the entire semester.  Thank you!

As part of your registration, you will also receive email updates from our Home School Blog with information and pictures showing you what the students did in class, take-home activities to continue learning at home, and updates about the Home School Program in general.

January 7, 14, 28: Angry Earth
Sometimes the earth can be a frightening place to live. From the fiery inner core to the shaking and quaking of the ground, natural disasters have rocked our world. Learn how hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and floods have transformed our planet.

February 4, 18, 25: World at Night 
The forest is different when the sun goes down. Learn about the adaptations of nocturnal animals and plants. Consider constellations and other beings of the night sky.

March 4, 18, 25: Wetlands
Giant water bugs, dancing dragonflies, and snapping turtles! Students will study the biodiversity of these wet and wild habitats through water testing, pond dipping, and fun games. Come learn how wetlands function and what they can do for you!

April 8, 15, 29: When Nature Attacks!
Venomous snakes? Poisonous plants? Buzzing things that sting? Nature isn’t just beautiful, it can be deadly! Join us as we learn how nature protects itself from potential dangers.

May 6, 13, 20: Art in Nature
Explore the connections between art and nature as we use the world around us as creative inspiration. Go for hikes to take a closer look at our organisms, and then see how nature will inspire your works of art! Explore the use of natural materials and learn how to make a nature journal.

Registration has closed. Thank you for another great term! Please keep an eye out for Fall Home School dates coming in September!


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