Saturday, September 27, 2014

what we've been up to so far in September

We have had a great start to our first semester so far. Continue below to see pictures and hear about what we've been up to on Tuesdays at the Hudson Area Library and on Wednesday at Kite's Nest. Our great singing teacher, Shelly Ley,, has a blog of articles and links to accompany our Great Depression theme this semester... read on!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

After a semester of events in the spring, planning and meeting for the fall, we now begin teaching. Classes (see blog below) at the library start at 4 PM on Tuesday -- we should be ready to go with our coding club, please bring a laptop if you have one, and Islands of the Imagination will be in full swing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting tonight. Great to see so many familiar and new people and we hope that together we can build some educational options in Hudson. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Even if you can't make it to our Tuesday afternoon classes at the Hudson Area Library or our Wednesday program at Kite's Nest, I hope you consider attending the meeting  on Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00pm 108 Front Street, Hudson.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Islands of the Imagination: what kind of class is that? And the programming club?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The informational meeting is changing to: Wednesday September 10, at 5 PM at Kite’s Nest One week later! Please note. Facebook event here. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

2014 Fall Schedule Available!

Starting September 2014, the Hudson Area Teaching Cooperative for Homeschoolers (HATCH) will offer classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Kite’s Nest and the Hudson Area Library.

Look at the brochure here.

See a detailed schedule here

Courses include, Goals Coaching, ELA Great Depression, Singing History, Early Literacy, Function Machines, History of Math, Programming Club, and Islands of the Imagination.

Programs are available for small children to teens, including homeschool families, kids in school, and anyone considering homeschooling or looking for more choice in education. With HATCH, the Hudson Library, Kite’s Nest and funders working together, Hudson area families have more exciting and innovative options. Come find out more and meet us!

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Wednesday September 10, at 5 PM at Kite’s Nest 

Class times and locations:

Tuesday Afternoon at the Hudson Library, 4 to 5:30 PM
400 State Street, Hudson 
Islands of the Imagination ï Coding and Programming Club
No fee • September to December • Funding generously provided by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Wednesday all day at Kite’s Nest, 10 AM to 3:30 PM
108 Front Street, Hudson
$60 per student per 14 week semester, plus $100 per session of 12 classes
Thus, students would pay between $160 and $360 for the semester. 
A thematic, project based all day drop off program in math and language arts for three age groups

Friday, May 2, 2014

spring semester-- thank you

Thank you to everyone who participated in our monthly first Saturday events at Kite's Nest. We are done with those classes for this semester. They were a lot of fun -- check out Facebook and the blog for photos of those events.

 In the fall, we will offer a full day of math, writing, arts and science at Kite's Nest for homeschool kids of various ages during the week, designed to meet the needs of area homeschool families. If you have ideas or requests, please email us.

More to come! Thanks for participating.

Monday, April 14, 2014

call for teen homeschool students

Teens and their families (homeschooled and otherwise): where are you?

(Also, don't forget: Spanish at the library tomorrow!)

If we can get enough interest among HS age homeschoolers, we can take advantage of a number of programs that offer college credit to teens. It could be a great new resource for college credit for teens with other teens in excellent classes with government support (like everyone else) -- available to homeschoolers and everyone else. 

Members of The Home Education Resource Center, in conjunction with HATCH of Hudson, recently met with Columbia-Greene Community College. It turns out, there are many ways for teen homeschoolers to get college credit.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

frogs and spring

Every year I note the night the peepers, frogs, come out. It's a very clear marker of spring, as all the frogs come out at once -- once one male frog starts singing for a mate, the others come right out and join in so it goes from quiet one night to loud the next night. It is loud right now.

Here are 7 years of first nights.

First Saturday April was a lot of fun: thanks for coming.