Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Saturday Classes

Dear Hudson Area Families,

If you are currently or have considered homeschooling your children in the future, we are happy to offer a chance to meet other families in the area while we develop educational resources in the area for Fall 2014. HATCH (Hudson Area Teaching Cooperative for Homeschoolers) is working with the great people and facilities at Kite's Nest in Hudson to offer a program on the first Saturday of the month for the next three months, Saturday, February 1, Saturday, March 1, and Saturday, April 5.

There is a $10 materials fees for the first child, $6 for the second (siblings). Children of any age are welcome but if they are younger than 7, we ask their parents to stay and help them. 

Saturday, February 1 will be wool, carding, spinning and felting. And maybe Rosie, this cat loving sheep, will make a guest appearance. 

Saturday, March 1 will be paper marbelizing with Ulrike.  Lots of fun.

Saturday, April 5 will be islands of the imagination, a class that has lead to published books in the past. Make up your own world and see the fictional worlds of other participants. 

This is a drop off program for children from 7 to 16. Parents are welcome to stay or leave children at 2 PM and pick them up at  5 PM at Basilica Hudson on Front Street by the train station.

However, we encourage parents to come at 4:15 for our homeschooling discussion session, to talk to current and potential homeschool parents about their concerns and preferences for the fall. 

By moving our program to a Saturday we hope to allow current and potential future homeschool families meet and work together on projects. By seeing those already homeschool, we hope those who might take the plunge can better imagine a future without school and to see if that option might be right for you. By offering academic support and a drop off program now and in the Fall of 2014, we hope to fill in education and scheduling gaps for families and make homeschooling less daunting and more possible for busy people. 

To see the other great programs at Kite's Nest, click here. Also, please like our Facebook page to have a place to share ideas and ask questions. 

Regardless of your educational plans for Fall 2014, thank you for considering participating in HATCH this spring and we hope to see you down by the river, the Hudson or the Mannikanituk, as you would have it (My Man Connie Tuck, as a way of pronouncing the Mohican).


Will and Larissa

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