Tuesday, February 25, 2014

choir tonight (Tuesday!)

The brand new Athens Youth Choir meets tonight at the Athens Cultural Center, 4:45-6 pm. A few more singers are needed, so please help us spread the word. Many of us Greene County/Columbia County homeschoolers and schoolers have been working with Shelly Ley for years, and think she is a terrific teacher, and awesome choir leader. Due to the support of the Athens Cultural Center, this is a free choir. Please help us spread the word! And email shelly.ley@gmail.com for more info.

Monday, February 24, 2014

yesterday's event

Here is an article in the Register Star about yesterday's event. Very interesting discussions in the hallway afterward. Some good points not in the fine article:

-- There is a meme out there that you don't have to have a degree (college, for example) to succeed. Michael Strong mentioned it in his speech. We had an interesting discussion about this idea in the hallway. (Jim, from Vermont, said, "Michael Jordan was kicked off the basketball team in 8th grade and so was I. And am I an NBA player?")

-- I was not ready with fliers!

-- I wanted to pitch our event on March 1 -- and I did. No one could stop me!

-- Someone asked me about other things to do for homeschoolers -- his kids like music, etc., so I said the following:

-- Join Sheri Mayorga's choir, or keep an eye out for a choir lead by Shelly Lee

-- Take the writing class at Art OMI with Jennifer Wai­ Lan Strodl

-- Get in touch with Jeanette Roundy about the upcoming Science Fair.

-- Flying Deer has homeschool programs

-- You can join a homeschool group like, say, TALC

-- It's far and it's Christian but there is the Consortium to consider

-- There is a homeschool meet up in Kinderhook... I think I have an email address or two.

He already knew about Kite's Nest. What other good things can you do? Lots!

Good to see Ruth, Kaya, Pamela, all kinds of people and meet new people. Be sure to email me!

Email me for more on other options for homeschoolers locally. Thanks.