Homeschool Learning Lab

The Homeschool Learning Lab is a variety of workshops and programs that are geared towards homeschooled students.  

​picture book club

​3rd Friday of the month 2pm - garden room

Learn about important people and events in history through picture books!  We will read the book out loud and follow-up with a discussion and/or craft.  For children ages 6 and up.  

​Schedule of books: 

September 20: Pocket Full of Colors: The magical world of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo
October 18: Mary who wrote Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton 
November 15: Henry and the Cannons by Don Brown
December 20: Ada's Ideas: The story of Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer by Fiona Robinson
January 17: Crayon Man: The true story of the invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow
February 21: Before she was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome
March 20: She persisted: 13 American women who changed the world by Chelsea Clinton
April 17: Out of Wonder: Poems celebrating poets. by Kwame Alexander
May 15: The Eleventh Hour by Jacques Goldstyn

Coming soon in October! 

Sign Language 2

Teacher: Ms. Kim
Class time: Fridays 12:30 to 1:30

Week 1- October 4
Review letters, numbers and basic signs.

Week 2- October 11
Thoughts into sentences and concepts into actions.

Week 3- October 25

The class will not meet on the 18th.  Registration Required.

​Newbery Book Club
3rd wednesday of the month

Read and discuss Newbery winners!  The discussion group will meet at two different times: 1pm and 6pm. This program is for children ages 8 and up.  

Our First book is 
Moon over manifest 

​by Clare Vanderpool
Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was.
Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos, including some old letters that mention a spy known as the Rattler. These mysterious letters send Abilene and her new friends, Lettie and Ruthanne, on an honest-to-goodness spy hunt, even though they are warned to “Leave Well Enough Alone.”
Abilene throws all caution aside when she heads down the mysterious Path to Perdition to pay a debt to the reclusive Miss Sadie, a diviner who only tells stories from the past. It seems that Manifest’s history is full of colorful and shadowy characters—and long-held secrets. The more Abilene hears, the more determined she is to learn just what role her father played in that history. And as Manifest’s secrets are laid bare one by one, Abilene begins to weave her own story into the fabric of the town.

We will discuss the book at our first meeting on september 18.
pick up your copy of the book today!