eXtracurricular Offers Homeschool Tutorials

eXtracurricular now offers a wide variety of options for homeschool groups and individuals, including semester-long homeschool tutorials.

  • Custom classes and labs designed to match your current homeschool curriculum
  • Classes taught by licensed educators
  • Cutting edge lab equipment and technology that make science lessons come to life
  • Flexible scheduling that meets your needs
  • Flexible age grouping
  • Discounts for larger groups
  • By the hour or by the class pricing

Call eXtracurricular at (615) 739-5520, email extracurricularcenter at gmail dot com, or send a message on facebook to schedule your free consultation. eXtracurricular is located at 1642 Westgate Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027. For more information, visit their website.

Find Curriculum and Save at the Nashville HomeSchool Sale

Picture courtesy of the Nashville Homeschool Sale
If you are anything like me, you are already planning the next school year. That is just what homeschoolers do. While we have one foot in our current lessons, our minds occasionally wander to the next school year and sometimes the school years, two and three years after that one. That probably happens, because it gives us an excuse to shop. If you like shopping and homeschool products excite you in a manner like no other, you should plan to make a stop at the Nashville HomeSchool Sale (NHS) in May.

Faith Young, NHS Coordinator, has been making plans since January for the 2016 sale. It will be held at the West End Community Church on Tuesday, May 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The NHS, now in its fourth year, was an answer to requests from homeschoolers in the area who wanted to shop affordably for their school items like they were able to do when it came to clothing items and other children accessories.

Conquering Common Core

Does Common Core have both you and your child scratching your heads? We understand that the delivery of concepts through Common Core is quite different from New Math and can leave you struggling to help your child understand even basic concepts. Whether your child feels their current grade level work is not challenging enough, or if they are at a level that you, as a parent and home school teacher, feel ill-equipped to teach thoroughly, don't fret! By using an assessment based program, we can work with students that need to catch up, stay on level, or move forward with more challenging work.

Mathnasium is a national franchise that offers so much more than traditional tutoring, along with traditional tutoring services. Mathnasium is a learning center for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who may need to boost their math skills or need an extra challenge. Every Mathnasium student is provided with a unique learning program designed to meet his or her individual needs in mathematics. The Mathnasium mission is to

Musical Theatre Workshop With Cast Members From Beauty And The Beast

BEAUTY & THE BEAST IS COMING TO TPAC! Come take a Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre Workshop with Ms. Heather O'Dell and Miss Hannah Kohn, a cast member from the National Tour of BEAUTY & THE BEAST on June 1 – 3rd for ages 7 & up! We also have group tickets at a special price available for purchase to the show to see Miss Kohn in BEAUTY & THE BEAST at TPAC on June 1st at 7:30 PM. Deadline to purchase tickets at the special group rate of $22.50 for Loge seats and $33.50 for Grand Tier seats is APRIL 10th! Please email me NO LATER THAN APRIL 10 to reserve your tickets for the show and special access to meet Miss Kohn after the show. 

Broadway Vocal Performance Intensive and
BEAUTY & THE BEAST Musical Theatre Dance Workshop
JUNE 1 – 3, 2016 * 9:00 – 2:00
Ages – 7 & up
$150 per person for Vocal Performance & Musical Theatre Workshop June 1 - 3
$50 per dancer for Musical Theatre Only Workshop on June 1

The vocal performance workshop will be led by Mrs. Heather O'Dell who has a B.A in Vocal Music from California Lutheran University.  Her training focused on classical voice which included musical theatre and opera. Students will learn various vocal and performance skills including proper vocal warm ups, how to use a microphone, projection and stage presence.  This workshop will also include a 2 hour session on June 1st from 9:00 – 11:00 with one of the cast members from the hit Broadway Musical, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Miss Hannah Kohn!  In this two hour session, students will learn a Musical Theatre style dance combination and will have a Q & A session with the cast member.  We have special group rate tickets available for purchase to see Miss Kohn perform in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at TPAC on June 1st in the 7:30 PM performance.  At the end of the intensive workshop on June 3rd at 1:30 PM, they will present a mini-performance to showcase what they have learned in the week.
SIGN UP ONLINE AT www.EliteDanceAndFitness.com or call (615)776-4202 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.  Deadline to purchase tickets for BEAUTY & THE BEAST for special group rate through Elite Dance  - APRIL 10! Email Cheri Urie to reserve tickets to the show at danceatelite@yahoo.com .


Barnes & Noble Spring Educator Appreciation Week 2016

Barnes & Noble Cool Springs' Educator Appreciation Week is coming up soon. It is April 9-17 this year.

Homeschool educators qualify for the Barnes & Noble Educator Program, which provides a 20% discount off the publisher's list price on select items that they consider suitable for use in the classroom or with the student population, including most hardcover and paperback books, toys, and games.

Be sure to download, print and bring in the application to get your Educator Program card at the registers during Educator Appreciation Week.

Homeschool Family Day Camp at Deer Run

If you are looking for a special day your family can enjoy together, register for Deer Run’s annual Homeschool Family Day Camp that takes place on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and is free for ages 4 and under. Your family can experience a day filled with a variety of camp activities. A preschool play area is provided for little ones. Activities include…
· outdoor education demonstrations
· organized wiffle ball game
· mega relay race
· crafts
· archery & BB guns
· fishing tutorial plus catch & release fishing
· self-guided hiking
· 45 ft-climbing tower
· creek splashin'
· playground
· gaga ball
· carpetball
· sand volleyball
· hover ball
· nine-square-in-the-air
· wagon ride

Additional recreation is available for older kids, grade 3 and up:
· Giant Swing: $6 per person — Swing high above the game field.
· Leap of Faith: No Additional Cost — Climb the 33-ft pole and leap off the platform at the top to ring the bell!
· Paintball: $10 per person — 1-hr playtime, equipment rental and 1 hopper of paint. Chest protectors/vests & extra paint are available for purchase on site.
 *Minimum & maximum height & weight requirements apply to fit the safety harness on Giant Swing and Leap of Faith. Most 3rd graders meet the minimum requirements.

Advance registration is highly recommended especially for the additional recreation options. Catch & release fishing from the bank is allowed. However, the lake is closed for swimming and other water activities.

Bring a picnic lunch plus a tablecloth, blanket and/or chairs for your family to enjoy on the property. Snacks, beverages, apparel and other merchandise are available at the Camp Store from 12 to 2 p.m. The dining facility is not open for meals. The event takes place rain or shine.

Register online or call 615.794.2918 if you have questions.

Deer Run is located on 100 scenic wooded acres, 10 minutes from downtown Franklin and 20 minutes from Spring Hill at 3845 Perkins Road, Thompson’s Station, TN.