Heat Is Accepting Players for High School Girls Basketball Team

The Tennessee HEAT is an organization of Christian homeschooled families prayerfully established to encourage and support the teaching of Christian values and the building of Christian character through participation in Christ-centered extracurricular activities related to athletics.

We are committed to offering competitive athletics for homeschooled athletes located in Middle Tennessee. Our prayer is that our Heat athletes and fellow homeschooled students can develop friendships, camaraderie, team/school spirit, and life lessons through the platform of athletics.  We strive to be competitive and Christ centered in all that we do. Our coaches will be encouraging to our athletes and build them up, not tear them down. We want to be known for our competitive teams, encouraging presence, enthusiastic supporters and positive behavior.

The Heat plays a competitive schedule in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference comprised of private schools and home school teams.

Practice starts October 4.

Contact Coach Jamie Bone 931-580-5855

Hide it in Your Heart Coloring Book by Annie Douglass Lima

More than just a coloring book, this inspirational activity book will help you relax, unwind, and enjoy some creative fun while hiding God’s Word in your heart. The 35 separate verses and passages are printed in colorable word art with decorative borders, blank on the back to make them easier to remove and frame or display, if desired. Each one is accompanied by two different activities or puzzles featuring the verse or key words from it.

Hide it in Your Heart is an ideal Scripture memorization aid for Christian schools, homeschool programs, Sunday schools, or your own personal use. Children and adults will enjoy learning, practicing, and meditating on these artistically presented verses from the New International Version Bible.

Proceeds from the sale of Hide it In Your Heart will be donated to www.Christar.org to help provide a translation of God’s Word for a particular people group in East Asia who do not yet have the Bible in their own language.

Here is a sample coloring and activity pages from Hide it In Your Heart. If you'd like to color it or complete the word puzzles, click on the link to access a PDF that you can download and print.

Hide it In Your Heart is available in paperback on Amazon for $8.99. Happy coloring!

About the Author:
Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published thirteen books (two YA action and adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script, five anthologies of her students’ poetry, and a Scripture coloring and activity book). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel.

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Introduce Your Children to Live Theatre

Do your homeschool children add drama to your life? Well, add some to their lives and take them to the theatre. The Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT) has just the ticket for you and your homeschool children.
The Nashville Children’s Theatre has been entertaining audiences for more than 80 years. The productions over the years have been ones geared towards children, which has introduced many young people to fine arts in the form of live dramatic presentation. Ever since the theatre has been presenting student matinees during regular school hours, the audiences have grown in numbers. So many of the productions have been childhood favorites and have brought other book classics to life for the students.
This year, student audiences will enjoy five of the 2016-2017 season productions during the weekday school matinees. Those school students include homeschoolers too. The performances that are open this season include:
Afflicted: Daughters of Salem: Wednesday, September 28 at 1 p.m.
Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook: Wednesday, November 9 at 1 p.m.
Scot Copeland's Treasure Island: Wednesday, February 1 at 1 p.m.
And In This Corner: Cassius Clay: Wednesday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
Goodnight Moon: Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m.
Homeschoolers are invited to attend Homeschool Days at the NCT.  They may attend as a family or bring a group of homeschoolers and enjoy live theatre at its best. These productions are open to the public and offered at a reduced ticket price making it more affordable for people to attend. That is not only a benefit for larger families, but all families. We get to experience that same theatrical performance and all of the talent while keeping the drama on the stage (at least for a couple of hours).
If you would like to attend one or all of the upcoming productions at the NCT, you may purchase your tickets online, by calling (615) 252-4675 or at the NCT box office. The first performance is on Wednesday, September 28, of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem. Although you may purchase tickets at the door, I would suggest you purchase them in advance. Tickets for NCT homeschool performances sell fast.

Jennifer Smeltser writes for HomeLife Academy. HomeLife Academy is an official private school serving thousands of home educators. For more of Jennifer's articles, visit the Homeschool Roster.

Barnes & Noble Cool Springs Announces Pop-Up Shop in partnership with Make Nashville at the Nashville Mini Maker Faire

Barnes & Noble Cool Springs Announces Pop-Up Shop in partnership with Make Nashville at the Nashville Mini Maker Faire, September 17, 2016

Barnes & Noble Pop-Up Shop to Feature Products from Leading Vendors in Technology and Education in Addition to Make: Magazine

Presence at Maker Faire Nashville Highlights Barnes & Noble’s Ongoing Commitment to Promoting Tech Literacy in Local Communities Across America

Brentwood, TN – September 1, 2016 – Barnes & Noble Cool Springs today announced a pop-up shop at the Nashville Mini Maker Faire in partnership with Make Nashville on Saturday, September 17th which will feature products from leading vendors in technology and education including littleBits, Spin Master, Sphero and more. Barnes & Noble’s presence at the Nashville Mini Maker Faire highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to promoting tech literacy and raising awareness for the Maker Movement in local communities throughout the country, including Middle Tennessee.

The specific products featured at Barnes & Noble pop-up shop at the Nashville Mini Maker Faire will include Sphero BB 8 app controlled Droid from Orbotix, Inc., littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets from littleBits Electronics, 3Doodler Create from Aliquantum International, Inc., Ozobots from Evollve Inc., and so much more. To learn more about the merchandise that will be featured, customers should visit BN.com. For a full list of products that will be available for purchase, customers should contact area Barnes & Noble stores and speak with a knowledgeable bookseller.

“Barnes & Noble Cool Springs is thrilled to partner with Make Nashville in having a presence at the Nashville Mini Maker Faire and to make available for purchase leading technology and educational products that are perfect for customers of all ages who have a desire to create, learn and share, and who bring a DIY mindset to technology,” says Robbie Bryan, Community Business Development Manager at Barnes & Noble Cool Springs. “We are proud to further Barnes & Noble’s commitment to promoting tech literacy and raising awareness for the Maker Movement within Middle Tennessee and we hope that our participation helps to inspire everyone to become a Maker and connect with people and projects in their local community.

The Nashville Mini Maker Faire will take place at Adventure Science Center at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. For more information, customers should contact the Adventure Science Center or visit www.adventuresci.org/events/event/nashville-mini-maker-faire-2.

For information on Make Nashville visit www.makenashville.org