Central Coast Homeschool Hive

Central Coast Homeschool Hive

Kariong Hall, Wednesdays 27 July - 21 September 2022

Central Coast Homeschool Hive is LIVE in Term 3! Join us each Wednesday at Kariong for an engaging day of community fun and learning. Join the rich variety of activities to suit students ages 5-14.

  • Focus on Aesop’s Fables to develop your Write in Colour grammar skills (Beginner & Intermediate Levels).
  • Discover the power of sentence starters.
  • Muscle up your writing skills as you outline, draft, write and edit your own Stop Motion Fable.
  • Investigate science through Hands-on Human Body Activities.
  • Solve puzzling conundrums in Maths Circles.
  • Boost your neurodiversity strengths through exercise.
  • Develop your IQ, creativity and handwriting with Dyslexia Games.
  • Find your Flow and step up your concentration stamina.
  • Relax and recover with deep breathing techniques.
  • Activate your brain’s brakes with ADHD balancing skills.
  • Make your own Stop Motion Movie.
  • Conquer Lego challenges.
  • Design cottage craft projects.
  • Paint portraits with Picasso, and MORE!

One day a week in one location with engaging, integrated learning for your whole family.

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What is Homeschool Hive?

Homeschool Hive is a new face-to-face initiative of Simply Homeschool. 

The Homeschool Hive vision is to facilitate community connections and provide opportunities for homeschool families to connect, learn, work, share and thrive.

Our mission is that when homeschool families connect regularly in a physical place to participate in organic and guided activities, we build relationships, a sense of belonging, and we support each other to achieve positive outcomes for our children.

Our trained teachers all have Working with Children’s Checks and are experienced homeschoolers who are ready to engage your children in a wide variety of learning activities.

Spend time in Community with other homeschool parents, learning alongside your kids.

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Registration Fees

Term Fees

$264 1st child ($33 per week)

$224 2nd child ($28 per week)

$189 3rd, 4th.. child ($24 per week)

  • Children must be from the same immediate family.
  • Registration fees are per child and include participation in all activities.
  • Parents are required to supervise their child/ren at all times.
  • Children aged 0-4 are free and must be supervised at all times.

Weekly Schedule

Wednesdays 27 July - 14 Sep 2022 (8 weeks, no class on 10th Aug)

Kariong Hall, Central Coast, NSW

  • 9:15am Sign in and warm up games
  • 9:45am Morning tea and intro
  • 10:00am SESSION 1
  • 11:30am Lunch
  • 12:15pm SESSION 2 
  • 1:10pm Snack break
  • 1:25pm SESSION 3
  • 2:15pm Pack up
  • 2:30pm Finish
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Weekly OUTLINE

READING / WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

PD, H, PE

TECHNOLOGY

VISUAL ARTS & COTTAGE CRAFTS

The Hare & The Tortoise

Nubbly Green Naming Nouns, Amazing Orange Adjectives

Literary Device - Alliteration

Vocabulary, outline and rewrite of The Hare & the Tortoise

What I don’t even know I don’t know.

Dyslexia Games – Puzzling Patterns & Letter Challenges

Introduction to Thinking

Diversity in problems

Multiple solutions

Hidden assumptions

Patterns

Pascal’s Triangle

Body Systems

My Body Statistics

Draw Your Insides

Stethoscope – listen to your insides

What is Flow?

Identify your state of flow and time it.

Teen Brain

PE/Outdoor Group Games: Pacman

ADHD Balance Skills 1 & Daily Structure

Stop Motion Basics & Camera skills

Lego challenges: Fidget Spinners / Your Name

Picasso Faces

Wool Crafts – knitting, Crocheting, finger knitting

 

READING / WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

PD, H, PE

TECHNOLOGY

VISUAL ARTS & COTTAGE CRAFTS

The Lion & The Mouse

Bouncing Blue Verbs, Sentence Starters

Literary Devices – Synonyms & Antonyms

Vocabulary, outline and rewrite of The Lion & The Mouse

Human Body Quiz Questions

Dyslexia Games – Draw & Spell and Word Hunt 1

Strange Statements

True/false statements

 Syllogism

Paradoxes

Divergent thinking

Analysis of problems and solutions

The Skin You’re In

Paper Skin Model

Skin Deep

Fingerprint Detective

Flow Skill: Set Clear Goals

PE/Outdoor Group Games: Handball

Who Am I?

Relationships Network

ADHD Balance Skills 2 & Stellar Environments for Learning

 

Animation, frame rates, grids, inion skins for Stop Motion

Lego challenges: Robots / Famous Landmarks

Sketch your hand

Hand Shadows

Wool Crafts – knitting, Crocheting, finger knitting

 

READING / WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

PD, H, PE

TECHNOLOGY

VISUAL ARTS & COTTAGE CRAFTS

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Fiery Red Adverbs

Literary Device – Similes & Metaphors

Descriptions

Outline Your Own Stop Motion Fable

Dyslexia Games – Brain Food & IQ Challenges 1

Tiling Puzzles

Symmetry

Tiling

Reflections

Rotations

Translations

Verbalizing visual-spatial concepts

Create your own tesselations

Lateral & rotational symmetry

Digestive System

Playdough Digestive System

Intestines Model

Gulp! Gulp!

Flow Skill: Eliminate Distractions

PE/Outdoor Group Games: Groups Of

Facial Expressions & Emojis

ADHD Balance Skills 3 & What I like doing most!

 

Stop Motion Editing skills, Loops, sound

Lego challenges: 100 Brick Tower

Box with a Lid

Wash raw wool

Create a wool lapbook page

Wool Crafts – knitting, Crocheting, finger knitting

Follow a Recipe – Make Playdough

READING / WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

PD, H, PE

TECHNOLOGY

VISUAL ARTS & COTTAGE CRAFTS

The Miller, His Son, and Their Donkey

In Pink Ink Prepositional Phrases

Literary Device – Personification

Draft Your Own Stop Motion Fable

Storyboard Set & Retell

Dyslexia Games – More IQ Challenges

Problem Debates

Math communication

Elaboration

Defending your idea

Teamwork

Logic puzzles

 

Teeth & Bones

Teeth Print

Inside Your Teeth

4 Kinds of Teeth

Types of Joints

Thumbless Survival Test

Flow Skill: Add an Element of Challenge

PE/Outdoor Group Games: Captain’s Coming

Personal Hygiene Organiser

ADHD Balance Skills 4 & What are my goals.

 

Flying Objects, Masking, Titles, Credits

Lego challenges: A boat that floats / Catapult

Card Wool

 

Grind wheat to flour

 

Campfire flatbread

 

Wool Crafts – knitting, Crocheting, finger knitting

 

READING / WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

PD, H, PE

TECHNOLOGY

VISUAL ARTS & COTTAGE CRAFTS

The Milkmaid and Her Pail

Purple Clause Conjunctions

Literary Device –Onomatopoeia

Edit & Publish Your Stop Motion Fable

Dyslexia Games – Word Hunt 2 and Advanced IQ Challenges

Infinity

Recursions 

Cycles

Using problem solving to explore a topic in depth

Fractals

Mobius Strips

DNA

DNA video

Extract your own DNA

Model DNA

 

Flow Skill: Choose Activities You Enjoy

PE/Outdoor Group Games: Simon Says the Opposite to What I Mean!

ADHD Balance Skills 5 & What I find Easy!

Green screens & Lego faces

Lego challenges: Balloon car / Noisy instrument

Dye Wool

Make butter

Wool Crafts – knitting, Crocheting, finger knitting

 

 

READING / WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

PD, H, PE

TECHNOLOGY

VISUAL ARTS & COTTAGE CRAFTS

The Fox and The Goat

Stop Motion Movie Script Workshop

Down the Well

Dyslexia Games – Cursive & Creativity

Symmetry

Symmetry in life

Science and the arts

Use and misuse of our brains’ preference for symmetry

Sonobe Octahedra

 

Senses

Test your Reflexes

Map the Back of Your Hand

Limb Levitation

Dollar Drop

Flow Skill: Entering Flow 

PE/Outdoor Group Games: Rob the Nest 

Big Questions

ADHD Balance Skills 6 & What  I am bad at?

Test Run & Record your Stop Motion Fable

Lego challenges: A Machine that Paints / Amazing Mazes

Face Proportion 

Face Symmetry Art

Wool Crafts – knitting, Crocheting, finger knitting

 

READING / WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

PD, H, PE

TECHNOLOGY

VISUAL ARTS & COTTAGE CRAFTS

The Fox and The Stork

Record Voice Over - Stop Motion Movie

Fox & Stork Puppets and Retell

Dyslexia Games – Maths, Art & Logic

Lateral Solutions

Start at the end and work backwards

Use and misuse of common structures and analogies in series of problems

Chance and Probability

 

Respiratory System

Balloon Lung Capacity

Water displacement to measure lung capacity

Lung Model

Flow Skill: Emerge & Recover from Flow - Calm Breathing

PE/Outdoor Group Games: Peg Teams 

Courtesy Chain 

Body Clock 

ADHD Balance Skills 7 & What would you say if you could?

Record Sound & Edit for Stop Motion Fable

Lego challenges: Flying Machine / Something from the Ocean

Body Sketching – How many heads tall?

Cartoon Characters 

Wool Crafts – knitting, Crocheting, finger knitting

 

READING / WRITING

MATHS

SCIENCE

PD, H, PE

TECHNOLOGY

VISUAL ARTS & COTTAGE CRAFTS

The Cat, The Rooster and The Mouse

Written Reflection

Dyslexia Games – Word Hunt 3

Game Festival

Math Magic and party tricks

Problem solving in board games

Community building

Big Number Quiz

The Human Body Team Quiz Challenge

Flow Skill: Monitor & Time Your Flow & Reflection

PE/Outdoor Group Games: Poison Ball

ADHD Balance Skills 8

Watch all Stop Motion creations

Lego challenges: Build a Bridge / Spinning Top

More Picasso

Wool Crafts – knitting, Crocheting, finger knitting

 

 

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FAQ

Kariong Hall, 2 Dandaloo St, Kariong NSW 2250

NOTE - Kariong Hall is the community hall, NOT the Scout Hall. Kariong Hall is adjacent to the tennis courts and Kariong Eco Garden.

  • Pencil case with sketching pencils, coloured pencils, writing pens, Write in Colour Pens – Green, Blue, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple
  • No devices preferred/required
  • Outdoor supplies (water, hat, sun cream)
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Paint shirt (to protect your clothing)
  • Any other supplies needed week to week will be included in the weekly email

All other materials will be supplied, including a Lapbook and Messy Book.

This term we aim to support each child to recognise their state of flow, build skills to enter flow, extend their flow stamina, and emerge and recover positively.

We have planned a wide range of activities suitable for different ages, learning styles and interests so that students can choose the activities they will enjoy the most. This is essential to achieve a state of flow to build their flow stamina. We will also teach strategies to find your flow state and stay focused.

Flow is a state of mind in which a person becomes fully immersed in an activity. While in a flow state, people are highly involved and focused on what they are doing.

"The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost," Csíkszentmihályi, Wired magazine.

Our Simply Homeschool Staff are trained teachers with 44 years of homeschool experience combined. They have current Working With Children Checks and First Aid Certificates. Simply Homeschool Staff also includes a group of enthusiastic homeschool teens to engage and inspire your children to participate in activities.

This program provides activities and learning to suit a wide range of ages (5-14 years). Parents are present to support and learn alongside their children. Young children, under the age of 4, are also welcome and must be supervised by a parent.

Yes! We have deliberately included specific activities for children with ADHD and dyslexia. There will be a written structure to support students who need predictability. We have included a variety of activities in each session to allow children flexibility and choice in their learning. Parents are available to support their child's engagement and learning.

Homeschool Hive is the new face-to-face initiative of Simply Homeschool. 

The Homeschool Hive vision is to facilitate community connections and provide opportunities for homeschool families to connect, learn, work, share and thrive.

Our mission is that when homeschool families connect regularly in a physical place to participate in organic and guided activities, we build relationships, a sense of belonging, and we support each other to achieve positive outcomes for our children.

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