Monday, August 29, 2016

UHSG's "Not Back-to-School" Bowling in Your Pjs Party

Every year when the DOD children return to school, local homeschoolers come together to celebrate not having to go "back-to-school".  Over 80 homeschoolers showed up at the Vogelweh Bowling Center this year in their pjs to enjoy a morning of bowling. This fun event has become a great way to end the summer and allow new friendships to be made with those new to the area or new to homeschooling.

The children were able to enjoy two games thanks to the Summer Bowling Program which gives them one free game a month during the summer and the second game for only $1. To learn more about the programs and services provided by the Vogelweh Bowling Center, you may visit them at their website.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Homeschoolers Toured the Ramstein Library

In an effort to help them get ready for their upcoming school year, local homeschoolers were able to take a tour of the Ramstein Library to learn about all the resources the library provides. Split into two age groups, the younger homeschoolers enjoyed listening to a story from the Librarian that talked about appropriate behaviors for the library. Afterwards, they visited the children's area and participated in a scavenger hunt that taught them how to look for books in the library and introduced them to different sections of the library. The older homeschoolers learned more about how to use the online catalog to find books they may need to enhance any research. They then took a walking tour of the research areas in the library. All learned about various programs that the library provides to the community to encourage the love of reading such as their Summer Reading Program, Story Time, and Book Clubs. To find more information about the library and their upcoming programs, you may visit them online here.