Let’s meet at the Che Che Pin Qua Woods (near Irving Park and Cumberland) once a month to document how nature changes there. Kids can write/sketch each time, hike and explore, and parents can bring nature-related storybooks and snacks to share.
Thin Ice’s Mission
The mission of Thin Ice Ensemble Theater is to provide students of all abilities with a comprehensive, collaborative, and confidence-building theatrical experience through immersion in great plays, while providing the community with affordable, high-quality theater.
Class Offerings for Fall 2014
Join Thin Ice this fall for classes in musical theater, scene study, stage combat, and the works of Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss. Check out the schedule and get more information on our Classes page!
NUG Family Camping at Covert Park.
Thurs-Sat Sept. 18-20 (reserve 2 or 3 nights, your choice).
We usually camp in the small loop (see map on their site).
The sites currently available for that weekend are #4, 5 and 10-15. Our family will be, as always, in #9.
Also, rustic tent sites, except T8 and T9 are available.
Here’s the website with all the info:
There is usually a potluck dinner one evening.
Please check on the FB page or yahoo group to coordinate with the other attending families.
Encourage your homeschoolers to enjoy the joys of autumn by exploring the natural world, learning new skills, and having fun outdoors at Emily Oaks Nature Center’s “Scoutin’ Around” program in Skokie this fall.Registration begins August 15 for Skokie residents and August 22 for non-residents. Registration deadline isFriday, September 5. Please mark your calendars!Class Details (NEW This Season!)Invite a friend–Scoutin’ Around will also be offered on Monday afternoons! Class time is extended from 1:15-3:30 p.m. Program registration includes the entire season of 9 or 10 weeks; weekly registration and refunds for missed classes will not be available.
Mondays (9 weeks)* Age 6-7 9/8 – 11/10 1:15-3:30 p.m. $84 Res / $105 Non # 346031-40 Age 8-10 9/8 – 11/10 1:15-3:30 p.m. $84 Res / $105 Non # 346031-20 Tuesdays (10 weeks) Age 4-5(“Nature Neighbors” program) 9/9 – 11/11 1:15-3:30 p.m. $180 Res / $225 Non # 340421-02 Age 6-7 9/9 – 11/11 1:15-3:30 p.m. $93 Res / $116 Non # 346032-40 Age 8-10 9/9 – 11/11 1:15-3:30 p.m. $93 Res / $116 Non # 346032-20* Monday class will be the same topic as Tuesday; please register for only 1 section. No class Monday 10/13.Children will participate in age-appropriate play and learning activities with others in their age group. As in past seasons, each fall class includes a nature-focused topic or skill, outdoor games or activities, and creative endeavors like crafts, dramatic performances, or storytelling. Throughout the season, each child will maintain a journal/scrapbook to record information, drawings, and reflections from each class. Participants will also receive a weekly resource page to encourage further exploration at home.This season’s weekly topics:
Weird & Wild Plants Weird & Wild Animals Canoeing on Emily Oaks Pond Restoration Project at Emily Oaks Nature Symphony & Sound Stalk-Walking Skills Autumn Leaves Wilderness Survival Planets Super Soil
Residents of Skokie can register starting August 15, 2014
Non Residents can register starting August 22, 2014
Pre-registration is required. To register, visit www.SkokieParks.org or come to Emily Oaks in person. Payment in full will be due at the time of registration.
Online registration tips:
- Have your Skokie Park District Web ID and Password handy. (Call Emily Oaks and we can email your info to you if you have forgotten it.)
- Go to www.SkokieParks.org.
- Click big orange button on top right side of page called “Register and Search for Programs”.
- Enter ONLY the keyword “homeschool” or “neighbors” as search criteria.
- Click the shopping cart icon for the section you want to enroll a child in.
- “Checkout” with a credit card and wait for the receipt to show, confirming registration.
In order to provide a safe, positive experience for your children, we will abide by our minimum and maximum participant limits. Please register your children as soon as possible, as space is limited and registration will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Ever had a dream in which you’re passing a genius ball that sets your team’s striker in a perfect position for a stoppage time winning goal?
……Now imagine what if that same striker is your own child? Or your dear mommy?
A world cup (late) recovery event and a warm-up to the upcoming HYSL new season
What: Non-competitive, multi-age, co-ed, free and very informal game for home school parents and youth (age limit: 6-106). Open for all skill levels: from experienced players to those seeking for fun, exercise and a good company.
When: Tuesday, September 9th, from 5:30pm to dusk (or until the last player drops)
Where: Jefferson Park grass field: W Lawrence & Linder / 4822 N. Long Ave, Chicago – http://www. chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/ Jefferson-Memorial-Park/
Playground + spray in view from the field Food options across street
We’ll have a ball or two, 2 goals and colored jerseys
The only mandatory “to bring” is YOU + your good sports spirit
Cleats and shin guards and a water bottle may be useful but are not mandatory
Note: this event is not part of the HYSL season.
NO registration or RSVP, just come. See you on the field!
Questions and More Details: Email Yael