What Do I Do With My Kids All Summer? DIY Summer Program

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Summer time is almost here and the question on a lot of inquiring minds is “What do I do with my kids all summer?”  You have overnight summer camps or day camps… but what if that is not in your budget? Well, do it yourself!

EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. has some simple solutions for your DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Summer Program.  The key to a successful and productive summer is fun, learning and accountability.

Fun

Plan something that is fun, engaging and gets you out of the house at least once a week during the summer.  Choose a day of the week that you will designate to make it happen.

Fun activities can range from going to the local pool with friends (or by yourself), to checking out the local parks, libraries and/museums.  They are all offering something for the summer so join in the fun.

Are you stuck looking for ideas?  We have come up with a fun family activity to help you decide what you should do this summer with a game within a game.  Here’s how it works.  Print the 2018 EPIC Summer Bucket List for June game-board and play Tic-Tac-Toe as you normally would.  One person is “X” and the other “O”.  Try to get three in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.  Whichever three activities are in a row at the end of the game are the three activities you will do as a family. Download the EPIC Summer Bucket List Here: https://epichomeschool.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/summerbucketlist-4.pdf

If you are in the Atlanta area join us for our EPIC Fun & Run, a free event, on June 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. .  To register go to https://epichsnfunrun.eventbrite.com

SummerBucketList

Learning

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.  Don’t let it wither away this summer.  Learning doesn’t have to take place outside of fun.  For example, join EPIC’s Summer Read-A-Thon runs from July 9 – 20, 2018.  One of the great things about this program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize.  The more money you raise, the more prizes you get.  It’s a win-win-win! You get to help a nonprofit, have fun, and earn prizes in the process. To regsister go to https://epicreadathon.eventbrite.com

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Accountability

So you have made great plans for the summer.  How do you keep up?  How do you make sure you actually get it done?  Form an accountability group with like minded moms.  You can structure it however you want.  You can do the activities together or just call each other up at the same time every week to see how the summer plans are going.  A little accountability done consistently goes a long way!

There you have it, our 3 steps to doing it yourself this summer and bypassing the camp fees. What some fun learning activities do you have planned for the summer?

EPIC Summer Read-A-Thon!

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A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Don’t let the summer months drain your child’s brain power. An EPIC Summer Read-a-Thon is an exciting way to get your child reading and rewarding them for their efforts. One of the great things about the Read-a-thon program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize and you help a non-profit as well*. Your child does not have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.

Who: All School Aged Children

What: An EPIC Summer Read-A-Thon

When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts July 9 and ends July 20, 2018 Deadline to register June 22, 2018

Where: From the Comfort of Your Own Home and Online

Why: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community. We are raising funds to provide scholarships to families for educational purposes as well as students. We are also raising funds to support our activities such as our community service projects, field trips and our resource center. Learn more at http://www.epichsn.com.

How: Register Today at https://epicreadathon.eventbrite.com then details will be sent via email.

What will happen during the 2 weeks?
Your child commits to reading 30 minutes a day for 10 days. You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. We will have virtual reading sessions with students.

* Prizes will be given out at EPIC Homeschool Meetings. If you are unable to attend and would like these items mailed to you, there will be a shipping fee assessed based on your location.

Register Today https://epicreadathon.eventbrite.com

EPIC Homeschool Presents Fun & Run!

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Join us as EPIC Homeschool Presents our first annual Fun & Run at Collar Park located at 2625 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, Austell, GA 30106. We will have field day type games, concessions and of course FUN!

This event will feature fun activities in which homeschool teams or groups will participate in such as tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, board games and more.

When you register you have the option to join as an individual or as a team. You could even start your own team! This is a perfect opportunity for local homeschool groups to come together as well as meet new friends.

Register Today at https://epichsnfunrun.eventbrite.com 

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors

The 2018 Asa Tuten Memorial – GFSA Essay Contest Is On! 1,000 words may be all that stand between a student and up to $1500 in scholarship funds!

For thirty years, the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association essay contest has exposed thousands of high school seniors and their families to the life safety and property protection attributes of fire sprinklers.

The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500$1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest.

The link for complete information and details is:    http://www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/events/essay-contest/

The deadline for entries is March 12, 2018.

EPIC Homeschool Hangout

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Do you have a homeschool student?  Join us at Homeschool Hangout where you can socialize and have fun while learning.

We will meet every Thursday (except the 1st which is our field trip day) from 12 noon – 2 pm at the South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126.

Homeschool Hangout is a place for stories, crafts, learning games and  STEM programming.  We will touch on everything from History to Art, English, Science, Geography and even entrepreneurship.    You will also learn about a myriad of valuable library databases and resources. The format/curriculum will vary each session and will include but not be limited to  videos and/or short formal lessons.

This program is co sponsored with the South Cobb Regional Library.  All homeschooling families are welcome to attend.