Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2012-2013 Shakespeare Class

Our curtain call from our final production last year, Much Ado About Nothing

2012-2013 Shakespeare Class
Shakespeare Class is a full year elective, designed to give students exposure to  one of the world’s greatest creative literary geniuses. A major goal of the course is to familiarize students with Shakespearean drama, appreciate, understand, and fall in love with Shakespeare’s art.   It is an interactive course full of good times and adventure as we explore some of the greatest literary works of all time.

Class will run on Fridays from  2pm - 4pm at Forestdale Baptist Church beginning with Term I on September 14th, 2012.
No class will be held on November 23rd, December 21st, 28th or January 4th.

The class is open to all, 6th grade through high school.  Everyone must be willing to participate fully in the class both in reading, discussion and acting. 

Class fee for participation is $25 per family, per term.  If you have more than one teen participating, however, please add another $5 per participant for book fees.  The sooner you can get that to me the better so that I can order our books. 

I believe I am settled on the plays we will be studying, however, I am not quiet certain what play/plays we will be doing a production from.
We will be studying some of Shakespeare’s histories this year, Richard the II, Henry the IV and Henry the V as well as As You Like It and The Tempest.  We managed to get through 4 last year, I am confident we can get through studying 5 this year.

There will be a few more film versions in store as well, including some of the BBC Shakespeare Unlocked analyses of the plays.
Richard the II
Henry the IV
Henry the V
The Tempest 2010 with Helen Mirrin
As You Like It
We will be needing 2 hour blocks of time for each of these separate from the class.  We will be viewing them at my home in East Falmouth, really not that far folks, or in Marstons Mills or both depending on what can be worked out.

Feel free to call or email with any questions miklizro at gmail dot com


Monday, May 21, 2012

June Meeting Update

We had 6 of 18 show up for the meeting, plus one member-at-large and a newbie. Thank you to all you attended!

We will no longer be having formal monthly meetings. 
We have a few volunteers to help newbies....Barnstable, Bourne, Falmouth are covered.   Please let me know if you are willing to be a contact for newbies in your school district.

Information will be shared on our website, through e-mail and the Yahoo Group.
Contact Lizzie to be added to the Yahoo Group if you aren't already on it and would like to be. 
If you are not receiving e-mails please let Lizzie & myself know so we can add it to the group address.   You may need to go to Yahoo Groups and go to "edit membership" at the top of the page and make sure your have it set to receive individual emails and not web only.
If you no longer want to receive e-mails please also let us know.
 If you don't hear from anyone please let us know, sometimes there is a glitch.

If you have an idea for any activity please send it out on the Yahoo group. All you do is send a normal email to  Please note you will not be able to do so unless you are on the loop.
This can be as simple  as a park or beach day or a Mom's night out or as involved as International Night.   If you want to organize a class, an outing or anything we encourage you to do so!  Put it out on the loop!

Lori will still organize the Stanford Testing in April 2013. (Dates will be Barnstable Spring Break)  All are welcome.  There will be a $25 testing fee per family.

We will also have a 2013 Used Book Sale the third Wednesday in June with set up the night before at Christ Chapel.

only at any event is the easiest unless otherwise stated or agreed upon. 

Our website and calendar will be kept up to date always.  Please bookmark or favorite it for easy access.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Annual Book Sale

Cape Cod Pace Used Book and Curricula Sale!!
When: Wednesday, June 13th 9am-1pm
Where: Christ Chapel, Centerville, Ma
Everyone is welcome to sell at this event, the more the merrier.  
If you would like to sell your used books and curriculum, here is what you need to do!
1. Print out this form to price your books, tape 2 labels on each book, one for the cashier and a back-up in case one gets lost.  
2. Drop off is Tuesday, June 12th from 6-9 at Christ Chapel in Centerville.  Our monthly meeting will be held there that night so we will be hanging out and gabbing as will some of our teens.  We will be setting up the tables that evening for the sale.   
You also need to give Lori Chapman $3.00 to help defray the cost of using the building when you drop off your books.
3. If you can't get there that night, call around and see if you can drop them off with someone who is going to the meeting.
4. You need to pick up any unsold books at 1:00, the end of the sale or they will go to PACE who will donate them as needed.
There will be the famous FREE table as well!  Free Free Free stuff galore!!!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Does your teen like Shakespeare?

MaryEllen Oliver's Shakespeare class has been a huge hit this year.
We are going to finish out with the study and production of......
 Much Ado About Nothing.
She would love to have some more people join us for this last portion of the class.  All kids age 13 and up are welcome!  Show up at the next class or email MaryEllen for more details.  planetcatbooks at yahoo dot com
Classes are 1-3 on Wednesdays at Forestdale Baptist Church.  The class is $25 per student with a $50 cap per family.
This time, we will be doing the entire play, so students will each have their own book to keep, instead of using a printed-on-paper script. Each student will need to bring said book back and forth from home (to learn lines) to each class (to rehearse). We will be adding some extra rehearsals as the production nears. 
The performance looks like it will take place during the week of May 26 to June 2, will firm up soon.  
NO class the week of April vacation.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Free Audiobook site

Came across this today.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Book Sale

My friends, I have been homeschooling 10 years and have accumulated a ton of curricula and resources for K-high school and it is time, time,  time for me to clear the shelves.

On Saturday, March 10th, I will be having a sale.  

From 10am to 3:00 at my home.
120 Fresh Pond Road, East Falmouth, Ma

For the sake of ease, I am making a (huge) free table, a $1 table, a $5 table a $10 table and a $20 table. 
There will be a ton of stuff on each. 
I am doing it this way because to price each piece and cart it about and back disheartens me no end.

Please note, the free table will have a great many of things donated by other homeschoolers at the end of the PACE curriculum sales to bless other homeschooler with.  That was their intended purpose and will be there as such.

Feel free to let me know if there is something you are looking for specifically and I can put it aside for you if I have it and it is one of the items going.  



Friday, January 13, 2012

February Meeting coming up!

This month's meeting: Testing and Evaluation
February 2, 2012
Lizzie's House 
email  miklizro at gmail dot come for directions or info

  Informal Hangout at Barnes and Noble for Mom's and Teens
Date:   Tuesday December 20, 2011
Time:   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Tuesday.
Location:   Barnes and Noble, Cape Cod Mall
Notes:   Sing out on the Yahoo Group if you are going, be nice to know who might be there to look for.
No hassle, no sign up, no clean up, just come and hang out, fellowship and be refreshed together!
All are welcome!


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