Upcoming Free, Family Educational Workshops Focus on Making Math Fun
What could be more fun than March math madness? If you’re a student or parent who struggles with mathematics, you can probably think of a lot of things. To help you combat the math blues, our upcoming family workshop will teach you how to put excitement into learning new math skills.
Horizon Charter Schools families are encouraged to join Horizon’s innovative Parent Educator, Kathleen Waffle, as she shows parents and students how to make math come alive. She’ll also show families how to integrate math with other subjects like art and writing.
Even if you’ve attended one of Horizon’s previous family math workshops, you won’t want to miss this one. Kathleen has loads of fun, new activities to help families integrate math into their daily lives.
Horizon students are encouraged to attend this free workshop with their parents. Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Workshop Includes Interactive Math Projects
Here are just some of the awesome hands-on projects Kathleen has in store:
- Use Legos® to gain understanding in mathematical concepts including:
- Mean, Median, Mode
- Matching Patterns
- Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication
- Discover fun Pi Day activities such as:
- Writing a Pi Day Poem
- Drawing a Pi Line Skyline
- Creating a Pi Wheel
- Designing a Pi Puzzle
- Explore geometry with string art
- Learn about negative Numbers with:
- Number Line
- Addition and Subtraction Grids
- Enjoy hundreds chart activities like:
- Prime Number Hunt
- Hundred Chart Battleship
- Have fun with math using playing cards and Dominoes
- Develop 2-D and 3-D math figures and shapes
- Create 3-D math origami
- Make a paper quilt
What is Pi Day?
According to www.PiDay.org, “Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat Pie.”
So come and celebrate with other families homeschooling through Horizon Charter Schools. You and your children will make new friends as you learn concepts, ideas, tips and techniques for hands-on learning across several subjects. Mark your calendars and be sure to join Kathleen at one of these great math workshops celebrating Pi and other math symbols.
Family Workshops Offered as Free Service to Horizon Families
Family workshops include all supplies necessary to do the interactive projects. There are no registration or supply fees required to attend. To ensure we have enough supplies for everyone, we request everyone registers using the Workshop sign up form.
Space is limited, so register today!
For more information about this or any of Horizon Charter Schools’ family workshops, contact Kathleen Waffle, Horizon Charter Schools’ Parent Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Attend Horizon’s Family Workshops?
As a free service of Horizon, educational workshops are open to all parents and students currently enrolled in Horizon Charter Schools. Horizon’s March Math Workshops are designed for parents with children in kindergarten – 8th grades. Children are welcome and encouraged to attend, however children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
If your family is not currently enrolled with Horizon Charter Schools, visit our Enroll Now page to get started. For more information about homeschooling, independent study, or virtual learning through Horizon Charter Schools, or our Lincoln Montessori program, please peruse our website or call 916-408-5200.
Workshop Dates, Times, Locations and Registration
Family educational workshops are held throughout Horizon’s service area. Simply choose the workshop day and location that fits your family’s schedule. Best of all, you’ll be meeting families who live in your area and homeschool through Horizon Charter Schools, so you’ll already have a few things in common!
South Placer Area Workshop
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Hacker Lab, 4415 Granite Drive, Suite 200, Rocklin
Sacramento Area Workshop
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunshine Swim and Fitness Center, 9360 Elk Grove Florin Road, Suite 4, Elk Grove
El Dorado Area Workshop
Friday, March 15, 2019
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Raley’s Supermarket Event Center, 166 Placerville Drive, Placerville
Horizon’s Family Workshops Taught by our Experienced Parent Educator
All Horizon family educational workshops are led by Kathleen Waffle, Horizon’s Parent Educator extraordinaire. She has taught workshops for schools from the Bay Area to the Greater Sacramento Area.
Kathleen brings four decades of knowledge to each and every workshop she teaches. She knows all the tips and tricks to help families succeed in their homeschool or independent study journeys. Her background includes experience as a:
- Kindergarten through eighth grade classroom teacher
- Kindergarten through twelfth grade school principal
- College adjunct professor
- County coordinator
- Horizon Charter Schools’ administrator
Kathleen fills all family workshops with an abundance of engagement strategies, hands-on activities, and how-to-succeed tips. All of her workshops are designed to help parents and students flourish during their time homeschooling and beyond.
Each workshop includes:
- Hands-on activities
- Published articles
- Helpful websites to support your teaching
- Networking opportunities with other Horizon families
- And a whole lot of fun!
Free Workshops for Homeschool and Independent Study Parents and Students
Kathleen Waffle leads workshops for Horizon families on a regular basis at a variety of locations across Horizon’s six-county service area of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Sutter, Nevada, and Yuba Counties. The workshops cover a broad range of topics important to homeschool and independent study families. Best of all, there is no charge for these workshops; they are a free service provided to Horizon families by Horizon Charter Schools.
Horizon Charter Schools Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Home Study Families
Horizon Charter Schools has the distinction of being California’s 15th public charter school. This year, we’re celebrating our 25th year as a California charter school! Along with being one of the oldest, most experienced charter school programs in the Golden State, we’re also one of the most innovative. We offer multiple learning options and robust support for parents and students. Unique in the region, Horizon provides a family educator who presents educational workshops, a parent liaison to connect families for socialization, and guidance counselors to help high school students with college and career choices and needs.