Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Book Discussion

Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe by Todd Wilson

Mondays ~ July 11- August 22, 2011; 1pm-3pm

At Patti Hunt’s home near Cross Keys

From the back of the book...

“Your house is a disaster, our kids seem out of control, and you wonder how you’ll make it through another day of school. Your ‘get up and go’ has ‘gotten up and went’. You use to think homeschooling was the best thing since sliced bread, but now you’re feeling like burnt toast. Take heart – you’re not alone.”

We’ll be getting together on Monday afternoons to discuss Todd Wilson’s book and discussing some key points in the book. If you are interested in joining us for one meeting or all of the meetings, contact Patti Hunt to RSVP at or (717)465-9838.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Art Class offered in December

The time for this class has changed. Please see the correct time below.

Art Class
Monday, December 6, 2010
375 Green Ridge Road, New Oxford

It is my hope to start teaching ongoing art classes from my home near Cross Keys beginning in January. Classes will be once a month and you will be able to pick and choose which classes to attend and pay as you go.

To kick off, I will be offering a Christmas Crafting Class in December. I don’t want to reveal too much because the craft could be used as a Christmas gift. We will start the class by doing a picture study (art appreciation that can be put in your portfolios) and then move into the crafting time.

1:30-3:00 Ages 9yrs -16yrs
Ages 5yrs - 8yrs - The 5 to 8 year olds will be combined with the older group for this December Class.

If you have children who are borderline age, you may use your discretion in determining which class would be best suited for your child. If you have more than one child and would like all your children to be in the same class - again, use your discretion. I am flexible.

Please let me know you are coming by Friday, December 3.
Specify if you are attending the younger or older class. This helps me when purchasing and preparing the correct amount of supplies for everyone.
The cost for class:
1 child from a family/$6 per child
2 kids from one family/$5 per child
3 or more kids from one family/$4 per child

Class fees include instruction and materials.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

High School Biology Class Offered

For the 2010-11 school year, I will be offering a High School Biology class from my home near Cross Keys. This class will count as a science credit for high school. Students will be expected to complete reading and writing assignments during the week at home and when we meet, I will administer quizzes and tests, we will discuss assigned readings, and do experiments and microscope observations. Each child will receive a transcript for the class in May.

We will meet on Thursday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm beginning September 9, 2010 and concluding May 19, 2011.

Each child will need the text , Exploring Creation with Biology (2nd edition) by Jay Wile and a 3-ring binder to keep notes and lab reports in.


Per child

The first four classes will be $15.00 each. This will cover the costs of tests and dissection specimens for the year. After that, classes will be $3 per student per class.

Class size: 6 minimum; 10 maximum

A $15 per child deposit is requested to hold your spot. The deposit will be applied toward the first class.

Space is limited, so register early.

To register, contact Patti Hunt at (717)465-9838 or

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Classic Short Stories

December 14-18, 2009

Each day we will focus on a different short story by a classic author that is in tune with the season. Subject areas to be covered this week are literature, poetry, history, compostion, art, art appreciation, music and possibly health and nutrition. At the end of the week, children will have a notebook to share with relatives over the holidays.

Parents do not have to stay during the class. As a matter of fact, with all the other stuff you have to do this week before Christmas, I encourage you to go and get it done. Even if you just need to go back to your house and take a bubble bath. That's fine.

Cost will be $15 per day or $60 for the week per child.
If you are a CHESS member, the cost will be $10 per day or $40 for the week per child.
Fee includes all materials and a small snack each day (please let me know of any allergies ahead of time).

Space is limited. A $10 nonrefundable deposit will be required to hold your space when you RSVP.

Possible authors
Louisa May Alcott
Leo Tolstoy
O Henry
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Robert Frost

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hand Sewing Classes in November

Beginning Hand-sewing
Thursdays in November
Nov 5; 2:30-4; $7.50 per participant
Nov 12; 2-4; $10.00 per participant
Nov 19; 2-4: $10.00 per participant
Sign up for all three classes $25

Classes will take place in my home in Littlestown.

This class is suitable for children ages 8 and up. No prior sewing experience is necessary.
Each week we will work on a different project that will be functional and suitable for gift giving. The goal is for each participant to work on two of each project - one with an autumn theme and one with a Christmas theme. Class cost includes materials. Participants will be asked to take turns bringing a snack to share.

Space is limited. A $5 nonrefundable deposit will be requested to hold your spot. If there is enough interest, I will consider opening a second class earlier in the day and/or an evening.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Meet Kirsten

Come along and meet American Girl, Kirsten. We will take 5 classes to get to know Kirsten and the time period in which she lived through reading Meet Kirsten and completing many hands-on activities. This class will be appropriate for children ages 7-12. Any American Girl doll is also welcome to attend.

For your Pennsylvania homeschool portfolio, this class covers American history, science, art, and Language Arts - reading and writing.
Thursdays 2-3:30 at Miss Patti’s House
September 17
September 24
October 1
October 8
October 15

Cost: $25 per student

Please RSVP by September 12. Payment must be made in full to hold your spot.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Stay tuned......

Some pretty exciting things will be happening at Miss Patti's House this year. Keep checking back to find out what classes will be offered.