The Talking Stick Blog

News, Updates, Program Recaps, and Homeschooling Information

Two spaces left in our literature based Wilderness Class for ages 8-10

This fall, our Tuesday Making and Exploring program is digging into the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. My Side of the Mountain is an exciting novel about a fifteen year old boy who leaves New York City to live off the land in the wild. In this twelve week class, participants will study the book…

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New Talking Stick Math Circles for this Fall and next Spring

  It’s no secret that many kids say they hate math. Perhaps what they are saying is that they hate the way math is taught in the classroom. For many years now, Talking Stick Learning Center has offered a Math Circle to the local community as one of our supplementary programs. Our Math Circle has been recognized nationally and continues…

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How can you help children learn math?

It’s no secret that many kids say they hate math. Perhaps what they are saying is that they hate the way math is taught in the classroom. For many years now, Talking Stick Learning Center has offered a Math Circle to the local community as one of our supplementary programs. Our Math Circle has been recognized nationwide and continues to…

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2017 Spring Fundraising Campaign

We Appreciate Your Support Hello Talking Stick Families and Friends! We’re pleased as punch to be writing our annual fundraising letter from a place of financial stability unlike we’ve ever had! In 2016-2017 enough families enrolled and paid tuition in full that the budget was basically in balance all year. This is great news for those of us in charge…

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Open Registration: Homeschooling Programs for Next Year

No Registration Fee ($100) Before June 1 Open Registration for our 2017-2018 homeschooling programs has begun. We’ve crafted several new offerings for our older participants, including a wider mix of ages in our Intermediate Program and our Teen Program. Of course, our original, self-directed, and inter-disciplinary Day Program, designed for ages 4 to 10, remains at the heart of what we do….

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Homeschooling High School: Yes You Can!

“Homeschooling is okay for young kids, but high school is too important to miss.” “My kids need to learn how to go to school in order to be successful in college.” “How does anyone get into a good college without a high school diploma?” “I don’t know how to teach my child [algebra/calculus/physics/etc], so s/he needs to go to high…

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UPDATE: Open House: Wednesday, April 19th

Talking Stick is hosting an open house on Wednesday, April 19th, from 10am-12pm (this Open House was originally scheduled for March 15; it was rescheduled due to snow). Stop by to talk to staff and participants about our programs for homeschoolers ages 4-17. We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. We have several families attending with…

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Open House: Tuesday, September 6

UPDATE: We will be hosting the entire open house at our Garden Classroom. We have several families attending with young people in different age groups, so we decided to have all ages, all programs meet in one location.  Please come to our Garden Classroom: The Garden Classroom is accessible by foot through the entrance on Ardleigh Street, northwest of Washington Lane. Please…

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Awaken Your Child’s Inner Mathematician: New Math Circles

Talking Stick Learning Center will offer 5 New Math Circle Sessions This Year Math Circle is a supplementary program at Talking Stick, led by Mt. Airy math educator Rodi Steinig. Math Circles are a form of education enrichment and outreach that bring mathematicians into direct contact with students. It is an informal setting to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics….

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Fall 2016 Registration is Now Open

Save $100 if You Register Before June 1 Fall Registration for Talking Stick Learning Center is now open for the 2016 – 2017 Program Year. We’ve crafted several new offerings for our older participants, including a wider mix of ages in our Intermediate Program and a new Teen Only Program with a dedicated mentoring program. Of course, our original, self-directed, and…

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