Thursday, July 31, 2008

License Plate Game and Checklist

We are getting ready to go on another long road trip soon and we always like to play the license plate game! We actually saw ALASKA and NEW YORK the last time! What fun! Here are a couple of links to get you started. Just print them off and start the search!

This site has a neat one to print (make sure you click the print icon for no ads!)

This one would be neat in color, but some of the states are a little hard to read.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Paperwork is due August 1st

Just a reminder that your paperwork is due to the Department of Education by no later than August 1st! Papers must be notarized. Click on the link below for additional information if you have questions.

D1. When do I need to have my forms in?

For families seeking to renew their exemption for the 2008/09 school year, the completed documents must be filed with the Nebraska Department of Education by no later than August 1, 2008. For first year filers, the completed documents must be filed at least 30 days prior to when you begin your exempt school. We will start processing forms for the 2008/09 school year by mid June. For purposes of the rule, the record-keeping year is July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 (refer to Rule 12 or Rule 13, Sections 002.04 and 003.02A).

Omaha Zoo Discovery Sheets

If you are like me, we are in need of a trip to the zoo. I always want to go, but it is always too hot, too cold or too busy! We are scheduling a day next week and I remembered some cool discovery sheets on their website that would be fun! Try to pick one or two areas each time you go and take them with you!

Monday, July 28, 2008

HEN Conference

If you are interested, the Omaha HEN conference is coming up soon!

Plan to Attend the Home Educators Network 7th Annual Summer Conference
August 9, 2008
Christ Community Church
108th & Old Mill Road
Featured speaker:Steve DemmeFounder, Math-U-See

8:30 – Registration
9:00 a.m. - Keynote-Steve Demme-“The Family That Stays Together, Stays Together”
10:30 – Exhibit Hall Opens
11:00 - Noon– Workshops
Noon-1:30 p.m. – Lunch Break –Exhibit Hall Open
1:30-2:30 p.m.-Workshops
2:30-3:30 p.m.-Workshops
3:30 p.m.-Exhibit Hall Closes
3:30-4:45 p.m.-Closing Address-Steve Demme-“The Great Commission and Home Education”

New This Year!--Admission to the resource and exhibit fair is free. You need not register for the conference to visit the resource tables in the exhibit hall. We’re pleased to have The Gardener Homeschool Group joining us in presenting this year’s resource and exhibit fair, instead of hosting its annual resource night. This year’s resource and exhibit fair will once again feature representatives and resources from community groups, homeschool clubs, sports teams, and organizations, as well as businesses, and colleges, all of whom have a special appeal to those who are choosing the home education option. An extensive list of exhibitors and resources, as well as a complete topical schedule for the conference will be available on the HEN website during the last week of July at

Conference Admission-- (speakers/workshops):
*Pre-registration (by July 31st): $10 for HEN Members, $15 for non-members
**At the door: $15 for HEN Members, $20 for non-members. Those joining HEN at the door may enjoy the conference at the member price.

There is no additional charge for spouses and students aged 12 and older attending the conference with a paying participant. There will be no childcare provided, so we ask that attendees make other childcare arrangements for children under the age of 12. Nursing babies are welcome.

To register: Send your check-made payable to HEN – and a copy of the preregistration form- by July 31st-to: Phyllis TitusHEN Summer Conference17472 Orchard Ave.Omaha, NE 68135 402-895-0817

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Homeschool ID Cards

If you go to the homeschool picture day, you've probably received a Homeschool ID card for your child. If you haven't made it to that in a few years (like me), you don't have any current photo ID cards for any of your children. There isn't a necessity to have one, but the kids sure do seem to enjoy them! I just realized today the my youngest doesn't have one and she has her eye on her older sister, who carries hers around proudly in her purse. So, check out this website if you want to make one on your own or order one from them! ENJOY!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Back To School

We are going to start school August 25th this year. We are only going to do half days until Labor Day (that way we have time for the pool!). When are you starting back (or did you do it through summer?)? Feel free to share your ideas on when you start back and why with the group in the comment section to this post! (last year's 1st day of school photo)

So far so good!

Yeah! I think I am figuring this out! I hope this site will be a resource for the Gretna KNIGHTS families! Come to this blog for updates on activities we are scheduling, links we enjoy and find useful as well as general sharing of information! I will still use email for reminders this year, but feel free to come here first! I hope you find this a fun and useful way to get your homeschool information!

Friday, July 25, 2008


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