Wednesday, September 23, 2009

October Meeting

Gretna KNIGHTS Monthly Meeting

Please join us on Friday, October 2nd from 2:30-4:00pm at Gretna Community Church. This year we will have a new theme for our meetings, but don't worry...they will continue to be kid-focused! Please do let us know if you will be coming to the meeting so we can plan accordingly.

For the 2009-2010 school year, the Gretna KNIGHTS will spend each month learning and having fun with life skills! Each month, we will have introductions, activities centered around life skills, and some open gym time. We chose life skills because, sometimes as homeschoolers, our focus tends to be on academics and issues of character development and practical life skills don't always get our attention. While we intend to take our children along side of us throughout our day, often times we are too busy getting math and history done for the day. We hope this year will help us all feel renewed and refreshed about everyday life skills!

For the October meeting, please come and learn about:
  • Pledge of Allegiance and Patriotic Songs
  • Friendships
  • Introductions and Handshakes
I am looking for a few moms to coordinate some age appropriate activities for the little ones in the group as they may grow tired or not have the attention span for some of the topics this year. If you are willing to help with the little ones, please let me know.

See you in October!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Typing practice

This is a great website for typing practice! They have games and levels for all levels!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Great article...

I got this article in an email from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. It has some great things to say and inspire us all! ENJOY!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Planetarium Field Trip - September

Friday, September 18 - 9:30-Noon

Come visit Morrill Hall and the Mueller Planetarium! You will see a show in the planetarium and then take a self-guided tour of Morrill Hall!

Mueller Planetarium is located 14th & "U" Streets in the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall) on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

For directions and parking information, please go to their website at:

For information on what Morrill Hall has visit their floor plan page (there are 3 floors of things to explore) at:

Field trip for the planetarium/Morrill hall showings are $4 per child and $6 per adult. I will check on the price for preschoolers.

RSVP Required

All shows are now in the "fulldome" format.

5th graders should plan to pick one of the shows. If they choose both, we just need to make arrangements to pay for both shows.

Dawn of the Space Age



Re-live the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Ride the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station and experience future Mars exploration.

Running time 45 minutes

Appropriate for grades 5 and up.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket>


A fantastic adventure as two youngsters build a cardboard rocket and go on an adventure exploring the solar system.

Running time 35 minutes

Appropriate for grades 1-5

Ice Cream Social for the family

Thanks to everyone that came to the ice cream social! We had good food and good fun!