CLASS Day is a once a month enrichment day. Classes are offered for all children birth through 8th grade. CLASS Day meets on the third Wednesday of the month at a local church in Bolingbrook. During each meeting, the kids will learn about our topic through activities and crafts as well as by enjoying a snack and having some time to socialize with friends. This year, we will be studying history through the decades. Kids will learn about changes in fashion, music, world events, and food.
Our schedule this year is as follows:
September 21 - 1920s
October 19 - 1930s
November 16 - 1940s
January 18 - 1950s
February 15 - 1960s
March 15 - 1970s
April 19 - 1980s
May 17 - 1990s
Part of making school fun is seeing how things work and having hands-on in person experiences! We do that by making field trips an integral part of our group. Field trips are scheduled throughout the Chicagoland suburbs, Chicago, and Indiana. Some field trips are free to the group and some have a nominal fee. Our field trip schedule for the 2022-2023 school year is as follows:
September - Blackberry Farms in Aurora
October - Native American visit at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville
November - Cantigny Park in Wheaton
December - German Market in Aurora
January - Field Museum in Chicago
February - Science and Industry in Chicago
March - Graue Mill in Oak Brook
April - Volkening Farm in Schaumburg
May - History Museum and Heritage Village in Lockport
June - Indiana Dunes
To start the new school year, we begin with our annual Kick-off Picnic! Families come out to enjoy a pot-luck style dinner. HEART will provide hotdogs and families bring side dishes to share. This year, our picnic will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 4-7 pm in Bolingbrook. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending and for more information!
Mom's Night Out
An important part of the homeschool journey is having a great support system. Our group strives to encourage one another through meaningful and fun activities! During some of our past mom's nights we created a prayer journal, had a bon fire and enjoyed hot cider, had a Christmas ornament exchange, and made Christmas wreaths. This year we are planning to have a bon fire with hot apple cider and s'mores, make Christmas ornaments, have a night out bowling, and have a game night. No matter what the activity, our mom's nights are always filled with laughter!
End of Year Celebration
Homeschooling is hard work! Each year we recognize the efforts of both teachers and students at our end of year celebration. This event focuses on the achievements of our students that are both promoting to the next grade level and graduating from high school. The ceremony is held at an area church in mid-May to early June.