Home Education Enrichment Day

Adventures

  Your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be their peace.  Isaiah 54:13

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2020-2021!

 

2020 Adventures are now Online!    

HEED Adventures, where adventure, creativity, and fun unleash the power of learning by doing!

Adventures provides an excellent standard of education combined with exciting adventures taught by creative, loving instructors to support Christian homeschool parents in their call to home educate their children, but our main priorities and convictions are centered around demonstrating to your child the love of Jesus, while continually sharing with them the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Creativity and innovation, the necessary skills for the twenty-first century learner, will be our building blocks of  learning. This holistic approach to education is designed to insure students reach academic milestones while instilling Biblical values to help students grow and mature.

Imagine a place where the educational power of play is returned to the classroom. There is no arguing that students learn best through play and real experiences that allow them to explore and make connections, build background knowledge, and develop problem solving skills.

Imagine a classroom where children learn how to fail, so they can try again and find their way. Learning through adventure results in reduced stress and increased joy for both students and parents, while preparing students with all their future ready skills. When children have fun learning, they will love to learn.

Research shows that play is not frivolous; it enhances brain structure and function and promotes executive function, which allow us to pursue goals and ignore distractions. It helps children learn to persevere, increase attention and navigate emotions. Adventures is also a place where children explore relationships with others in order to develop a sense of empathy. It is a place where they master amicable and respectful dialogue with their peers. It is a place where they learn how to justify their own ideas and solve problems.
 Imagine a classroom where children learn how to fail, so they can try again and find their way. 

Adventure learning helps promote creativity and innovation while making your home school journey come  alive with Fun, Friendship, and Fellowship with other Families of Faith! 

At  Adventures all the curriculum and supplies are included. Our Weekly adventure information in each subject area and the supplemental work for parents to "continue the Adventure at home" along with reading lists are all posted on our Google Classroom platform. To complete your child's home schooling program, we recommend parents be working on a Math program and Language Arts curriculum at home. 

Scope and Sequence of ADVENTURES: (THURSDAYS)

RED Adventures (5,6)

 

ORANGE Adventures (6,7)

YELLOW Adventures (7,8)

 

GREEN Adventures (8,9)

BLUE Adventures (9,10)

PURPLE Adventures (10,11)

 

Adventures' Descriptions

Adventure *TRAILS  (Thematic Reading Adventures In Literature Studies) Using the unit study approach to learning, TRAILS will introduce one book per week in class, and then families will engage in a daily reading of the book at home during that week.  The following week in TRAILS students will explore the science, social studies, language arts, geography, art, Bible, history, and even cooking activities that correlate and are inspired by our book choice.  Class will consist of many hands on projects and interactive activities that will overflow into adventures at home. This curriculum will surround your child with award winning literature and foster in them a life-long love of learning and love for reading as they travel around the world through literature. In TRAILS,  children will learn to think and reason and understand the deeper connections that God created in this world and how His creation fits together according to His plan.  Parents are encouraged to be working through an age appropriate language arts program at home with their child.  Language arts curriculum suggestions are available for interested families.

Adventure History (1,2, & 3)  Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. (Psalms 33:12 NIV) In American history adventures we will embark on a journey that will take us through the birth and development of our great nation. Along the way we will read engaging literature, participate in exciting hands on activities and learn fascinating new information. Our desire is that each week we see God's hand in our history! Our weekly Adventures will be mostly hands on activities.  In our three-year interactive study of American History, whether they are preparing the first Thanksgiving feast in year one or panning for gold during the gold rush in year two, or reenacting the Battle of the Bulge in year three, our adventurers will be experiencing history first hand. Additionally students will be building an American History notebook of information, written activities and projects to chronicle their year and save memories. Parents will be provided a reading syllabus in order to best prepare their student for each adventure.  After the adventure each week, activities, and project ideas for the students will be provided for them to continue their adventure at home during the week and build their history notebooks.

 

US States Adventures will prepare younger students to understand our great country and the 50 states that make it great. By studying each state, capitols, geography, history, sports teams, and food through fun activities, Adventurers will build their own Atlas each week after eating Philly cheesesteaks or making Hawaiian Leis! Students will grow to love their country while they love learning about their country. 

Math Adventures and Brain Games In all of our adventures, Adventurers will explore

interactive math activities that support the math concepts for their ages. To better

understand math concepts, they will be engaging in activities inside and outside,

measuring tree trunks to learn about circumference or measuring the basketball court

to learn about area all while having fun. A reading list is provided for families to reinforce

the fundamentals children are learning in their adventures and parents are also given
activities to do at home during the week. Adventurers will also be participating in brain

games and math puzzles helping them to prepare for higher level critical thinking. Parents

are expected to be working  through a level appropriate math program at home. 

Curriculum suggestions are provided for families who are interested. 

Adventure Trails in Literature Join us for weekly adventures that will take us to places we have never been before as we explore books through the creativity of art, music, poetry, movement, and words!  The books we choose will be age appropriate and will connect to our unit topics. All classes will have hands-on art projects connecting to each student’s creativity. Our adventurers have nicknamed this time "art-i-ture" for the weekly art activities.Throughout the course students will complete a series of projects, culminating in a portfolio to be displayed at the end of each semester. Parents are encouraged to be working through an age appropriate language arts program at home with their child.  Language arts curriculum suggestions are available for interested families.

Adventure Science  Our science adventures will bring together the wonders of God’s world and a Biblical worldview. Students will acquire valuable skills through age-appropriate scientific inquiry while gaining a deeper appreciation of God’s creation. This adventure is designed for the student to get a broad sampling of the major fields of science and to be “hands-on” with as many in-class experiments as possible.  Each adventure will be devoted to experiments where the students can see actual cause and effect in action. Our lab time is filled with exciting learning and discovery on a particular topic. With inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities, your children will work both individually and in small groups. They will participate in class demonstrations, discuss science principles and concepts, learn new science terminologies, and apply the scientific method as these activities are carried out. Also, each student will learn how to document and draw conclusions from each experiment. Using the lab’s endless supply of science materials, students will develop excitement and curiosity for everything related to science. Some areas of exploration may include, but are not limited to: the senses, things that rot, dinosaurs, wetlands of Florida and its creatures, meteorology & wild weather, ocean life, things that fly, astronomy & a mission to Mars, forces & motion, fossil exploration, Entomology & the dissection of bugs, Chemistry, and forensic science. 

Junior Scientists' Adventures  Our youngest adventurers will experience science by being able to touch, see, hear, smell, and taste what science is really all about. We will strive to provide an atmosphere that is both interesting and fun. Our focus is on keeping our learning environment engaging for all children participating in our adventures. You'll know the power of hands-on science adventures when you see them in action—whether it’s a static balloon that stands your child's hair on end or an erupting volcano that spews baking soda all over the room. The concrete nature of experiments allows your students to observe science at work and creates a love for science and learning.

Electives:  Adventurers will enjoy a variety of electives throughout the year including mixed media arts and crafts, PE with organized activities and free time, and music classes in preparation for our Christmas Adventure Production and Spring concert. All Adventure students will have the opportunity to be in both of the productions. 

HEED Adventurers uses Google Classrooms for parents to follow all of their student's Adventures and to see how to continue these adventures during the week at home through reading, activities and field trips.  Reading lists and  weekly syllabi are available for each Adventure. Placements will be made based on student ages, availability, and special circumstances. For a full elementary curriculum parents are encouraged to be working through a math program and language arts program at home in addition to their child's HEED Adventure work.  Suggestions and recommendations for these programs will be offered from the directors. 

Adventures are held from 8:30-2:30 (2:20 for red and orange) on Thursdays at our NE Boca campus.

Adventures Tuition:

$2000 Tuition Fee  (2020-2021)

$100 Registration fee per child This fee is refundable 

only if WE do not place your student in the program.  

(Includes 1 HEED Adventure T-shirt)

$250 Materials / Supply fee / Production fee 

This fee covers all class supplies including lab fees and

all fees associated with the Christmas and Spring productions. 

Registration will be limited.  Priority will be given to current HEED families.

To hold your spot at Adventures  ($100 will be required with application)

June  1    $750

July 1      $750

August 1 $750

All tuition and fees are non-refundable. Please read the  Statement of Faith and Adventure Handbook.

HEED Adventure tuition for HEED Middle or HEED Classes tuition is paid separately.

Adventures' Calendar:

Calendar:

January 16 - First Day of Adventures

March 2 - Open House 6:30 pm

March 2 - Early Registration

March 12 - (Spring Break) - No Adventures

April 9 -  (Resurrection Week) - No Adventures

April 30 - Last Day of Adventures

April 30 - Spring Concert & Promotion Evening

August TBA - Parent Night

September 10 - Fall Adventures Begin

October 22- Fall Break

November 26 Thanksgiving Break

December 10- Last Day of Adventures/Christmas Production at night

Adventures' Directors 

Adventures Director:  Sue Puchferran BSBE (BioMed Engineering)

 Adventures Administrative Director: Sara Hoza MBA

 Adventures Administrative Director: Allison Krause RN,BSN

Please contact us at adventures@takeheed.org / facebook.com/groups/HEEDAdventures

Your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be their peace.  Isaiah 54:13