October 28: Hydroponic Gardening

GBCH Students, learn how to garden year-round with hydroponics!  Master Gardener, Carol Jones, will be teaching this lesson.  

What is Hydroponics?  a form of gardening that uses no soil, but instead grows plants in a solution of water and nutrients. A hydroponic system can grow plants and vegetables faster and year-round.


Sponsored by Mt Olive United Methodist Church

October | This is how I…Govern

Welcome to October!  This month we will highlight the importance of government, leadership, and voting.  It is a jam-packed month filled with memorable experiences to take advantage of!  No RSVP’s are necessary except for the pickleball lessons and hydroponic gardening.  As a reminder, all events will happen at the same Zoom link (found at the bottom of this email).

Also, please take note of the group meeting start times.  We have adjusted them to serve each age group more effectively.

Finally, we are already planning Christmas activities!  The group has been signed up to design a Christmas tree for the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees. The sale of this tree will benefit the programs at Kennedy Kreiger.  We are seeking design submissions from our students.  One design will be chosen to influence the direction of our tree. 

Blessings,
Ja’Near Garrus
Director
October 12: Group Meeting 
The group activities will highlight the importance of government, leadership, and voting.
Picture credit- albiongould.com
October 19: Club Day Maker’s Club: Yarn Wall Hanging
Materials to bring
Yarn (Red, White, and Blue or any colors that your child would like)
Scissors
Wooden Dowel

Centuries Club
No items needed
 
October 26: Experience and Field Trip
Guest Speaker Bonnie Watson-Coleman & Ford Theatre Virtual Field Trip “Exploring Lincoln in Washington”
This month we are in for a treat!  First, guest speaker, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman, will start off our October experience by speaking to the students for 15 minutes about her career.  She is a long-time public servant and advocate for New Jersey families and was elected in 2018 to her third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Immediately following, we will travel to DC virtually with the Ford’s Theatre program, Exploring Lincoln in Washington.  The co-hosts of this experience are the Ford’s Theatre staff and a National Park Service Ranger. 

Ford’s Theatre Education and The National Mall and Memorial Parks explore President Abraham Lincoln’s Washington, D.C., through places that mattered to Lincoln during his lifetime and places where he matters to us today. This session is 40 minutes.

September | This is how I create…

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
Our meetings will begin on September 14th and we are looking ahead to a year of wonderful activities.  Ready to start…let’s jump in!!

Monday, Sept. 14
This is how I … get to know you! We will take this initial group meeting to introduce ourselves to new friends and get reacquainted with old friends. There is time set aside for housekeeping and etiquette.

Monday, Sept. 21 | Maker’s Club & Centuries Club
Come prepared with paper, crayons, markers, scissors, and glue for our Maker’s Club Activity.


Monday, Sept. 28
Field Trip/Experience: Latin Ballet of Virginia 

Student Photo Release: This photo release gives Greater Purpose Christian Homeschoolers, Greater Baltimore Chapter, permission to share pictures/videos of students participating at our events with the Greater Purpose community via email, featured on our website, in promotional materials, or on social media.  Fill our form here- https://forms.gle/GSbiwgu62Cg2MFiGA

Zoom Mondays!

Thanks to technology GBCH can continue to meet together virtually.  We will amend our regular schedule and pivot to activities that will be interactive and engaging online.  Please sign up in advance to let us know if your children will participate!  The virtual meetings will be 35-40 minutes and will be a lot of fun!  Please have a pencil, paper, and crayons (or markers) on hand for your children to use during the meeting.