February Activities!

It’s a new month with a new schedule!

With the new month and the resignation of our greatly loved facilitator, Marie, the school is moving to a Tuesday through Thursday(10-4) schedule. On Thursdays we will be at the Temple at 2300 McKinney st. Houston TX., 77003 from 10 am to 4 pm. We have many creative events planned for this month and hope to see many new people. As for what we are doing this month, here’s some details:

 Music Classes

These classes are filled with a variety of instruments and a variety of people. Our musical teacher plans to teach how to read music, and currently we’re working on the song Khusidlekh. We plan to learn many more songs over the course of the month.  These classes take place at 2300 McKinney st. Houston TX., 77003 on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30. So come on over to learn music or just to jam with us!

Cooking for Food Not Bombs Houston

This month we are joining a local group that serves home cooked meals to hungry people downtown 4 days a week. We want to practice cooking healthy meals and to support others in our community. We will be cooking every other Wednesday at 2:00 pm, and food serving occurs downtown at 521 Lamar St. at 8:00pmIf you want to join us or donate dry goods or vegetables, please get in touch! More information on FNB here:  http://houstonfoodnotbombs.org/fnb-gallery/

Art Workshops

We let our inner artists come out in this new workshop focusing on trying out different kinds of art. We want to accomplish all of our artistic goals in this workshop on Wednesdays from 11:30 to 1:30. So join us in these workshops and make some wonderful art with us!

Game Night Fundraiser!!

This monthly event will be happening on Saturday February 22 from 6-10 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come and bring their favorite games, whether table top, card games or video games. More specific information can be found out by calling our school phone. All ages, small donation($5-10) requested, and there is always some great food available as well as coffee, tea, water, and sometimes soda. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks! It is always a fun time filled with lots of laughter and different types of games! Donations help us maintain our building and do more fun activities!

All Ages Karaoke

Join us on alternating Fridays for some laid back Youtube Karaoke! You can perform any song you want and we have all the equipment needed! Snacks and beverages welcome! Small donations encouraged! This will be happening on February 14th and 28th from 7-10pm.

Writer’s Group

Evening writer’s group will continue at 6-8:00 PM every other Thursday! We hope you will join us and give a small donation on Thursday Feb. 13 and 27. It is a fun, accepting, and relaxed group!! Invite your friends, too! This is an all ages meet-up!

Minecraft Meet-Up

On February 25, Tuesday, from 12-3:30pm  we will be having a Minecraft meet-up at the ACT building!  We hope you will join us and give a small donation. This event will be filled with Minecraft fans and we will all play Minecraft together and share our expertise. This is an all ages and all levels of skill meet-up and we hope to see you there!

Please check our calendar or contact us by phone if you are looking for more events! Our building is also available to host events for a small fee. We can be contacted at 713-523-0066. All events that take place at our building will be at: 2805 Wichita St. Houston, TX 77004. We can also be reached by email at: unschool@therealschoolhouston.org
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October Events: Crafts, Karaoke, Yoga, Documentaries and lots of celebrating!

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Real Schoolers Playing Cranium in September!

September was a great month full of yoga, crafts, German and lots of game playing! We invite you to join us for our numerous events and celebrations in the upcoming month. We ask for donations for our events as we are very low budget and seeking to expand our projects. We are self sustained, and we count on everyone to contribute to keeping us open! All events are open to all ages unless otherwise specified. Events/times are subject to change or be added at any time, please check back with the calendar for updates. 

FUN-draiser Game Night on Saturday the 5th from 6-10 PM

Join us for another month of fun and food! Bring your favorite table top, video and role playing games!! $5-15 Suggested Donation. All ages welcome! There will likely be birthday cake this month as we have a large amount of people celebrating!

Yoga Beginner’s classes:

Every Thursday at 4:00pm.

Our friend Dan P. has been volunteering to work with people of all ages and help us with some basic Yoga skills. $5-10 suggested donation.  Wear stretchy clothes and bring your own mat if you have one! Space is limited to about 9 people.

Writing Workshop Group:

Our writing group has now been going for several months! We encourage people of all ages to bring their work to share, bring questions and/ or ideas and be ready to listen to and discuss with others!

$5+ Suggested Donation. Workshops happen every other Thursday, this month Oct. 3rd and 17th(the 31st will be canceled this month). 

Arts and Crafts!

We will be hosting different arts and crafts events on Wednesday mornings this month! We may be working on origami, zines, coloring, painting, or various other crafts. We will have a Halloween themed craft session on the Wednesday before the 31st. Catch these on: the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 10-2pm.

Isaac’s Farewell/ Real School Joint Birthday Party:

Thursday the 10th from 5:30-11:00 pm. 

One of our founding members, Isaac Taylor, will be leaving Texas after this month and he is also celebrating his birthday this month, on the same week as two of our other participants. There is a larger birthday party planned for the weekend, so this is primarily a good chance to give Isaac a send off before he leaves for Portland! People are welcome to bring games to play, food, presents, or donations to The Real School.

Spanish:

Spanish meet-up has been moved to Fridays at 11:00am and will last for an hour. People of all ages are welcome to come if they have an interest in learning or practicing Spanish!

Community Potluck for Unschoolers and Allies of Community Education

on Wednesday the 23rd at 6PM!!

Vegetarian friendly and open to everyone!!! Bring a friend and join the conversation around Unschooling, non-coercive parenting, Adultism, and community education.

Open Dialogue: Fatherly concerns about Unschooling: What to do when Dad isn’t on board with Unschooling

Unschooling fathers address frequently heard concerns from other dads such as, “how will my kid get a job without going to school?” All ages welcome! Donations encouraged.

Saturday Oct. 19th from 1:00-4:00pm

Documentaries and discussions:

A few of the participants and staff have been watching and discussing documentaries frequently and we have now set a time for it! Join us on Mondays at 11:30 am for a different documentary (streaming from Netflix or Youtube) each week.  We do not have a projector at this time but are working towards getting one. Bring snacks and drinks if you’d like!

Other Events:

We are currently still planning on re-starting our cob house project, going on geo-caching trips, and planning a “Toxic Tour” with our friends at T.E.J.A.S., as well as other field trips around Houston for this month! Please keep checking back with our calendar and there will likely be another post about some of these happenings! Feel free to contact us if you have questions about our events at: 713-523-0066.

All events are at our building unless otherwise specified(such as birthday parties or field trips). Our address is:

(The A.C.T. Building)

2805 Wichita St.

Houston, TX 77004

We hope to see you there!

-The Real School