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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Upcoming Events-January!

Hello and Happy 2014! 

We have several events on our calendar page and we plan to add more as the month goes on. We are currently trying to schedule regular Music and Drawing classes, but we need a little help from the community!! If you are interested in playing/teaching music or in teaching Drawing to a small group of young people, please get in touch! As for things we have scheduled, here are some details:

Writer’s Group:

Evening writer’s group will continue with a slightly adjusted time of 6-8:00 PM every other Thursday! We hope you will join us and give a small donation on Thursday Jan. 16th and 30th. It is a fun, accepting, and relaxed group!! Invite your friends, too! This is an all ages meet-up!

Game Night Fundraiser!!

This monthly event will be happening on Saturday January 25th 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!

Book Club

We have been reading a lot the last few months!! We are currently working on The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros and plan to discuss the book on Weds. the 15th. After that we will start on a new book and continue discussions every week on Weds. at 12:00pm. We are open to reading suggestions and welcome people who want to join us! Please call ahead if you plan to come! 

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 8:00pm. If 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/

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 happen on Friday Jan 17th and 31st, 7-10pm

Field trips:

We regularly take Park Trips on Thursday from 2-4pm to meet up with other homeschoolers in the Heights.

We also take trips from 12-3 on Fridays and people are welcome to join us wherever we go! Recently we have gone to the library, ice skating, free zoo days, museums, and roller skating! Contact us for more information if you want to meet us somewhere!

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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December Announcements!

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December 14th: HUK Craft Market at The Real School from 2-4pm. $1-5 donation suggested. Everyone is welcome! Please come support some crafty Unschooled kids!

Welcome to December!! We had a very busy month of November full of art, parties, reading, and our fair share of fresh air! We said goodbye to two of our founding members, Krenie Stowe and Issac Taylor, as they are continuing their Unschooling journey in Oregon and passing the torch to our younger generations. We plan to continue growing, changing, and learning together, and we sincerely hope you all will join us!! We will be closing a few days for the holidays this month but please keep in touch and come to the events we will have scheduled!

Game Night Fundraiser: Saturday the 14th, 6-10pm, following HUK craft Market!

We will have food and drinks available! Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite table top or video games, or join on to a game here. We regularly play Bananagrams, Werewolf, Apples to Apples, and various card games! $3-10 suggested donation. 

Like to sing?

Join us for karaoke every other Friday(Dec. 6th &20th) from 7-10pm. Small donation suggested. Bring your own drinks and snacks!

Do you knit or crochet?

So do we! We have all levels or knitters and crocheters here and we look forward to any chance to sit around together and get crafty! If you would like to come by and crochet or knit with us please contact us to schedule a day and time! 

Writers:

Specific workshops aimed at improving different areas of our writing will be happening this month. This is aimed at less experienced writers but more experienced writers are welcome to join! Tuesdays at 2:00pm.

Our Thursday Evening 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! Happens every other Thursday this month at 5:30pm. $1-5 Donation Recommended.

Please check our calendar or get in touch with us for more events and information! We are constantly adding events!

All events will take place at the ACT building which houses The Real School: 2805 Wichita St. Houston, TX 77004.

Contact us by email at: unschool@therealschoolhouston.org or with more immediate questions at: 713-523-0066

We hope to see you soon!

September Events! Added workshops, Crafts, Yoga, Karaoke and more!!!

For the last month we have been actively adding events to our calendar including: more language groups, Yoga, Knitting/Crochet, gender studies and fun events like Karaoke and delicious experiments in baking and ice cream making.  Our writing and math groups continue this month and we will also be hosting our monthly Game Night and Potluck, and working on our mural and a Zine (booklet) including work from our participants! The ACT building hosts various community events this month as well which are not directly related to us but are part of our growing community project; contact us if you are interested in hosting an event at our building. All events hosted by the Real School are open to people of all ages unless otherwise stated and are donation based. Please help us sustain our cooperative with a generous donation when possible!

Check out events on the ACT(home to TRS) building calendar here:

This Month’s Open Dialogue is on: The De-schooling Process

This month we will discuss the transition from schooling to Unschooling and how to support our young participants and others during this transition. The process of De-schooling often includes a lot of questions, uncertainty and lack of direction which can cause parents a lot of concern. It is clear to those of us that have made it through this period that there is a time of confusion, when we are no longer being constantly directed and controlled, in which it takes personal growth and reflection to move forward into self directed action and freedom. We will be discussing what this period looks like and in what ways we can support transitioning into Unschooling and a freedom based educational and lifestyle approach.

Saturday September 21st from 1-4 PM.  Donations to our cooperative encouraged. 

FUNdraiser Game Night on Saturday the 14th from 6-10 PM

join us for another month of fun and food! Bring your favorite games!! $5-10 Suggested Donation.

Community Potluck for Unschoolers and Allies of Community Education

on Wednesday the 25th at 6PM!!

Vegetarian friendly and open to everyone!!! Bring a friend!

Yoga Beginner’s classes:

Every Thursday at 4pm.

Our friend Dan Panzone will be 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!

Knitting and Crochet group:

Facilitated by our friend Abbie every Wednesday@ 11am.  Abbie will share skills on Knitting and Crochet for beginners and anyone who knits or crochets is welcome to join us and build friendships! Small donation suggested and we are still looking for donations of yarn and hooks/needles. All ages welcome!

Grand Ripley Day

To Celebrate The Real Schools Furry Security Guard Feel Free To bring Dog food And a $5-10 donation All Day Thursday the 12th. – Lou

Lt. Ellen Ripley the security dog

ICE CREAM Making TUESDAY THE 10TH At 12 noon

With Your Choice Of Different Flavors. Bring A donation For Materials, $5-10 Recommended. Bring Your Own Plastic Bag If Possible.

Gender and Sexuality Studies Discussion

Wednesday the 18th at 12pm. 

An Unschooler and staff members are hosting a discussion on gender and sexuality for Unschoolers and young people. We will be addressing questions about how we perceive gender, gender expression and sexuality and any other related discussion topics in the field. There will be a presentation of resources on gender and sexuality and we will plan what kind of studying and discussions we may like to see take place in the future. This will be a safe space for young people to ask questions and discuss with other young people and supportive adults. Parents are asked not to attend to maintain an area for free expression.

More information:

We have various workshops that have been ongoing the past few months including writing and math. For details on those please see recent blog posts or contact us directly.

Phone: 713 523 0066 email: unschool@therealschoolhouston.org

All events will be at the ACT building unless otherwise specified: 2805 Wichita St. Houston TX 77004

This month’s blog post was brought to you by: Marie and Lou