Eight great ways to connect through the summer!

$65 flat fee for new member family access.

Special pricing for current members.

Last day to register 7/23!

#1 Real Recess Campus Days

Real Recess is a choice-based activity time for learners. During this two-hour period learners can choose to play on the covered outdoor playground, use the basketball and outdoor space for games, or come indoors and choose a board game, LEGO building and other kinetic activities, or use the Imagination Room with some basic art supplies. There is plenty of space for hanging out friends.  

Date: June 18,  July 23,  August 13, 20 

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

#2 FAMILY CONNECTIONS IN THE GARDEN

Family members of all ages are welcome to join us at Sibley Nature Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9:30 am - 11:30 am, June 4 to July 31. Pick as many or few dates as you would like. *A separate sign up form must be completed as space is limited!

Things we will do: planting sunflowers, pumpkins, watermelons and native grasses, harvesting fruits and vegetables, watering the garden, feeding the fish, finishing the turtle habitat, maintaining the butterfly garden, bird feeding, caterpillar searching and butterfly watching/identification. 

#3 ABILENE ZOO FIELD TRIP

We will meet for a day of fun at the zoo! Date and pricing to be advised. Admission is not included in your membership fee.

#4 STAR PARTY AT BIG SPRING STATE PARK

We will join our friends, West Texas Astronomers, for our 3rd Annual visit to this Star Party. Bring food, chairs and blankets. Event includes presentation and viewing through various telescopes at the playground area.

 

Saturday, August 3rd

Meet around 6:00 pm, viewing after sundown ​

#5 CURRICULUM SWAP/SHOP

On campus August 13, 10:00 am during Real Recess. ​  

#6 "CLASS DISMISSED" DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Overview: "All across America, parents are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the state of public education. The current state of our educational system & economy shines a spotlight on problems with traditional schools. Class Dismissed showcases a growing trend in alternative education strategies that are working for many families across America."

We will screen during Real Recess, June 18th at 10:00 am.

 

#7 WEEKLY PARK DAY

Park day every Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Park location will be announced weekly.

#8 ACCESS TO ANY OTHER CLASSES/ACTIVITIES WE PLAN DURING THE SUMMER

It's not uncommon for us to plan last minute activities. Membership gets you access to everything we offer! This might include mom's night, painting or pottery parties, Dome shows at the planetarium, etc. Some activities may incur a fee.

BONUS!! NEW MEMBER PRIORITY CLASS REGISTRATION FOR FALL

If you intend to join us for the Fall Term, being a Summer Real Recess registrant will grant you access to class registration BEFORE other new members. After our current Spring members register, you will have access to register, then we will open for general registration.

Guidelines:

  • Homeschooling families only.

  • Parents required to be on campus for Real Recess at all times. This is not a drop off event.

  • You are expected to monitor your learner , as no designated volunteers will be monitoring playground or indoor activities.

  • Indoor and outdoor clean up duties will be performed by all who attend the on campus activities.

  • Pick up after yourself when we are in a public venue.

  • Respect others with supportive words or remain silent if you can't find something positive to say. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Sign up here!

 

 

SUMMER REAL RECESS PROGRAM 

CONTACT US

Open Skies Learning Community

P.O. Box 53724

Midland, TX 79710

 

 

Libby Landry, Director

libby.landry@openskieslearning.com

 

 

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