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Quilting: Block of the Week

Quilt group options:

This is an open workshop.  Attend as many workshops or little as you like or are able.  All Quilters can arrive 15 minutes early to set up.

Meeting Saturdays at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Starting January 18, 2020)

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Bible-based quilt blocks.  Quilting through the Bible.  Each square represents verses, symbols, and people from the Bible.  Squares are intricately pieced.  Two (2) patterns and instructions will be provided for your choice of the week.  This is a great quilt for using scraps of fabric, or you can purchase Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, or Fat Quarters.  Size of quilt is your choice. All finishing instructions will be provided as we get closer to completing the blocks of our choice.

Blocks will be 8×8″ blocks. Original pattern is 6×6″, so we will be making some small adjustments.

Patterns based on the book The Bible Sampler Quilt: 96 Classic Quilt Blocks Inspired by the Bible by Laurie Aaron Hird. (The Book is not required as all information will be provided.)

Meeting Mondays at 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Starting January 20, 2020)

The IKAT quilt is a great modern pattern which uses Jelly Roll lengths for piecing.  Patterns and instructions are available on-line and during workshop.  Size of quilt is your choice.

Pattern by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic.

“An easy and quick project, even for beginners. Make use of an assortment of 2 identical Jelly Rolls plus 1/2 yard of a solid. The Jelly Rolls used in the instructions are HEY DOT by Zen Chic for Moda. “


Ages: 12+ invited, recommend 12-15 year olds be accompanied by parent, especially if new to sewing. Open to members and non-members.

Pre-requisite: Must have basic beginning sewing skills, and basic knowledge of your personal sewing machine. 

Materials Needed: Fabric (jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat quarter, fat eighths) and/or scraps for blocks and top, thread, sewing machine, scissors, marking pencil/pen, rotary cutter, 12×12 or larger cutting mat. (Yardage for finishing quilt will be provided at the meetings.)

Materials Fee/Tuition: $40 (every 6 months; fee covers supplies and building use.)

Spring 2020 Drawing Classics Art Camp

Instructor: Janet Rogers

Time Span: 1 hour a week for 7 weeks, beginning January 15 and ending February 26

Age Levels: 9 – 18

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

Class Period: Wednesday, 11:30-12:30

Materials fee: $10

Materials Needed: 9” x 12” Strathmore Sketchbook

Course Description:

Drawing Classics is a mini course designed to cover the foundations of drawing and shading for the beginning and intermediate art student.

Drawing from observation is the main focus. The student will be exposed to a broad range of drawing materials, such as pencil, oil pastel, and charcoal. Watercolor will be applied to some of the drawings as well. Various artists’ drawings will be explored in the context of each lesson.

Contact our Director of Education by Email: education@cerconline.org

A Beka Items for Sale! (Updated 10/17/19)

We have multiples of A Beka Curriculum available for sale! Please see the below list to shop Used A Beka products.

This list will continue to be updated as new items are added to the on-line bookstore. You can also use the Search feature on the menu bar to search by title. If you don’t see a particular title, please drop us a comment or e-mail so we can add that title right away!

Bible

Language Arts

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
    • Language B (3rd Edition)
    • Spelling Vocabulary and Poetry 5 (5th Edition)
    • Penmanship Mastery II (4th Edition)
    • Reading Program
  • Grade 6
    • Language C (3rd Edition)
    • Spelling Vocabulary and Poetry 6 (6th Edition)
    • Creative Writing (4th Edition)
    • Reading Program

Math

Science

So many titles are still in-stock, just haven’t been listed yet! Please call us at the Bookstore to see if we have the title you need!

A Beka Items for Sale!

We have multiples of A Beka Curriculum available for sale! Please see the below list to shop Used A Beka products.

This list will continue to be updated as new items are added to the on-line bookstore. You can also use the Search feature on the menu bar to search by title. If you don’t see a particular title, please drop us a comment or e-mail so we can add that title right away!

Bible

Language Arts

Health

2019 Testing Schedule

See our Calendar for scheduled Testing for 2019! 

Although testing is not required in the state of Texas, many home school families like to use the test as a gauge or to learn test-taking skills.  We encourage families to consider whether standardized testing meets their needs or homeschool lifestyle.

Stanford Achievement Testing

For May dates, you MUST register by April 2, 2019

Grades 4-8th May Dates

Grades 9-12th May Dates

  • Thursday, May 23rd
  • This is a ONE day test.        
  • Start Time: 8:30 am

Iowa Test of Basic Skills

For June dates, you MUST register by April 25, 2019

Grades 3-8th June Dates

Grades 9-12th June Dates

  • Friday, June 14, 2019
  • This is a ONE day test.        
  • Start Time: 8:30 am

If you’re not sure which test to order, please read through the information available on Bob Jones’ web-site: BJU Press Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to read through and complete all Steps on the CERC web-site to insure you are properly registered for your selected dates.  For Stanford testing in May, you must register by April 2, 2019.

Fall 2019 Schedule is here!

Monday

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College Prep Genius Master the SAT July 12-13th

Date:  July 12 and 13, 2018.
Time:  Thursday and Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Christian Educators Resource Center  4501 Rowlett Rd. Suite #105 Rowlett, TX 75088

This class has a limited enrollment of only 12 students.

Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen   http://collegeprepgenius.com/teachers/

For more information, contact the class organizer Michelle Nott  nottfamily5@gmail.com

Register for Master the SAT Bootcamp here

Why take this class?

The College Prep Genius Class covers all the strategies and tips of the SAT & PSAT (NMSQT) that have helped students raise their test scores hundreds of points. During approximately 10 hours of course instruction divided into a multi-day format, this premier prep program introduces a unique approach to all SAT & PSAT (NMSQT) test sections: Evidence-Based Reading, passages, Writing, and Math. Students will receive class teaching, College Prep Genius textbook, workbook and access to online digital program.

• After first student, additional siblings can take the class for $195 each. (when booked together)

•Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, a drink, pencils and a calculator each session.

Please note that class registrations are only refundable in the event that a class is cancelled by College Prep Genius. In this case, you may be able to  transfer to another class as an alternate option.

Summer Camps start June 4th

We have several camps and workshops for different age groups.

Click EVENTS for a description of our Summer Camps.

Enrollment Info:

If current family, complete Student Enrollment Form 2018 only & pay tuition to CERC & Material Fees to Teacher.

If new family, pay $25 enrollment fee, complete Student Enrollment Form 2018, Statement of Faith 2017, Release of Liability 2017, Student Guidelines and Responsibilities 2017 if 12 yo or over, & pay tuition to CERC & Material Fees to Teacher (two separate checks)

Please e-mail our Director of Education with class and student information.

CTP Testing is now available at CERC!

CTP: Comprehensive Testing Program    Grades 4-10

CTP - ERBThe Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is a rigorous assessment for high achieving students in areas such as reading, listening, vocabulary, writing, science (online only) and mathematics. Verbal and quantitative reasoning subtests are part of the CTP beginning in Grade 3. The CTP helps compare content specific, curriculum-based performance to the more conceptual knowledge base found in reasoning tests.

The Comprehensive Testing Program is a product of the Education Records Bureau (ERBlearn.org) provided by Homeschool Testing Services for homeschool families.  See the ERB web-site for more information and Family Resources.

Testing dates are now available for 2018 for grades 4-10.  Additional grades may be offered in the future!

Through a partnership with Homeschool Testing Services, CERC will be administering the CTP for all families interested in this test on May 23rd – 24th (our Event page).

Registration is open through the Homeschool Testing Services site. (Pleases ignore all references to the Standford test). We ask all families to return to the Test Reservation Page, so we can plan accordingly.

HTS