The Broward Homeschool PSG is going to Legoland on Sept 20th, 2012

Ole Kirk Christiansen started making wooden toys in his small workshop in Billund, Denmark in 1932. Two years later, Ole Kirk decided upon a name for his toys and his workshop – LEGO®, a contraction of the Danish words ‘leg godt,’ meaning ‘play well.’ Coincidentally, it was later learned that LEGO in Latin means “I put together” or “I assemble.”

In 1947, the company bought its first plastics injection-molding machine and in 1949 the forerunner to the LEGO brick was introduced, under the name “Automatic Binding Bricks”.

Inner tubes on the bricks were introduced in 1958, which significantly increased the number of possible building combinations. In 1967, the larger DUPLO® bricks for pre-school children were introduced, and LEGO TECHNIC for older children debuted in 1977. LEGO DACTA®, now know as The Educational Division, was set up in 1980.

It was the increasing interest in the fantastic LEGO masterpieces displayed at the factories that triggered Godtfred Kirk Christiansen’s idea of exhibiting the models outside. He originally envisioned just a little garden, where various LEGO models and figures could be displayed, but when work began on the project, it developed and became much larger.

In June 1968, LEGOLAND® Billund opened for the first time on a 9 acre site. All buildings, landscapes and vehicles were built using standard LEGO bricks, and the park’s success exceeded everyone’s expectations – in the first year alone, 625,000 happy visitors were guests at the park!

LEGOLAND Florida is geared specifically towards youngsters ages two through 12. With over 50 family rides, “hands-on” attractions and shows, LEGOLAND Florida provides education, adventure and fun in this second park of its kind in the United States.

In addition to LEGOLAND Florida (opening Fall 2011), there are currently 4 LEGOLAND parks in the world – LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark marked its 40th anniversary in 2008; LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London opened in 1996, and has been awarded the British Government’s top honor for excellence in academic programs, LEGOLAND California opened March 20, 1999  and LEGOLAND Deutschland in Germany opened the Spring of 2002.

LEGOLAND Florida is located at One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven Florida 33884, just 45 minutes from the Orlando theme parks or downtown Tampa.

From Orlando, take I-4 WEST to exit 55 (US Hwy 27 South). Turn right off U.S. Highway 27 at State Road 540/Cypress Gardens Boulevard. Park is four miles on the left.

From Tampa take I-4 EAST to Exit 27 (Polk County Parkway). Then take Exit 14 to Winter Haven (2nd Toll Booth) by turning east on S.R. 540  and follow eight miles to Hwy 17 North. Turn left to take Hwy 17 North two miles over the bridge to Cypress Gardens Boulevard and turn right. Legoland Way will be on your right.

If using a GPS system, keep in mind that LEGOLAND Florida may not yet be included as a destination. A secondary address for GPS systems is 6000 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven FL 33884.

Field trip Information
We will meet in the  parking lot at 9:30am in the  morning. Bring $12.00 for parking.

Paying by paypal:
$9.50 per child
$26.50 per adult
DEADLINE : September 13, 2012                               

$8.50 per child
$25.50 per adult

We will have our own pavilion to eat in.


Broward Homeschool PSG
2231 NW 87 Terrace  Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

WHERE TO MEET: Meet Linda Ward in the  parking  lot. (I will have my black PSG shirt on)

Don’t miss out on these two great homeschool classes !!

Homeschool Novel Writing Workshop for ages 12-16. 

Starts: Thursday Sept 6, 2012- 10:30-12:30pm.

Produce your own novel, practice writing skills, and earn one full English composition credit. 

Learn step-by-step techniques, develop essential writing skills and apply them in a meaningful way. 

Course will involve work in class and at home.   Established writing skills are required in order to be successful. 

This is a year long course with TWO 12 week sessions.  Cost: $200 for each session. 

Parents supply required texts: Learn to Write the Novel Way by Carole Thaxton, and The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus.

Homeschool Photography Workshop for ages 12-16.

Awaken to the joy of photography!

Using a digital camera, students will develop the technical and artistic skills necessary to take interesting and well-composed photographs.   The course includes, essential techniques, elements of design, color and perspective, nature and scenic photography, sharing photographs on Flickr, and developing technical skills.   Students will build a portfolio of work to share.

COST: $180 for a 12 week session. 

Starts: Thursday Sept 6, 2012 at 1pm-3pm.

To register for these classes: pay an online deposit of $25 at

Classes will be held at Coconut Creek Recreation Center North
Lyons rd and Johnson Rd.

Denise Thompson is an accomplished writer, photographer and FL certified educator
Contact her at 954 757 5186

FREE Homeschool Orientation

Andrew Pudewa is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing.
Andrew Pudewa is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing.

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Presbyterian Ministry Center
1450 SW 3rd Street, Suite 9
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Map :
  • 4:30  Homeschooling 101
  • 5:00  Homeschool, The High School Years
  • 6:00  Florida Legislative Update
  • 7:00  Pizza, chips, drink – $3.50 each
  • 7:30  Keynote  Andrew Pudewa of the Institute for Excellence in Writing: Freedomship: Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Mindset
For your convenience, we will have many of our IEW products at this event which will be available for you to peruse and purchase.
Click here to view a flyer for this event.