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Register Literature & Creative Writing The first 8 weeks of class will involve reading the “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. This 1994 Newbery Medal winner has become one of the most influential novels of our time, and centers on the haunting life of a twelve-year-old boy named Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Students will engage in literary analysis and comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and themed projects that enhance the lessons of this timeless story.The second 8 weeks of class will be devoted to the art and exploration of creative writing. Learners will engage in various forms of writing to create short stories, poems, comic strips, etc. to demonstrate various forms of storytelling that use the fundamentals of writing to promote connection and self-expression. Please bring a copy of “The Giver” to the first class. Mon 9:30am-10:50am 10 & up Erika F 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 375.00
Register STEM Explorations using LEGO Materials Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Bridges, Catapults, and Battletracks. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. This class will use motorized Legos in some of the projects Mon 9:30am-10:50am 8 & up Play-Well Teknologies 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 420.00
Register From Ten to Zen Yoga & Meditation - new & continuing students welcome This is definitely not mommy’s yoga practice! This class is different from anything you have in mind when thinking of a yoga class but will still contain all of the amazing benefits that yoga and mindfulness has to offer. Children derive enormous benefit from yoga and mindfulness practice, it enhances their ability to focus and learn, teaches them to focus on the present moment, brings them awareness of others and their surroundings, gives them tools to help navigate the sea of emotions, as well as the physical aspects of flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration, stress relief abilities, and sense of calmness improves, allowing them to absorb and learn more. Mon 10:00am-10:50am 5 - 8 Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 250.00
Register Engineering & Applied Mathematics Projects This course will introduce student to the world of engineering. What engineers are, how they contribute to society, what types of engineering fields exist, what are their specialties and how one becomes an engineer. Class projects may include, popsicle truss-bridges & building simple electrical circuits. More emphasis to be placed on hands-on experience and a broad overview of the engineering world rather than theory and calculations. Students will obtain a basic overview of Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering disciplines in this course. Mon 11:00am-12:20pm 9 & up Michael Marchesan 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 375.00
Register STEM FUNdamentals using LEGO Materials Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Sailboats, Snowmobiles and Catapults. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Mon 11:00am-12:00pm 5 - 9 Play-Well Teknologies 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 315.00
Register Storybook Cooking - new & continuing students welcome Class begins with a story, and the hands-on experience that includes measuring, sifting, pouring, scooping, combining ingredients and tasting. Kids also learn table manners, safe kitchen practices, and how to set up and clean up their workspace. Children cook and eat their own story inspired recipe in the class. Following the cooking lesson, the class will create a craft that corresponds with the story’s theme. Mon 11:00am-12:20pm 5 & up Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 420.00
Register Improv & Acting Games What are you doing? Story Story , Why are you late?” These are theatre improv games! This class is all about having fun! With life as it is, we could all use a laugh! Through theatre games and improvisation , let’s make some noise and have some fun! Improv teaches creativity, collaboration , critical thinking and communication-which in turn fosters confidence and respect which is never a bad thing! Whether you have studied improv before or have no experience- no worries!!! The only requirement is the willingness to say, “Yes and…” and also be silly. NO homework- just show up!!! Mon 11:10am-12:30pm 8 & up Kelly Cripe 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 375.00
Register Holistically Sweet - outdoor class Class begins with a story, and the hands-on experience that includes measuring, sifting, pouring, scooping, combining ingredients and tasting. Kids also learn table manners, safe kitchen practices, and how to set up and clean up their workspace. Children cook and eat their own story inspired recipe in the class. Following the cooking lesson, the class will create a craft that corresponds with the story’s theme. Mon 1:00pm-2:20pm 5 & up Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 420.00
Register Improv & Theater Games “What are you doing? Story Story , Why are you late?” These are theatre improv games! This class is all about having fun! With life as it is, we could all use a laugh! Through theatre games and improvisation , let’s make some noise and have some fun! Improv teaches creativity, collaboration , critical thinking and communication-which in turn fosters confidence and respect which is never a bad thing! Whether you have studied improv before or have no experience- no worries!!! The only requirement is the willingness to say, “Yes and…” and also be silly. NO homework- just show up!!! Mon 1:00pm-2:20pm 12 & up Kelly Cripe 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 375.00
Register Math Discoveries (Decimal, % and Fractions) - Level 4 Math - ability-based, click for placement test At the beginning of each semester, students can take the simple assessment test online to see what level they should place into or speak to their current Math teacher to make sure they advance to the right starting level. During the Math time slots, new concepts will be introduced and then students will practice it in a variety of age-appropriate ways, depending on the math level. As part of each class students will also be able to play some Math & Logic Games appropriate to their level. The levels will be divided as follows: Addition & Subtraction – all addition & subtraction concepts and this level will also practice some addition & subtraction facts Multiplication & Division – all multiplication & division concepts and this level will also practice multiplication & division tables Decimals, %, and Fractions Integers (positive & negative numbers), Measurements & Pre-Algebra Mon 1:00pm-2:20pm   Michael Marchesan 09/12/2022 01/23/2023 375.00
Register Medicinal Herbs for Kids This herbal class is geared for the older kids that are ready to more hands on with the writing and activity portion. We will explore the properties, chemical breakdown and what each herb is used for. The activity will focus on using the herb to create something usable that can be used for common uses. As this class will have different types of grasses, herbs, etc please consider any allergies before registration. Tue 9:30am-10:50am 9 - 13 Sarah Bonham 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Video production: cinematography, lighting and sound Come learn about all the basics of Cinematography such as story, setting, characters, lighting, cameras, and then work on making your own movie/video. It can be live action, stop-motion animation, or any combination you choose. Tue 9:30am-10:50am 12 & up Michael Marchesan 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Math Adventures: Concepts and Games for Little Ones (Place Value, Addition & Subtraction & Money) The first and most important key to being good at math? Not being scared of it and enjoying it as you’re learning from an early age. My mission with this class is to have young kids enjoy math so we will learn some concepts and play lots of games to get down the important concepts of place value and that will lead into the intro to addition & subtraction and the rest of their math journey. No math class is complete without learning about the real-life things we deal with every day, so some basic skills around money will also be introduced and practiced by playing games and doing some shopping simulations. Tue 9:50am-10:50am 4 & up Elmarie Hyman 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 300.00
Register Advanced Cooking Skills (Prerequisite of previous cooking classes)   Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Michael Marchesan 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register Drawing & Painting with Zach In this class we will go over the basics of drawing, value, and how to incorporate that into a painting. We will learn the elements of art through projects that allow students to embrace their creativity and demonstrate their new capabilities. We will learn the elements of color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value as well as painting and drawing techniques to help students use those elements on the page. Students will learn through guided projects that still allow them to express their creativity while learning about an element of art. Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 9 & up Zach Robinson 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Story of the World- Ancient Times In this class, we will learn about Ancient Civilizations using the Story of the World curriculum and many other fun educational resources to make history come to life! We will cover Prehistoric Times, Nomads, Ancient Mesopotamians, Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Africa, Ancient India, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Every week, there will be a time of sharing the story, the geography of where things happened and we will work on projects and participate in review games to cement the learning. Projects might involve mummifying an apple, building our own Stonehenge, or creating our own Greek god/goddess. We’ll even learn about the Science & Art of the time. Tue 11:00am-12:20pm 5 - 8 Sarah Bonham 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Academic Chess We are devoted to promoting the merits of chess among children by using stories, dances, and catchy songs to make the game of chess exciting and easy to understand. Children participating in our program: Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills; Have better concentration and mental discipline; Gain confidence and have lots of FUN!!! If you are taking the class online via Zoom, please make sure to also register an account for your child at chess.com where they will practice new skills. Tue 1:00pm-2:20pm 6 & up Academic Chess Staff 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register Accelerated Math & Engineering Projects for younger students - Fall '22 By interview - for accelerated/gifted students from testing by advanced academic institutions for extraordinarily gifted students like Mensa or the Davidson Institute - In rare cases, we find that younger students are uniquely gifted in certain areas of study and sometimes it is across the board. We want to provide an environment where they can come and study more advanced concepts with the help of a teacher who understands that their minds are well beyond their years and give them the excitement of learning new concepts to keep stimulating their academic and emotional growth. Tue 1:00pm-2:20pm 8 & up Michael Marchesan 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Magic Treehouse History Follow along with Jack and Annie as we read through each book of the Magic Tree House Series. After we read the books, we will watch videos and talk about interesting parts of the books. Through simple worksheets we will learn more about each location that Jack and Annie explore. We will cover about a book every 2 weeks and these are the books we plan to use for this semester: Dinosaurs before Dark Mummies in the Morning Knight at Dawn Pirates at Noon Night of the Ninjas Afternoon on the Amazon Sunset of the Saber Tooth Midnight on the Moon Tue 1:00pm-2:20pm 9 & up Sarah Bonham 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Math Discoveries (Integers & Pre-Algebra) - level 5 Math - ability-based The way we do Math to make it more individualized is closer to semi-private tutoring. At the beginning of each semester, students can take the simple assessment test online to see what level they should place into or speak to their current Math teacher to make sure they advance to the right starting level. During the Math time slots, new concepts will be introduced and then students will practice it in a variety of age-appropriate ways, depending on the math level. As part of each class students will also be able to play some Math & Logic Games appropriate to their level. The levels will be divided as follows: Addition & Subtraction – all addition & subtraction concepts and this level will also practice some addition & subtraction facts Multiplication & Division – all multiplication & division concepts and this level will also practice multiplication & division tables Decimals, %, and Fractions Integers (positive & negative numbers), Measurements & Pre-Algebra Wed 9:30am-10:50am   Michael Marchesan 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Science for Kids - Kitchen Science! Use common kitchen (and sometimes household) ingredients and items to explore Science. Each lesson will have an activity worksheet for turning in for samples and a hands-on exploration of the lesson of the week. We will be doing some edible experiments- please specify allergies/sensitivities in comment section. Wed 9:30am-10:50am 5 - 9 Sarah Bonham 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Mixed Martial Arts & its History Want to practice martial arts, get a good workout and have fun? This martial arts class combines physical fitness and techniques from Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu. Students will also learn about the history of these arts and participate in fun calisthenics, cardio exercises, and games. No previous experience in fitness or martial arts required! No uniforms required either! All a student will need is comfortable clothing and closed-toe tennis shoes. Looking forward to sharing martial arts and physical fitness this Fall! Wed 9:50am-10:50am 9 & up Noel Rodriguez 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 300.00
Register Come Cook With Us! Japanese Cuisine & Culture The best way to learn about cooking that will make everyday life more delicious is to learn the basics and learn them well. In this class we will make simple yet delicious creations from around the world that will hopefully transform your perspective in what seemed to be a bland and boring pantry into a world of delicious possibilities that you can make for yourself and your friends and family. While we cook, we will even learn a little bit of measurement math. ** This class is not vegan and might contain recipes with nuts or other allergens. If your child has a particular need, please let us know ** Wed 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Michael Marchesan 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register Herb Fairies This is an herb learning class that will focus on each story and an activity for each herb we explore. This class is geared towards the younger kids that are happy to learn by listening to the story and do light writing work. There will be a take home work sample for each class. As this class will have different types of grasses, herbs, etc please consider any allergies before registration. Wed 11:00am-12:20pm 5 - 9 Sarah Bonham 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Mixed Martial Arts & its History Want to practice martial arts, get a good workout and have fun? This martial arts class combines physical fitness and techniques from Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu. Students will also learn about the history of these arts and participate in fun calisthenics, cardio exercises, and games. No previous experience in fitness or martial arts required! No uniforms required either! All a student will need is comfortable clothing and closed-toe tennis shoes. Looking forward to sharing martial arts and physical fitness this Fall! Wed 11:00am-12:00pm 6 - 9 Noel Rodriguez 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 300.00
Register Upper Elementary Science with Games - Chemistry & Physical Science -year-long course Using common items and ingredients to make Science fun! This semester we will be working on Chemistry and Physics as we utilize the Scientific Method to provide Science samples and hands-on activities. For this class, if pictures of the activity are needed to be taken, the student may bring a camera, phone, etc to take a snapshot of the experiment. As we will be doing Chemistry, safety googles will be needed for this semester (please bring in a plastic bag with name marked on goggles). Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm 9 - 13 Sarah Bonham 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register High School Algebra 2 (2 sessions a week - Wednesday in Canyon Country 1pm,Friday in Valencia 2:30pm This one-year course is a review and extension of the concepts taught in Algebra 1. You will gain a deeper insight into Mathematics and get to practice using your new skills with lots of examples and questions. In Algebra 2 you play with letters, numbers, and symbols and get to solve equations to find answers. Once you learn some of the “tricks”, it can be a fun challenge to figure out how to use your skills in solving each “puzzle”. With your new skills you will be able to put together equations so you can find good quality solutions to many tricky real-world situations. You will learn about Polynomials, Inequalities, many types of Functions, and how to solve them. You will develop advanced algebra skills such as graphing, analyzing and interpreting functions such as polynomial, rational and exponential. Topics covered include: Equations,Inequalities,Linear functions,Systems of Equations,Complex numbers,Factoring,Quadratic Functions,Polynomials,Rational exponents and functions,etc Wed, Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm   Michael Marchesan 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 750.00
Register History of Astronomy through Minecraft Space travel is something we hear about almost everyday now. More and more people are going into space whether it’s to work on the space station for a few months or to just get to the edge of space and experience zero gravity. But how did this all get started? In this class we will explore why and how people studied the stars from Tycho Brahe and Galileo to Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson. We will learn about Edwin Hubble and the Hubble Space Telescope. Then in Minecraft everyone will be building something to do with the History of Astronomy. Let’s explore the stars together!! Thu 9:30am-10:50am 7 & up Kim Turney 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Middle School Science - Chemistry, Physics, Space Science - year-long course Middle school science is broken up into two full-year courses that discuss all disciplines of science. Students could take both courses in one year, but typically one will be taken in 6th/7th grade and the other in 7th/8th grade. The courses will be offered onsite for the 2022-2023 school year, with the option to attend via ZOOM. Online students must understand that a live class is being presented and that the instructor will do her best to incorporate everyone. Weekly activities are hands-on and can be completed from home, with printing and supplies requested. FALL- This semester we will start with Chemistry and look at the building blocks for basically everything in the universe, aka atoms. The behavior of atoms, particularly their electrons, is the reason for compounds and their physical/chemical properties and why chemical reactions occur. From there we will start exploring Physics with a focus on forces and motion. SPRING- This semester we will continue with Physics... Thu 9:30am-10:50am 11 - 14 Brooklyne Coulter 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Drawing & Painting with Zach In this class we will go over the basics of drawing, value, and how to incorporate that into a painting. We will learn the elements of art through projects that allow students to embrace their creativity and demonstrate their new capabilities. We will learn the elements of color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value as well as painting and drawing techniques to help students use those elements on the page. Students will learn through guided projects that still allow them to express their creativity while learning about an element of art. Thu 9:50am-10:50am 5 - 8 Zach Robinson 09/06/2022 01/20/2023 300.00
Register Introduction to Video Game Design - Level 1 & 2 Playing video games and designing them are 2 different skills.  This class will take your child into the world of designing and creating their own 2D video game. Using Clickteam Fusion 2.5, students create their video game without having to learn actual programming first. They can also put their own music, video, animations and photos into their video games with a simple click. In the early stage of the program, students work together with their instructor to develop a video game as a group. As they progress, they will be able to work independently on their own games. For Level 2 - students need prior knowledge of the program Thu 11:00am-12:20pm 8 & up Kim Turney 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Middle School Science - Earth & Life Science - year-long class Middle school science is broken up into two full-year courses that discuss all disciplines of science. Students could take both courses in one year, but typically one will be taken in 6th/7th grade and the other in 7th/8th grade. The courses will be offered onsite for the 2022-2023 school year, with the option to attend via ZOOM. Online students must understand that a live class is being presented and that the instructor will do her best to incorporate everyone. Weekly activities are hands-on and can be completed from home, with printing and supplies requested. Middle School Science – Earth & Life Science FALL- This semester we will start by looking at the earth and its 4 main spheres: geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. We will explore earth science topics such as plate tectonics, weather and climate, and history as well as begin our life science unit with cells and the kingdoms of life found on earth. SPRING - more topics Thu 11:00am-12:20pm 11 - 14 Brooklyne Coulter 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Mixed Media Arts Come try your hand at just about all art mediums with the amazing AJ Bondio! Some weeks, we will draw, other weeks use pastels, charcoal, paint, clay, and more. Thu 11:00am-12:20pm 8 & up AJ Bondio 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Phonics & Reading Comprehension - level 2 & 3 - ability-based We will learn and assemble the sounds of consonants, vowels, and digraphs to unlock the magic of words and the world of reading! Below is how our levels progress to be ability-based: Reading Comprehension & Literature Level 2 : This class would be for students who have a knowledge of letters, sounds and basic blending. The focus would be on improving skills, expanding the recognition of sight words, and expanding vocabulary. Reading Comprehension & Literature Level 3 : For intermediate readers, this class would begin reading longer stories and include more written responses to the reading. Thu 11:00am-12:20pm 5 & up Terri Stair 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Ancient History themed writing using IEW Curriculum Come learn how writing can become painless and even enjoyable with our veteran teacher, Terri Stair, who uses the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) curriculum to help students on this path. Terri is a certified IEW instructor and has taught countless children with this method, including her own children. This year’s writing is meant to coincide with our World History study of Ancient Times, so that the writing will also be related to the same time period. Using The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) methods, students will learn to research topics, prepare keyword outlines from the source texts, organize the information, write their own sentences from their notes, and format three paragraph to five paragraph informative and persuasive essays. They will learn and practice IEW stylistic techniques to communicate more effectively and engage their audience. The story sequence chart will guide students through the development of a story setting, characters, conflict, and r Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm 8 - 11 Terri Stair 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Minecraft Mods with Java Programming - level 1 In this class students will learn how to Modify or Mod the game Minecraft® using the JAVA Programming language. They will create custom swords, tools, armor, foods, biomes and entities — that can be played and shared with friends. Each student will be working on an individual laptop and they will be able to interact and test their mods in the game Minecraft®. Students will take home a flash drive with their mod files on the last day of class. Please note: All the students need to be able to 1. read 2. they need to know how to create folders, 3. they must be able to highlight text, copy text, and paste text 4. they need to be on a PC (non-MAC). Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Kim Turney 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Mixed Media Arts & Crafts (5-8yo.) Come try your hand at just about all art mediums with the amazing AJ Bondio! Some weeks, we will draw, other weeks use pastels, charcoal, paint, clay, and more. Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm 5 - 8 AJ Bondio 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Survival Skills This course provides you with information about different ways to survive in different situations. The class is designed for you to not only learn about what different cultures have done throughout time, but also the scientific concepts behind the idea or techniques. What makes it even more exciting is that you get to try something out yourself and share your knowledge with your classmates! This hands-on course requires creative participation both inside and outside of class in planning projects. Bringing an electronic device for Kahoots and research is a plus for this course. Thu 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Brooklyne Coulter 09/08/2022 01/20/2023 399.00