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Register Speak Up and Speak Out- a fresh approach to Public Speaking It is a fact that “public speaking” is an even greater fear than spiders and heights! In this class, students will learn to acknowledge those pesky butterflies but not to feed them, rather tame them! Confidence is key both onstage and in real life! So though spoken word, improvisation, weekly ( fun) speeches, monologues, group discussions, theater games and lots of fun, students will find their own unique voice! They will learn that how they say something and how they physically present themselves are just as important as what they say! This class is a safe and positive space…We want to hear what you have to say! Students will find ways to overcome that overwhelming fear! Wed 9:30am-10:50am 8 & up Laura Lanoil 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Young Scientists - Animal Habitats, Biomes & Adaptations   Wed 9:30am-10:50am 5 - 8 Quest in Science 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register Drawing Fantasy Creatures   Wed 11:00am-12:20pm 8 & up AJ Bondio 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Public Speaking for Little Ones - Show & Tell with a Twist In this class children ages 5-8yo. will come to share a current interest they have with the class. This can be any skill, pet, hobby, or whatever the topic of the week! Come tell us all about it! Also learn some skills on presenting and keeping the interest of the audience with games and a supportive environment. Wed 11:00am-12:20pm 5 - 8 Laura Lanoil 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Young Scientists - The Wonderful Web of Life/From Cells to Systems   Wed 11:00am-12:20pm 9 & up Quest in Science 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register Conceptual Physics Explorations for Middle Schoolers Quest in Science presents the fun-filled, hands-on, year-long science course, Conceptual Physics for Middle School. Students will learn how the world works as they test how and why objects move, fall, speed up, slow down, change direction, and much more. This course is designed to stimulate curiosity and interest in science and provide a stronger understanding of our world. Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm 11 & up Quest in Science 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register It's Reader's Theater! No need to memorize- let’s read a new story in script form every week!!! The focus is on reading the text with expression and gestures up on your feet! What a wonderful way to practice reading and perform! Develop confidence and enhance reading skills when students practice with a purpose-especially when that purpose is fun! Readers Theatre gives kids a reason to read aloud! Students must be able to read well to participate in this class Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm 8 & up Laura Lanoil 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Storytelling through Art - Fantasy World Building World building is the heart of any good fantasy or science fiction story! Bring you own world to life in this class! Decide what the people, places, and creatures are like in this world and how they interact with one another! Go into deep thought about every aspect of your world, like what they eat, how they fight, and what they believe in. In this class you will use sketching and illustrations and a bit of writing to really bring your ideas out of your head and onto the paper. Learn tips and techniques to improve your drawing and storytelling abilities! Please note student should have good understanding of how to read and write and have an interest in drawing, storytelling and thinking about fantasy worlds. Wed 1:00pm-2:20pm 8 & up AJ Bondio 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Digital Art 101 Procreate is one of the leading software for digital 2D art and the leading software for IPad. It is quickly becoming a staple tool in many of the biggest professional art fields. Procreate is a small fraction of the cost of Photoshop with most all the same tools and creative power, its mobile and has very little learning curve making it one of the very best software for those making their first leap from traditional into digital art, which can normally be a painstaking and frustrating process for most. In this class you will learn all the basic functions of Procreate along with tons of art tips and tricks to get you on the track to creating your own digital art pieces with help from professional digital artist AJ Bondio. Students must provide their own 6th Gen iPad or IPad Pro with the Procreate software and Apple pencil stylus. Wed 2:30pm-3:50pm 8 & up AJ Bondio 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Speak Up and Speak Out - a fresh approach to Public Speaking for teens It is a fact that “public speaking” is an even greater fear than spiders and heights! In this class, students will learn to acknowledge those pesky butterflies but not to feed them, rather tame them! Confidence is key both onstage and in real life! So though spoken word, improvisation, weekly ( fun) speeches, monologues, group discussions, theater games and lots of fun, students will find their own unique voice! They will learn that how they say something and how they physically present themselves are just as important as what they say! This class is a safe and positive space…We want to hear what you have to say! Students will find ways to overcome that overwhelming fear! Wed 2:30pm-3:50pm 12 & up Laura Lanoil 09/07/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Beginning Ukulele Come learn a fun and relatively easy-to-learn instrument, the ukulele, with Jared, who is also our guitar instructor. Jared can play multiple instruments and is a professional musician. Learn from the beginning to an intermediate level. Students will learn to play some of their favorite songs, strum chords, and read music. Every student needs to bring their own ukulele (they can usually be rented too). Fri 9:30am-10:50am 6 & up Jared Meeker 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Comedy, 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!!! Fri 9:30am-10:50am 9 & up Laura Lanoil 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register From Ten to Zen Yoga & Meditation for Teens 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. It is important to understand, children are not little adults. They have different needs, respond to different stimuli, and learn in different ways. With this in mind, the From Ten to Zen, kids yoga and mindfulness class is designed to be fun, invigorating, interactive! Fri 9:30am-10:50am 12 & up Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register High School Geometry (year-long course) In this yearlong class we will focus on understanding plane and space relationships. One thing that many students find they like is that geometry is less abstract and more visual than algebra – easier to ‘see’ what is going on in the problems. For some of this class we will focus on what people usually picture when they think of geometry: topics like area, perimeter and volume, measuring angles, and using triangles to find the heights of tree and buildings. You know, stuff you can use in the real world out there. About 2/3 of the class covers problems that are not designed to necessarily be directly usable in the real world, but are instead exercises so students can explore and practice the process of solving problems in general. We will spend a significant amount of time on proofs and logic, which helps students consider how we know the things we know, and how to build on knowledge we’ve learned before ..... Fri 9:30am-10:50am 14 & up Michael Marchesan 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Literature Adventures Literature Adventures will introduce your 5-8-year-old students to fun children’s books. We will do hands-on activities to go with each book to reinforce its theme. Below is a sampling of books we will cover. Caldecott Medal Winners Make Way for the Ducklings-Robert McCloskey Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin The Three Pigs by David Wiesner The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton More Fiction we will read: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka Fiddler: From the Land of Barely There by Stephen Cosgrove My First Little House Books Max Lucado’s Wemmicks -You are Special Fri 9:30am-10:30am 5 - 8 Kim Griffin 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 300.00
Register DIY Projects & Engineering Projects - level 2 This class is ideal for those who previously took Michael’s DIY & Engineering Projects courses to dig in even deeper into more advanced projects and concepts. Fri 11:00am-12:20pm 12 & up Michael Marchesan 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register From Bach to Rock - Music History & Appreciation This class explores music from the earliest written music to classical to blues to rock to electronica. We will do a lot of listening and mention stories of composers and musicians that have made an impact on human history. For high school a-g credit, please contact us at LearnBeyondTheBook@gmail.com so we can work with your charter school. Fri 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Jared Meeker 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Holistic Nutrition & Cooking Workshops Come learn to prepare your food in a holistic way, thinking of the nutrients going into your body and their function. This is a hands-on-make from scratch cooking class. This is a perfect way to introduce new foods to kids! The recipes are so simple that the students can even make them at home. This class uses vegan, gluten-free recipes. The older class will be preparing slightly more complicated meals, while still learning all about the nutrition. In this class students are encouraged to experiment with different ingredients as they mature in their cooking skills every week. There is no homework for this class, just come and let’s get cooking! Fri 11:00am-12:20pm 8 & up Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register Introduction to Sewing Intro to Sewing: covers basic sewing skills and teaches how to run a sewing machine, iron, and use a rotary cutter. We will also practice straight stitches, zigzag, and backstitch. Our projects will include a Fabric Bookmark, French Seam Pillowcase, and Tote Bag. Materials: Purchase fabric and thread for projects throughout the semester. Please bring to class: Sewing machine with attachments, scissors, seam ripper, pins, and sewing measuring tape. The character traits of being Virtuous and Capable are woven throughout our class time and discovered while learning the art of sewing. Fri 11:00am-12:20pm 10 & up Kim Griffin 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Story, Theater, and Games This class focuses on one thing- FUN! Through improv and theater games kids work on speech development, communication skills, listening skills and creativity! This class is play and creativity thorough stories , games and improv exercises. Be ready for lots of giggles! Fri 11:00am-12:20pm 5 - 8 Laura Lanoil 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register "Stair-way" to making Grammar Fun & Spelling with Greek & Latin root words Take “The ‘STAIR WAY’ to My Secret Recipes for Making Grammar Fun and Easy.” So you think grammar is boring? Whenever new students slump into class with somber faces and eyes that beg to know why they’ve been sentenced to the excruciating torture of a grammar class, I giggle to myself. I know we’re going to have a blast! Their melancholy moods quickly dissipate once they realize they’re actually learning from precocious puns, silly secret codes, and jamming grammar songs about noun jobs, conjunctions, and more. Unforgettable original characters, interactive posters, 3-dimensional props, and exciting games are used to provide fun avenues for relating words, clauses, phrases, and grammar rules. Join us for class and gain a playful perspective about learning in an atmosphere where curiosity and innovative thinking are ignited! Whimsical posters, props, songs, and games reveal the building blocks of language and transform grammar from boring and bewildering to amusing,,,, Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 10 & up Terri Stair 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Beginning Guitar Come learn some Guitar skills! Learn from the absolute beginning and explore reading music, playing rock songs, strumming chords, and playing riffs of popular songs. Every student will progress at their own level and either do beginning skills or more advanced. More advanced students will learn about notation of a melody, harmonies and the structure of songs from a professional musician, who has published his own curriculum. Students need to provide their own guitar (either rented or owned) Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 8 & up Jared Meeker 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Comedy, Improv & Theater Games for Teens “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!!! Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 12 & up Laura Lanoil 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register High School Algebra 1 This is a year-long class. We will start with a review of all operations with integers. We will then move into combining like terms, and writing & solving 1-step, 2-step and multi-step equations and inequalities, and absolute value inequalities. We will spend some time with the rules of exponents, including negative exponents. We will perform all operations with polynomials. We will be spending some time with linear equations and systems of equations and their graphs before moving onto all operations with rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and quadratic equations & functions. Of course, we would never leave out uniform motion problems cause if two trains leave the station travelling at different speeds, you need to know how long it will take them to be at the same place! We will use the following textbook, which can be purchased used: McGraw Hill Algebra 1 Common Core California edition Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm   Michael Marchesan 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Holistically Sweet for Teens Learn ways to make healthy snacks & desserts that nourish the body and boosts our energy with ingredients that are free of processed sugar and plant-based from Ms. Alicia, a holistic nutritionist. Fri 1:00pm-2:20pm 12 & up Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 420.00
Register Digital Music Production & Songwriting Come listen to some song genres and learn about them while at the same time working on writing your own songs, in groups, and individually, with the help and guidance of Jared, a professional musician. Prerequisite: Students should be familiar with an instrument at least at an introductory level. Piano keyboards can be provided, but students will need to bring other instruments in to use while working on songs in class. There will also be ear training to help with harmonies and songwriting. Finally, students will learn about music production and how to work with computer software to produce their own songs or at least understand how it’s done. Students will need to download the software on a laptop to bring to class. Learn various ways to produce music, using music software to record, edit, perform, and mix your own music and ideas. Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 11 & up Jared Meeker 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register IEW Writing with Science - Animal-themed 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 class will focus on Animal-themed writings and learn a bit about each animal. Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 11 & up Terri Stair 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00
Register Nutrition & Food as Medicine Come learn all about the nutrients in your food and how everything works together to boost your immune system, what probiotics do, why certain foods are necessary, some real holistic nutrition from our own holistic nutritionist, Alicia. Come make some delicious recipes from food that is packed with nutrients and learn how to eat for different situations to improve your health. Fri 2:30pm-3:50pm 13 & up Alicia Danielle - Nourished by Alicia 09/09/2022 01/20/2023 399.00