Labyrinth Home Education Co-op, Inc.
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Class: A Voyage of Discovery with Lewis and Clark
Teacher: Virginia Ward
Time: 10:00
Grade: 3rd to 6th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $10.00 per 4-Class Session
Est. Homework: None
Description: Lewis and Clark's journey to map the American West is one of the most important expeditions in our nation's history and reads more like a sweeping adventure story than a scientific mission.  We'll spend an entire year, integrating history, science, geography,art and literature on our virtual trip from colonial Virginia to the Pacific Ocean with these adventurers and their expedition party.Through hands-on activities, we'll learn as much as we can about the origins, preparations and events that occurred on this historic journey up the Missouri River.  Who were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark? Who sent them on this dangerous voyage, and why?  What political events were happening in the world at the time that made their trip so important?  How did they prepare for the journey?  Whom did they meet? What did they eat, and what did they learn along the way? A journal will keep our facts together as we engage with and learn to appreciate the national, cultural and scientific importance of this extraordinary voyage of discovery.
Prerequisites: None
Basic skills required: A natural curiosity and an interest in history.


Class: Adventures in Literature
Teacher: Patty Spear
Time: 10:00
Grade: 4th to 6th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $5.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: Monthly supply fees will cover materials for projects and crafts that we will do in class to support our study of the books.
Est. Homework: 1 hour/week
Text/Materials needed: All books will either be available from the library or available on Amazon.
Description: In this course we will read high quality, high interest books, short stories and poems. We will discuss the books read, the authors, how the books relate to our lives, and learn to identify literary elements such as characters, setting and plot. There will be lots of active class participation, with activities or crafts to reinforce the discussions. One of the main purposes of the class will be to help students learn to love good literature. Books will be chosen based on the reading levels and interests of the students in the class.
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: Ability to read at a 4-5th grade level.
Parental Responsibilities: Oversee the reading of the books to be covered. Some projects may require some work at home.


Class: American Sign Language - Level 1
Teacher: Diana Bean
Time: 12:30
Grade: 5th to 10th
Tuition: $27.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: Binder with page protectors, vocabulary handouts and worksheets
Est. Homework: 10 minutes a week
Description: This is a beginning level language course. Our class objective is to familiarize students with the alphabet, vocabulary, grammar, and historical context of American Sign Language used by the Deaf. We will be learning together through interactive games, conversations, translation of stories, and signing of songs. Class participation is expected.
Parental Responsibilities: Help the students access/watch their weekly vocab video sent via email.


Class: American Sign Language - Level 2
Teacher: Diana Bean
Time: 09:00
Grade: 6th to 11th
Tuition: $27.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $30.00
One time Materials cost includes: Binder with page protectors, vocabulary handouts and worksheets, textbook "Mastering ASL Grammar"
Est. Homework: 10 minutes a day
Description: Building upon the skills and vocabulary from ASL Level 1, students will gain a deeper understanding of the history and creation of sign language around the world as well as improve their ASL grammar. Homework will include assigned readings from the textbook as well as assignments, such as translating stories/songs themselves and presenting in class.
Prerequisites: American Sign Language Level 1 completed


Class: Art and Engineering
Teacher: Virginia Ward
Time: 01:30
Grade: 3rd to 6th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $15.00 per 4-Class Session
Text/Materials needed: An apron or shirt if you're concerned about your child getting dirty, and a roll of paper towel.  Students may be asked to bring in objects from your recycling bin or toy box for specific projects. Parents will be informed well ahead of time.
Description: Join me in this project-based art class where we combine art techniques and art history with the creative problem-solving required of an engineer.  Engaging the skills of observation, critical thinking, collaboration, reflection and correction, we will create 2 and 3 dimensional art that will awe and excite.  We will look for inspiration from the Masters and contemporary artists, and from the junk drawer in every kitchen, where everyday objects can be re-purposed into something extraordinary.  Materials used will range from paper and glue to wood and wire, and even gingerbread!  Electronics/robotics will not be part of this class.  Our goal is to push ourselves to think differently, explore what is possible, and make it work!
Prerequisites: A willingness to try new things, persevere through inevitable challenges and still have fun.
Basic skills required: None


Class: Art with Heart 1 (Preschool)
Teacher: Virginia Ward
Time: 12:30
Grade: 3yr to Pre-K
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $10.00 per 4-Class Session
Est. Homework: None
Text/Materials needed: Each child will need a painting shirt or apron and a roll of paper towels. Children will be asked to bring in assorted objects from your recycling or toy box over the course of the year.  Parents will be informed well in advance.
Description: This is a fun, engaging class for Preschoolers, exposing them to the wonderful world of art.  Using our senses and an inquiring mind we'll experience the magic of art, exploring the world of color and composition through drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printing and the transformation of recycled materials.  This class is a great way to engage and excite budding artists while strengthening fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, encouraging concentration, fostering independence and yes, introducing some art theory.  Fun and success in the art room is a great introduction to "school" and a wonderful way to instill a love of learning.
Prerequisites: Absolutely none!
Basic skills required: A willingness to try something new.


Class: Art with Heart 2 (K-3)
Teacher: Virginia Ward
Time: 09:00
Grade: K to 3rd
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $10.00 per 4-Class Session
Est. Homework: None
Text/Materials needed: An apron or shirt to cover clothes and a roll of paper towel.  Students may be asked to bring in objects from your recycling bin or toy box for specific projects. Parents will be told well ahead of time.
Description: What a wonderful age to experience the magic of art!  Children have more skills, better fine motor control and are able to concentrate for longer periods of time.  I'll use all of this to excite and engage your child with a wide range of art projects. We'll begin with color and lines and gradually build our collection of techniques and media.  Through this we'll take our first adventures with form, shape, space, value, texture, composition and perspective by creating fabulous collages, inspired paintings, stunning watercolors and whimsical sculptures. We'll explore the work of some of the Masters and contemporary artists, reinterpreting their techniques to inspire some creative pieces of our own.  Best start a small slush fund now ...you'll want to frame some of these masterpieces!
Prerequisites: None
Basic skills required: The ability to follow directions and willingness to try something new.


Class: Book Club and Writing
Teacher: Tamarah Lee
Time: 09:00
Grade: 6th to 9th
Tuition: $39.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: Photocopies and printing supplies along with their writing notebook.
Est. Homework: 2-3 hours a week
Text/Materials needed: Please come with paper and pencil and be prepared to have the books we will be reading each month, whether they are kindle, hardcopy or from the Library. If your student choses to listen to his/her book, please have a written copy available as well.
Description: In this class we will be reading a book a month focusing on character, setting, plot, theme and literary devices. There will be a 1-2 page paper once a month based around the book. Using The 6+1 Traits of Writing we will discover how authors use these traits to build their characters and worlds and then use the traits to strengthen our writing. The goals of this class are to have fun discussing books, characters, and worlds together and to discover how to move learning from talking into the written form. Books we may use: Wonder, Wee Free Men, Arm of the Starfish, Leviathan, I, Robot, Every Soul a Star, Hitchhiker‚??s Guide to the Galaxy, A Monster Calls.
Basic skills required: Computer basics.  Geared for budding writers and those who wish to develop their skills
Parental Responsibilities: Please make sure your student has their book for class and has read the assigned portion for the week.


Class: Chemistry - High School
Teacher: Iman Yazdi
Time: 09:00
Grade: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $40.00
One time Materials cost includes: Consumable lab materials, printouts.
Est. Homework: 2-4 hours/week
Text/Materials needed: Textbook and basic supplies (paper, pencils, inexpensive scientific calculator, etc.) Some printed pages as needed.
Description: Basic high school chemistry. This class will be at a level suitable as a foundation for further advanced (AP, College) studies. Mastery of important concepts and calculations will be emphasized. Students will be required to complete weekly homework, quizzes and take-home tests.

Textbook: Introductory Chemistry (2nd Edition) by Nivaldo J. Tro
Please make sure you check the ISBN number:  ISBN-13: 978-0131470583   ISBN-10: 0131470582

Note: This hour cannot replace at home work, and mastery of high school chemistry requires consistent practice. If a final grade will be required for a high school transcript, please let me know before the first day of class. Although there will be some in-class lab experiments, demos, and projects, time and space limitations do not allow for a complete chemistry lab credit. Assistance will be available for those who wish to pursue a full lab credit at home.

Prerequisites: Mastery of Algebra 1 is required. A list of concepts and skills students should know before joining class will be available, and a pretest will be required to make sure students are ready for success in class.
Basic skills required: Familiarity with very basic concepts in chemistry and physics (middle school level). Familiarity with the metric system of units and converting between units. Ability to handle simple algebraic relationships and apply these to solving word problems. Ability to use fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, direct and inverse proportions, basic exponents and scientific notations to correctly do calculations (by hand and with a scientific calculator).
Parental Responsibilities: To ensure success, homework must be completed every week. Students will need to have access and supervision for internet activity at home.


Class: Chess Club
Teacher: Slava Mikhailiouk
Time: 11:00
Grade: K to 12th
Tuition: $32.00 per 4-Class Session
Description: Learn to play chess with a professional chess player. Beginners will learn the rules of the game and basic strategies; more advanced players will find challenging opponents and learn advanced techniques and strategies. During the class students work on puzzles, play games like regular chess and bug house.


Class: Construction Site
Teacher: Cynthia Luce
Time: 10:00
Grade: 3yr to Pre-K
Tuition: $32.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $5.00
One time Materials cost includes: mini clipboard, paper, pencil
Est. Homework: none
Text/Materials needed: none
Description: Construction Site is a hands-on class for children ages 3-5 years old. Each week the children will be able to choose from a wide variety of building materials including wooden unit blocks, hollow blocks, Duplos, cardboard blocks, foam blocks, magnetic blocks, and much more. Supplemental materials (cars, animals, scarves, rocks, wooden people, dinosaurs, etc) will be rotated through the centers on a regular basis. Non-traditional sensory building materials will also be available each week, such as play dough, kinetic sand, Wiki Sticks, and clay. This is very much a children-directed class. Children will be able to move through the centers as they wish and work at their own pace by themselves, in small groups, or in large groups.
Each class will include a short group time with a time for discussion and book reading, depending on the children's interests and needs.
Block building is known to enhance all areas of children's development, including fine and large motor skills, literacy awareness, math skills, social skills, and more. In particular we will be focusing on social skills. Children will be encouraged to work together, take turns and share, compromise, and communicate their ideas and feelings.

Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: I am more than happy to work one on one with those children who have a difficult time separating from their parent. There may be times when a parent needs to remain for the first part of class until the other children are settled into their work and I can provide more individualized attention.
Parental Responsibilities: Children do not have to be potty trained to participate in this class. However, please double check their diaper before dropping them off. If your child is potty trained please make sure to have them use the restroom before class.


Class: Construction Site
Teacher: Cynthia Luce
Time: 09:00
Grade: Pre-K to K
Tuition: $32.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $5.00
One time Materials cost includes: mini clipboard, paper, pencil
Est. Homework: none
Text/Materials needed: none
Description: Construction Site is a hands-on class for children ages 4-5 years old. Each week the children will be able to choose from a wide variety of building materials including wooden unit blocks, hollow blocks, Legos, cardboard blocks, foam blocks, magnetic blocks, and much more. Supplemental materials (cars, animals, scarves, rocks, wooden people, dinosaurs, etc) will be rotated through the centers on a regular basis. Non-traditional sensory building materials will also be available each week, such as play dough, kinetic sand, Wiki Sticks, and clay. This is very much a children-directed class. Children will be able to move through the centers as they wish and work at their own pace by themselves, in small groups, or in large groups.
Each class will include a short group time with a time for discussion and book reading, depending on the children's interests and needs.
Block building is known to enhance all areas of children's development, including fine and large motor skills, literacy awareness, math skills, social skills, and more. In particular we will be focusing on social skills. Children will be encouraged to work together, take turns and share, compromise, and communicate their ideas and feelings.

Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none
Parental Responsibilities: Please make sure your child uses the restroom before class.


Class: Creative Crafts of the World (Three)
Teacher: Marilyn Romatka
Time: 10:00
Grade: 6th to Adult
Tuition: $26.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $20.00 per 4-Class Session
Est. Homework: occasionally
Text/Materials needed: Teacher provides everything.
Description: Folk Art at its best! Kids, and adults as well, love this class.

Practicing fine motor-skill, hands-on techniques is more important than ever with the increase of electronic devices in our lives. In this class, we 'unplug' and create folk art; beautiful traditions that have stood the test of time! We will draw on ethnic traditions from all over the world.

The CCW series of classes does not need to be taken in order, and there will be no overlap between CCW classes. All CCW classes are of similar complexity; the techniques do not get more complicated as the number goes up.

The units in CCW 3 may include any or all of the following:

Textile-pressed clay (ancient cultures)
Inkle Loom Weaving (Scandinavia)
Mosaics (ancient cultures)
"Toothbrush Rugs" (looping technique)
Japanese Temari (Thread) Balls
Quilling (France)
Finnish Star (basketry technique)
Button Blankets (NW Native)
Sand Painting (SW Natives)
Chinese Dragon Boats
Lucet Braiding

Prerequisites: No prerequisites
Basic skills required: Listen and follow instructions
Parental Responsibilities: If a loom goes home with your student, see it returns the next week


Class: Creative Crafts of the World (Three)
Teacher: Marilyn Romatka
Time: 11:00
Grade: 6th to Adult
Tuition: $26.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $20.00 per 4-Class Session
Est. Homework: occasionally
Text/Materials needed: Teacher provides everything.
Description: Folk Art at its best! Kids, and adults as well, love this class.

Practicing fine motor-skill, hands-on techniques is more important than ever with the increase of electronic devices in our lives. In this class, we 'unplug' and create folk art; beautiful traditions that have stood the test of time! We will draw on ethnic traditions from all over the world.

The CCW series of classes does not need to be taken in order, and there will be no overlap between CCW classes. All CCW classes are of similar complexity; the techniques do not get more complicated as the number goes up.

The units in CCW 3 may include any or all of the following:

Textile-pressed clay (ancient cultures)
Inkle Loom Weaving (Scandinavia)
Mosaics (ancient cultures)
"Toothbrush Rugs" (looping technique)
Japanese Temari (Thread) Balls
Quilling (France)
Finnish Star (basketry technique)
Button Blankets (NW Native)
Sand Painting (SW Natives)
Chinese Dragon Boats
Lucet Braiding

Prerequisites: No prerequisites
Basic skills required: Listen and follow instructions
Parental Responsibilities: If a loom goes home with your student, see it returns the next week


Class: Creative Crafts of the World: the Early Years
Teacher: Marilyn Romatka
Time: 12:30
Grade: 3rd to 4th
Tuition: $26.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $15.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: Materials and use of tools needed each for the unit.
Est. Homework: minimal
Description: Folk art is fun!
Have your younger ones been eyeing the Creative Crafts of the World classes at Labyrinth? Have you needed to say 'Not yet, sweetie. You're not old enough yet' too often? This year, we've got something new for you: a CCW class for 3rd and 4th graders! The crafts will still be *real living folk crafts* from around the world, we will still discuss far-away cultures, traditional dress, and geography. But the skills will be age-appropriate, and prep the students for learning that the world is a lot larger than Washington state. (Crafts taught in this class will be distinct from the crafts taught later in the CCW 1-4 series of classes)

Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: ability to listen and follow instructions


Class: Dance Attack
Teacher: Allison Standley
Time: 11:00
Grade: 3rd to 12th
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class Session
Est. Homework: Occasional light homework
Text/Materials needed: Please bring a water bottle, dance shoes (jazz or ballet) if you own them, tennis shoes will usually be fine, and clothes you can move in.
Description: This class is designed to be both fun and challenging where we will explore basic dance technique, learn dances, stretch and strengthen our bodies and stamina, and have the opportunity to choreograph our own solos if desired. Some attention will be paid to American dance styles through the decades. I will be using mostly pop and musical theatre genres for the music we dance to. If the students who sign up are interested, we can learn music from the musical theatre canon and provide the vocals for some of the dances we learn. This class will help mix things up in your day, get your heart pumping, and boost condfidence. Occasional performances will be offered to families.
Basic skills required: Dance experience useful but certainly not necessary! All skill levels welcome and all skill levels will be showcased.


Class: Developmental PE: Locomotor & Spatial Mapping
Teacher: Jacob Echevarria
Time: 10:00
Grade: K to 2nd
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: None
Est. Homework: extra credit
Text/Materials needed: None
Description: Students will have fun by learning fundamental locomotor skills such as running, skipping, and galloping and concepts such as fast, slow, chasing, fleeing, and dodging by playing a variety of group games such as flag tag and relay racing.  Students will learn how to purposefully move by learning fundamental spatial mapping concepts such as forward/backward and right/left.  Relationships between the student and objects (under/over, on/off) as well as peers (partners, triads, groups) will be taught as the foundation for learning more advanced games such as soccer.
Prerequisites: None
Basic skills required: Listen, understand, and follow instructions
Parental Responsibilities: None


Class: Drawing and More: Illustrated Journaling
Teacher: Meka Zieger
Time: 11:00
Grade: 2nd to 6th
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $65.00
One time Materials cost includes: Includes: a journal durable enough for tough artists, drawing pens, portable water brush, watercolor set, jumbo-sized newsprint pad, and a handmade journal cover. Plus we‚??ll be trying out everything from calligraphy pens to watercolor paper.
Text/Materials needed: Not required, but it‚??s fun to check out: The Creative License‚??Danny Gregory, A Life in Hand‚??Hannah Hinchman, Keeping a Nature Journal‚??Claire Leslie, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain‚??Betty Edwards. Exuberant journal-keepers may need additional journals as the year goes on.
Description: Drawing was once taught along with the 3R‚??s. It isn‚??t so much an ability as learning to ‚??see.‚?Ě Keeping an illustrated journal in this class is the key to developing both skill and satisfaction. We share our books, play drawing games to train the eye‚??and others that are just fun (no worries about drawing ‚??right‚?Ě), get journal-keeping tips, discus famous artists‚?? work paired with the lesson, and draw the day‚??s project. General topics include: experimenting, contour, ‚??mistakes,‚?Ě positive/negative space, lettering, design, maps, color and perspective. Each week I email a class recap and ‚??challenge.‚?Ě  I‚??m a graphic designer who draws daily‚??for more than ‚??practice‚?Ě (see lifeinaday.posthaven.com)), learning repeatedly: what I haven‚??t drawn, I‚??ve never really seen.


Class: Drawing and More: Illustrated Journaling
Teacher: Meka Zieger
Time: 12:30
Grade: 6th to Adult
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $65.00
One time Materials cost includes: Includes: a journal durable enough for tough artists, drawing pens, portable water brush, watercolor set, jumbo-sized newsprint pad, and a handmade journal cover. Plus we‚??ll be trying out everything from calligraphy pens to watercolor paper.
Text/Materials needed: Not required, but it‚??s fun to check out: The Creative License‚??Danny Gregory, A Life in Hand‚??Hannah Hinchman, Keeping a Nature Journal‚??Claire Leslie, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain‚??Betty Edwards. Exuberant journal-keepers may need additional journals as the year goes on.
Description: Drawing was once taught with the 3R‚??s to develop skill and satisfaction. Van Gogh said, ‚??It‚??s looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding.‚?Ě Pursue the study of Art and Design by keeping an illustrated journal and learn to really ‚??see.‚?Ě This class uses your life as the vehicle for training the 4 A‚??s: Alertness...Appreciation...Aim...and...Art. Our medium will primarily be pen and watercolor as we focus on gesture, contour, dealing with ‚??mistakes,‚?Ě positive/negative space, lettering, elements of design, color and perspective; as well as reviewing famous artists‚?? work. Learning to draw on-location and keep a journal is key for future art careers. I‚??m a graphic designer who draws daily‚??for more than ‚??practice‚?Ě (see lifeinaday.posthaven.com), learning repeatedly that what I haven‚??t drawn, I‚??ve never really seen.


Class: Earth Science/Geology
Teacher: Molly Hurd
Time: 12:30
Grade: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $70.00
One time Materials cost includes: All lab supplies, rock & mineral kits, printed materials
Est. Homework: 2-3 hours per week
Text/Materials needed: Earth:  Introduction to Physical Geology 11th edition  2013
Description: This course acquaints students with basic scientific principles that apply to the earth and our natural environment. Emphasis is placed on current and historical geologic processes of North America with particular emphasis on Washington and the Cascade Mountain Range. New discoveries and environmental issues are discussed. Topics include:  meteorology, earth‚??s structure/composition, crystals, minerals, rock types, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, glaciers and cave formation.  Possible field trips to Mt St Helens, crystal digging, and rock hounding.
Prerequisites: High school level reading and writing skills.
Basic skills required: Ability to work independently, complete homework, keep notebook organized.


Class: Excellence In Writing 1 For Beginners Language Arts
Teacher: MJ Gleichman
Time: 09:00
Grade: 3rd to 8th
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $15.00
One time Materials cost includes: Copies and paper.
Est. Homework: 1 hour per week
Text/Materials needed: Three ring binder 1.5-2.0 inches in diameter
Copied Student Resource Notebook
Composition Notebook

Description: The Excellence In Writing Curriculum is used to provide a "practice" for quality writing. Students are given source texts to "rewrite" by addition a system of "dress-ups" and "sentence openers".  The elements of the curriculum are added as the students master the concepts.  In addition a Fix-It grammar editing curriculum is used to model quality writing using the IEW method and to introduce standardized vocabulary found on many grade level standardized tests. This class is primarily for those who are new to IEW OR for those needing a bit more time in the basics of the system.
Parental Responsibilities: Parents are encouraged to oversee the writing and may feel free to help in the editing process as a guide and another set of eyes on each assignment.


Class: Excellence In Writing 2 Not New To IEW
Teacher: MJ Gleichman
Time: 10:00
Grade: 3rd to 8th
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $15.00
Est. Homework: 1 hour per week
Text/Materials needed: Three ring binder 1.5-2.0 inches in diameter
Copied Student Resource Notebook
Composition Notebook

Description: The Excellence In Writing Curriculum is used to provide a "practice" for quality writing. Students are given source texts to "rewrite" by incorporating a system of "dress-ups" and "sentence openers".  The elements of the curriculum are added as the students master the concepts.  In addition the Fix-It grammar editing curriculum is used to model quality writing using the IEW method and to introduce standardized vocabulary found on many grade level standardized tests. Upper level students will discover the basic essay model and be given opportunity to write five paragraph assignments.This class is best suited for those with at least one year of IEW.
Parental Responsibilities: Parents are encouraged to oversee the writing and may feel free to help in the editing process as a guide and another set of eyes on each assignment.


Class: Fifty Nifty United States
Teacher: Diana Bean
Time: 10:00
Grade: 2nd to 3rd
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: Binder, handouts, and map
Description: Come discover all 50 states in America! Each week we will explore a different state's history, topography, famous landmarks, state flag and more through games, crafts and children's books.


Class: Five in a Row 2
Teacher: Pat Sechrist
Time: 12:30
Grade: K to 2nd
Tuition: $25.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $5.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: 4-Class Session supply fee will be used to supply the materials for the weekly projects for my class.
Est. Homework: None
Description: This continuation of the popular Five in a Row class will provide the non-reader and beginning reader with a unit-study approach to early education based on children's literature.  We will use outstanding children's literature as the basis for each weekly unit study exploring social studies, language, art, applied math, and science through a variety of medium that will appeal to the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learner alike.  There will be no duplicate books from previous Five in a Row classes and no previous Five in a Row class is a prerequisite to Five in a Row 2.


Class: Foundations of PE for Lifetime Fitness
Teacher: Jacob Echevarria
Time: 12:30
Grade: 3yr to K
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Est. Homework: extra credit
Description: Students will have fun learning the basics of psychomotor skills, spatial awareness, and "root movements" for a multitude of exercises that will be learned and applied throughout their Lifetime.  Movement patterns such as running, skipping, hand-eye coordination, and stretching will be introduced and learned to mastery.  Spatial awareness of concepts such as self-space, general space, directions, levels, and pathways will be learned in controlled environments with maximum opportunity for practice and success.  There is a social-emotional component to this class as well.  Social concepts such as sharing, cooperation, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and respect for others are woven into activities that teach students relationships such as solo, partners, triads, and groups.  The emotional curriculum is implement throughout every moment of class as all activities and interactions are designed to develop health confidence, positive self-esteem, strength of personality, and absolute perseverance through any and all obstacles in the mission of fulfilling their Life's purpose!
Prerequisites: Student must display a mature and controlled walking pattern without assistance
Basic skills required: Students must display a mature and controlled walking pattern without assistance
Parental Responsibilities: None


Class: French Conversation 1
Teacher: Sara Froelich
Time: 11:00
Grade: 7th to Adult
Tuition: $25.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $30.00
One time Materials cost includes: Handouts
Est. Homework: 1 - 2 hours/week
Text/Materials needed: French/English dictionary.  Smart Phone works too.
No Text needed all material will be provided by the instructor.

Description: Practice French conversation by studying a practical dialogue each week.  Relevant grammar and vocabulary will be covered accordingly.  This class is for absolute beginners as well as those who are looking for a great way to turn rusty book-learned French into speaking skills.  Venez et amusez-vous!
Prerequisites: A good attitude! We learn by making mistakes!
Parental Responsibilities: Monitor memorization of dialogue.


Class: Games Galore!
Teacher: Cynthia Luce
Time: 11:00
Grade: K to 1st
Tuition: $28.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: n/a
Est. Homework: none
Text/Materials needed: none
Description: Does your child like to play games? Then Games Galore! is the class for them.
Games Galore! will introduce your child to individual, small, and large group games. Utilizing a wide variety of card games, boards games, and large motor activities, we will explore the concepts of following rules, turn-taking, cooperation, sportsmanship, and integrity.
We will play games such as Bug in a Rug, Jenga, Memory, and Four Corners as well as other games like Mancala, War, Non-Elimination Musical Chairs, and Up the Ladder.

Prerequisites: A basic desire to cooperate with others and participate in group activities as the majority of the games will be played in small or large groups.
Basic skills required: none
Parental Responsibilities: none


Class: Games Galore!
Teacher: Cynthia Luce
Time: 12:30
Grade: 2nd to 3rd
Tuition: $28.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: n/a
Est. Homework: none
Text/Materials needed: none
Description: Does your child like to play games? Then Games Galore! is the class for them.
Games Galore! will expose your child to individual, small, and large group games. Utilizing a wide variety of card games, boards games, and large motor activities, we will explore the concepts of following rules, turn-taking, cooperation and competition, sportsmanship, integrity, and strategy.
We will play games such as Bridge Ball, Othello, Garbage, and Four Corners as well as other games like Mancala, Spoons, Handful of Beans, and Triangles. We will also spend extra time each week diving deeper into the games by discussing strategies and adding additional rules.

Prerequisites: A basic desire to cooperate with others and participate in group activities and a flexible and healthy sense of competition. Some of the games will encourage cooperative play while others will be purely competitive.
Basic skills required: none
Parental Responsibilities: none


Class: Generalized PE: Fundamentals of Sports and Fitness
Teacher: Jacob Echevarria
Time: 11:00
Grade: 3rd to 6th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: None
Est. Homework: extra credit
Text/Materials needed: None
Description: Students will have fun by learning the fundamentals of manipulative skills such as throwing, catching, and kicking a variety of implement types such as football, Frisbee, tennis ball, and soccer ball, to name a few.  First the skills will be mastered in static environments then will progress to dynamic environments such as small-sided games.  Students will be taught how to integrate fundamental locomotor skills into complex, coordinated, and purposeful movements that are relevant to all sports.  Fitness will focus on learning basic flexibility and bodyweight resistance exercises that will empower students to begin to take control of their own fitness.  Basic concepts such as overload and specificity will also be part of the curriculum.  Obstacle course activities will be used to blend the sports and fitness knowledge using interesting and challenging games.
Prerequisites: None
Basic skills required: Listen, understand, and follow instructions
Parental Responsibilities: None.


Class: Geology Rocks
Teacher: Molly Hurd
Time: 10:00
Grade: 4th to 5th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $60.00
One time Materials cost includes: notebook of all material, all activity supplies, rocks & mineral collection
Est. Homework: occasional
Text/Materials needed: none
Description: We will start off with a unit on meteorology and track the weather throughout the year using the internet.  Learn cloud types, follow moon phases, and learn basic geography of our state and the US.  Study earth‚??s structure, crystals and minerals, rock types and fossils.  We will then move to plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes!  We will grow our own crystals, start a rock & mineral collection, tumble our own rocks, make a volcano and learn about earthquake waves.  Occasional homework or projects.  Perfect class for the aspiring geologist! Materials fee of $60.  Tuition is $30 per student per month.
Prerequisites: need to be reading at grade level
Basic skills required: need to be able to read and write a full sentence
Parental Responsibilities: Read weekly emails, support student in class weekly if having difficulty with material


Class: Girls Rock! 4
Teacher: Pat Sechrist
Time: 01:30
Grade: 2nd to 12th
Tuition: $25.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $5.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: 4-Class Session supply fee will be used to supply the materials for the weekly projects for my class.
Est. Homework: Occasional
Description: For the tomboy and girly-girls alike, this is a no-boys allowed class for everything from how to play cat‚??s cradle to making potpourri, from how to make your own candy to putting on a shoe box theater show and from making glowing water to playing math games.  This class will draw some of its ideas from The Daring Books for Girls.  This is a continuation of the class Girls Rock!.  There will be no duplicate activities from the previous Girls Rock! classes and there is no prerequisite to this class.


Class: Global Citizens 2 (High School Level)
Teacher: Laura Koch
Time: 11:00
Grade: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $25.00
One time Materials cost includes: Binder and inserts; Booklets, handouts  and consumables to be used throughout the course.
Est. Homework: 1-2 hours per week
Description: In the words of Chelsea Clinton: It's Your World: Get Informed. Get Inspired. And Get Going!
Global citizenship is about acknowledging the interconnectedness and interdependent nature of our world. It is about understanding the need to tackle injustice and inequality, and having the desire and ability to work actively to do so. It is about valuing the earth as precious and unique, and safeguarding the future for those coming after us.
My aim is to make this an auspicious and engaging course in which all students will participate in discussion and activities on such topics as: Human Rights; Environmental Responsibility and Sustainable Development; Cultural Identity and Diversity; Poverty, Hunger, Disease; Gender Equality; and Armed Conflict and World Peace.
Course Goals:
-To increase knowledge in a fun and engaging manner about the wider world and to examine our place in it.
-To inspire and motivate students to become involved citizens of their local communities, their countries, and the earth.
-To foster an understanding that we are all connected and that we all have the power, regardless of age or background, both individually and collectively, to effect great and positive change in the world.

Prerequisites: None
Basic skills required: 6th grade reading level. Willingness to work in groups and to participate in class discussions. The maturity to discuss   sensitive topics such as Trafficking and child labor,  extreme poverty, refugee issues etc. An open mind and a positive attitude.
Parental Responsibilities: The willingness to accommodate unique homework assignments such as  experiencing "hunger" by skipping a meal; "living" as others might do such as without electricity for an hour or two one evening, or enjoying a meal using chopsticks or with the fingers to eat or sitting on the floor, for example; and participation in fund-raising and social service activities, etc.


Class: Hand-Knit Mitts that Fit & More
Teacher: Amy Flowers
Time: 12:30
Grade: 10th to Adult
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Text/Materials needed: Worsted weight yarn in a light color for practice mitts & miscellaneous yarn and needles for class projects throughout the year.
Description: This is a continuation of the Socks the Fit class. In this class we will learn to make mittens and fingerless mitts without a pattern and with the same formulaic methods that we used for socks. We will continue to skill build with a variety of other small projects, such as hats and scarves, as time permits. Techniques to be covered include provisional cast-ons, invisible cast-ons and bind-offs, stitch patterns and chart reading, and project planning techniques.
Prerequisites: Completion of the Socks that Fit class.
Basic skills required: Basic knitting skills and knowledge of the sock making techniques learned in the Socks that Fit class.


Class: History Adventures
Teacher: Patty Spear
Time: 12:30
Grade: 4th to 7th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $10.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: The monthly supply fee covers materials for projects and crafts we do in class that support our study of the time periods
Est. Homework: 1 hour/week
Text/Materials needed: The book(s) for each of the time periods chosen. All books will either be available from the library or available on Amazon.
Description: This class is exactly what the name implies: Adventures in History. We will focus on approximately 6 periods of history, starting with a strong historical fiction book. We learn about the time period, the major players, how the people lived, what they believed, and how it compares to our current time. We do various craft projects throughout each unit to bring the time period to life. I also bring in guest speakers when available. Possible units might include Ancient China, WW11, Age of Exploration, and a biography. This is an active class, with lots of participation and movement. My biggest goal is to teach students to love history. NOTE: We will be covering different books and time periods than in prior years, so repeating the class works well.
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: Ability to read at a 4-6th grade level.
Parental Responsibilities: Oversee the reading of the books to be covered. Some projects may require some work at home.


Class: Intermediate Drawing
Teacher: Judi Byrne
Time: 10:00
Grade: 5th to Adult
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $10.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: Class fee includes all art materials, papers, pencils, pens, brushes, papers, paints, pastels, whatever is shared in class by all.
Text/Materials needed: portfolio to keep art in.
Description: This is a relaxing class. Students work independently, choosing their own subject. I provide mixed medium to choose from. Pens, pencils, pastels, and occasionally watercolors if someone wants to explore that. I will provide sample art and pictures for them to choose from, but they may also bring their own, to use as a reference. I coach them as needed.
Prerequisites: Able to draw independently, and take  instruction when needed. Some experience required.
Basic skills required: Drawing basic shapes.  I will coach as needed. Shading, Highlighting, texturizing, with different tools.
Parental Responsibilities: Make sure they have their portfolio with artwork each week.


Class: Intro to Theatre
Teacher: Allison Standley
Time: 10:00
Grade: 2nd to 7th
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $3.00
One time Materials cost includes: To help with copies of scenes and monologues provided to the students throughout the year.
Est. Homework: Max. 2 hour/wk, but not weekly
Text/Materials needed: Pencil and paper, folder to keep scripts together in
Description: Intro to Theatre is a fun and creative introduction to acting. We will use theatre games and exercises to explore how to use our voices, bodies, and imaginations on stage by using tableaux and improvisations to tell clear stories.  Creativity and confidence are nourished through ensemble building and basic acting skills. Students will study scenes and monologues chosen for them during the second half of the year.  While not a performance class, occasionally we will invite Labyrinth audience to a sharing of our class work. My goal for students in this class is to end the year with acting knowledge and experience and to have expanded their self-confidence and public speaking skills.
Basic skills required: Ability to follow intructions. Good reading skills. Shy personalities are welcome and I will nourish steps towards the bravery of making noise and being seen!


Class: Knitting Projects
Teacher: Amy Flowers
Time: 11:00
Grade: 10th to Adult
Tuition: $20.00 per 4-Class Session
Est. Homework: variable
Text/Materials needed: Students must provide all of the appropriate supplies to complete their individual projects as needed.
Description: In this student-driven class the weekly content will be determined by the needs and wishes of the students. We can all learn from each other's questions and knitting dilemmas. Come ready to get help with unfinished projects, with picking and starting a new project, and with challenging techniques. Technique demonstrations will be provided as needed, and specific techniques will be taught upon request. We will also focus on "reading" the knitting and fixing mistakes.
Basic skills required: Students should know how to knit and purl and have some experience with project knitting.


Class: Kod√°ly Musicianship Classes (Ages 3-6 approx.) 1 & 2
Teacher: Theresa Sauvage
Time: 09:00
Grade: 3yr to 1st
Tuition: $27.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $20.00
One time Materials cost includes: Music Notation Books
Teacher Created Worksheets

Text/Materials needed: Pencils
Description: Kod√°ly Musicianship Classes (Ages 3-6 approx.)

This is the perfect musical introductory class for younger children as it uses a combination of folk songs, games, and pedagogical manipulatives (Montessori-type props, puppets, etc.) in order to introduce the basic concepts of music theory.

The curriculum is based on principles and tools compiled in Hungary in the early-mid 1900's by renown composer and pedagogue Zoltan Kod√°ly. His goal was to bring unity through the music to the people of Hungary by teaching every person how to sing. His approach was so successful that it created a music education revolution and has been used all over the world ever since.

In this class, the students will begin to learn how to:

* Sing with Proper technique
* Sight Sing using Solfege & Curwen Hand Signs
* Sightread using the Musical Alphabet
* Understand & Write Rhythms
* Understand Basic Musical Terminology (e.g. tempi (speeds) and dynamics (loud & soft))
* Perform in a Supportive Environment

All of the concepts presented and practiced in these classes are applicable in any musical context ranging from singing or playing an instrument for fun or performing professionally.

Prerequisites: None
Basic skills required: * Ability to walk in a circle holding hands with others
* Be kind and courteous to classmates

Parental Responsibilities: Parents are always invited to watch or participate and younger siblings are welcome as long as they are not disruptive.


Class: Literature and Composition
Teacher: Tamarah Lee
Time: 10:00
Grade: 9th to 12th
Tuition: $39.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: This will cover printing/photocopying costs, along with their writing binder.
Est. Homework: 3-4 hours a week
Text/Materials needed: They will need access to a computer along with the books that they will read each month. Please have them come to class with pen and paper.
Description: In this class we will be reading a book a month, learning how to dig into the theme of a book and using our discussions as a basis for writing. The students will explore narrative writing, persuasive writing, compare and contrast essays, and research papers based on themes of history, sciences, government, ethics and personal journeys. The weekly homework will be the spring board for each weeks‚?? lessons, both to drive discussions and to pinpoint the areas of grammar and writing that need to be addressed. The goals of the class are to have lively discussions, to help each student recognize that they can write their thoughts in coherent forms and move them forward to their next step in their writing ability with each assignment. Books we may use: The Virginian, To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Wintersmith, 1984, Glow, Code Name Verity, Father Brown, Walt Whitman‚??s Poetry and various short stories.
Prerequisites: Computer basics.  Not for first time writers
Parental Responsibilities: Make sure your student has access to the books we need for class (either from a library or purchased) and to help them be prepared for class discussion.


Class: Middle School Chemistry
Teacher: Molly Hurd
Time: 11:00
Grade: 6th to 8th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $60.00
One time Materials cost includes: All lab supplies and handouts
Est. Homework: 1-2 hours per week
Text/Materials needed: Be able to print from weekly activities from website
Description: This course in an introduction to chemistry and preparation for a high school chemistry class.  We will learn about the history of chemistry, states of matter and how matter changes state, density, periodic table and atomic bonding, properties of water, acids & bases, and chemical changes/reactions.  Class will be a combination of experiments and discussing material (homework and new material).  Homework will take about one hour per week and will require reading material, and completing worksheets/labs.  Curriculum is designed for middle school students and is a free curriculum found at www.middleschool chemistry.com.  Students will need to print out weekly assignments at home to bring into class.  Assignments and tests will be graded and students will receive a final grade.
Prerequisites: Be at grade level for reading and writing
ability to work independently at home on work

Parental Responsibilities: Read weekly emails.  Be willing to ensure homework is completed.


Class: Music Theory & Musicianship 1
Teacher: Theresa Sauvage
Time: 10:00
Grade: 8th to 12th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $25.00
One time Materials cost includes: Worksheets
Teacher Created Class Notes
Music Notation Note Book

Est. Homework: 1
Text/Materials needed: Pencils
Colored Pencils
Binder

Description: Music Theory & Musicianship

Music theory and it's often ignored sibling, musicianship form the basic building blocks of music which allow us to understand and experience the inner workings of music. This class will explore how and why particular types of music sound the way they do in a fun hands-on setting by studying works ranging from Early Classical and folk music to present-day Pop.

The students will learn how to:
* Sight Sing using Movable Do Solfege
* Perform and Identify Different Scales
* Understand the Circle of Fifth‚??s
* Create Basic Compositions
* Understand Basic Chordal Structures & Functions
* Accurately Hear and Notate Melodies
* Improvise Melodies

The final project will culminate with each student harmonizing a short song of their choice.

This class is a perfect introduction to music theory for students who think they might want to major or minor in music in college in addition to those just simply interested in the topic.

Prerequisites: Previous experience with music (e.g. singing in a choir, private music lessons) is recommended, although not required.
Basic skills required: Treat classmates with respect and a willingness to learn.


Class: Musical Rhythms and Beats
Teacher: Diana Bean
Time: 01:30
Grade: 1st to 3rd
Tuition: $28.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $40.00
One time Materials cost includes: Soprano Recorder, drum bucket and sticks, sheet music booklet
Est. Homework: 10 minutes a day
Description: This beginning music class helps students discover sound through rhythm and beat. We will learn how to read music, follow tempo and dynamics while using rhythm sticks, bucket drums, body percussion, handbells, and the recorder. We will also use our voice to learn solfege basics and sing along while we play on our instruments.
Basic skills required: No musical skill required. Student should be able to follow instructions and show respect and care for instruments.
Parental Responsibilities: Transport instruments to/from class weekly.


Class: Mysteries in History History
Teacher: Patty Spear
Time: 01:30
Grade: 7th to 9th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $5.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: Monthly supply fees cover materials for activities, projects, or crafts that we do in class.
Est. Homework: 1 -2 hours per week
Description: Ever wondered who really discovered America? And what about those statues on Easter Island, or the Terracotta Soldiers? Did Shakespeare really write all those plays? Was Mozart murdered? We will explore important unexplained mysteries that shaped world history. Some of the mysteries have been explained, many are still mysteries. Students will read source documents when available, research events, and assemble clues to solve the mysteries. We will have a great deal of critical thinking and class discussion.
Prerequisites: None
Basic skills required: Middle School Reading Comprehension.
Parental Responsibilities: Monitor and reinforce homework assignments.


Class: Natural Science 4th-5th grade
Teacher: Kate Maher
Time: 12:30
Grade: 4th to 5th
Tuition: $36.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $4.00 per 4-Class Session
Text/Materials needed: Weather appropriate clothing - rain jackets, rain boots, hats, gloves, and shoes that can get dirty or muddy. A notebook or paper to write on, and a pencil.
Description: We will investigate a variety of topics in the natural sciences through outdoor exploration, specimen studies, learning activities, experiments, and nature games. Students will practice the scientific method by asking questions, developing hypotheses, designing and implementing investigations, collecting and recording data, and sharing their conclusions. Each week's class will focus on a different natural science theme including: becoming a naturalist; ecosystems, habitats and food webs; living and non-living things; animal groups, life cycles, and adaptations; plant growth and native plants; discovering and studying invertebrates and their habitats; animal tracks, homes and signs; seasonal changes and weather;  chemistry concepts like atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, and polymers (slimes); and much more! We will almost always go outdoors for a portion of every class, rain or shine, utilizing the forest and wetland behind the building in our investigations.
Basic skills required: Reading and writing at 4th grade level, ability to work with a partner or in a small group, enthusiasm for being outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Parental Responsibilities: For every class, your child should be wearing clothing that will keep them warm and dry, and shoes that can get wet or dirty. Expect that your child will sometimes leave class with mud on their shoes or clothes, and plan accordingly to bring extra clothes if necessary.


Class: Natural Science 2nd - 3rd grade
Teacher: Kate Maher
Time: 01:30
Grade: 2nd to 3rd
Tuition: $36.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $4.00 per 4-Class Session
Text/Materials needed: Weather-appropriate clothing including rain jackets, rain boots, hats, gloves, and shoes that can get dirty or muddy.
Description: We will investigate a variety of topics in the natural sciences through outdoor exploration, learning activities, experiments, nature games, stories, and art projects. Each week's class will focus on a different natural science theme including: using our senses in nature; living and non-living things; vertebrates and invertebrates; animal groups like mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and their life cycles; plant growth and native plants; finding and studying invertebrates like wiggling worms and slimy snails; seasonal changes; the water cycle; simple chemistry concepts like molecules, chemical reactions, or polymers (slimes); and much more! We will almost always go outdoors for a portion of every class, rain or shine.
Basic skills required: Reading and writing at 2nd grade level - ability to read and copy a few words from the board at a time, or to try their best while working on this skill. Ability to listen and follow verbal multi-step directions. Ability to work with a partner or in a small group. Enthusiasm for being outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Parental Responsibilities: For every class, your child should be dressed in clothing that will keep them warm and dry, and shoes that can get wet or dirty. Expect that your child will sometimes leave class with mud on their clothes, and bring a change of clothes if this would be a problem.


Class: Nature Studies
Teacher: Kate Maher
Time: 11:00
Grade: K to 1st
Tuition: $36.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $4.00 per 4-Class Session
Text/Materials needed: Weather appropriate clothing - rain jackets, rain boots, clothes and shoes that can get wet, muddy, or dirty.
Description: We will investigate a variety of topics in the natural sciences through outdoor exploration, learning activities, experiments, nature games, stories, and art projects. Each week's class will focus on a different natural science theme including: using our senses in nature; living and non-living things; vertebrates and invertebrates; animal habitats and life cycles; animal adaptations like camouflage and nocturnal creatures, how plants and trees grow; discovering and studying invertebrates like wiggling worms and slimy snails; seasonal changes; the water cycle; simple chemistry experiments like fizzy potions and slimes; and much more! We will almost always go outdoors for a portion of every class, rain or shine.
Basic skills required: Ability to listen and follow multi-step instructions, maintain classroom-appropriate behavior, and participate in group activities while outdoors. Enthusiasm for being outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Parental Responsibilities: For every class, your child should be dressed in clothing that will keep them warm and dry, as well as being able to get dirty. Expect that your child will sometimes leave class with dirt or mud on their clothes, and bring a change of clothes if this would be a problem. If children are having difficulty following the class rules, a parent will be asked to join their child in class to help reinforce appropriate behavior.


Class: Page to Stage
Teacher: Allison Standley
Time: 09:00
Grade: 3rd to 12th
Tuition: $45.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: Copies, scripts, any set/costume material costs
Est. Homework: 1-3 hrs/wk as we get closer to performance
Text/Materials needed: Folder and pencil.  Students may be asked to bring in some of their own clothing for potential costumes towards the second half of the year.
Description: We will start with a script and bring a play to life during the course of the year. We will explore auditioning, acting, directing (for those interested), set and costume design, voice and performance. Each of us will use our imagination, focus and creativity to bring a play we will select as a class to life in a final presentation at the end of the school year! Please note: in the Spring, we will have two after-school rehearsals to give us the opportunity to have a spacing and dress rehearsal in the actual performance space.
Prerequisites: Preferable if student has already taken  or enrolled  in Allison's Intro to Theatre class but not necessary
Basic skills required: Team players and creative thinkers!
Parental Responsibilities: Please check in with students that they are memorizing lines when the time comes... We'll all be counting on each other to make this play happen!


Class: Performance through Song and Voice
Teacher: Allison Standley
Time: 01:30
Grade: 3rd to 12th
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $5.00
One time Materials cost includes: To help with copies of songs provided to the students throughout the year.
Est. Homework: 1 hr/wk for learning and practicing music and lyrics
Text/Materials needed: Water bottle, folder to keep music together. It's useful to have smart phones/tablets for recording in class or listening to assigned music while I'm working with other students, but this is not required. I utilize Dropbox for this class, so please download this (free) program. I can help with this if needed!
Description: We will learn and practice good vocal health and discover how to tell a song's story.  Students  work on a number of songs over the year first treating them as monologues then learning the music which will be preformed at various times during the year. We will spend time working on a bit of basic music theory, auditions, dialects. Students will be able to access melodies and accompaniment to each songs in a Dropbox folder.
Prerequisites: A curiosity about singing, bravery, and willing to be a supportive team player.
Basic skills required: Experience with singing and music is useful but not required


Class: Physics Zip, Zap, Zoom
Teacher: Molly Hurd
Time: 09:00
Grade: 1st to 2nd
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $60.00
One time Materials cost includes: All handouts and lab supplies
Est. Homework: none
Text/Materials needed: none
Description: Learn about forces and motion, light and color, wheels, simple machines (levers, wedges, wheels/gears) magnetism, sound, inventions, and famous scientists.  Lots of hands on activities and engaging activities for inquiring kids from making parachutes, flying airplanes,  using Legos, gears, mirrors, magnets, and lots more.  Classes include hands on activities, you tube clips, and reading/circle time.
Prerequisites: Need to be 6 years old minimum.
Parental Responsibilities: Read weekly emails.  Assist student in class if needed.


Class: Pipe Up Public Speaking & Leadership
Teacher: Sara Froelich
Time: 01:30
Grade: 7th to 12th
Tuition: $25.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $30.00
One time Materials cost includes: Name Tag, handouts, incentives/prizes, certificates.
Est. Homework: 15 min/week, more when preparing to give a speech
Description: Pipe Up Public Speaking & Leadership ClassHave fun learning how to run a meeting, speak off the cuff, give a toast, deliver a speech, recite a poem & more. The mission of Pipe Up is to afford each of its members with ‚??stage time‚?Ě in a mutually supportive environment for the purpose of developing public speaking and leadership skills. The fast-paced meetings provide plenty of opportunity for everyone to participate to whatever extent they are comfortable.  As speakers tackle new roles and kinds of speeches, they collect bars on their name tag and certificates.
Prerequisites: A good attitude
Basic skills required: A willingness to be supportive of other students.
Parental Responsibilities: Keep track of progress and effort.


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 10:30
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: Book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: Private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 08:30
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: Book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: Private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 02:00
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: student will need a book determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 8:30 private music lesson in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 01:00
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 1:30 private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 09:00
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $10.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 1:00 private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, and ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 02:30
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 3:00 private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 01:30
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: instruction book determined by the teacher
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 8 AM private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 11:30
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 10:00 AM private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 09:30
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 12:30 private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 03:00
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 2:30 private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 08:00
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 9:30 private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 12:30
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 2:00 private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 10:00
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 11:30 private music lesson in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: private music instruction
Teacher: Dennis Helppie
Time: 04:00
Grade: 1st to Adult
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $10.00
One time Materials cost includes: book to be determined by instructor
Text/Materials needed: student will need an instrument
Description: 12:00 private music class in violin, viola, cello, guitar, or ukulele
Prerequisites: none
Basic skills required: none


Class: Puzzles and Patterns
Teacher: Iman Yazdi
Time: 11:00
Grade: 6th to 9th
Tuition: $36.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $20.00
One time Materials cost includes: Games, puzzles, specialty paper and handouts.
Est. Homework: 0-2 hours
Text/Materials needed: Basic supplies: paper, pencils, calculator, etc.
Description: In this class, we will learn unusual and creative strategies for mathematical problem solving. My goal is not to cover a particular math grade level, but to help develop reasoning skills and a broader understanding of concepts already learned. I will encourage all creative strategies; we will also use mental math, estimation, algebraic reasoning, simplification and organizational tricks, deductive reasoning and anything else that works! We will also veer off the beaten path and talk about interesting mathematical patterns and challenging puzzles and games, including solving the rubik's cube.  Approximately one class a month will be dedicated to mathematical games.
Prerequisites: Minimum Prerequisites: Elementary math including some Pre-Algebra. Students are expected to have working knowledge and basic understanding of arithmetic concepts (including fraction, decimals, percents) and algebraic ideas at a basic level (write an expression, solve for unknown).
Basic skills required: Mathematical curiosity and the maturity and willingness to keep working on difficult problems!


Class: Science Safari
Teacher: Molly Hurd
Time: 01:30
Grade: 3rd to 4th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $60.00
One time Materials cost includes: Notebook of materials, all handouts, project supplies
Est. Homework: occasional
Text/Materials needed: none
Description: We will go on a science safari!   Classes will be filled with activities, labs, and art projects.  Students will receive a notebook filled with all topics we cover.  In the fall we will learn about bugs/insects, bats, birds, and local trees (very fall activities). Second part of the year we will do a unit on chemistry basics, electricity & magnetism, and geology. Learn about atoms, states of matter, density, pH, circuits, and grow some crystals. Occasional homework project.  Goal is that students will be exposed to a variety of science fields, learn fundamentals of each, and be excited to pursue more science in the future.
Prerequisites: Be able to write at gradelevel
Parental Responsibilities: Be willing to come assist in class if student is having difficulty.  Read weekly emails.


Class: Sports Education
Teacher: Jacob Echevarria
Time: 01:30
Grade: 7th to 12th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: None
Est. Homework: extra credit
Text/Materials needed: None
Description: Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Flickerball, and Soccer are the guaranteed sports to be learned but as the year progresses sports such as Floor Hockey and Non-contact Lacrosse will be added when the equipment can be procured. Students will have fun by mastering the fundamental skills of each sport then learn how to apply those skills in regulation game settings.  The rules and strategies of each sport will be taught with the end objective of the class that students learn a sport well enough to focus on just playing during class rather than practicing.  Fitness concepts such as properly warming up and basic bodyweight exercises will be part of the curriculum.
Prerequisites: None. Students should not avoid this class because they "don't know how to play" or are nervous they will not get a fair chance.  This class focuses on skills first, then games so if students have an interested in sports then this is the perfect class for them.
Basic skills required: Listen, understand, and follow instructions
Parental Responsibilities: None


Class: Teen/Tween Group
Teacher: Debra Tan (Duniho)
Time: 03:00
Grade: 6th to Adult
Tuition: $0.00 per 4-Class Session
Description: The teen/tween group meets weekly at lunch to socialize and to plan teen outings, social occasions and community service for teens and tweens.

Parents, please add your teen's email address to your family information screen if you want them to receive email from the teen group. This ‚??class‚?Ě will be used for announcements.

There is an unlisted Google email list for the teens and tweens (parents are invited as well to join) to be connected to each other socially on email. If you would like to be part of the email list, please send email to Debrat@nwlink.com so I can send you an invitation to the email list. To be a member of the Google email list, at least one person of the family (parent and/or teen/tween) needs to be part of this "class" In this way, we can ensure that you are getting announcements as well. All parents will be responsible for helping plan and supervise activities to help ensure this is a successful and fun group for all.

Parental Responsibilities: All parents are responsible for helping supervise and plan activities to help ensure this is a successful and fun group for all.


Class: The Joy of Art-Beginning
Teacher: Judi Byrne
Time: 09:00
Grade: 2nd to 5th
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Class Supplies: $10.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost includes: Material fee covers all of the papers, pencils, pens, paints, brushes, and craft materials that are shared and used by all.
Text/Materials needed: portfolio to keep artwork in, to bring to class each week.
Description: This is a fun class for students who enjoy drawing, painting and exploring different mediums, styles, and subjects. There will be instruction given for each project. Crafts and fine art projects will be determined based on the capabilities of the students. There will be drawing, painting, cutting, glueing, and paper mache projects. Art is fun and messy, so be prepared to get sticky fingers at times, and to wear protective clothing.
Prerequisites: Come with a positive attitude, and having done some amount of drawing, glueing and cutting.
Basic skills required: Able to take some instruction, with a good attitude. Work independently with some instruction. Draw simple shapes, cut and glue.
Parental Responsibilities: See that they bring their artwork each week in a portfolio.


Class: Theatre for tiny actors
Teacher: Allison Standley
Time: 12:30
Grade: K to 2nd
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class Session
Text/Materials needed: Occasionally I may ask students come dressed as a character in a play we're working on, but nothing too crazy!
Description: This will be a fun and creative class where little ones can learn theatre games while developing confidence and interpersonal skills. This class will be a combination of theatre games, beginner theatre education, using imaginations, reading books and bringing those books to life by developing short plays, and occasional singing!
Basic skills required: All personalities are welcome! This class is designed to support outspoken ones and to inspire bravery in the shy ones.
Parental Responsibilities: Please make sure kiddos use the bathroom before class.


Class: Turning on to Electronics!
Teacher: Ed Morin
Time: 09:00
Grade: 5th to 9th
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $75.00
One time Materials cost includes: All in-class handouts, worksheets, lab components and supplies.
Est. Homework: 30 minutes; optional.
Text/Materials needed: None.
Description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of electricity and modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years?

This course is an introduction to electricity and electronics.  Starting with Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta‚??s invention of the battery in 1800, we will embark on an exciting, hands-on journey across the timeline of electrical and electronic discovery and invention into the modern era.  

Students will learn about basic electrical properties, batteries, electromagnetism, electronic components, semiconductors, integrated circuits, breadboard experimenting and more through fun, hands-on activities using real electronic components. Projects include making a battery, buzzer, motor, oscillators, and digital logic circuits.  Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.  Students will be given optional opportunities to "dig deeper" by further researching and reporting on subjects related to the class activities.

All hands-on activities by students are ‚??low-voltage‚?Ě using common, consumer electronics batteries and do not require any soldering.

Prerequisites: Completion of 4th grade reading and math including ability to do decimal arithmetic and simple fractions.
Basic skills required: Good manual dexterity and fine motor skills (i.e. working with small parts).
Ability and willingness to follow instructions to be safe and have fun.

Parental Responsibilities: None.


Class: Turning on to Electronics!
Teacher: Ed Morin
Time: 12:30
Grade: 7th to 12th
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $75.00
One time Materials cost includes: All in-class handouts, worksheets, lab components and supplies.
Est. Homework: 30 minutes; optional.
Text/Materials needed: None.
Description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of electricity and modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years?

This course is an introduction to electricity and electronics.  Starting with Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta‚??s invention of the battery in 1800, we will embark on an exciting, hands-on journey across the timeline of electrical and electronic discovery and invention into the modern era.  

Students will learn about basic electrical properties, batteries, electromagnetism, electronic components, semiconductors, integrated circuits, breadboard experimenting and more through fun, hands-on activities using real electronic components. Projects include making a battery, buzzer, motor, oscillators, and digital logic circuits.  Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.  Students will be given optional opportunities to "dig deeper" by further researching and reporting on subjects related to the class activities.

All hands-on activities by students are ‚??low-voltage‚?Ě using common, consumer electronics batteries and do not require any soldering.

Prerequisites: Good reading skills and ability to do decimal arithmetic and fractions.
Basic skills required: Good manual dexterity and fine motor skills (i.e. working with small parts).
Ability and willingness to follow instructions to be safe and have fun.

Parental Responsibilities: None.


Class: Turning on to Electronics!
Teacher: Ed Morin
Time: 10:00
Grade: 5th to 7th
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class Session
One time Materials cost: $75.00
One time Materials cost includes: All in-class handouts, worksheets, lab components and supplies.
Text/Materials needed: None.
Description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of electricity and modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years?

This course is an introduction to electricity and electronics.  Starting with Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta‚??s invention of the battery in 1800, we will embark on an exciting, hands-on journey across the timeline of electrical and electronic discovery and invention into the modern era.  

Students will learn about basic electrical properties, batteries, electromagnetism, electronic components, semiconductors, integrated circuits, breadboard experimenting and more through fun, hands-on activities using real electronic components. Projects include making a battery, buzzer, motor, oscillators, and digital logic circuits.  Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.  Students will be given optional opportunities to "dig deeper" by further researching and reporting on subjects related to the class activities.

All hands-on activities by students are ‚??low-voltage‚?Ě using common, consumer electronics batteries and do not require any soldering.

Prerequisites: Completion of 4th grade reading and math including ability to do decimal arithmetic and simple fractions.
Basic skills required: Good manual dexterity and fine motor skills (i.e. working with small parts).
Ability and willingness to follow instructions to be safe and have fun.

Parental Responsibilities: None.