Spring 2018 Schedule

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Spring 2018 Semester runs Thursdays Feb. 1st- May 17th, 2018

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PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

We are pleased to offer 30 minute Private Music Lessons. Click below for times and details.

Private Piano Lessons with Rebecca Logie

Private Guitar Lessons with Spencer Michaud

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Grade K-3

Students may select courses based on their Grade Level. Courses outside a student’s grade level are subject to ULA Approval.

Grade 3-6

Students may select courses based on their Grade Level. Courses outside a student’s grade level are subject to ULA Approval.

Grade 6-12

Students may select courses based on their Grade Level. Courses outside a student’s grade level are subject to ULA Approval. Students who select classes Grade 6+ will be expected to complete middle school level homework.

First Hour 10:00am

KARATE K-5This class is designed to teach self-defense, improve self-confidence, teach non-violent problem solving, and be a physical workout that engages all of the major muscle groups. This form of martial arts is unique in the sense that it uses basic principles from biomechanics, sports medicine, and kinesiology. These sciences are applied to make sure that students are learning effective techniques that are not telegraphed, and regardless of how often or long and individual is practicing, it won’t cause joint damage (which is commonly associated with traditional styles of martial arts). Instructor:Black Belt Academy/ Fee: $115

 

KARATE K-5This class is designed to teach self-defense, improve self-confidence, teach non-violent problem solving, and be a physical workout that engages all of the major muscle groups. This form of martial arts is unique in the sense that it uses basic principles from biomechanics, sports medicine, and kinesiology. These sciences are applied to make sure that students are learning effective techniques that are not telegraphed, and regardless of how often or long and individual is practicing, it won’t cause joint damage (which is commonly associated with traditional styles of martial arts). Instructor:Black Belt Academy/ Fee: $115

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YOGA: Yoga 4-8

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will learn the basics of yoga as it relates to their personal fitness and wellness. Yoga is great for stretching and core strengths as well as individual mindfulness. The class will be taught by an experienced yoga instructor and content will vary based on student grade level  /Fee: $135

 

COLOR THEORY: Exploring the World of Color K-2This multimedia art class is appropriate for the young artist and will expand their imaginations in a fun filled way. Students will explore color by creating artworks with markers, color pencils, watercolor, tempera paint and pastels. Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss/ Fee: $145 SELF-PAY ONLY THIS IS NOT AN OVA FUNDED CLASS.

SOCRATIC CIRCLES: Harry Potter Book Club 4-6Harry Potter fans will love reading the third book in JK Rowlings’ series. We will read the novel together in class as well as at home. There is book discussion, creative writing, crafts, and journal writing in this class. I will use a computer in class to show clips of the movie and a TV and DVD the last few classes to show the movie. Students will compare and contrast the movie with the book these last few days. Students will be expected to read and complete journal writing at home each week. Instructor: Cristal Moyer/ Fee: $135

 

 

 

IMPROV: Theater Games for Grades 6+You’ve played theater games and done improvs before, but do you know how to get better? In this class, we will continue to play a variety of funny improv and theater games, but will also be learning what techniques you can use to be a better improvisational comedian or actor. We will practice teamwork and give and take, working within a structure creatively while developing the voice and body. Students will be exposed to artistic expression and technology infused throughout the course. We will have lots of fun in this class, so come ready to perform! Minimal homework will mostly consist of watching short videos and/or playing games/practicing at home. Instructor: Alex Moore/ Fee: $135 

AMERICAN CULTURES: Crossing The Aisle K-3We hear a lot about political fighting these days in the news. In fact, we hear about about fighting in general a lot. In this class we are going to highlight some important moments in our nation’s history when our leaders put aside their disagreements to come together. Sometimes these moments came as a huge surprise and other times they were decades in the making. Join me as we learn how to talk, disagree, argue and compromise. We will use a multidisciplinary approach including artwork and writing to express our found knowledge. Instructor: Cortney Labbe/ Fee: $135

CRAFTS: Knitting (Part 2) 4-12Learn to knit more. In this course we will be building on what we have already learned. That means more practice and more skills.  We will aim to make three confident beginner projects. Hat, mittens, shawl. This course will have homework. Homework will come in two parts. First, Videos will be posted each week in haiku for students to watch and aid in learning or reinforcing skills learned in class. I do additionally ask each student to work on projects at home. There simply is not enough time in class to complete projects. The expectation is for students to be sitting down with their projects about 5-10 minutes each day. Prerequisite: Know how to cast on, knit, and purl stitches. New students who already possess these skills are welcome to join. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau/ Fee: $145 plus Needles and yarn must be provided by parents(details will be sent out before class). Teacher will provide patterns.

CRAFTS: Knitting (Part 2) 4-12Learn to knit more. In this course we will be building on what we have already learned. That means more practice and more skills.  We will aim to make three confident beginner projects. Hat, mittens, shawl. This course will have homework. Homework will come in two parts. First, Videos will be posted each week in haiku for students to watch and aid in learning or reinforcing skills learned in class. I do additionally ask each student to work on projects at home. There simply is not enough time in class to complete projects. The expectation is for students to be sitting down with their projects about 5-10 minutes each day. Prerequisite: Know how to cast on, knit, and purl stitches. New students who already possess these skills are welcome to join. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau/ Fee: $145 plus Needles and yarn must be provided by parents(details will be sent out before class). Teacher will provide patterns.

 

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Second Hour 11:00am

 

ELEMENTARY PROJECT: Alphabet Adventures K-2Literacy has never been more fun. Students will explore letter names, letter sounds, making words, rhyming, and all things early literacy by playing fun literacy games with friends. Games and activities will be differentiated for each student in class. This class will use a multidisciplinary approach to literature, technology and art exploration. Students will be required to complete literacy activities at home for 30 minutes or less each week. Instructor: Cristal Moyer/ Fee: $145

 

WORLD CULTURES: Galloping The Globe 3-5We will travel all over the globe and visit every continent in this course! Through a multidisciplinary approach, this project based class will allow students to discover that there is a whole world out there waiting for them to explore! Please join us for a great semester of learning about the world from a variety of different angles–through the arts and technology, students will explore various avenues: whether it’s cities, states, or countries; rivers, lakes or oceans; valleys, plains, or mountains; people, places, or things; or animal, mineral, or vegetable, we’ll try to cover it. Learn new and interesting facts while working on fun activities and crafts that connect each corner of the world that we visit. Instructor: Seta Keon/ Fee: $135

 PHILOSOPHY PROJECT: Big Ideas for ages 13+In this class, we will explore a range of ideas, from philosophy and ethics, to science and culture, to politics and history, and beyond. Topics could include anything from what is color to driverless cars to nature vs nurture and more. Classes will be discussion based, with the material coming from a variety of media such as podcasts, readings, videos, and other online sources. We will be exploring both historical and modern aspects of philosophy. Students will be expected to do between a half hour to an hour of homework each week, which will consist of watching, reading, or listening to the material and coming to class ready to participate. This student-driven class gives you an outlet to discuss any of those “big ideas” that are on your mind!  Class is for students Age 13+ only. Instructor: Alex Moore/ Fee: $135

PHYSICAL WORLD: STEM Exploration K-2In this class we will create 14 fun STEM focused projects. Things could get messy! Just a few things we will do: learn to finger knit. Make marshmallow shooters. Tensile bubble wands. Made bead necklaces of their names in two bit code. Paper optical illusion spinners. This is a gender neutral course, meaning it’s for both boys and girls. Projects will be fun but kept simple to ensure mastery without great frustration. Each project can be completed in class and not go home for homework. Some simple supplies from parents may be requested via haiku.This course will have homework. I will post information each week in Haiku (videos, talking points, etc.) for students. Also, students and parents are encouraged to have a dialog about each weeks project and come to class ready to share “what we found out”. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau/ Fee: $145

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MUSIC: Soundtrack 4-8In this class we will puppeteer and write and record a short film and a soundtrack for it. Class time will involve designing the script, writing music that fits each scene, practicing, and recording the video and music and putting it together. Homework will be things like watching a muppets video, reading an article on writing music scores, etc. Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski/ Fee: $145

 
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MUSIC: Soundtrack 4-8In this class we will puppeteer and write and record a short film and a soundtrack for it. Class time will involve designing the script, writing music that fits each scene, practicing, and recording the video and music and putting it together. Homework will be things like watching a muppets video, reading an article on writing music scores, etc. Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski/ Fee: $145

 
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ART TECHNIQUES: Mastering Drawing With Grids 3-5Artists have used grids to draw for centuries. This technique helps with proportion accuracy and can make anyone a better artist. Students will explore two types of grids. Mastering grid drawing will help any artist reach his or her potential. Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss/ Fee: $145 SELF-PAY ONLY THIS IS NOT AN OVA FUNDED CLASS.

TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN FUNCTION: Circuits and Brains 6-12  Have you ever seen a wiring map for a house or building before?  They are very complicated and difficult to read without knowing how they work.  In this class we will be exploring the wiring maps of our brains and nervous system.  From the well worn highways of breathing and eating to the deep woods of fight or flight, we will take a road trip through all the amazing things our brains do every day!  Haiku homework required weekly. Instructor: Aaron Thompson Fee: $145

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Third Hour 12:30pm

MUSIC: Collage of Listening K-3In this class we listen to music and collaboratively collage what it sounds like to us as we listen. The focus is hearing lots of music and seeing what the sound can look like in visual expression. Not a lot of talking or physical movement in this class – we mainly are listening and using our hands and eyes. Homework includes things like locating a country that we heard a song from on a map, listening to music, etc Instructor: Bethanni Grecynski/ Fee: $145

 

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HEALTHY LIVING: P.E. for the Middle Grades 4-12

Ann Arbor’s premier gymnastics club will provide specialized equipment for our older students, including tumbling mats, balance beams, mini bar, wedges and octagon, vaulting, and much more! Students will participate in strengthening their body through fun physical fitness activities and cooperative games. Throughout the semester physical fitness will be monitored and periodically evaluated. Students will be taught basic fitness drills they can use at home and tumbling skills such as: forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels, and handstands. Come join in the fun while getting into shape! Instructor: Gym America/ Fee: $115

 

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HEALTHY LIVING: P.E. for the Middle Grades 4-12

Ann Arbor’s premier gymnastics club will provide specialized equipment for our older students, including tumbling mats, balance beams, mini bar, wedges and octagon, vaulting, and much more! Students will participate in strengthening their body through fun physical fitness activities and cooperative games. Throughout the semester physical fitness will be monitored and periodically evaluated. Students will be taught basic fitness drills they can use at home and tumbling skills such as: forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels, and handstands. Come join in the fun while getting into shape! Instructor: Gym America/ Fee: $115

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ENGINEERING TECH PRINCIPLES: Lego Physics K-2Lego Physics-Legos and physics? What have the Brain Monkeys thought up this time? If you like Legos and want to know how to build creations that help you understand forces and motion, simple machines, measurement, energy, magnetism and more then this class is for you! We will be using Legos to explore, experiment and demonstrate some basic physics concepts. We will also use a specially designed Lego kit which allows students to work in pairs, each assembling part of a model. They then join their parts to complete the building project. Motors, gears and even using solar power or temperature sensors will be used in this class and we will not always be building from just the provided set of instructions! We will also get to explore a special new kit which includes legos that conduct electricity!! Join us and explore physics using Legos! LEGO = fun = learning! Instructor: Katie Tilton/ Fee: $145

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PRESENTING IN THE MODERN AGE: Writer’s Workshop 3-5Young minds are full of imagination, wonder and curiosity. Writing can and should be an amazing outlet for kids – allowing them full reign to express their personality and creativity. In this class, students will use the Four Blocks writing model to learn to write paragraphs, working up to full stories. We will refine our writing by using the Six-Traits of writing. Each week, we will focus on one of the six traits of writing: Ideas, Organization, Word choice, Voice, Conventions, and Sentence Fluency. Students will be required to complete a half hour of homework for this class each week. The final project for this class will be a story that students write independently. Instructor: Cristal Moyer/ Fee: $135

SEWING SKILLS: Embroidery 6-12In this course we will work to learn the techniques necessary to make a classic embroidery sampler with a twist of the modern. No prior knowledge necessary! Each week (14 total) we will learn a new embroidery technique and add that to our sampler. The goal will be to have a finished cloth that can be framed and hung on the wall as art. This course will have homework. I will post lessons each week (videos etc) on haiku for students to read/view. There will be a discussion question for students to “hand in” via Haiku.  Additionally, students will need to work some each week on finishing/filling in the areas of their sampler that represent the skill (stitch) taught that week. To help give you an idea of this courses focus please check out “drop cloth samplers by Rebecca Ringquist” and “Take a Stitch Tuesday” on Instagram. Supplies will be needed. Teacher will provide the cloth and needles. Parents and students will need an embroidery hoop, scissors, project bag, and additional threads as needed/desired. Details will be sent out before classes begin. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau/ Fee: $145 plus supplies

 

CRITICAL THINKING & LOGIC: Logic and Reasoning (Part 2) 3-5This is a continuation of the fall class but with ALL NEW material and no prior knowledge needed! In this class students will develop their logic skills by solving puzzles, playing mind bender games, and problem solving in real-world scenarios! We will cover the following topics:Logic and Reasoning, Make a Table, Problem Solving, Choose your Strategy, Work Backwards, Writing a Number Sentence.   The students will receive packets for each of the topics. There will also be a PowerPoint for each lesson and videos that accompany the topic. Every 5 weeks we will have a “game day” where we play logic and reasoning games in class after a short lesson. There will be small assignments in our online classroom to support the learning we do in our class each week. Instructor: Seta Keon/ Fee: $135

 

ART TECHNIQUES: Drawing Animals 6-12The instructor for this class will break drawing down into easy to understand steps so students can create animal drawings. Drawing skills explored are: using grids and basic shapes. Once these methods of drawing are mastered, students could draw almost anything! Instructor: Tina Hotchkiss/ Fee: $145 SELF-PAY ONLY THIS IS NOT AN OVA FUNDED CLASS.

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Fourth Hour 1:30pm

SEWING SKILLS: Felt Sewing and Projects 2-5Time to have some fun and learn some simple sewing and crafting techniques while honing in on our fine motor skills and using our creative brains to create fun simple projects. This class is aimed for the co-ed crowd! Both boys and girls will enjoy creating small cute simple projects. In this class we will focus our attention on 7 fun gender neutral projects. Each student will create their own project. While I encourage group work the focus here is on each child’s mastery through repetition of skills. Projects will be glue and hand sewing. Finger puppets, pocket friends, tick tac toe game, tooth fairy pillow, learn to tie your shoe felt quiet book page, kissing hand, alligator friend. This class will have some homework. I will utilize Haiku by posting videos for students to watch each week and some stories to explore. We will have two weeks to complete each project. This way, unless there is an absence, students will have the necessary time in class to complete the projects (and not have this as homework). Also, students and parents are encouraged to have a dialog about each weeks project and come to class ready to share “what we found out”. Supplies will be required to be provided by students such as scissors, shoe laces, buttons. A specific supply list will be posted in Haiku before classes begin. GRADE 2+ Only. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau Fee: $145 plus supplies

 

GYMNASTICS: Gymnastics K-3Ann Arbor’s premier gymnastics club will provide specialized equipment, including tumbling mats, balance beams, mini bar, wedges and octagon, vaulting, and much more! Students will gain focus, fitness, strength, flexibility, confidence, and self-esteem. Join us for the fun. Grades accepted: K-3 (4 year old students are welcome if Mom stays) Attire: shorts or warm-up pants and a t-shirt. A leotard is optional. Bare feet—no socks or tights. Instructor: Gym America Fee: $115

 

 

IMPROV: Theater Games 3-5In this class, you are guaranteed to laugh. We will play lots of improvisational games with absurd situations and strange rules that will be sure to make you smile. Everyone participates in this fun, on-your- feet, think-fast class. You might have to talk only in three-word sentences, or quack like a duck every time you hear the letter “m.” So what do you think a finicky ballerina would say to a whiny cop who are stuck on Mars together and can only speak German? I don’t know either, but it’s sure to be lots of fun! We will practice teamwork, and give and take while using technology to explore artistic expression. Minimal homework will mostly consist of watching short videos and/or playing games/practicing at home. Instructor: Alex Moore Fee: $135

MYTHOLOGY: World Mythology 6-12Mighty heroes. Angry gods and goddesses. Cunning animals. Mythology and folklore have been used since the first people gathered around the fire as a way to make sense of humankind and our world. This course focuses on the many myths and legends woven into cultures around the world. Starting with an overview of mythology and the many kinds of folklore, the student will journey with ancient heroes as they slay dragons and outwit the gods, follow fearless warrior women into battle and watch as clever animals outwit those stronger than themselves. They will explore the universality and social significance of myths and folklore, and see how they are still used to shape society today.  Homework for this class is required and will include reading and writing. Instructor: Spencer Michaud Fee: $135

  

BRAIN GAMES: Magnificent Math K-2This class will make learning about math so much fun! We will explore numbers by playing fun math games. Students will work with partners to learn early math skills such as number identification, adding, subtracting, patterns, and much more! Games and activities will be differentiated for each student in class. Students will be required to complete math activities at home for 30 minutes or less each week. Instructor: Cristal Moyer/ Fee: $145

BEG ROBOTICS: Robot Builders Extravaganza 3-5Robot Builders Extravaganza is a buffet for the LEGO building connoisseur. We have designs for all levels of interest and imagination. Of course these designs can be altered to fit the LEGO builders imaginative needs. The best part of this course besides the building is that we make these designs come alive using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT robot. Our designs move, walk, slither, roll, balance and even launch! Some of our designs include a robotic puppy, electric guitar, ball shooter, humanoid, Johnny 5 robot, mini-catapult, segway balance bot, spy rover, flipping robot gymnast, remote control car, voice control car, bumper car, crazy lawnmower, rattlesnake and many more. Instructor: Katie Tilton/ Fee: $145

SPANISH CULTURE 2: Advanced Spanish 5-12Students in my class will engage in conversations. They will work in pairs to practice the conversation. Students often begin to speak without looking at the conversation, or they begin to improvise naturally using puppets. Gestures are used as much as possible to reinforce the language. Playing charades is a great way to do this. I will be asking students to memorize the conversation. The partner conversation is the starting point, but the goal is to have student change and manipulate the language as much as they can. It gets them to practice more and internalize the language. They do perform for the whole class. Students will be exposed to music, art, games and literature as a cultural experience. Come and join us, it is fun and adventurous! Prerequisite: Previous Spanish conversation instruction. Instructor: Miriam Del Valle/ Fee: $145

 

SEWING SKILLS: Felt Sewing and Projects 2-5Time to have some fun and learn some simple sewing and crafting techniques while honing in on our fine motor skills and using our creative brains to create fun simple projects. This class is aimed for the co-ed crowd! Both boys and girls will enjoy creating small cute simple projects. In this class we will focus our attention on 7 fun gender neutral projects. Each student will create their own project. While I encourage group work the focus here is on each child’s mastery through repetition of skills. Projects will be glue and hand sewing. Finger puppets, pocket friends, tick tac toe game, tooth fairy pillow, learn to tie your shoe felt quiet book page, kissing hand, alligator friend. This class will have some homework. I will utilize Haiku by posting videos for students to watch each week and some stories to explore. We will have two weeks to complete each project. This way, unless there is an absence, students will have the necessary time in class to complete the projects (and not have this as homework). Also, students and parents are encouraged to have a dialog about each weeks project and come to class ready to share “what we found out”. Supplies will be required to be provided by students such as scissors, shoe laces, buttons. A specific supply list will be posted in Haiku before classes begin. GRADE 2+ Only. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau Fee: $145 plus supplies

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 Fifth Hour 2:30PM

IMPROV: Act It Out K-2This introductory drama class aimed at beginning theater students will use a combination of theater games, dramatic exercises, and acting out children’s stories to help develop confidence and a love for theater. Each class will begin with some warm-up activities designed to help ease students onto the stage and to begin to feel comfortable in front of an audience. Actors use their voices, bodies, and faces, so we will be playing games and doing exercises to develop all of these tools of the actor. Students will work mostly in groups but there will be opportunities for those who are already confident to perform individually. This is a great, no-stress, fun way to try acting on for size! Reading is not required. Minimal homework will mostly consist of watching short videos and/or playing games/practicing at home. Instructor: Alex Moore/ Fee: $135

WORLD ERAS: Recreating The Past Through Dollhouse Making 3-5Pick a time in history… even current times, get a shoe box and make and decorate a room to suit that period of time. In this class we will learn about two distinct time periods and craft the themes of those times through research and group discussions. This course will be taught as a gender neutral course, meaning I encourage both boys and girls to come create with me.  Our class focus will be on two time periods, past and present; with each student selecting times that fall into these themes. Therefore, each student will work on and create two “rooms”. The first seven weeks will be past time, the second seven weeks will be modern times. The first week will be our planning week where we will plan and create our supply lists. The final class will be used as a finish up class as well as presentation of our finished work. Parents are encouraged to come and see our work on display. This class will have homework. I will be posting material each week (like videos to watch) in Haiku as well as a discussion question for students to “hand in” via Haiku. Additionally, it will be imperative for students to collect materials (found objects are great) to use in class to create their rooms. While I encourage cooperative work, in this class, each student will need to create their own two rooms. I will be using my crafty know how to share my knowledge of sewing and creating to encourage students to use a wide variety of materials and techniques. This course will have required/necessary supplies for students to gather. An emphasis will be placed on recycle/upcycling and reusing/repurposing of items. Scissors, glue, tape, markers, pens, etc. will be necessary as needed per student.  Details about necessary supplies will be sent out before classes begin as well as listed on Haiku. Instructor: Melodee Bourdeau/ Fee: $145 plus Supplies

 

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LEADERSHIP: Group Leadership 5-12This class will combine group work with civic awareness. Students will learn how to work in a group atmosphere while being challenged each week with a new task that they must complete together. There will be small homework assignments on Haiku each week that will help students retain what we have learned in class. There will also be a semester end project where students will have to come up with a way to donate their time and talents out in the community. Topics discussed in class will be:  What Is Leadership  What To Look For In A Leader

  • Communicating
  • Active Listening
  • Group Roles (The 4 different roles in a group)
  • How To Motivate A Team
  •  Your Impact On Community

In this class students will do hands on activities for each topic, view short video clips that support the topics and create a final project with materials that are supplied in class as well as some outside resources. Instructor: Seta Keon/ Fee: $145

 

SPANISH CULTURES: Beginning Spanish K-5This class is for Spanish Beginners! This is a beginning Spanish multidisciplinary project based course, which emphasizes oral communication in a variety of topics at a basic level. Students will learn basic grammar in an oral/aural context in each class. Students will develop and improve weekly in the four language skills of speaking, listening, basic reading and writing as well as an appreciation of Latino culture.Music will be used to reinforce vocabulary and prepare students for Spanish II Conversations next semester! Students will be exposed to music, art, games and literature as a cultural experience. Come and join us, it is fun and adventurous! Instructor: Miriam Del Valle/ Fee: $145

  

SPANISH CULTURES: Beginning Spanish K-5

This class is for Spanish Beginners! This is a beginning Spanish multidisciplinary project based course, which emphasizes oral communication in a variety of topics at a basic level. Students will learn basic grammar in an oral/aural context in each class. Students will develop and improve weekly in the four language skills of speaking, listening, basic reading and writing as well as an appreciation of Latino culture.Music will be used to reinforce vocabulary and prepare students for Spanish II Conversations next semester! Students will be exposed to music, art, games and literature as a cultural experience. Come and join us, it is fun and adventurous! Instructor: Miriam Del Valle/ Fee: $145

 

ROBOTICS: Arduino Robotics (Part 2) 6-12Arduino Robotics – Design, Learn and Code Did you take last semester’s Arduino Robotics course and really want to make your robot move faster and look cool? That’s what the second semester course is all about! In this class, students will be using the robot kit that they built and learned to program during Semester 1 but we will be exploring how to upgrade it. If you were not in the first semester course, you will need permission from the instructor in order to take the second half and may need to do some outside study or workshops in order to learn the basics. Students will be exploring how to get our robots to use sensors to interact with the world around them as well as discuss design and functionality. Designing a new chassis, upgrading motors or other elements will also be part of this class and we will look into how to improve on this basic but mighty Arduino robotics kit. Prerequisite: This class is offered to those who took the first semester class but is open to other students with instructor approval. Contact the instructor Katie Tilton at katie@brainmonkeys.com if you are interested in joining. There will be some outside work to be done prior to the start of the semester if you did not take the first class. Instructor: Katie Tilton/ Fee: $175

 

CULINARY EXPRESSIONS: Culinary Academy 5-12Cooking is an art and an experience. Food can be seen as sustenance for your existence or the thing that binds your family together as you sit for a meal every Sunday night. Whether you love new culinary experiences or not, learning to cook is one of the fundamental skills students should have as they move forward into adulthood. Our Cross curricular culinary expressions class is developed to serve both beginners and novices in the kitchen. Each week offers core culinary concepts and a hands on experiences directly in the kitchen. Students will increase knowledge and skill in a diverse set of culinary practices through the use of technology, psychological studies and art! Focus will be on knife skills and cooking techniques. With knife skills, we’ll touch on different cuts (julienne, chiffonade, dice, shred, mince, etc). With cooking techniques, we’ll prepare different recipes that will expose them to different cooking styles and terms(saute, fry, stir-fry, bake, poach, reduction, caramelize, roast, marinate, blanch, puree, steam etc).  “Learn how to cook–try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and have fun.” Julia Child This class is for students Age 10+ Only. Instructor: Lilian Anderson/ Fee: $175

 

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CULINARY EXPRESSIONS: Culinary Academy 5-12

Cooking is an art and an experience. Food can be seen as sustenance for your existence or the thing that binds your family together as you sit for a meal every Sunday night. Whether you love new culinary experiences or not, learning to cook is one of the fundamental skills students should have as they move forward into adulthood. Our Cross curricular culinary expressions class is developed to serve both beginners and novices in the kitchen. Each week offers core culinary concepts and a hands on experiences directly in the kitchen. Students will increase knowledge and skill in a diverse set of culinary practices through the use of technology, psychological studies and art! Focus will be on knife skills and cooking techniques. With knife skills, we’ll touch on different cuts (julienne, chiffonade, dice, shred, mince, etc). With cooking techniques, we’ll prepare different recipes that will expose them to different cooking styles and terms(saute, fry, stir-fry, bake, poach, reduction, caramelize, roast, marinate, blanch, puree, steam etc).  “Learn how to cook–try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and have fun.” Julia Child This class is for students Age 10+ Only. Instructor: Lilian Anderson/ Fee: $175