Registration for members will begin January 6th. NEW member registration will begin January 11th.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with student information and class selection.
Spring 2017 dates:
Feb: 2, 9, 16, 23
March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April: 6, 13, 20
Theater: (9:45-10:55) $55 For more information about our theater program click here. (Your child will need to have been registered for theatre in the fall to sign up for the spring semester.)
Class 1: (11:00- 11:55) My Body (Julia A.) $45
CLASS IS FULL.
Each week we will explore a different body part or system. Using song, dance, books and crafts, our preschoolers will be able to name and locate their body parts and systems, get to know how their bodies work, and how to stay healthy and strong!
Class 2: (12:35-1:30) Preschool Safari (Dawn A.) $45
CLASS IS FULL.
Each week’s lesson will be themed around a new animal. We will read stories, sing songs, and explore art and science on a journey through the animal kingdom.
K-1ST (AGES 5-6)
Class 1 (11:00-11:55) The Outer Limits (Kim B.) $45
We will be traveling to the outer limits and learning about our solar system! Traveling to a different planet every week, we will learn about atmospheres, volcanoes, orbits, moon phases and so much more!
Class 2 (12:35 – 1:30) Creative Problem Solving (Emily C.) $45
Our class will include work using CGI Mathematics on the individual child’s readiness, introduction to the scientific method and vocabulary, and spatial reasoning. We will explore math problems with choice of any problem solving method of choice and present our findings. Correct and incorrect answers are unimportant – only representing your thinking is encouraged. We will look at the Scientific Method through exploration of a variety of balls. After sufficient time in our room, we will think about and represent our meeting space through mapmaking.
Class 1a (11:00-11:55) Handicrafts (Kelly S.) $50
CLASS IS FULL.
“The child is only truly educated who can use his hands as truly as his head …” -Charlotte Mason
Handicrafts are intended to teach important life skills to children, but also to be beautiful and/or useful items when they are complete. In this class, we will work on several different creative projects while learning skills such as whittling, knot-tying, candle making, and how to sew a button.
Class 1b (11:00-11:55) Insectigations (Kathryn B.) $45
This class is an introduction to insect science for kids. We will work on experiments, art projects and other activities. Each child will keep a journal throughout the semester to record what they find, see, hear, and do.
Class 2a (12:35-1:30) American Folk Tales, Tall Tales and Legends (Kelly Y.) $45
We will explore the culture and spirit of the United States through the study of stories handed down through generations. We will compare and contrast different types of oral histories and writing styles and learn about events, places, and people unique to our American culture.
Class 2b (12:35-1:30) Principles of Evolution (Hannah H.) $45
CLASS IS FULL.
In this class we will learn how evolution operates, how it has led to the diversity of species over time, and how it continues to affect us today and will into the future. Students signing up for this course should be ready to discuss complicated abstract concepts, reproduction, and the difference between scientific and supernatural explanations of phenomena.
Class 1 (11:00-11:55) Practical Cooking (Carrie W.) $50
CLASS IS FULL.
Hands on approach to exploring the joys of food preparation and meal planning. We will spend the majority of class time in the kitchen and making our meals to eat during the lunch break. A variety of foods will be presented and the students will learn about the origins, traditions and cultural significance of what they prepare. The goals of the course are to spark an interest in food within the students and a greater understanding of where our food comes from, what it means to us, and to cultivate a feeling of competence in the the kitchen. Although each child will be encouraged to try each food they prepare, it is okay to still send a lunch from home ‘just in case’. As always, a high level of engagement will be asked of each student, and suggestions and curiosities are warmly welcomed! Students will be reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle By Barbara Kingsolver as the course text.
Class 2 (12:35-1:30) Color and Form (Michelle H.) $50
We will be exploring color and various forms of sculpture and 3D work in this class, all in the spirit of play, support, and experimentation while learning with and from each other. No previous art experience necessary… just a curious and open-minded attitude and willingness to explore and work hard together! Please note that projects in this class will be messy, at times, and that an apron/smock will be useful in protecting your clothes.
Class 1: (11:00-11:55) Great Thinkers/Epic History (Pete K.) $45
This class will be a continuation of the ideas explored in the Fall semester. (It is not required for students to have participated in the Fall.) It has often been great thinkers that have heavily influenced major social/political movements. The idea in this class is to research, read, and write about some of history’s key social and political movements along with those great thinkers that helped cultivate them. We will collectively choose which social movements to study, but some possible examples might be Industrialization; First Wave Imperialism; Women’s Rights; Bio-Technology; Postmodernism…. All participants will work at their own pace and will only complete whatever level/amount of work they feel best about — in coordination with their parents.
Class 2: (12:35-1:30) The Philosophy and Practice of Modern Science (Craig R.) $45
In this class we will explore the question: “What is science?” We will cover the key philosophical and logical underpinnings of the scientific method, and see how these relate to historical examples of scientific advances. Furthermore, we will discuss how modern science works in practice and relate this to the broader cultural context. All students should expect to complete weekly readings, and opportunities will provided for motivated students to conduct deeper dives into specific scientific disciplines or other related topics.