Class Descriptions & Registration

Class Descriptions & Registration

Please check back often as the information on this page is continually being updated. Please see our calendar for class dates, or call the instructor as listed.  Classes without online registration are to be paid directly to the instructor as listed.

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Art

Artists Through The Ages – Taught by Amanda Altier

Mondays 2 -3 Come time travel with me as we visit the Great Masters of the visual arts. We will explore what influenced and inspired these artistic geniuses. What shaped their vision and creation? Why each Great Master chose the artistic medium they chose? Finally, we will try our own hands at crafting our own master works! From the warm and comforting elegance of Mary Cassatt to the ka-pow POP! of Andy Warhol, come learn and create with me! Questions: leadbellynelly@gmail.com


Chess

Wednesdays 1-2 Informal play & instruction! Free


Civics

You Decide- Taught by Suzan Reed

Wednesdays 10-11am Court is in session, the honorable “judges,” your students, will be asked to decide cases based on the first eight amendments to the Constitution. Students will sharpen their critical thinking skills and their legal and historical knowledge as they analyze the amendments, discover their origins, and rule on actual cases presented before the U.S. Supreme Court. Each unit explores: – the language, meaning, and history of an amendment. – How the amendment was applied in various cases. – Classic and contemporary cases students must decide based on what they’ve learned about the amendments High School Age Appropriate You can read more about this program: You Decide Series Questions: suzandreed@yahoo.com


NV Law For Youth/Project Real

Project REAL educates K-12 students about the principles of democracy, law and the responsibilities of citizenship.Class culminates with a trip to local courtrooms.

Wednesdays 11:00-12:00

Questions: suzandreed@yahoo.com


Computers


Drama

Tween/Teen Acting IMPROV

Wednesdays 1:30-3pm Are you curious about IMPROV? Do you want to try it? Have you done some improvisation, drama or acting already? Either way, come, learn, perform and have a ton of fun! Comfortable clothing Max 12 participants


Pretend Drama

Wednesdays 12pm-1pm Ages 5 & up. Children should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared for dress up fun! Children will practice and discover how they see the world, people, friends and family. Activities are focused on helping children learn to recognize verbal and non-verbal cues from friends, enhance self esteem, and build friendships. Warming up activity Playing with pretend “dress up clothes” Performing at the end of each class.


Storybook Theater

Every month we will choose a new beloved children’s book to retell in a short play – complete with simple costumes and sweet song finale. Along the way, we will make friends, play games, and have lots of fun!

Come play, learn and grow with us!
For questions, please email Amanda at leadbellynelly@gmail.com Register at www.RiseResourceCenter.Org, the price is $3 per week for members and $6 for non members billed a month at a time.


History

Hands on Ancient History – Taught by Elissa Wahl

Mondays 11:00am-12:30pm Texts and activities combined from Mystery of History and Story of The World. This class is taught from a Christian perspective. Age ranges 7-13ish You don’t need to buy any curriculum, but if you want to go further into this study at home, SOTW has a great reader. I will be using a classroom timeline. Should you wish to make one for your family, the directions for the one I made are in the MOH book. We also have for sale (in the office) a timeline in a binder. Class will be 1 1/2 hours each week (may stretch to 2 hours, we’ll see!). Hands on activities include cooking, arts and crafts, playacting. We will need many adult helpers! If you are able to stay, please do so, even if it’s not to help your child. Questions: elissa@riseresourcecenter.org


Nevada History- Taught by Beth Kniep

Tuesdays 2-3 Fun, hands-on elementary class. Classes will include the History Trunks from the State Museum. September Anasazi trunk, November – Pioneer Trunk, January – Mining Trunk, March – Nevada Women’s trunk, May Centennial Trunk


Language Arts

Early Reading-Taught by Sandra Stewart

Wednesdays 10am-11am Students should have a good idea of the sounds the letters make. We will be doing sight words and rhyming words; phonics based. We may or may not branch out beyond that. We will make some little books, word wheels, play word games, and we will use our imaginations to make drawings about poems or short stories. Sometimes we forget that the best part of reading is using our imaginations to make our own pictures. We are able to see so much content on videos at our convenience, I hope to help the kids learn to love reading by engaging their imaginations. Questions: imagination1st@yahoo.com


 Out Of The Box Language Arts with Writing Adventures

Enthusiastic and reluctant writers alike will find the joy in writing in these exciting weekly classes. With new class themes every other month and enthusiastic and engaging instruction, both new and returning students can expect a year that will reveal a side to writing that they never expected. A typical Writing Adventures class incorporates team-building games, collaborative writing activities, hands-on materials, and plenty of one-on-one instruction, leading to a fun, effective, and encouraging class environment.

Writing Adventures – Ages 7-10   Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am Class limited to 12 students. Try your first class free! Epic Myths and Legends – September+October Around the World – November+December Script and Scene Writing – February+March Crafts, Creations, and Narrations – April+May $35/month per student (prorated for holidays) Register through WritingAdventuresUSA.com More info: 702.413.6199

Writing Adventures – Ages 11-15  11:15-12:15pm Class limited to 14 students. Try your first class free! Epic Myths and Legends – September+October Around the World – November+December Script and Scene Writing – February+March Crafts, Creations, and Narrations – April+May $35/month per student (prorated for holidays) Register through WritingAdventuresUSA.com More info: 702.413.6199

Advanced Writing Techniques with Writing Adventures – Ages 11+   Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm By request, Writing Adventures has added a course designed for students seeking an even more in-depth writing experience using the same engaging and effective techniques as our traditional classes. This class will focus more specifically on the technical side of writing. Overall course concepts will include writing for your target audience, grammar and mechanics, word choice, sentence fluency, and organization of ideas. Class is limited to 10 students to ensure students each receive individualized instruction. Students are welcome to enroll in this class as a stand-alone course or as a supplement to their other Writing Adventures class. Try your first class free!

Intro to Short Story Writing – September-November Effective Non-Fiction – December-February Blogging with Purpose – March-May $40/month per student – ($30/month if being added as a second class) prorated for holidays Register through WritingAdventuresUSA.com More info: 702.413.6199 For more information and to register, go to Writing Adventures


Legos

Making Things Move

Students will build and explore how to make things move using motors, gears, pulleys, linear actuators, and pneumatics.

6 weeks

Monday Class – Mondays 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Tuesday Class – Tuesdays 12:30pm – 1:30pm
$45 members/$60 non-members
Ages 8 and up

Payment Information

Payment will be due no later than the first day of class.
Cash is preferred. I also accept check and PayPal.
Credit cards are accepted with a $3.00 transaction fee.

To register and pay, email Mr Tim at  timothy.n@cox.net


Lego Creative Solutions

Students will use their creativity to design and build a solution for a given challenge. Each week there will be a new challenge to solve. Individuals or small groups will have limited resources to build with, 45 minutes to discuss the challenge and implement possible solutions. Students will present their best solution to their parents at the end of each session. Parents are welcome to observe at any time.

6 weeks
Tuesday Class – Tuesdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
$30 members/$45 non-members
Ages 6 and up

Payment Information

Payment will be due no later than the first day of class.
Cash is preferred. I also accept check and PayPal.
Credit cards are accepted with a $3.00 transaction fee.

To register and pay, email Mr Tim at  timothy.n@cox.net


LEGO Robotics I – Motor and Sensor Basics

Students will build and explore how to program and use LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 motors and sensors. We will start with motors for robot movement and actions, and then add sensors as input to change the robot’s movement or actions.

Monday Class – Mondays 1:15pm – 2:45pm
6 weeks
$60 members/$90 non-members
Ages 8 and up

Payment Information

Payment will be due no later than the first day of class.
Cash is preferred. I also accept check and PayPal.
Credit cards are accepted with a $3.00 transaction fee.

To register and pay, email Mr Tim at  timothy.n@cox.net


LEGO Robotics lll -

Students will build and explore how to program and use LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots to perform challenge missions. We will be completing missions that incorporate sensor input to control the robot’s movement/actions.

Monday Class – Mondays 10:00am – 11:30am
6 weeks
$60 members/$90 non-members
Ages 8 and up
Class is limited to 12 students

To register and pay, email Mr Tim at  timothy.n@cox.net .


Math

Early Math-Taught by Sandra Stewart

Wednesdays 11am-12pm Math will be exploring patterns in numbers. We will play some math games (learning to count by 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s). We will explore tangrams, and other logic puzzles. We will do some simple addition, subtraction and fractions. We will learn about place values and what they mean (up to hundreds probably, maybe thousands depending on the kids). Questions: imagination1st@yahoo.com


Geometry-Taught by Saundra de Montoya

Tuesdays 10am-12pm Skills will be based on Saxon Math. Concepts are taught for mastery. Questions: jasmon@jps.net


Algebra 1-Taught by Saundra de Montoya

Mondays 1:30-3:30pm  Skills will be based on Saxon Math. Concepts are taught for mastery. Questions: jasmon@jps.net


 

Music


 

Parents


 

Personal Enrichment


 

Physical Education

Fun stretches and games. Instruction by a local teen. $2/person payable to instructor. Wednesdays from 3:00pm-3:45pm.


 

Preschool

Hands on Preschool – Taught by Vanessa Loftis

Mondays 10am-10:45am This class will be loosely based on the Before Five In A Row series. Great literature, corresponding crafts and fun! **It is recommended that parents stay and help if not attending to younger siblings. Questions: vloftis98@yahoo.com


Science

Hands on Science -Taught by Sandra Stewart

Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm Science for ages 4-8 Science is fun! This hands-on class is for curious minds that want to learn how things work. We will demonstrate how much fun science can be with activities/experiment that children can see, hear, touch, smell or taste …. Questions: imagination1st@yahoo.com


Biology With Labs- Taught by Sherry Matheny

Mondays 10am-1pm Join us for an exciting year of high school Biology exploration. This class is for TEENS of all ages and abilities. Each week we will explore a new topic with some discussion, some handouts and worksheets, individual and group projects, games, videos, and hands on experiments. Some things to consider: _Although we will have a BLAST learning about Biology, teens should be mature enough to handle the subject matter. This is a high school level Biology class with labs. _To accommodate for the amount of information we will be studying each class will be 3 hours with a break in the middle. _Students will be expected to participate in discussions and may have work assigned at times to do at home. _Students will be expected to work together in groups and participate in group projects. _At the beginning of the year, students will choose a topic of interest to research, and will work on creating a unique presentation for his or her topic throughout the year. This creative presentation is expected to be presented at the end of the year to peers and family members. _Throughout the year we will also do dissections. These dissections will be for Biology students only. Students should expect to participate in some way with all dissections. (Dissections will be done in groups to accommodate for those choosing to be less hands-on.) _Field trips may be a possibility depending on costs and interest. _There may also be some small lab fees throughout the year to help with the cost of materials along the way, but the costs will be minimal. _Class is limited to 24 students. Questions: sherry.matheny@gmail.com


Elementary Science

Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm Ages 6-11 Class will be based on the Building Foundations of Science Understanding by Bernard J. Nebel, PhD. Hands on, fun experiments. Co-taught by Elissa Wahl, Lisa Huntoon, Victoria Gehring and Jane Kattau Questions: elissa@riseresourcecenter.org


Sewing

 

Beginning Sewing

Have you always wanted to learn how to sew but didn’t know where to begin? In this class we will learn from the most basic beginning and by the end of the year, students will be amazed at what they will be able to create! We will learn how to properly operate a sewing machine, including how to thread it and machine safety. We will also learn the basics of sewing including pattern layouts, proper cutting techniques, turning corners and sewing simple seams using methods you will use again and again.
Sewing machine required.

Class taught by Mrs Miles. Mrs. Miles managed a fabric store for years, has been an avid sewer for decades and has a teaching degree in home ec/family living.

Adults Welcome!

Class times: Wednesdays 10am – 12noon. Class fee is $5/class per member and $10/class per non member, payable by the month, upfront. Missed classes will not be reimbursed.


Intermediate Sewing Class

This class is for students who have some experience sewing or who have already taken the beginning sewing class last year and are ready to move up. We will continue learning more challenging sewing techniques with more fun projects and different fabrics!
Sewing machine required.

Mrs. Miles managed a fabric store for years, has been an avid sewer for decades and has a teaching degree in home ec/family living.

Class times: Wednesday 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Class fee is $5/class per member and $10/class per non member, payable by the month, upfront. Missed classes will not be reimbursed.


Spanish


Societies and Clubs

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

This troop is Christian Based. We meet every Tuesday from 6:20-8:00pm. We need committed Godly men to lead some of the dens, parents to participate at all levels (leaders, committee, fundraising and events), and of course boys!

Events


MEMBERS ONLY

Various field trips, class discounts and special events. To Become a Member We offer monthly $20 membership fees payable via paypal or direct bill pay, or an upfront payment of $220 (pay for 11 mo, get the 12th for free!) with check, cash, or credit card. Membership gives you discounts on classes and events, members only field trips, the above mentioned teleconference calls, and so much more! Check out RISEerc.org for more info or call (702) 748-7473