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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Acting

Pretend Drama
(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, and end of class performance.


Improv/Teen-Tween Drama
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!


Acting for the Camera

Have you ever wanted to act on television or in movies? Have you ever seen a TV show or commercial and thought that you could do that too? Here’s your chance! Over the next four weeks students will explore the different elements to acting on camera, make their own commercials and finally produce a scene.
60 minutes.
Ages 8 and up!
Mondays 12:30-1:30
Contact Amanda Altier for questions, leadbellynelly@gmail.com


Art

Art Around The World

In Art Around The World we will explore different methods, styles and mediums of art, the artists behind them and the cultures and time periods that helped create them. From sculpture to sketching, Oragami to collage, to bubble painting and comic book creation we will try our hands at art from many different lands! Come play with us!


Art With Ben
Join Ben Reed as he playfully & creatively shares art skills with you little kids. Ages 4 and up.


Drafting and Design

Art meets STEM as we build it, measure it, & draw it. Then we will enlarge and /or reduce our drawings. Teens


Chess

Chess Club

Informal teaching and play. All ages/skill levels welcome. Bring a chess board if you can.


Civics

Local Politics
How County Commission, City Council and State legislature work, how laws and ordinances are made, how to testify at meetings, how to run for office, how to be involved politically. There will be guest speakers, elected officials and political activists for some of our classes. This class will be taught by Cindy Lake.


Culture

Hawaiiana Class
Discover the volcanic formation of the 8 Islands that make up the State of Hawaii. Where its people migrated from and how they navigated by ocean without a compass, using nature by reading the stars, and the moon’s changing crescents, wind & ocean currents and when certain birds & fish appeared.

Students will also become familiar with Hawaii’s Ali’i (ah lee ee), Royal Monarchy, its Kings and Queens. When Hawaii became the 50th State of the United States of America and how Hawaii’s diverse cultures became known as the Melting Pot of the world.

Students will engage in simple Hawaiian language, counting in Hawaiian, the 12 letters of the Hawaiian alphabet, arts & craft (lei making, haku/ha coo = flower crowns, etc.), hula and song.

Kau Kau Kitchen (Cow Cow) will be held one day each month. Students will participate in simple “manamana lima” (mah nah mah nah lee mah) = “finger” food preparations, such as Poi, Hawaii’s favorite “Pineapple Steak” and other dishes.


Electronics

Basic Electronics Club
Wednesdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Concepts that will be covered include:
·What is an electronic circuit?
·What kind of power is needed for these projects?
·What are the fundamental principles of electronics?
·What are the basic electronic components used in DC analog circuits?
·How do these principles combine to make interesting things?

Ages 9-12, Free


Finance

Foundations in Personal Finance (Teens)
Dave Ramsey’s class for teens
http://www.daveramsey.com/school/foundations-home-school/?snid=classes.homeschools
Each student will need to order a workbook.


Geography

Teen Geography
The World is a big, big place and stuff happens out there every day! Get to know your planet through map, texts, and videos.


Elementary Geography

Join Miss Elissa as she takes you across the world with a Little Passports themed class. Hands on activities!


History


Language Arts

Writing Adventures Ages 7-10
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. Class limited to 12 students. Try your first class free!*** Register at www.writingadventuresusa.com


Writing Adventures Ages 11-15
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. Class limited to 14 students. Try your first class free!*** Register at www.writingadventuresusa.com


Writing Adventures, Advanced Writing Techniques – Ages 11+
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!**** Register at www.writingadventuresusa.com


Legos

STEM – LEGO Robotics I

Students will explore how to program and use LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 motors and sensors. We will start with motors for robot movement and actions, then add sensors as input to change the robot movement or actions.
Mondays 10:30am – 11:30am
$60 RISE Members, $90 Non-Members
6 weeks
Ages 8 and up
Class size limited to 8 students. Contact Mr Tim to register and pay. Timothy.N@cox.net

Remote Control Models

Students will build and operate remote control LEGO models. Students will discuss the design elements involved with each model.
Mondays 12:00pm – 1:00pm
$60 RISE Members, $90 Non-Members
6 weeks
Ages 8 and up
Class size limited to 8 students. Contact Mr Tim to register and pay. Timothy.N@cox.net


Math

Algebra 2
An Incremental Development, 3rd edition (Saxon)
Teens


Elementary Math Games

I won’t be drilling students on their arithmetic abilities, rather I hope to find ways to engage them and make learning various topics fun. Last year we made fraction flowers with students ranging from 5-10 years old. We played numeration and skip counting games (which double as learning multiplication). We touched on a variety of topics and I am happy to look for or devise games to help reinforce skills that may be causing stress. Logical thinking and non-linear thinking challenges help children solve problems of all kinds in any situation. Math can, and should, be fun since we use it so much in our daily lives.


 Music

Beginning Guitar

This class will teach all of the basic chords, different parts of the guitar, crucial guitar vocabulary, along with how to tune your instrument. This will be a whole-class approach to learning guitar. Students will be expected to bring their own acoustic guitar.
Ages 10+
First Session – 5 Week


 

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Reading

Reading with Miss Angela
This year I am trying a new format with reading to hopefully engage a wider age range interest. What I propose doing is basing the class more around group reading and discussion of the books partially based on the method used by Great Books.org. For the smallest children, we will sit and they will be read to while seeing the books and we will talk about some of the phonics, rhyming, etc. I plan on having them participate in the readings by having them help finish the rhymes. For students who are not yet reading fully on their own, but have higher interest levels we will read a text together where every child will need their own copy of a book so I/we can read it together. We will also stop and discuss the book, use dictionaries to look up words the children are unfamiliar with and hopefully explore deeper meanings in the books. If we have interest from truly independent readers I will have discussion time for them as well where I will moderate discussion, but allow the children to be fairly independent in their discussions.


Science

Chemistry
Apologia Chemistry, year long class for teens


Elementary Science
Mondays 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This is a hands on approach to various topics. Older students will be responsible for bringing up some topics for discussion. Lots of fun and lots of science!



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