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2019-2020 CLASSES

Classes begin September 3, 2019 and end May 28, 2020. To register or for more information, email Carol at youngexplorersnv@gmail.com. You can still register or try out a class even though classes have already begun.
Ages/grades are recommendations, but I'm flexible depending on the student and situation.

MONDAY SCHEDULE

Art is Awesome 
ages 5-14

11-12 Beginning IEW - A fun introduction to Institute for Excellence in Writing's methodology for language arts. This is so much more than a writing program, it's a speaking, reading, and thinking program as well. I love introducing people to IEW. Ideal for beginning readers and up. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend unless they are already familiar with IEW. This class has homework in which the parent will be asked to do a lot of support as needed.


This class begins January 27 and ends June 1. No class Feb.17, March 16, April 6, and May 25. This is a 15 week session for $60. I have built in 3 free days in case of the inevitable weather/sickness and I need to cancel. If those don't interfere, then you get three free classes!


1-3 pm I use art projects from Deep Space Sparkle and Meet the Masters, both fabulous and rich art curricula. This class begins January 27 and ends June 1. No class Feb.17, March 16, April 6, and May 25. This is a 15 week session for $120. I have built in 3 free days in case of the inevitable weather/sickness and I need to cancel. If those don't interfere, then you get three free classes!

TUESDAY SCHEDULE

Early American History
Recommended ages 8-13

10-12 - Hands-on Early American History - Participants will need a copy of Story of the World Volume 3 and commit to reading the necessary chapters before class. During class we will extend our reading with projects, games, simulations, etc.

12-1 - Lunch/Recess

1-2 - IEW - All units of teaching writing with structure and style will be covered using early American history as our theme. I am not using IEW's thematic book with the same theme, so the only material needed is a binder. This class has homework! We do speeches every week, and I model the next week's homework, we play language arts games. IEW is not just for writing, it is a comprehensive language arts experience with reading, writing, speaking, listening.  This IEW class is for stronger readers or for students attending all day Tuesday. Beginning IEW on Wednesday is better for younger/early readers.

2-3 - Book Club - Participants will need a copy of the books we are reading and commit to reading the recommended chapters before class. Teacher and students will lead discussion and analyze literary elements. We will be using Sonlight level D/Bookshark level 3 read-aloud and advanced readers selections. I created a list of the books on amazon, so you can link to used books for cheaper, it's in reverse order, the last book on the list will be the first one we read so start ordering from the bottom! http://a.co/jgPriCs

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

Exploring our World

10-11 - Explore Science: Matter, Plants, and Animals. For more information, and to register, check the events page

11-12 - lunch/recess

12-2 - Around the world literature/activities - I'm using the beautiful feet curriculum as a launching point for this and adding from a variety of sources. Basically, read and discuss a book from the target country and do activities associated with that country. Recommended ages 5 - 9

2-3 - Beginning French - Students will be immersed in the beauties and intricacies of French language and culture with a gentle, fun, and natural approach. Recommended ages 6 and up.

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

Words come to life

10-12 Hands-on Poetry - this is where we let our creativity shine, a different theme every week with different types of poetry to read, write, and present along with art and science projects to bring them to life. Recommended ages 7-13

12-1 - Lunch/Recess

1-2 - Debatable - Speech and debate introduction for elementary students (grades 3-6 recommended) Using debatable kids program as a launching point. 

2-3 - Beginning French - This is a repeat of Wednesday's class or the placeholder for French if more interest Thursday instead of Wednesday. Recommended ages 6 and up.

Dates and Fees

In Session:

September 3, 2019 - December 20, 2019

January 21, 2020 - May 28, 2020

Breaks:

Fall Break: October 7-11 

Thanksgiving: November 25-29

Winter Break: December 21-January 20

Spring Break 1: March 16-20

Spring Break 2: April 6-10

Full day classes will be $700 for the year, payable in whatever installments work best for you. Two-hour classes will be $300 for the year, and One-hour classes will be $150 for the year. I do offer sibling discounts from between 10-20% it just depends on the class and how material cost-heavy it is. Those who join after the beginning of the year will be invoiced a prorated amount depending on when they join.