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FunWithBots Robotics 10+

Students at all experience levels will have an opportunity to learn about robotics using LEGO Mindstorms and LEGO WeDo® robotics materials as well as LEGO DACTA educational kits as a base. Activities include learning about sturdy design, exploring mechanical and structural engineering concepts, learning logic and coding in the LEGO programming languages, and will learn the importance of troubleshooting and debugging as a coding skill. Students will have an opportunity to join a competition FIRST LEGO League team if there is enough interest. Class is open to students ages 4-18 and students work in small groups with peers in their age range. Returning students work on NEW CHALLENGES to advance their learning.

Students wanting to join Robotics Team should sign up for this option. Please contact Shauna with questions.

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FunWithBots Robotics 6-10

Students at all experience levels will have an opportunity to learn about robotics using LEGO Mindstorms and LEGO WeDo® robotics materials as well as LEGO DACTA educational kits as a base. Activities include learning about sturdy design, exploring mechanical and structural engineering concepts, learning logic and coding in the LEGO programming languages, and will learn the importance of troubleshooting and debugging as a coding skill. Students will have an opportunity to join a competition FIRST LEGO League team if there is enough interest. Class is open to students ages 4-18 and students work in small groups with peers in their age range. Returning students work on NEW CHALLENGES to advance their learning.

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Parents What’s Up

This is a open space for Parents to talk about current events in the Parent world. It’s a platform for you to give and get feedback and not feel judged. Topics could include current events, peer pressure, bullying, movies, politics, religion, relationships among family, friends and significant others, any other parenting/hot topics that they are being affected by. The topics are chosen by you. I will help facilitate a healthy conversation or topics if you need help. We many not always agree with each other but we will learn to put those aside and walk away from class appreciating each person and their views.

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History’s Most Evil

HISTORY’S MOST EVIL
Good versus evil is a common thread throughout history. From the beginning of recorded time, there’s plenty of evil (and good) to go around. History Detectives will look at history’s most INFAMOUS evildoers from Caligula, Vlad the Impailer, to Ivan the Terrible and Bloody Mary. From Ilsa Koch, Pol Pot, to John Wilkes Booth and Osama bin Laden…just to name a few. With the backdrop of history, we’ll examine who they were and what drove these men and woman to put their evil stamp on history. We’ll counter balance that history with the heroes we have all come to admire such as Abraham Lincoln, Ann Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King. There will be a class project and Showcase presentation.

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How To Be A Songwriter

Do you love music and long to contribute to the most exciting and pretentious of humanity’s artistic disciplines? Have you always had a song in your heart but struggled to come up with lyrics to match? Do you love writing poetry but find that nobody wants to read it and always asks you to sing it instead? Do you find yourself struck by torrential darkness deep inside and thunderous envy when you watch another person perform or write music? Then it sounds like you might wanna learn how to write a song!

In this class, we’ll learn the basics of how to play the ukulele, write chord progressions that sound good, give constructive feedback to our peers, and arrange songs in the chorus-verse-chorus structure used by 99% of modern music. We’ll listen to examples from throughout music history, learn how to write melodies, and how to tell stories in our lyrics with exposition, conflict, and resolution.

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Math Foundations Beginning Algebra

Learn all about variables and their relationships! We will solve for x and learn everything linear. Students should already know multiplication, fractions, and decimals.

*Extra review class will be held from 2:00-2:50 pm on Tuesdays for an extra $60. During this time we will practice skills learned and play additional games. This will start the Tuesday following the first LOL class.

Payment Instructions: Zelle, Cash App, Venmo, Paypal, Bitcoin, Check (sent in the mail)

If you have any questions about what level your child is in, please email lovelearningfl@gmail.com.

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Breakout – Escape Room Challenges! (9-11)

We will be using the system from Breakout EDU to set up escape room challenges. There is a series of re-programmable lock boxes with different types of locks (directional, numerical, alphabetical and key). Each week we will have a different set of clues for the students to work together & figure out in order to discover each lock’s combination, and if they get all of the locks open within the allotted time period, they WIN! Skills needed: Critical thinking and have the ability to work together with others. **No one will actually be locked in a room at any point. At the end of the semester I plan to schedule a field trip to a real escape room to test what you’ve learned 🙂

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Dia de Muertos – A practical guide to day of the dead

An in depth, interactive look at Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration. Why does Mexico “celebrate” death? What does this really look like? How can you celebrate? Join us as we visit ancient sites and learn about all of the different aspects of celebration that have combined over the years to create the current Muertos. Learn how to make your own ofrenda (alter) that is as genuine as it comes. Learn about Catrina, the “queen” of the dead. Make your very own sugar skulls also. This is a “virtual” course over video chat live with your very own guide… um…. me 🙂

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AGAINST THE TIDE OF THE PIRATE KING – D&D 5E (ORIGINAL STORY)

Within the area known as the Middle Islands, sits the Free Cities of Vosika, Lonia, and Somila. It is these cities that have fallen under the gaze of the mysterious figure known simply as the Pirate King. It is the forces of this figure that assaulted the city of Vosika and sent your crew on the run from the encroaching armada.

It is as you are fleeing the Pirate King’s Reavers that the adventure begins. Rallying from the assaults of the Pirate King, the players must rally together the other free cities to lay siege to Vosika and regain the city before the Pirate King’s forces can regroup and move on to their next target!

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OWL Sexuality Education Grades 4-6 (ages 10-12)

OWL classes
This requires parent participation for the first session, and then as a continuing contact throughout the course, but parents are not required to be present for each session.

Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. With a holistic approach, Our Whole Lives provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.

Our Whole Lives Offers…
* Accurate information presented in developmentally appropriate ways
* Affective and emotional learning
* Guiding values and principles
* Activities that help participants clarify values and improve decision-making skills
* A safe and supportive peer group
* Acceptance of diversity
* A social justice approach to inclusive sexuality education
* Step-by-step instructions for program promotion, implementation, and facilitation
* Parent orientation that affirms parents as their children’s primary sexuality educators

Our Whole Lives Values…
While Our Whole Lives is secular, it is not value-free. The program gives clear messages about the following key sexuality issues:
* self worth
* sexual health
* responsibility
* justice and inclusivity

Our Whole Lives recognizes and respects the diversity of participants with respect to biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and disability status. The activities and language used throughout the program have been carefully chosen to be as inclusive as possible of this human diversity.

Who Uses Our Whole Lives?
Our Whole Lives is used in faith communities as well as by public, charter, and private schools; after-school programs; youth groups; home schoolers; colleges; correctional facilities; and groups in other settings. Although developed by two religious organizations, Our Whole Lives contains no religious references or doctrine.

Our Whole Lives: Approaches that Work
Our Whole Lives covers topics and skills that both parents and students want to have available but schools are less likely to cover. National surveys show that most parents, along with educators and students themselves, would expand sex education courses and curriculum. Our Whole Lives is an excellent way to accomplish that goal.

Our Whole Lives curricula are based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (PDF) produced by the National Guidelines Task Force, a group of leading health, education, and sexuality professionals assembled by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). In every category of assessment, the curriculum meets or exceeds the National Standards for Sexuality Education Core Curriculum, K-12.

Sexuality Education for Grades 4 – 6

This ten-workshop curriculum is designed to help children ages nine through twelve to gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways.

Like the other Our Whole Lives programs for different age groups, this comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness. The underlying values of the program reflect the justice-oriented traditions of its publishers, the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, while remaining suitable for use in secular contexts.

Participants will read It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris.

WORKSHOP 1 Sexuality and Values
WORKSHOP 2 Images in Popular Culture
WORKSHOP 3 Body Image
WORKSHOP 4 Changes of Puberty
WORKSHOP 5 Gender
WORKSHOP 6 Feelings and Attractions
WORKSHOP 7 Reproduction and Staying Healthy
WORKSHOP 8 Decisions and Actions
WORKSHOP 9 Consent and Peer Pressure
WORKSHOP 10 Healthy Relationship and Celebration

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