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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.



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!


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 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


Beginner/Intermediate diablo

Whether you are just now picking up diablo or have been using one for a little bit this class is for you. We will be learning all different kinds of trick ranging from throwing it 20 feet in the air to magic knots that make it look like it goes right threw the string. I hope to see you there.

Course fee includes the cost for the diablo that you get to keep.
I will be delivering the diablo and measuring the sting for you before the first class while remaining socially distant.


Culinary Adventures

This is 1 class that is 2 periods long.

Join us for culinary adventures around the globe. We will cook dishes from other countries, using unique cooking tools to those countries. I may have some family/friends introduce their country, culture, possibly some history, and speak on the dishes we will be cooking; we will also be going on a couple field trips to a couple of different ethnic stores to learn about unique ingredients; parent/guardians will need to be present on these days.
Some classes may be outside to be exposed to some of the tools.
I will make accommodations for gluten-free and vegan.
Parents will need to provide for their child:
plastic cutting, board
knives, peeler, plastic shoe box for knives and peeler,
old shirt or apron.

Disclaimer: We will be using real cutlery; your child should know basic knife skills or able to learn them. Know there are risks in the kitchen your child may be exposed to such as cuts and possibly burns. Even professionals experience these.
Parents are responsible for their children knowing what they are allowed and not allowed to consume, regarding dietary restrictions and allergies. For Gluten Free and Vegan families, if the gluten free and vegan ingredients are significantly more expensive, you will be responsible for supplying those ingredients for your child. Example: if we make spanikopita, you will be responsible for providing the gluten free phyllo. If we make spaghetti, your ingredient will be provided. I will keep you informed of this on a week to week basis as we decide the menu.
Age 9-11 parental involvement is a must for the first time we use the knives. I want to make sure your child has adequate knife skills before they will be an independent student in our class.


FunWithBots Robotics 3-5

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.

If a student joins a team, parents are expected to assist with timely completion of homework assignments as assigned from time to time to ensure the success of the team in presentations and competitions, to provide transportation to and from Expos and Tournaments, and to remain onsite at all off campus venues for Expos and Tournaments.