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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.


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.


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.


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


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 🙂