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Multiplication Mashup

Games to memorize your math facts! We will be focusing on multiplication and division facts. This is for students who have started learning their multiples.

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History of the Civil War

Whether you prefer to call it the American Civil War, The War Between the States or The War of Secession… it is the topic we will study this spring via Zoom. The target age for this class is 10-13 years of age. We will begin class talking about why it is important to study this war and how it shaped our country as we know it today. I will be loosely following the Evan-Moore History Pockets curriculum as we focus on areas such as soldier’s life, slavery and the leadership. We will also spend a few classes doing a more in-depth character study on important figures such as Harriet Tubman. Spies are always a fun topic in these classes so we of course will talk about the role they played in this war as well.
In my classes, students are always encouraged to ask questions and share ideas or thoughts. No students are forced to speak or share if they do not feel like it. There is no homework for this class, although I often share extra ideas, videos or areas of interest for those students that are seeking more information. If you have not taken a class from me, I welcome an email or call to ask your questions. I have been teaching online or in person for many years and believe that history is a subject that can be FUN and ENGAGING. I hope to see you all in the classroom!

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Art Jam

Let’s do art together! This is a time to bring whatever you are working on, or want to work on, and do art together with others. Do you crochet? Sew? Paint? Draw? Work with Play-Dough? Let’s do it together!! The vision is to do our own individual art in community with others. This is not a traditional art class. I am available for help and ideas, but this is for people who already do their own arts and crafts, or even if they don’t, they just want to grab colors, paper, paint, whatever, and play!

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Fun with Food & Fractions

Do you hate math but love food? Let’s learn about fractions using recipes and cookbooks! Have a snack ready or you’ll leave hungry for more!

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Improv for role playing

Want to take your games to the next level? Want to have a more dynamic gaming session whether it’s Dungeons and Dragons or Minecraft? Take this fun class to learn how to improv, that is live out loud without any preparation or prior experience necessary. It’s time to level up! This is also a great way to work on public speaking skills.

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

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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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OWL Sexuality Education Grades 7-9 (ages 13-15!)

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 7 – 9

A sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.

Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that are typically excluded. Although the curriculum was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, this course is completely secular and free of specific religious doctrine or reference. However, the underlying values of the program reflect the justice-oriented traditions of both denominations.
 
This course is comprised of twenty-five ninety-minute workshops, and may require two semesters.

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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.

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Playing with Clay

This class is meant to be a fun introduction to the world of clay! I will have the kids exploring multiple ways to create, and decorate works of clay art. I will give the kids several different projects to make, while encouraging them to adapt and create their own twists (or create their own projects all together). Each child should be able to bring home at least six finished projects.
*This class is for people 8 and up

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