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Lancaster Spring Classes

Thursdays, starting Feb.5, 2015

Taught by Brittany Akin

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9:30-11:00amOoey, gooey Science Fun (6-10yo.)  **

This is an interactive, hands-on, project-based, creative Science
class. Students will engage in Science study through thematic
project-based science fun. Units will include Chemistry, Earth
Science, Physics, and Life Science.
This is an interactive, hands on, creative science class. Students will engage in science study through thematic project based science fun and research. Units will include chemistry, earth science, life science, and astronomy. As units are researched media will be incorporated, information will be recalled and reviewed each week, students will be prompted to ask and answer questions, diagrams and drawings will be made and models and replicas will be built. Projects may include: making slime and homemade play dough as we explore chemistry concepts, making fossils and volcano replicas as we journey through earth science, constructing edible cell models as we learn about life science, and a replica solar system will be made by the class as we delve into astronomy.
Field trips and homework will be suggested but not required.
*Projects may vary.

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Cost: $245 or $600 if taken with the other two ** classes to form a more complete curriculum

11:00-12:00Math & Logic Games (6-9yo.)  **

This is a game and project based class designed to reinforce and review math concepts for various skill levels. Stimulating games, puzzles, and projects that are geared for various skill levels will be used to encourage kids in playful ways to reinforce math concepts being learned at home. Brief descriptions of the concepts used in the games along with basic math facts that are appropriate to the age of the students will be reviewed at the beginning of class. Concepts covered will include: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, number and estimation, logical thinking, probability and statistics, geometry, and measurement.

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Cost: $165 or $600 if taken with the other two ** classes to form a more complete curriculum

 

12-12:30pm – Lunch

12:30-2:00pm – Social Studies Through Literature (6-9yo.)  **

This is a project-based class that will engage students in the love of literature while exploring social studies through historically based literature. A short story or portion of a small novel will be read aloud to the student and the students will be guided through a project that ties into the theme or topics presented in the book. There will be literary terms introduced with each book and vocabulary development throughout the semester. Literary terms and vocabulary will be reviewed upon weekly. This class will include little to no writing. Projects may include: games, mapping, making model boats as we learn about Christopher Columbus, creating musical instruments as we read about Native Americans and their traditions, and planting seeds as we read about plantation life and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Field trips and homework will be suggested but not required.
*Projects may vary.

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Cost: $245 or $600 if taken with the other two ** classes to form a more complete curriculum

 

2:00-3:30pm – Literature & Writing with Projects (10+yo.)

This enrichment class will cover roughly a book per month. We want children to love reading and literature and so this will be a fun class of stories and projects. Every week in class we will read aloud parts of the book. Then students will be encouraged to read a few chapters at home, but if they can’t get it done we will do a recap the next week in class to catch them up so the class has an understanding of what has taken place throughout the novel. Throughout the semester we will have class discussions about the character, setting, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, theme, and genre. Then we will work on fun projects related to the books.   This enrichment class will cover roughly a book per month. We want children to love reading and literature and so this will be a fun class of stories and projects. Every week in class we will read aloud parts of the book. Then students will be encouraged to read a few chapters at home, but if they can’t get it done we will do a recap the next week in class to catch them up so the class has an understanding of what has taken place throughout the novel. Throughout the semester we will have class discussions about the character, setting, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, theme, and genre. Then we will work on fun projects related to the books.

We will be reading Numbering the Stars by Lois Lowry, Holes by Louis Sachar, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare.

We will also focus on learning how to write about what we’re reading in an incremental approach where we will eventually end up with a longer piece of writing, hopefully even an essay by the end of the semester. Every student will be allowed to write at his or her own level and we will brainstorm together as a class discussion. We will be studying some basics about the process of writing, from outlining to a complete paragraph or essay. Although students will be mentored through the process of writing and literature analysis all grading and assessment of course content will be evaluated at home, this is an enrichment class; therefore the course instructor assigns no grades.
Throughout the work, there will be fun games and projects to keep learning a fun adventure!

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Cost: $245

 

 

3:30-4:30pm – Beginning Dance & Stretch (all ages)

This class will encourage physical fitness through stretching and jazz dance techniques. Movement concepts, body management, locomotor movement, manipulative skills, rhythmic skills, fitness concepts, muscular strength, and flexibility will be encouraged in a fun and upbeat environment. Students will be taught stretching techniques and forms along with dance steps and techniques. On the last day of class a short routine will be performed for family and friends during the designated class time.
Jazz shoes are recommended but not required.

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Cost: $165

 

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