Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Spring Voyager Classes for 2013!

Here are the class options for our 9 yr+ students!  Don't wait to sign-up as classes are filling quickly...Classes will resume on January 8th!
Also, ask about the Horizons High Economics class for high school credit...

1st Hour (Choose 1)

1A. Beginning American Sign Language                    
Instructor: Virginia Nakiah-Burnes
ASL is a real language where you use your hands to communicate. Participants will be taught finger-spelling and basic vocabulary - Serious students only. One twenty minute period will be spent signing each day without verbal communication. This class will include puzzles, signing games and hopefully guest "speakers".
Limited Class Size: 10

1B. K’Nex: Exploration of Energy and Motion                                       
Instructor: Laura Stone
Students will be studying energy hands-on when they build models with K’Nex.  They will experience energy transfer, potential and kinetic energy, Newton’s Laws, motions and forces, and much more in memorable ways.  Students will investigate and collect data.
Class Limit: 8

1C. Introduction to Machine Sewing (both hours)                            
Instructor: Brenda Gilardone
This class will help kids learn the basic operations of a sewing machine while making simple projects.  Students must provide their own machine (although there might be one or two loaners available) and students must participate in this class for both hours (with a break).  Some hand-stitching skills may be covered as well.
Class Limit: 6

2nd Hour (Choose 1)

2A. Children’s Literature Study (*Can use Audiobook)                      
Instructor: Diane Smith
A group book study is always a wonderful way for kids to get into literature!  This class will utilize the Christian based Progeny Press study guide to explore the short book A Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli.  We will take an in-depth look at the characters, vocabulary, and Medieval time period through discussion, supporting worksheets, and some activities.  Students are expected purchase/borrow a book (or audio book),read or listen 1-2 chapters per 2 weeks, and fill out selected study questions that will help them participate in the discussion.  Note:  this is a 3-5th grade reading level and some dialogue is “old English-style.”   However, older kids will still benefit from the study questions and discussion that will take them deeper into the story.
Class Limit: 10

2B. Reader’s Theater                                                                     
Instructor: Angi Herrick
In spite of the name, strong reading skills are NOT required for this class.  Instead, this class will use dramatic interpretation to help children gain a better understanding of children’s literature. Possible books could include "Stone Soup", "The Story of Ferdinand the Bull", "Clown of God", "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs", and "The Giving Tree". Final book selections will depend on class size and makeup. 
Class Limit: 10

2C. Introduction to Machine Sewing (Continued)                             
Instructor: Brenda Gilardone
This class is a continuation of the 1st hour – students enrolled in this class must participate both hours.
Class Limit: 6