MONDAY 

CLASSES

 

WHAT IN THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY

Ages 8-10

12:30 - 2:00 

How were mountains and canyons made? What was Pangaea? What are tectonic plates? What are the Seven Seas? In September students will explore Earth’s mountains valleys, climate, weather in conjunction with the rise of civilization.

 

This is a project based class we will spend a good amount of time in each class using models, maps and experiments to explore our world. We will also delve into map and chart reading, using maps to plot a course and cartography. In the winter and spring term we will start exploring current political boundaries and cultures in addition to continuing our study of physical geography. Students will have simple research projects for this unit. In the spring we will also start looking at humanity’s effect on earth.

This class will be offered online and on site when we can return to campus.

 

Spring 2020: $225

9 Days

March 30th

April 6th, 20th, 27th

May 4th, 11th, 18th

June 1st, 8th

No class April 13 Spring Break,               

May 25th Memorial Day

TINAMARIE PANYARD

CRITICAL WRITING

Ages 11-14

 

1:00 - 2:30

In our third semester, we will explore journalism, essays, and expository writing. We'll learn research skills, interviewing, and unbiased composition. Then we'll finish by bringing back the more descriptive and personal narratives from last semester, combined with solid research, to dive into persuasive writing and speeches.​

Now online through  ZOOM for the remainder of the course, (I expect to be online for the entire spring semester.

This class will be offered online and on site when we can return to campus.

 

Spring 2020: $250

9 Days

March 30th

April 6th, 20th, 27th

May 4th, 11th, 18th

June 1st, 8th

No class April 13 Spring Break,                 May 25th Memorial Day

IAN MARSHALL

YOGA

12 -15

4:45 - 5:45

All levels. Bring yourself as you are, and you can do yoga. Beginners and all bodies welcome. Intro poses through advanced stretch or workout versions, based on your desires and abilities. You'll learn some Sanskrit, find your balance, get grounded, goof around a bit, work abs and other important muscles, meditate, breathe deeply and enjoy yogic sleep during a guided relaxation.

Online class will move to DD campus later in the spring if we can go back.  This class will be offered online and on site.

 

Spring 2020: $200

9 Days

March 30th

April 6th, 20th, 27th

May 4th, 11th, 18th

June 1st, 8th

No class April 13 Spring Break

May 25th Memorial Day

MIRANDA NORRIS

LIFE SCIENCE 

Ages 11 - 14

10:00 - 12:30

This course will focus on the building blocks of Biology, the study of life. This year-long course will begin with ecology, continue to classification and how life is organized, cell function and structure, plant anatomy and function, and unicellular organisms.

 

Later in the year we will introduce zoology and will look at different animals, including humans and terminate with finding the unifying themes that bring all organisms - plant and animal - together. 

 

Each class period will include a lab component (microscopy, drawing, dissection of small invertebrate and vertebrate organisms (virtual labs are possible, please inquire), DNA extraction, etc. using real laboratory equipment. 

This class will be offered online and on site when we can return to campus.

 

Spring 2020: $250

9 Days

March 30th

April 6th, 20th, 27th

May 4th, 11th, 18th

June 1st, 8th

No class April 13 Spring Break,                May 25th Memorial Day

LAURIE GONZALEZ

HEALTH CLASS

Ages 11 - 14

 

3:00 - 4:30

The Nitty Gritty Real Deal for Tween Body, Mind, Spirit. Plus Kale.

This class is a coaching-based health education class, including AGE APPROPRIATE, gentle learning. 

We will with great CARE cover: goals, values, personal mission statement, drugs & addiction, sugar & caffeine, tobacco & alcohol, consent & safety, social media & bullying, puberty & what to expect, sex & reproduction, contraception and STDs, body image, identity & gender, self harm & self care, meditation & relaxation, health & fitness, social graces, kindness & conflict resolution, sleep & water, nutrition basics, meal & menu planning, budgeting a meal, allergies & sensitivities, food science & philosphy, funghi & vegetables! Kale! 

We will go over basic biology and physiology, but also talk about values and goals, families and traditions, relationships and communication, navigating parties with sticky situations, social media and ethics, making good food and exercise choices, and much more. We'll keep it humorous and light, goofy as needed, and very heavy on the discussion so the tweens feel heard. The unit order will be drugs, then sex, then kale, but there will be reference and review throughout the year. 

 

 

This class will be offered online and on site when we can return to campus.

 

Spring 2020: $250

9 Days

March 30th

April 6th, 20th, 27th

May 4th, 11th, 18th

June 1st, 8th

No class April 13 Spring Break,               

May 25th Memorial Day

MIRANDA NORRIS

FAMILY JAM

All Ages

5:30 - 7:00pm

Listen, Learn and Jam!  Meeting via Skype, we will listen to different styles of music, develop song ideas and motifs and record them into Garage Band (or other recording platform, depending on what computer you are using). We will also discuss ways to improve our improv skills on our instruments, including music theory and ear training.  The class will culminate with a final project reflecting the musical and compositional ideas of the group.

Online class will move to DD campus later in the spring if we can go back.  This class will be offered online and on site.

 

Spring 2020: $250

9 Days

March 30th

April 6th, 20th, 27th

May 4th, 11th, 18th

June 1st, 8th

No class April 13 Spring Break

May 25th Memorial Day

MARTIN WALLACE

 
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